Virginia DePaoli
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De PAOLI, Virginia It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a remarkable woman Virginia DePaoli on November 1, 2009. Beloved wife and best friend of Sergio. Adored mother of Linda and John Raco, Argelia and Chris, Rob and Jess. Brenda and Al Testa, Alyssa and Jarek, Audrey and Luigi Albano, Marcello, Amadeo and Zaira. Also survived by her loving brother and sister-in-law Armando and Leona Ceccucci, Son Dino and Shannon Ceccucci, Sophia and David. Loving sister to Argelia and Mario Crosta, and family (Italy). Predeceased by her parents Bernardino and Zaira Ceccucci, her brothers Roberto and Quinto (Italy). Loving sister-in-law to Giuliana Ceccucci and family (Italy). Virginia had many caring cousins, friends and neighbours. Virginia was a ray of sunshine in any garden. Her extra caring, giving and love towards others reflect a great example of unconditional love. Virginia enjoyed working with her "second family," the girls at J. Michaels Fashion at Devonshire Mall for many years. She immigrated from Italy at 18 and built the foundations of a family who stood by her strength during a courageous two- year battle with Hep C. Our family would like to extend our gratitude to Dr. S. Farjalla and his staff Kim and Nicole who, through his expertise, faith and compassion granted us two more precious years of memories. Thanks to all the nurses on the forth floor at Met hospital for their ongoing support, Nina for the best possible meals, and a special thanks to her "sister" Leona who faithfully stayed by her side with hope, love, and a spoonful of soup. Special thanks to Youssef and his staff for making her hair always impeccable. Virginia was also a member of the Caboto Club for over twenty-five years. For the past couple of years, Virginia has fought heroically so that she could live to see her seven grandchildren laugh and grow. They adored and loved their Nonna Gini. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation or to the Make a Wish foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9pm. Prayers Wednesday at 8:00pm. Funeral Thursday 8:45am from Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre (519-969-5841) 3260 Dougall Ave. to St. Angela Merici Church (980 Louis Ave.) for Mass at 9:30am. Cremation to follow. Share memories or make a charitable donation online at

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Published in The Windsor Star from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2009.
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November 27, 2009
Mike Hillhouse
November 5, 2009
With sorrow I, have participate at Virginia's funeral, but I, wish to express my sincere condolences, to the family. I, have known la carissima Virginia, tow days after she arrived in Canada. She is a great loss to every one. Cordially Maria Anzolin & family
November 5, 2009
I worked with Virginia at J. Michaels. I am currently out of town right now and wanted to send my condolences. I am very sorry to hear about her passing.
Bonnie Price
November 5, 2009
Dear Brenda & Al & family, Mr. DePaoli, Linda & family, Audrey & family: We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of your great loss. Mrs. DePaoli was truly a beautiful, classy woman. Her spirit and grace will live on in her three beautiful daughters. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.... With love and fond memories,
Lucy & Al Salvati
November 5, 2009
My mother already misses your kind sweet kind customer service !! You were the best worker at the mall !!! God bless you Virg!!!!!!!!
Rita Ferr
November 5, 2009
Dear Brenda & Family,
Dear Linda and Family,
I am so sorry about your loss.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.. May God give you all his strength ... Love Maria...God Bless..
Maria Ferrarelli-Bortolussi
November 4, 2009
Linda and John,
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing she is with our Lord and at peace.
Anna Milana
November 4, 2009
Our Deepest Sympathy to all the family. Live in the memory of a wonderful person.
Rick & Darlene Laporte, family
November 4, 2009
Mr DePaoli, I was a student of yours at Essex High School, many years ago. I would like to express my condolences to you and your family for your loss. I have wonderful memories of your patience while trying to teach me to paint. To this day I still have the painting that you so generously encouraged me to keep up at hanging in my family room. When people ask me about it I always tell them about this great teacher, with so much patience and understanding. My heart is with you and your family.
Sharon Winkler
Sharon Winkler
November 4, 2009
Dear Mr. DePaoli, Linda, Brenda, Audrey and family: we just want you to know how sorry we are for your tremendous loss. Your wife and mom was a beautiful, kind and oh so classy lady and we were very fortunate to have known her. We know that you are going to miss her immensely, but we hope that through your memories and each other you will find some sense of peace. We love you very much and are here if you need us for anything. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Love always, Julian, Cathy, Adam and Sean Lunardi.
November 4, 2009
Dear Audry, Luigi and family,

Our thoughts are with you.
Franca, Bill, Nicholas Kachmaryk
November 4, 2009
Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your families. May your wonderful memories see you through this difficult time.

Todd Porter
Monica Totten
November 4, 2009
Dearest Audry, Luigi & extended family,

So very sorry to hear about Gini. She was such a ray of sunshine and I am sure her examples are present in your lives. Sorry I am not in Windsor but please accept my condolences. Felicia, Brian & Justin Bacchus
Felicia Bacchus
November 4, 2009
Our dearest Linda, Brenda, and Audrey,

Your mom always showed loving kindness to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her loving kindness lives on in all of you forever.May your beautiful memories of her help you get through the difficult moments.

Love and prayers,

Anthony, Gloria, Alyssa, and Olivia D'Angelo
Anthony D'Angelo
November 4, 2009
Audrey, Brenda,Linda and the rest of the family,you are all truly blessed to have had such a remarkable mother. I am truly blessed to have the chance to know Virginia because of you all. She is Jesus favourite angel now and may she watch over your hearts forever. God speed my friends
Sincerely, Jasna Naccarato
jasna naccarato
November 3, 2009
I have wonderful memories of Virginia when we worked together at the Caboto fashion shows. She was truly one of the classiest women I have known.

My sincere condolences.

Irma Chiarcos, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida
November 3, 2009
Brenda & Family

I am so deeply saddened at the loss of such a remarkable, outstanding woman. Virginia will always have a place in my heart. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May God watch over all of you during this very difficult time. She was the best patient anyone could ask for...
Kim Grondin
November 3, 2009
Dear Audrey,Luigi and Family,
My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you.. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.. May God give you all His strength at this difficult time...God Bless.. Love Maria..
Maria Ferrarelli-Bortolussi
November 3, 2009
To the DePaoli Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories help get you through this difficult time. God Bless
Diana (Cichon) & Brian Neels
November 3, 2009
Dear Linda & John & The DePaoli Family

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you strength, and may you gather the support from your friends and family during this difficult time.
Mary Fera
November 3, 2009
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. DePaoli. I have very fond memories of her when I was a young girl and my heart goes out to Audrey and the rest of her family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Luciana Aronne
November 3, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

Sandy Cuzzocrea and Julie Worsley (Quint)
November 3, 2009
All our love and prayers go out to Sergio , Linda, Audrey, Brenda and their families. Virginia was an exceptional lady and I am sure she will be greatly missed.

Christine Raco and sons.
November 3, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Mona Dabdoub
November 3, 2009
She was a beautiful lady both inside and out. May your memmories of her comfort you at this time.

All our love.
Lia Cirino
November 3, 2009
Our deepest condolences to the DePaoli Family at this time of sadness. Our prayers for strength will be with you.
Eva & Monika Notta
November 3, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies at this difficult time. I am an employee of Mappin's at Devonshire Mall & knew Virginia from there. Always a true "lady"----she will be missed by many. Cherish all your wonderful memories of her.Colleen Ouellette
Colleen Ouellette
November 3, 2009
Our deepest sympathy,
Genie was loved by all of us,she was an inspiration to us and our children, we lost a friend, a mother to all of us, and a great warm person. Our love and support is with the family.
Carlo Raco
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