RITA CARBONE It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rita Carbone on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the age of 88. Mrs. Carbone passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital with her loving family by her side. Loving wife to Pasquale Carbone. Loving mother to Linda (Paul) of Niagara Falls, Albert (Cathy) of Toronto, Fred of Niagara Falls and John (Karen) of Toronto. Devoted nonna to her grandchildren Rita, Maximo, Luca, Liam and Emma. Devoted great- grandmother to Matthew and Christina. Survived by her sister Girda of Sault Ste Marie, also survived by her brother-in-law Allegro (Christina) of Thorold. Predeceased by her brothers Francesco and Pasquale and by her sisters Maddelena and Ida. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Also remembered by Kit Kat family. Mrs. Carbone immigrated to Canada in 1949 from Figline Vegliaturo, Cosenza, Italy. Mrs. Carbone worked for Gerber Baby Foods of Niagara Falls for 25 years. She was also very involved and devoted to her church; she chartered pilgrimages to Ste. Anne De Beaupre, Quebec for 38 years. Mrs. Carbone's main devotion was to her family and friends. Mrs. Carbone will be resting at the Niagara Funeral Home, 5647 Main St., Niagara Falls, Ontario. Visitation will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd and 24th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on both days. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 5740 Buchanan Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Monday, August 25th at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at the Fairview Mausoleum. Vigil for Mrs. Carbone will be held at Niagara Funeral Home, Sunday, August 24th at 2 p.m. In memory of Mrs. Carbone, donations would be greatly appreciated by the family to the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences at www.niagarafuneralhome.com
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Published in the Toronto Star from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2014