Emilia Sdao

Emilia Sdao (Pagliarello)

Tuesday, April 28th, 1925 - Friday, April 2nd, 2021
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It is with heavy hearts and sadness we announce the passing of our dear mother, Emilia Sdao (nee Pagliarello) on Friday April 2, 2021 at the age of 95 at Villa Colombo in Toronto.
Emilia touched the hearts of many people in her lifetime. She cherished her 7 sons with motherly love and inspired them to build a good life with their families: Frank (Susan), Loreto (Connie), Diego (Carlanna), Al (Marisa), Leneo (Laura) Gerlando (Connie) and Leo (Paula).
Driven by her love for family, Nonna Emilia took the greatest pride and joy in her 14 grandchildren, Romina, Stefania (Marco), Lisa, Sabrina (Shane), Alexandra, Daniel (Jessica), Deana, Adam, Samantha, Olivia, Daniela, Cristina, Owen and Oliver and 3 great grandchildren, Nolan, Charlotte, Luca and another on the way. She loved them deeply and had a special place in her heart for each of them. The children are blessed with many fond memories of family birthdays, holidays and special occasions with their Nonna, who always came prepared with her signature rice balls, taralli, bread and fritters.
Emilia was a gentle and kind soul who also cared for her friends and extended family.
She is survived by her brother Mario (late Ida), her brother-in-law Raffaele Furgiuele (late Gilda) and her sister-in-law Anita (late Firminio).
She is predeceased by her siblings, Luigi (Maria), Maria (Giuseppe Falsetto), Fortunata (Eugenio Mendicino), Vittorio (Matilde), Giulia (Nunziato Leo), Francesca and Fiorina.
Emilia is fondly remembered and will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family.
We will profoundly miss our beautiful Emilia and are blessed to have had such a caring presence in our lives, as a loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Rest in peace Emilia, you will be forever in our hearts.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no public funeral service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in honour and memory of Emilia can be made to Villa Charities in Toronto or to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Emilia's mass will be live streamed from St. Charles Church on Wednesday April 07, 2021 at 10 a.m. If you wish to join the service click on the link below just before 10 a.m.
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    Glendale Memorial Gardens
    1810 Albion Road
    Toronto, Ontario M9W 5T1
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24 trees have been planted in memory of Emilia Sdao (Pagliarello)

Sandra and Benny Mendlowitz

Posted at 02:14pm
With loving memories of Emilia Sdao. This grove of trees will remain a living memorial to her honour and that she remains in your hearts forever.

5 trees were planted in the memory of Emilia Sdao

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Surinder Razdan

Posted at 10:17am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

3 trees were planted in the memory of Emilia Sdao

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Gracie Longo Posted at 07:03pm

I have the fondest memories of comara Emilia and am saddened to hear of her passing. I am truly happy I got to see her recently, even from afar. Not only does she leave a large family behind, but a collection of wonderful memories from all those she has known over the many years of her life. May she now Rest In Peace. My deepest condolences to the entire Sdao family. Gracie Longo Paonessa

Xi, Andrew, Patrick, Daniel and Xinxin

Posted at 09:52am
Leneo, our thoughts are with you and your family during this time. Sent with warmest condolences.

3 trees were planted in the memory of Emilia Sdao

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Richard Lee

Posted at 04:35pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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Julia Pagliarello

Posted at 10:51am
Our deepest sympathies to the Sdao family during this difficult time. We pray that Zia is now in peace and reunited with her loved ones who went before her. We will hold dear our memories of her and hope that your memories of her will give you comfort during this time.
Sending our love, Laurino, Elvira, Julia and Luigi Pagliarello

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