"Quiet please, there is a lady on stage" JEAN Di LEO With a shine unsurpassed and love infinite in her eyes, Jean gallantly accepted her star on December 10, 2012, surrounded by family and accompanied with music she enjoyed. Jean made her daughter debut to the late Vincent and Constance Avola. She was the oldest in a chorus of siblings including George, Rose, Rita, James, Joseph, and Marie. Mom sang her way beautifully and into the hearts of many. She shared an adoring duet of 37 years with the love of her life, Frank, until he passed. Her essence in brilliancy, love, laughter, flair, adventure, grace, and compassion will continue to play within her two single hits, and a double platinum, Gerry (Debra), Jim (Sharon), Jan and Julia. Her grandchildren, Jim Jr. (Melissa), Julian, Alana, Micayla, Christopher, Michelle, Danielle, Maya, Nathan and Olivia and great- granddaughters Aubrey Jean, Olivia and Izzy, brought her great joy and were cherished deeply, as they, her. Her shared smiles, laughter, and wisdom extended to her many nieces and nephews, friends and dining ladies at Tapestry. Waiting in the wings to greet her, is Jack Brown, her companion for many wonderful years, along with those that loved and departed. " Stand for the ovation, and give her one last celebration." Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Butler" Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., Toronto (between Islington and Kipling Aves.), on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass at St. Clement Roman Catholic Church (409 Markland Dr., Toronto) on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation. Online Condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Dec. 12, 2012