Priscilla Lucile Fiola
Fiola, Priscilla Lucile Hundreds will be left with fewer laughs, less joy and many memories upon the passing of Priscilla Lucile Fiola on October 13, 2020 in Rochester, MN, where she was under the beautiful and comforting care of Mayo Clinic Hospice and Visiting Angels caregivers. Her death was the result of an aggressive liver cancer. Priscilla was born December 30, 1941 in Edina to Lucile and Lester Dahl, who preceded her in death along with her brother Peter Dahl and sister-in-law Clarice. Priscilla attended Edina Schools, graduated Edina High School and the University of Minnesota, where she met her loving husband, Henry. After graduation, she worked for The Pillsbury Company in the test kitchens until she and Henry were married in 1967, after which they moved to San Francisco where Henry was transferred. In San Francisco, she was a consumer correspondent for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Upon their return to Minneapolis, Priscilla gave birth to daughter, Elizabeth, and became a full time mother and homemaker, which she perfected. Priscilla was interested in and excelled at managing households in Edina and Scottsdale, cooking, decorating, growing herbs, gardening, organizing, American antiques, offering wise counsel to those who sought it, providing a great life for herself and her family, being the perfect hostess, feeding people good food and a loving wife and mother. Among Priscilla's gifts was her humor and ability to bring laughs, happiness and joy to so many. She would wave her magic wand over those she was with and they loved her for it. That ability kept her collecting and maintaining friends from those she grew up with to those she met later, including from her Alpha Phi sorority and college, her career, her community work, neighbors, at Edina Country Club and Pinnacle Peak Country Club and elsewhere. They numbered in the hundreds, if not more. She kept them laughing. She loved making people happy. For more than 25 years she chaired the ladies' Guest Day at Edina Country Club, where it turned into the largest ladies' event at the club. Along with others, she spent hours on details to make it perfect and people responded. And she was always modest about her abilities and contributions. Priscilla is survived by loving husband Henry, by daughter Elizabeth (David) Blosser of Charlotte, NC, by her two adored granddaughters Sophie and Cora, by two sisters in law, a brother in law, cousins, nieces and nephews. And hundreds of friends. Priscilla was also preceded in death by her best friend of almost 65 years, Gay Zaccaro. Gay and Priscilla were big sisters to Gay's little sisters, and she is survived by the Peterson and Zaccaro families. Gay awaits her. Celebrations of life will be held in Scottsdale next Spring and in the Twin Cities early next summer. Details to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made in memory of Priscilla L. Fiola to Mayo Clinic in the area of Cancer Research. Donations can be made by phone (1-855-852-8129) to talk with a Gift Processing agent who can take a donation securely; online at: mayoclinic.org/… and indicate the gift is in memory of Priscilla L. Fiola, or sending a check to Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First St. SW, Rochester, MN 55905. In the memo line of the check or a separate note indicate the donation is in the name of Priscilla L. Fiola. Provide the name making the gift. As requested by the benefactor, you will receive a notice that a donation has been made.
Published on October 18, 2020
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