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DANTE ANTONACCI With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Dante (Dan) Antonacci on August 4, 2016, in his 78th year, due to colon cancer. He will be dearly missed with great sorrow by his niece Linda Antonacci, her husband Ali Javan and children Alexander and Julian, nephew David Antonacci and nephew Paul Antonacci, his wife Consuelo Flores and daughter Daniela, as well as his cousins Dina Conlin (nee Galeota) and Tony Galeota, their families and his many dear friends. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at North York General Hospital and Baycrest Palliative Care for their compassion and loving care. The family will receive friends at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Road East (west of Bayview Avenue) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13th. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place within the funeral home in the Chapel of St. Joseph at 1:30 p.m. following the visitation. The final rite of committal and entombment will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill). A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan's memory may be made to the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada, North York General Hospital or Baycrest. Online condolences and directions may be found at www.catholic-cemeteries.com

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Published in Toronto Star on Aug. 8, 2016.
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September 5, 2016
Well Danny you left your mark with friends who are obviously swept away by your too early departure. Gina was always so proud of you and rightly so judging by the condolences posted. My memories go to the 12 year old boy next door with a comb always in his pocket, engaging smile and twinkle in his eyes. I was the 17 year girl next door who was always teasing you and loving every moment of our repartee. Also the fearless girl who accompanied your Dad while he practised for his 5th attempt for a driver's license and finally made it! Ah so many memories of the Antonacci foursome, I'm so proud of what I've read about you and Earl Haigers take note I too am one of you. Linda I would love to have you contact me so I can learn more of Dan's life. You left the 'stage' far, far too soon to everyone's regret, mine certainly included.
Shirley Bourke-Cudahy (nee) Hancorn
August 28, 2016
I and my wife, Elinor will really miss Danny. During the last several years, we only got to see him yearly at the EHCI 50's Reunion. I've known Danny nearly 64 years, since Gr.9 and had many great chin-wags with him. He was a lot of fun; a really great, knowledgeable guy. We're sure going to miss him.
Don Brown
August 21, 2016
Good memories of out days at Earl Haig and fun times in Collingwood.
Sorry to hear of your passing.
Rest in peace
John Armstrong
August 13, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. My deepest condolences to the Antonacci family.
Anne Metcalfe
August 12, 2016
Oh Dan, so sad to see you leaving us sooner that expected. It was in Gr.9 at Earl Haig we first met. To me, you were always the coolest guy, seemingly unflappable. Even the tone of your voice gave an air of self-confidence and you were a walking (talking) book of knowledge. Always very quiet and unpretentious, I bet some of your family and business associates did not know what an excellent musician you were. I loved your guitar playing and singing "The House Of Blue Lights". Well, you are in that big house of blue lights now. We'll miss you, man.
Russ Strathdee
August 12, 2016
Dear Danny,

I have known you since High School at Earl Haig and over the last 45 years we have enjoyed each others company, on and off, as good friends and loving companions.

We had sooo many wonderful weekends over the most recent years, as we hung out together laughing and reminising . I will never forget them.

I will miss your daily phone calls where you would report on your most recent news and give me only a few minutes to talk.

My Daughter Laura, remembers you dropping by with all kinds of Schneider's goodies for us, which we appreciated and enjoyed. Also my Grandson, David, who is now 18 years old, remembers you chasing him around my home when he was only 2 1/2 years old calling him Bum-Boggie!!.

This is a very sad time for me; I will never forget you. You left us ALL too soon!

Take Care, Love, Carolyn. XOXOX
Carolyn Macdonald
August 10, 2016
My deepest condolences to Danny's family and his many friends. A great many, many years have gone by and your friendship never waned. I will miss you Danny; you will always be fondly remembered.
Carol Renshaw
August 9, 2016
My sincere condolences to Danny's family. I have many fond and sweet memories of him and his valued friendship from many decades ago and am so sorry to hear this sad news.
Liz Sullivan
August 9, 2016
To the Antonacci family, it is with sadness I read about Dan's passing. I knew him many many years ago and lost touch. How sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
Rosanna (Calligaro) Cannella
Rosanna Cannella
August 9, 2016
Goodbye Danny old pal, you will be missed.
Dave & Donna Dobson
August 9, 2016
It was always a pleasure to bump into you or see you commin in my direction on the sidewalk up ahead Danny. Always a smile, a joke,a question and or a story or two about what's happened since we last met up and never a bad word to say to me about anyone. Peace to you my friend and to yours and to all that love you.
Sonny Fertile
August 8, 2016
We will miss you Danny.
Mary & Ray Harris
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