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Attilio Caporiccio

Attilio Caporiccio

Monday, November 27th, 1933 - Friday, July 17th, 2020
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Obituary

CAPORICCIO
ATTILIO was born in 1933 outside Campodimele in the hills of Central Italy. Life in Italy was not an easy one at that time. With the arrival of World War II, ATTILIO and his family were forced from their home for several years. He learned how to survive and gained a greater appreciation for life at a very young age. With the end of the war, and Italy in tatters, ATTILIO decided to take the risk of emigrating, arriving in Canada in 1953 in search of a better life. He spent his early days on Runnymede Avenue and St. Clair Avenue. ATTILIO soon found work in construction, working for the Greenwin company erecting large scale buildings in what is now mid-town Toronto. Soon he met the love of his life, Giuseppina (Pina) Notarfonzo. They married in August of 1960 and spent that phase of his life caring for his parents and building a business together. Soon the La Strada hair salon would have a name for itself on Eglinton West. The business thrived, leading to a second location on Wilson Avenue. With the arrival of children Rita and Dino, life was busy - involving long hours at the salons and numerous visitors at their house on Northcliffe Blvd. With more success came a move further uptown and the acquisition of his beloved farm outside Dundalk. The farm became the weekend gathering spot for the extended family and the scene of many annual hunting trips, in later years based in the luxurious ‘hunting palace’. He also looked forward to his annual gathering for the Pasquetta celebration with his friends. With his retirement, ATTILIO found a new purpose with the arrival of his grandsons Christian and Justin (Metivier). He spent almost 20 years making the daily runs to Sunnybrook School and later Crescent School - and loving every minute of it. He was a central figure in their lives, and incredibly proud of both boys as he watched them grow.

ATTILIO was the kindest, most generous and patient man that anyone who knew him had ever met. His benevolence, perspective and quiet observant nature immediately brought out the best in people and calmed any situation. He was known for his gentle smile, sense of humour, love of watching sports, playing golf and cards, and all things Florida. He will be missed and remembered every day.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday July 20, 2020 in St. Charles Borromeo Church(811 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto), at 10 a.m.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of Humber River Hospital, especially Dr. Bauer and Wendy Wiley. In lieu of flowers, the family would welcome donations to the hospital in Attilio’s name.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 19th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, July 19th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    Address
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
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    Notes
    Maximum number of guests allowed in the viewing room at any one time is 30% capacity of that room, determined by safe distancing and families who live together in the same household. Contact tracing information must be collected at the front door for everyone entering the building. The wearing of face masks is now mandatory in the funeral home, church and cemetery. Guests will sign in at the front, if room permits, they will be allowed in. If we are at capacity, we will collect guest’s information and they must wait in their car until we call them to invite them in. You cannot wait outside the funeral home or outside of your vehicle.
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, July 20th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, July 20th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Charles Borromeo Church
    Address
    811 Lawrence Avenue West
    Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3
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  • Interment

    Monday, July 20th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, July 20th, 2020
    Location
    Westminster Cemetery
    Address
    5830 Bathurst Street
    Toronto, Ontario M2R 1Y6
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Donations are being accepted for: Humber River Hospital Foundation.

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Fran Johns

Posted at 04:26pm
I am truly saddened by the loss of this kind gentleman. The world will miss his smile.
My condolences to Pina, Rita and Dino and all the family. May he rest in peace.
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David Farb

Posted at 02:49pm
Our former neighbour was a warm friendly man who was always ready to help if you needed anything.We always talked about the horse races and the love of his farm. The whole family were so pleasant to be around.My wife and I are so sorry at his passing. David and Rosalie Farb
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TIna Caporiccio

Posted at 10:14am
It is with a heavy heart that we write these words about an incredible and wonderful man “Attilio”. We have so many special memories, trips to Florida, golf games, our last trip the cruise. Our most precious memories will be our nights playing Dominos and Scopa. We would finish around midnight and then we would start talking. Attilio loved to share stories with us about Campodimele. It would be 1:00 by the. We will miss the laughter and the fun times we had together. Rest In Peace Dear Attilio
Pina, Rita, Dino, Eric, Christian and Justin our heartfelt sympathies during this incredible difficult time. May all the warm and special memories you shared stay with you and bring you comfort through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prays are with you.
With love Ronnie and Tina Caporiccio
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Robert and Kelly Rotondo

Posted at 07:12am
We are deeply saddened by Tony's passing. Tony was a 'Prince' of a man; a real 'Mensch': a man of deep integrity and honour. Growing up, Tony (and Pina) were my Parents' partners at La Strada Hairstylists on Wilson/Eglinton Aves. He was a caring, good-natured and generous man, always with a big smile and a kind word. In my later years he was always happy to lend an ear and was an attentive listener who was, as his obituary reads, very observant, carefully sharing his advice and wisdom. Tony loved to laugh and make others laugh. Once, when after having cut my hair, I challenged him , pointing out that one of my side burns was shorter than the other, he kindly pointed out that "one of my ears lobes was very slightly longer than the other"... Needless to say, he was right, but did his best to blend it in. Deepest sympathies to Pina, Dino, Rita (and Eric), and family in your time of loss, but what we have gained for having 'Tony' as a husband, father, and trend will endure in those who knew him, were influenced by him and had the absolute pleasure and blessing to have been fortunate to have had him in their lives. Adieu, adieu, adieu
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Emilio and Emily DeFilippis

Posted at 09:53pm
Attilio was a gentle soul and we will miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. We are deeply saddened by his passing and will cherish the fond memories of the many wonderful times we shared. Rest in peace Attilio.

Our most heartfelt condolences.

Emilio and Emily DeFilippis

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