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Italia Di Pasquale

Italia Di Pasquale

Monday, November 18th, 1935 - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Italia DiPasquale “Nana” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at the age of 84.

She was predeceased by her husband Donato, and her two sons, Franco and Gianni. She is survived by her only daughter Anna Arcuri (Giuseppe); grandchildren, Domenic (Iolanda), Maria (Robert), Cinzia (Ian), and her precious baby Luca. Italia was blessed to be a “Bisnonna” to Giuseppe, Giacomo, and Giordano. Italia was loved by her sisters-in-law, Elena, Antonietta, and Maria, as well as her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Italia was born on November 18th, 1935 in Roccamorice, Abruzzo, Italy; the youngest of nine children to parents Bartolomeo DiMatteo and Maria Concetta Bucci. She grew up under Fascist rule in poverty and endured tremendous suffering during the Great Depression and the Second World War.

In 1957, Italia came to Canada to build a better life for herself and her family. She worked in an upholstery factory on Arrow Road for decades and her incredible work ethic, spirit and ability earned her a management position. She was adored by those she supervised, and her colleagues respected their friendship. Italia was a strong woman and was the primary breadwinner for her family. The sacrifices she made provided opportunity and a secure life for her children and grandchildren.

Italia will be remembered for her self-respect, the profound love she had for her family, her big, “no-nonsense” personality, and her matter of fact, “no filter” speaking. She is irreplaceable and will be greatly missed. Her great spirit will live within her family for an eternity.

Nana, thank you for all that you have done for us and for all of the beautiful memories that you have given us. We miss you and love you dearly.

Visitation:
Sunday, September 27th, 2020 between 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
2960 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 3S9

Funeral Mass:
Monday, September 28th, 2020 at 10:00am
St. Charles Borromeo Church
811 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3

Interment: (Private ceremony due to COVID)
Monday, September 28th, 2020
Westminster Cemetery
5830 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M2R 1Y6
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    Address
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please note, that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions and social distancing requirements, for the visitation, the funeral home must conform to 30% occupancy capacity. Visitors may need to wait to enter the funeral home in order to maintain the capacity requirement. Face masks are mandatory and contact tracing information will be collected upon entering the building.
  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, September 28th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Charles Borromeo Church
    Address
    811 Lawrence Avenue West
    Toronto, Ontario M6A 1C3
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please note, that the capacity of St. Charles Borromeo Church is 200 people and you are required to wear face masks.
  • Interment

    Monday, September 28th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, September 28th, 2020
    Location
    Westminster Cemetery
    Address
    5830 Bathurst Street
    Toronto, Ontario M2R 1Y6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to the limited number of people allowed in the mausoleums, only the immediate family members will attend the services at the cemetery.

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Rita Paonessa

Posted at 10:57am
Dear Anna, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Take comfort in knowing that she is in a better place and will no longer suffer. Sorry I will not be able to attend the visitation. Stay strong and stay safe. Rita and family.
 
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Anna Arcuri Posted at 09:34pm

Thank you Rita ❤️
 
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Anna Arcuri Posted at 09:34pm

Thank you Rita ❤️
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Mary Lapp

Posted at 12:35pm
Dear Anna,
My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. May God give you peace and comfort at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Mary Lapp
 
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Anna Arcuri Posted at 09:34pm

Thank you Mary❤️
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Sunita John

Posted at 12:33pm
Dear Anna, I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. I will never forget the conversations we have had, and where you have spoken very highly of your mom - of the values she has instilled in you. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear this great pain. You were blessed to have her and even more, she was blessed to have a great daughter like you and a dear family (your dear husband & kids) who took care of her so dearly. May the Lord strengthen you and comfort you at this time. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and your dear family.
 
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Anna Arcuri Posted at 09:33pm

Thank you very much Sunita. ❤️
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Lucy Tuttino

Posted at 03:06pm
Dear Anna,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your dear mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Affectionately,
Lucy Tuttino
 
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Anna Arcuri Posted at 04:46pm

Thank you Lucy❤️
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Angela D

Posted at 01:59pm
Dear Anna and family,

My deepest condolences on the loss of your amazing mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Love from,
Angela
 
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Anna Arcuri Posted at 04:46pm

Thank you Angela❤️
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