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William (Bill) Barnes

We regret to announce the death of William (Bill) Barnes on Friday, April 19, 2019. Bill was the father of Tobi Hawthorne, Department Head at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School. Bill was also a retired Electrician with the Board and husband of the late Carol Barnes, retired Elementary Secretary. Visitation will take place at Donald V. Brown Funeral Home (36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek) on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton) on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region would be appreciated by the family.

Leonard Devlin

We regret to announce the death of Leonard Devlin on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Leonard was the father of Jo Ann Devlin, Educational Assistant at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation and Rosary will take place on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home (378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster). A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton). Donations to The Good Shepherd or Shalom Village would be appreciated by the family.

Francesca Gervasi

We regret to announce the death of Francesca Gervasi. Francesca was the mother of Marcello Gervasi, Transition Support Teacher and mother-in-law of Clair Gervasi, SERT at Regina Mundi Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East at James Street, Hamilton). Vigil Prayers to take place at 3:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at Annunciation of Our Lord Church (280 Limeridge Road West) on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Resurrection cemetery in Ancaster.

Aniela Stachurski

We regret to announce the death of Aniela Stachurski on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Aniela was the mother of Rose Wegiel, Teacher at St. Ann’s Catholic Elementary School in Hamilton and Henry Stachurski, Teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Donald V. Brown Funeral Home (36 Lake Avenue, Stoney Creek) on Sunday April 7, 2019 – 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with vigil prayers at 8:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Francis Xavier Church (304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek) on Monday April 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. followed by internment at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery.

Salvatore "Sam" Milisenda

We regret to announce the death of Salvatore “Sam” Milisenda on Wednesday, March 31, 2019. Sam was the beloved partner of Sandra LoPresti, Assistant Custodian at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Memorial contributions to McMaster Children's Hospital would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Fiorella Allega

We regret to announce the death of Fiorella Allega on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Fiorella was the mother of Lido Allega, Teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, and mother-in-law of Jane Allega, Teacher at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School and Frank Ciancone, retired Secondary Principal. Fiorella was also the grandmother of Alicia Ciancone, Teacher at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School, Cristina Ciancone, Teacher at St. Charles Continuing Education Centre and Amanda Allega, LTO at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton St. E. at James Street, Hamilton). Vigil Prayers to take place at 8:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Idlewood Ave., Hamilton) on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. ln lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Toran Alexander Seggie

We regret to announce the death of Toran Alexander Seggie on Monday, March 18, 2019. Toran was an Educational Assistant at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School. A visitation and celebration of life will be held on Monday March 25, 2019 at the Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre, 100 King Street East, Dundas, Ontario from 4:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. Spoken words of remembrance at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CYO Camp Brebeuf or CYO Camp Marydale.

Vina Maria Santos

We regret to announce the death of Vina Maria Santos on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Vina Maria was the mother of Roberto Santos, Teacher at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. Visitation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Church (146 Park Street North, Hamilton). Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery (620 Governors Road East).

Donna Gravis

We regret to announce the death of Donna Gravis on Friday, March 8, 2019. Donna was the mother of Ron Gravis, Client Support Specialist, Information and Communication Technology. Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington, on Monday March 11, 2019 from 3-5 p.m and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 2265 Headon Road, Burlington on Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. A reception at the Parish Hall will take place following the Funeral Mass. A private family entombment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Jim Robson

We regret to announce the death of Jim Robson on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Jim was the father of Tara Gregory, Educational Assistant at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School. There is no visitation but a Celebration of Life will be held in the future. Memorial donations to The Bob Kemp Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

Christine Bonk

We regret to announce the death of Christine Bonk on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Christine was the sister of Rosanne Sogan, Casual Clerical and Jackie Bajus, retired Superintendent of Education. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East - at Kenilworth, Hamilton) from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 8:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (63 Highway 20 East, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm. Cremation to follow. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the near future. Donations in Christine’s memory to the Bob Kemp Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

Mary Shuhet

We regret to announce the death of Mary Shuhet on February 14, 2019. Mary was the mother of Helen MacLeod, Casual Early Childhood Educator. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home ("William J. Markey Chapel", 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with Panachyda at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection (821 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton) on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington. Memorial donations to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, Alzheimer's Society or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Domenico Filice

We regret to announce the death of Domenico Filice on February 17, 2019. Domenico was the father of Marco Filice, Custodian at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. He was also the grandfather of Lucas Memmolo, Helpdesk Analyst in the Information and Communication Technology Department and father-in-law of Pat Memmolo, retired Educational Assistant. Visitation will take place at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East at James Street, Hamilton) on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held on Thursday evening. Funeral Mass will be offered at Regina Mundi Church on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated by the family.

Steven Goupil

We regret to announce the death of Steven Goupil on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Steven was the step-son of Carol Goupil, Educational Assistant at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East at James Street, Hamilton) on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Kamla Vij

We regret to announce the death of Kamla Vij. Kamla was the mother of Madu Kapoor, Educational Assistant at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements have taken place in England.

John Joseph McPhee

We regret to announce the death of John Joseph McPhee on Friday, January 18, 2019. John was the father of Sean McPhee, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School, Kevin McPhee, Teacher at Cathedral High School and Colleen Miller-McPhee, retired Teacher. He was also the father-in-law of Nick de Koning, President of OECTA Hamilton-Wentworth Unit. John was also a retired Principal. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue, Hamilton) on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The vigil prayers will be at 3:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ann’s Parish (11 Wilson Street, Ancaster) on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Internment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (600 Spring Gardens Road, Burlington). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the charity of your choice or the Catholic Youth Organization would be appreciated by the family.

Raymond Leslie Younger

We regret to announce the death of Raymond Leslie Younger on Friday, January 4, 2019. Raymond was the father of Dean Younger, Principal at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Kathy Younger, Educational Assistant at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School and Samantha Younger, Occasional Teacher. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00pm at Cresmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Ave E, Hamilton).

Angelo Mancuso

We regret to announce the death of Angelo Mancuso on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Angelo was the father of Matthew Mancuso, Teacher at St. Martin of Tours and St. John The Baptist Catholic Elementary Schools and brother-in-law to Annamaria Batt, Teacher at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, December 27, 2018 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Prayer Vigil will be held at 8:45 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church (304 8 HWY, Stoney Creek) on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. Memorial contributions to Canadian Cancer Society or McMaster Children's Hospital would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Adam Pizun

We regret to announce the death of Adam Pizun on Monday, December 17, 2018. Adam was the father of Elzbieta Morosin, Occasional Teacher. Visitation will be held at L.G. Wallace Funeral Home (151 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton) on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Rosary prayers will take place at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Polish Church (8 Saint Ann Street, Hamilton). Cremation to follow.

Doris Bagley

We regret to announce the death of Doris Bagley on Friday, December 14, 2018. Doris was the sister of Jutta Custodio, Educational Assistant at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at M. A. Clark & Sons Funeral Home (567 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton). Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Kathryn Colleen McCabe

We regret to announce the death of Kathryn Colleen McCabe on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Kathy was the sister of Andrea McCabe, Vice-Principal at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will take place at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (1919 King Street East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, December 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick Catholic Church (440 King Street East at Victoria Avenue) on Wednesday, December 5, at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Elisabetta Finelli Capobianco

We regret to announce the death of Elisabetta Finelli Capobianco on Monday, November 26, 2018 in Roseto Valfortore, Italy. Funeral arrangements have already taken place in Italy. Elisabetta was the mother of Fausto Capobianco, Educational Assistant at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School and mother-in-law of Rose Capobianco, Educational Assistant at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School.

Denise Streun

We regret to announce the death of Denise Streun on November 20, 2018. Denise was a former Educational Assistant Special Hire. Memorial Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home ("William J. Markey Chapel" - 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Parish (at Corpus Christi Site - 1694 Upper James Street, Hamilton) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 11:00 am. Internment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Ancaster. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton would be appreciated by the family.

Rosina Domanico

We regret to announce the death of Rosina Domanico on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Rosina was a Teacher at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Home (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Parish (165 Prospect Street at Barton Street East, Hamilton). Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Plains Road East, Burlington). Donations to CAMH or The Lifeline Canada Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Pearl Maria Yip-Chuck

We regret to announce the death of Pearl Maria Yip-Chuck on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Pearl was the mother of Deborah Yip-Chuck, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School and she was also the mother of Jennifer Wells, retired Teacher and mother-in-law of Barry Wells, retired Teacher. Visitation will take place at Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home (Ancaster Chapel, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster) on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ann's Parish (11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster) on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Ancaster. Donations to the Good Shepherd would be appreciated by the family.

Margaret Nancy Harvey

We regret to announce the death of Margaret Nancy Harvey on Friday, October 26, 2018. Margaret was the mother of Lorna Lamparski, Special Education Resource Teacher at St. Thomas Catholic Elementary School (Waterdown) and she was also the grandmother of Alexandra Lamparski, Occasional Teacher. There will be a private funeral.

Mary Schiavo

We regret to announce the death of Mary Schiavo on October 14, 2018. Mary was the mother of Alicia Schiavo and Michael Schiavo, Occasional Teachers with the Board. Mary was a retired Teacher and also the wife of Guy Schiavo, retired Teacher and sister of Carla Potts, retired Administrative Assistant in the Payroll Department. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church (304 Highway 8, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:00 am. Cremation will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Sarmie Jurcich

We regret to announce the death of Sarmie Jurcich on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Sarmie was a Casual Clerical with the Board. She is also the daughter-in-law of Carol Jurcich, Educational Assistant at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home ("William J. Markey Chapel" - 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be offered at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (50 Brucedale Ave East, Hamilton) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juravinski Hospital would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Alfredo Fortino

We regret to announce the death of Alfredo Fortino on October 10, 2018. Alfredo was the father of Mary Jane DiGregorio, Secondary Consultant at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home ("William J. Markey Chapel" - 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The vigil prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be offered at Annunciation of Our Lord Church (280 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton) on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery (254 Garner Road West, Ancaster).

Edward Patrick Clinton

We regret to announce the death of Edward Patrick Clinton on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Edward was the brother of Joseph Clinton, Teacher at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School and Paul Clinton, retired Secondary Vice-Principal. He was also the son of the late Edward Clinton, former Superintendent of Education. Cremation has already has taken place. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at Glendale Golf and Country Club (401 Mount Albion Road, Hamilton). Close friends and family are invited to stay for a Celebration of Life following the visitation. Donations to Parkinson Canada or the fundraising campaign for Margaret's Place Hospice (sjvfoundation.ca) would be appreciated by the family.

Aniello Lombardi

We regret to announce the death of Aniello Lombardi on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Aniello was the father of Robert Lombardi, Vice-Principal at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary. He was also the father-in-law of Josephine Lombardi, former Chaplain. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton at James) on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers will take place at 2:00 p.m. on October 5th. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Church (Our Lady of Lourdes location 416 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton) on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 9:00 am. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to C.N.I.B. would be appreciated by the family.

Sam Gatto

We regret to announce the death of Sam Gatto on September 24, 2018. Sam was the father of Dana Gatto-Spina, Teacher at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School. He was also the father-in-law of Kristen Gatto, Teacher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School and Robert Spina, Teacher at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Elementary. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - East of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church (135 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby) on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. To honour Sam's wishes, cremation will follow. Memorial contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Fabio Pettorossi

We regret to announce the death of Fabio Pettorossi on September 25, 2018. Fabio was the father of Heather Pettorossi, Occasional Teacher and brother of Carmelina Laskowski, Teacher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School and Andy Pettorossi, Teacher at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School. He was also the brother-in-law of Michael Laskowski, Principal at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - East of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 p .m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church (304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek).

Jose Augusto Campos

We regret to announce the death of Jose Augusto Campos on Friday, September 21, 2018. Jose was the father of Patricia Campos-Besu – teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have taken place. Donations to the Juravinski Cancer Centre or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Emilio De Marco

We regret to announce the death of Emilio De Marco on Friday, September 14, 2018. Emilio was the father of Linda Infurnari, Teacher at St. Mark Catholic Elementary School and the father-in-law of the late Philip Oliveira, former Principal of St. James the Apostle Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton at James Street, Hamilton) on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton). Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington.

Paul Frederick Burt

We regret to announce the death of Paul Frederick Burt on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Paul was the father of Shaun Burt, Occasional Teacher. He was also a retired Teacher and the husband of Cecilia Burt, retired Clerk-typist with the Board. There will be a celebration of life held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue, Hamilton).

Margaret Howcroft

We regret to announce the death of Margaret Howcroft on Friday September 7, 2018. Margaret was the mother of Maggie Mongeon, Educational Assistant at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School. She was also the grandmother of Margaret Orvidas, Elementary teacher at St. Ann Ancaster Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Drive, Burlington on Wednesday September 12th, 2018 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church on Thursday September 13, 2018 at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society care of Holy Rosary Church is appreciated by the family.

Jacqueline Pellegrino

We regret to announce the death of Jacqueline Pellegrino on Thursday September 6, 2018. Jacqueline was the mother of Pamela Monson, Early Childhood Educator at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville on Tuesday September 11th, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Glen Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 11:00 am.

Mauro Bachetti

We regret to announce the death of Mauro Bachetti on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Mauro was a custodian with the Board. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (1010 Botanical Drive, BURLINGTON) on Thursday September 6, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church (287 Plains Road East, Burlington) on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment will be at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington. For those who wish, a memorial donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Elda Tavani

We regret to announce the death of Elda Tavani on August 27, 2018. Elda was the mother of Josie Pini, Principal at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School and grandmother of Bradley Thurston, Occasional Teacher. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton street East near James) on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 1:00 – 5:00 p .m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at All Souls Church (19 Barton Street West, Hamilton) on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Burlington).

Susan Schwetz

We regret to announce the death of Susan Schwetz on August 27, 2018. Sue was an Administrative Assistant in the Human Resources Department and was the mother of Christopher Schwetz, Teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School. At her request, there will be no funeral arrangements. Susan's Celebration of Life is being held on Saturday, September 8th at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 551 (79 Hamilton Street North, Waterdown) from 1:00-4:00 p.m. - come and go as you please. Flowers gratefully declined. A donation in sue's memory to ALS Canada, or The Carpenter Hospice in Burlington would be appreciated.

Michael Losak

We regret to announce the death of Michael Losak on August 25, 2018. Michael was the father of Michele Losak, Occasional Teacher and brother-in-law of Michael Zivolak, Teacher at Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Friscolanti Funeral Home (43 Barton St. East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 and Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Church (146 Park Street North, Hamilton) on Friday August 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Internment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery (254 Garner Road West, Ancaster).

Jude D'Souza

We regret to announce the death of Jude D'Souza on Friday August 24, 2018. Jude was the father to Darrell D’Souza, Teacher at Cathedral Catholic High School and Rachael D'Souza, Early Childhood Educator at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at the PX Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Ave. Hamilton) on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at 8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church (20 Idlewood Ave., Hamilton) on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery (Garner Road West, Ancaster). In lieu of flowers, a donation to Juravinski Cancer Centre or St. Margaret Mary Parish in Jude's memory would be appreciated by the family.

Tommaso Trotta

We regret to announce the death of Tommaso Trotta on Sunday August 19th, 2018. Tommaso was the father to Marc Trotta, Principal at St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School and father in law to Maria Trotta, Vice-Principal at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East on Thursday August 23, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Vigil prayers will be held at 2:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church, 631 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton on Friday August 24th, 2018 at 10:00 am. Interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Ancaster to follow. Please sign the online Book of Condolences at www.baygardens.ca.

Sean Albert McCabe

We regret to announce the death of Sean Albert McCabe on Thursday August 16, 2018. Sean was the brother of Jennifer McCabe, Teacher at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to Good Shepherd or ALS Society is appreciated by the family. Condolences can be made to www.dermodys.com.

Francesco Graziani

We regret to announce the death of Francesco Graziani. Francesco was the father of Nanni (Dan) Graziani, SERT at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School and Patty Garofalo, Teacher at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Edy Graziani, Teacher-Librarian at Immaculate Heart of Mary, St. Ann's (Hamilton) and St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary Schools. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Smith’s Funeral Home (454 Highway #8, Stoney Creek). A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church (304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek). Entombment will take place at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery in Stoney Creek.

Frank Marrazzo Jr.

We regret to announce the death of Frank Marrazzo Jr. on Monday July 30, 2018. Frank was the brother of Mark Marrazzo, Guidance Department Head at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School and the brother in law of Leanne Marrazzo, Guidance Department Head at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East on Thursday August 2, 2018 from 1-5 p.m and 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, 63 Highway 20 East, Stoney Creek on Friday August 3, 2018 at 12:30 pm.

Maria Bajus

We regret to announce the death of Maria Bajus on Monday July 30, 2018. Maria was the mother of Danusia Bajus-Harrison, Early Childhood Educator at St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School and mother in law of Vera Bajus, Teacher at St. David Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East on Wednesday August 1, 2018 from 4–8 p.m. Panachyda at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Ukranian Catholic Church, 15 St. Olga Street on Thursday August 2, 2018 at 10:30 am

Ellen Mary (Elma) O’Meara

We regret to announce the death of Ellen Mary (Elma) O’Meara, retired Teacher on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Elma was the mother of John O’Meara, Manager of Maintenance Services and Renewal in the Plant Department. She was also the mother-in-law of Carolyn O’Meara, Employee Benefits Officer and Michel Derikx, Teacher at Corpus Christi and St. Mark Catholic Elementary Schools. Elma was also Nana of Sarah Hastings, Secretary at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School and the wife of Francis O’Meara, Retired Tradesman. Visitation is at the M.A. Clark & Sons Funeral Home (567 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton) on Wednesday July 18, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Canadian Martyrs’ Church (38 Emerson Street, Hamilton).

Norbert J. Moeder

We regret to announce the death of Norbert J. Moeder on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Dayton Ohio. Norbert was the father of Meg Petkoff, Respectful Workplace Advisor. Visitation will take place on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Baker Hazel and Snider Funeral Home (5555 Philadelphia Drive, Dayton, Ohio). A Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish (22 Notre Dame Avenue, Dayton, Ohio).

Pasquale Gaetano

We regret to announce the death of Pasquale Gaetano on Tuesday, June 18, 2018. Pasquale was the father of Antonio Gaetano, Educational Assistant at St. Anthony Daniel and St. Theresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary Schools. He was also the father-in-law of Jennifer Ehmann-Gaetano, Teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have taken place. Memorial donations in memory of Pasquale may be made to NHS-Welland Site or St. Mary Church.

Immacolata Luppino

We regret to announce the death of Immacolata Luppino on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Immacolata was the mother of Domenica De Luca, Teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Ryman Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, June 14, 2018 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, June 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church (304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek). Entombment will be at Resurrection Cemetery on Rymal Road, Hamilton.

Adriano Giangregorio

We regret to announce the death of Adriano Giangregorio on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Adriano was the father of Lisa Mattina, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation is at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday, June 15, 2018 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Prayer Vigil will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15th at the Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Juravinski Cardiac ICU would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Diane Engen

We regret to announce the death of Diane Engen. Diane was a Lunchroom Supervisor at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School. She was also the sister of Lise Barnard, Casual Early Childhood Educator and Monique Corbett, Educational Assistant at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Ryman Road East, Hamilton). A funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton). Entombment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

Danny Raposo

We regret to announce the death of Danny Raposo on April 18, 2018. Danny was the brother of Deborah Raposo, Teacher at Cathedral Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements have taken place.

Joseph Bonitatibus

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Bonitatibus on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Joseph was the father of Antonette Condari, Teacher at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School and father-in-law of Brent Condari, Principal at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Secondary School. Visitation is at Smith’s Funeral Home (454 Highway #8, Stoney Creek – East of Millen Road) on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will take place at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (934 Highway #8, Stoney Creek).

Nora Ceci

We regret to announce the death of Nora Ceci on Friday, May 11, 2018. Nora was the mother of Mark Ceci, Special Education Resource Teacher at the Nicholas Mancini Centre and the mother-in-law of Joanie Ceci, Speech & Language Pathologist at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. . A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 73 Picton St., Niagara-on-the-Lake on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Remembrances to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Domenico Amatangelo

We regret to announce the death of Domenico Amatangelo on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Domenico was the father of Jerry Amatangelo, Department Head at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and the grandfather of Breanne Amatangelo, teacher at St. Charles Continuing Education Center. Visitation is at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King St. East) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. There will be vigil prayers on May 15, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Incarnation of Our Blessed Lord Church (Barton at Nash) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Assistance Program would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Amadeu João Madaleno

We regret to announce the death of Amadeu João Madaleno on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Amadeu was the father of Manuel Madaleno, Custodian at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Luisa Madaleno, Assistant Custodian also at St. Lawrence School. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton St. E., Hamilton - near James Street) on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. There will be Vigil Prayers on Friday, May 8, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Mary's Church (146 Park Street North) on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. Donations to the Alzheimer Society or St. Peter's at Chedoke would be greatly appreciated by the family.

John Maynard MacLeod

We regret to announce the death of John Maynard MacLeod on April 28, 2018. John was the father of Joanie Ceci, Speech Language Pathologist and father-in-law of Mark Ceci, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. John was also the husband of Anne MacLeod, retired Teacher. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be at 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Parish (Our Lady of Lourdes site, 416 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton) on Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 a.m. followed by interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Ancaster. Donations to the hospital in Maynard's memory would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers.

Milka Jovanovic

We regret to announce the death of Milka Jovanovic on April 29, 2018. Milka was the mother of Mark Jovanovic, Teacher at St. James the Apostle Catholic Elementary School and the mother-in-law of Carol Jovanovic, School Social Worker. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 king Street East, Hamilton). A funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Croatian Church (1883 King Street East, Hamilton).

Giuseppe “Joe” Spagnuolo

We regret to announce the death of Giuseppe “Joe” Spagnuolo. Joe was the father of Linda Fama, Principal at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Elementary School. He was also the father-in-law of Mark Fama, Teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School. Visitation is to take place at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton St. E, Hamilton) on Thursday, April 26th, and Friday, April 27th, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. both days. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church (200 Mount Albion Rd, Hamilton) on Saturday, April 28th, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery (600 Spring Garden Rd, Burlington).