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Obituary for Mrs. Grazia D'ANGELO

Mrs. Grazia (Di Giacinto) D’Angelo, age 88 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 in the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Grazia was born in Bisenti, Teramo, Italy on February 24, 1919. She immigrated to Canada in 1957 with her four children by her side, joining her husband, Antonio, who had found a home for his family. Since then she has been a lifetime resident of Thunder Bay.

Antonio, who predeceased her in November 1996, was truly the love of her life. Their eyes and smiles twinkled when they looked at each other, and she spent her life taking care of him, their children, and their extended family. Their house was always open and welcome, something to eat and drink was always offered, and everyone left feeling a part of the family with a smile on their face. Grazia enjoyed gardening and took on challenges with a positive attitude. She lived strong in faith, and was a member of St. Anthony’s CWL.

Grazia will be sadly missed by her 3 sons: Corradino (Mary), Pasquale (Lucia) and Giulio (Lucia); daughter Maria (Pietro) Muraca; 11 grandchildren: Carmelina (Michael) Del Nin, Tony (Kim) D’Angelo, Grace (Pat) Marsico, Annette (Rob) Logan, Robert (Cheryl) D’Angelo, Lauri (Ralph) Pugliese, Linda (Bill) McDonald, Lisa (Dave) Maltese, Dina (Dean) Mostow, Enzo (Dawn) D’Angelo, and Marco D’Angelo; and 12 great-grandchildren: Matthew, Kelsi, Eric, Olivia, Kristen, Gabriel, Nicholas, Jillian, Corey, Robert, Taylor, and William. She is also survived by her sister Vincenza D’Alesio in Italy; sister-in-law Vincenza Di Giacinto in Thunder Bay; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grazia was predeceased by Antonio, her loving husband of over 50 years; loving parents Donato and Marianunzia Di Giacinto; father and mother-in-law Achille and Ettera D’Angelo; brothers Antonio and Francesco Di Giacinto; and brother-in-law Felice D’Alesio.

The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to Dr. Scali, Dr. Abdel-Malak, Dr. Nigro, Comcare Health Services, especially Bev Rogala - Home Support Worker, Jennifer Seamon - RN, the other RPN’s, and the staff at the TBRHSC for all their great care and compassion.

Funeral services for the late Grazia D’Angelo will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2007 leaving the EVEREST FUNERAL CHAPEL, 299 Waverley St. at Algoma, at 8:50 am to St. Anthony’s R.C. Church for Funeral Mass at 9:30 am. Entombment to follow in St. Andrew’s R.C. Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be after 5:00 pm Friday evening in the Everest Chapel, with Vigil Prayers offered at 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or the Defeat Autism Together Association.

Please sign the online condolences at everestofthunderbay.com

Grazia D’Angelo was a woman who brought a smile to everyone she met.
We love you and will never forget you!



THANK YOU

The family of the late Grazia D’Angelo is deeply touched and thankful to all our family, friends and neighbours for the many cards, flowers, donations, food trays, gifts, visits, masses and prayers that have been received. Special thanks to our aunts, cousins and friends for their delicious homemade specialties. Our deepest appreciation to Grazia’s sisters-in-law: Vincenza Di Giacinto, Argentina and Italia D’Angelo, Allegrina DiGiuseppe, Giovina Ivanetic; brothers-in-law Rocco and Ercole D’Angelo, Francesco DiGiuseppe and Filip Ivanetic, all from Thunder Bay, who have given us so much love and support. Also, from Italy, sister, Vincenza D’Alesio, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gilda and Guerino D’Angelo whose presence we’ve felt during this time.

We wish to extend our appreciation to those who came to pay their respects at the prayers and the funeral, especially those who travelled so far. Our sincere thanks to the Honourary Pallbearers: Domenico and Costantino Castellani; Costantino and Enzo D’Angelo; Guido, Tony and Dino DiGiuseppe; Tony Ivanetic; Active Pallbearers: Tony DiGiacinto; Bruno, Tony, Robert, Enzo and Marco D’Angelo.

Special thanks to Father Rizzi and Father Lino from St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, for their many hospital visits, counselling and compassion. Also, Father Angelo from St. Dominic’s R.C. Church who administered the last rites. Further heartfelt thanks to Father Lino for his reflections of Grazia’s life and inspiring words at the funeral mass. Special thanks to Dino DiGiuseppe for the prayer readings and to Carmelina DelNin and Grace Marsico for the 1st and 2nd readings. The ceremony was made even more special by the musical talents of Suzanna DiGiuseppe, Bonnie Wood and the St. Anthony’s Church Italian Choir.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Dr. Scali for his exceptional and compassionate care over the years. Our sincerest gratitude goes to Dr. Abdel-Malak and Dr. Nigro; Comcare Health Services, especially Bev Rogala " HSW, Jennifer Seamon- RN and the RPN’s and the staff at the TBRHSC for their excellent care. Also, many thanks to Connie Bochko for her hair dressing talents and the exceptional service she provided to Grazia over the years.

A special thank you to St. Anthony’s Catholic Women’s League for their tribute to Grazia. To the staff of Everest Funeral Chapel, especially to Sheleigh Dika, your guidance and care was much appreciated. Thank you to the staff of St. Andrew’s Catholic Cemetery and to the staff of the DaVinci Centre for the great service at the reception after the funeral. If we have missed anyone, we apologize and extend our sincere appreciation.

God Bless you all.

~Corradino and Mary, Pasquale and Lucia, Giulio and Lucia D’Angelo
Maria and Pietro Muraca and families

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