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 FamiliesFirst.ca
Published in The Windsor Star from Nov. 3 to Nov. 4, 2009.