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January 1, 1928 - July 11, 2012
Embraced by love, Francesco peacefully left this earth to enter Heaven on July 11, 2012. Born in San Giovanni in Fiore , Calabria Italy January 1, 1928 he is predeceased by his parents Antonio and Luisa, his daughter Luisa, brothers Giovanni, Gennaro, Angelo and sisters Maria Rosa, and Rosina. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Rosa, his 5 children Giovanni (Rose), Antonio (Gina), Luisa (Antonio), Maria (Franco), Franco (Lina), 11 grandchildren Frank (Susy), Joseph (Donna), Teresa (Johnny), Michael, Christina (Patrick), Adam, Francesco, Alexis, Derek, Bianca, Ashley, and 6 great grandchildren Gabrielle, Gianluca, Anthony, Giulia, Ava and Joseph. Also survived by his brother Antonio (Antonia), sister-in-law Elvira and the many nieces, nephews, and friends. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of 10C at St. Paul's Hospital for their constant care and compassion. Prayers will be offered July 16, 2012 at 7:30pm from Our Lady Sorrows Parish, 555 South Slocan St., Vancouver where the mass of Christian burial will be held July 17, 2012 at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Ocean View Cemetery, South Mausoleum, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. Reception to follow. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.bellburnaby.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from July 13 to July 14, 2012