ONGARO, Otello - Retired Union Organizer, Bricklayers Union, Local 1, of Canada Born on May 28, 1934 in San Martino al Tagliamento, Pordenone, Italy; died on January 1, 2013 in Woodbridge, Ontario. It is with great sadness and sympathy that we suddenly lost our dear husband, father and nonno whom we cherished. Beloved husband of Alberta for 46 years. Loving father of Sonia and Andrea Pittis, and Stephen and Sabrina Ongaro. Proud nonno of Soraya, Gianpaolo, Olivia, Sienna and Daniel. Dear brother of Giuliano (Linda and their family), Diana in Italy and brother-in-law of Lydia (Mario Buttazzoni and their family) of Sudbury. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 4671 Hwy. 7 (west of Pine Valley Dr.), Woodbridge, 905-851-9100, on Thursday, from 6-9 p.m. and on Friday, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 150 St. Francis Ave., Woodbridge on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. Entombment at Glendale Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, would be greatly appreciated by the family. Please visit the Book of Memories at www.wardfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 3, 2013