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Frederick Gale

We regret to announce the death of Frederick Gale on Tuesday July 14, 2020. Frederick was the father of Christine Maione, teacher at St. Bernadette C.E.S. and father in law to Larry Maione, retired elementary teacher. A Celebration of Life took place on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

Giovanni Parlato

We regret to announce the death of Giovanni Parlato on Friday, July 24, 2020. Giovanni was the father of Luciana Sienna, Special Education Elementary Teacher at St. David Catholic Elementary School. Visitation was held at Friscolanti Funeral Home, 43 Barton Street East, Hamilton, on Monday July 27, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Italo Damiani

We regret to announce the death of Italo Damiani on Monday, July 27, 2020. Italo was the father of Antonietta Kovach, Superintendent of Education. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Home, 43 Barton Street East, Hamilton, on Thursday July 30, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
With respect to the current restrictions the funeral service is limited to family.

Melita Pasia

We regret to announce the death of Melita Pasia on Friday July 10, 2020 in the Philippines. Melita was the mother of Maria De Souza, Early Childhood Educator at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in her hometown of Dolores in the Philippines.

Luigi Borrelli

We regret to announce the death of Luigi Borrelli on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Luigi was the father of Michael Borrelli, Teacher at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School and father-in-law of Melena Borrelli, Teacher at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, visitation and funeral must be by invitation only.

Pietro Giacomazza

We regret to announce the death of Pietro Giacomazza on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Pietro was the father of Lisa Fioraso, Teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School. He was also the husband of Eleanor Giacomazza, retired Teacher and brother-in-law of Nancy Castelli, Vice-President – CUPE Local 3396. Drive-thru visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home "William J. Markey Chapel" (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 9:30 am to 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton).

Giuseppe Tinebra

We regret to announce the death of Giuseppe Tinebra on Saturday, June 13, 2020. Giuseppe was the father of Connie Tinebra, Teacher at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary and Cindy Masciale, Early Childhood Educator at St. Thérèse of Liseiux Catholic Elementary School. He was also the father-in-law of Filomena Tinebra, Early Childhood Educator at St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School and Vito Colella, Principal at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Elementary and also the grandfather of Sabrina Colella, Occasional Teacher. With respect to the current restrictions, there is no visitation at this time and a private family mass will be held. If desired, donations in Giuseppe’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Juravinski Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

John Charles Hamilton

We regret to announce the death of John Charles Hamilton on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. John was the father of Jennifer Gunby, Teacher at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School. Cremation has taken place. With respect to the current restrictions, there is no visitation at this time and a private family mass will be held. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. If desired, donations in John’s name to the Juravinski Cancer Clinic or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Elio Ciarrocchi

We regret to announce the death of Elio Ciarrocchi on Wednesday, June 4, 2020. Elio was the father of Fausto Ciarrocchi, Technical Analyst in the Information and Communication Department and father-in-law of Marisa Ciarrocchi, Special Needs Lunchroom Supervisor at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Funeral Arrangements are being handled by Vescio Funeral Home in Maple, Ontario. With respect to the current restrictions, there is no visitation at this time. There will be a private graveside service for immediate family only on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Antonio Di Tommaso

We regret to announce the death of Antonio Di Tommaso passed away on April 28, 2020. Antonio was the father of Rose Guglielmo, Teacher at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School. With respect to the current restrictions, there was no visitation at this time. There was a private graveside service for immediate family only.

Peter Zariczniak

We regret to announce the death of Peter Zariczniak on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Peter was the father of Mark Zariczniak, Teacher at St. James the Apostle Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Natalie Moreau, Teacher at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School. With respect to the current restrictions, there will be no visitation at this time. There will be private graveside service for immediate family only.

Ivan Kirec

We regret to announce the death of Ivan Kirec on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Ivan was the father of Elizabeth Yeardsley, Clerk-Typist at St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education – East 5th Centre. Funeral arrangements are being cared for by Donald V. Brown Funeral Home (36 Lake Avenue, Stoney Creek). With respect to the current restrictions, there will be no visitation at this time. There will be private graveside service for immediate family only.

Netty Verboom

We regret to announce the death of Netty Verboom on Saturday, April 25, 2020. Netty is the mother of Andre Verboom, Teacher at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements are being cared for by Donald V. Brown Funeral Home (36 Lake Avenue, Stoney Creek). With respect to the current restrictions, there will be no visitation at this time. There will be private graveside service for immediate family only.

Vera Novy

We regret to announce the death of Vera Novy on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Vera was the mother of Vera Garneau, Educational Assistant at St. James Catholic Elementary School. With respect to the current restrictions, there will be no visitation at this time. There will be private graveside service for immediate family only.

Ramona R. “Monie” Stanbro

We regret to announce the death of Ramona R. “Monie” Stanbro on Friday, April 10, 2020. Monie was the mother of Darcy Stanbro-Tweedle, Disability Management Officer. With respect to the current restrictions, there will be no visitation at this time. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Time and place to be announced. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Forestville Cemetery. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville, Ontario.

Agnes Dallan

We regret to announce the death of Agnes Dallan, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Agnes was the mother of Julie Walters, Special Education Department Head at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. With respect to the current Hamilton Diocese restrictions, there will be no visitation or funeral Mass at this time. There will be a private graveside service for immediate family only. A Funeral Mass and gathering will be held at a later date.

Giuseppe Diliberto

We regret to announce the death of Giuseppe Diliberto on Friday, March 20, 2020. Giuseppe was the father of Mario Diliberto, Casual Custodian on assignment at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School. With respect to the current Hamilton Diocese restrictions, there was no visitation or funeral Mass. A private gravesite service with immediate family only took place on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Mary Devlin

We regret to announce the death of Mary Devlin on Friday, March 20, 2020. Mary was the mother of Jo Ann Devlin, Educational Assistant at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. With respect to the current Hamilton Diocese restrictions, there will be no visitation or funeral Mass at this time. There will be a private gravesite service with immediate family only.

Dennis Borsato

We regret to announce the death of Dennis Borsato on Tuesday March 17, 2020. Dennis was the husband of Roseanne Borsato, retired Secretary at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School and the father of Melissa Porco, Occasional Teacher and David Borsato, Teacher at St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary School. He was also the father-in-law of Anthony Porco, Teacher at St. Mark Catholic Elementary School, brother of Debbie Mesicek, Teacher at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School and brother-in-law of Charlie Troisi, ESL Instructor at St. Charles Continuing Education and Karen Troisi, Casual Clerical. There will be a private funeral with immediate family only at this time. With respect to the current Hamilton Diocese restrictions, the family will announce a Mass and gathering at St. Margaret Mary Parish at a later time.


Lily Joseph

We regret to announce the death of Lily Joseph on March 13, 2020. Lily was the mother of Anita Williams, Teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton.

Mark Edward Jablonski

We regret to announce the death of Mark Edward Jablonski on Monday, March 2, 2020. Mark was the brother of Monika Dudalski, Teacher at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School and brother-in-law of Slawomir (Vic) Dudalski, Arts Itinernant Teacher at St. Matthew and St. Mark Catholic Elementary Schools. Funeral arrangements have already taken place.

Maksimiljan “Maks” Pavlic

We regret to announce the death of Maksimiljan “Maks” Pavlic on Friday, February 28, 2020. Maks was the father of Brian Pavlic, Department Head at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will take place at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (1919 King Street East, Hamilton) on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Gregory the Great Church (125 Centennial Parkway North, Hamilton) on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Gregory the Great church or Incarnation of Our Blessed Lord Parishes would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Rita Marie Fleischman

We regret to announce the death of Rita Marie Fleischman on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Rita was the mother of Marcia Mahler, Special Education Resource Teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life will be held in the St. Elizabeth’s Chapel at the St. Elizabeth Villa (391 Rymal Rd. West, Hamilton) on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Burial to take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the March of Dimes-Jason’s House would be appreciated by the family.

Maurice “Moe” Kowal

We regret to announce the death of Maurice “Moe” Kowal on February 14, 2020. Moe was the father of Stephanie MacDonald, Special Education Resource Teacher at St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School. Moe was a retired Construction Manager at the Thomas Mahony Maintenance Building. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King (714 King Street West, Hamilton) on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The family would appreciate donations to the De Mazenod Door Outreach Program in Moe’s memory.

Linda Ciarrocchi

We regret to announce the death of Linda Ciarrocchi on February 12, 2020. Linda was the mother of Fausto Ciarrocchi, Technical Analyst – ICT Department and mother-in-law of Marisa Ciarrocchi, Special Needs Lunchroom Supervisor at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will take place at the Vescio Funeral Home Maple Chapel (211 McNaughton Rd. East, Maple) on Saturday February 22, 2020 from 10:00 am. to 11:00 a.m. A Funeral Service will be celebrated directly following the visitation hour at 11:00 a.m. in the Vescio Funeral Home Eternity Chapel. Donations in memory of Linda may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Faustina Sanmartin

We regret to announce the death of Faustina Sanmartin on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Faustina was the mother of Sandra Zarcone, Teacher at Wilma's Place. She was also the grandmother of Stephanie Pecora, Teacher at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School and sister-in-law of Peter Narduzzi, retired Secondary Principal. Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Tuesday February 11, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Church (Our Lady of Lourdes Site, 416 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Dolores Pegg

We regret to announce the death of Dolores Pegg. Dolores was the mother of Carol Filinski, Child and Youth Worker at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. As per Dolores' wishes, cremation will occur, followed by a private funeral. Those who wish to honour Dolores' memory may do so by donating to McMaster Children's Hospital.

Stanley Michael Siek

We regret to announce the death of Stanley Michael Siek. Stanley was the father of Deborah Falcao, Teacher at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton St. E. Hamilton) on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Parish (475 Mary Street West, Hamilton) on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Donations in his memory to St. Lawrence Parish Building Fund or Kidney Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Michael Hampson

We regret to announce the death of Michael Hampson on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Michael was the brother of Susan Hampson-Strabac, Special Education Resource Teacher at St. Anthony Daniel Catholic Elementary School. Private family funeral will be occurring.

Mae Ruby Campbell

We regret to announce the death of Mae Ruby Campbell. Mae was the mother of Lynn Walz, Educational Assistant at Cathedral High School. Visitation will take place at Forest Lawn Funeral Home (1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London) on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of Mae’s life will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. Donations to the South Huron Hospital (24 Huron Street West, Exeter) would be appreciated by the family.

Gerald Yamashita

We regret to announce the death of Gerald Yamashita on January 19, 2020. Gerald was the father of Denise Yamashita, Secondary Special Assignment Teacher at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Cresmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton), on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to Emmanuel House Hospice Care would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Martin Dosen

We regret to announce the death of Martin Dosen on January 15, 2020. Martin was the father of Diana Vrsaljko, Teacher at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East, Hamilton) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Holy Cross Church (1883 King St East, Hamilton) at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020. Interment will be at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Holy Cross Parish would be appreciated by the family.

Theresa “Rosaria” Camilleri

We regret to announce the death of Theresa “Rosaria” Camilleri on January 8, 2020. Theresa was the mother of Sarina Eterno, Clerk-typist at Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School. Theresa was also a retired Assistant Custodian. Visitation will be held at FRISCOLANTI FUNERAL CHAPEL (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Friday January 10, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at 3:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at Regina Mundi Church (631 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton) on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Ancaster. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Interval House of Hamilton would be appreciated by the family.

Giovanni "John" Torosantucci

We regret to announce the death of Giovanni "John" Torosantucci on Monday, January 6, 2020. John was the father of Lori Torosantucci Salvo, Teacher at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Cresmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton) on Thursday, January 9, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (50 Brucedale Avenue East, Hamilton). Entombment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Martha Hamilton

We regret to announce the death of Martha Hamilton on Friday, December 20, 2019. Martha was the mother of Cathie Hamilton, Educational Assistant at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School. Visitation and funeral services have taken place.

Sylvia Boyko

We regret to announce the death of Sylvia Boyko on Wednesday, December 25, 2019. Sylvia was the mother of Greg Boyko, Special Education Resource Teacher at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at the Marlatt Funeral Home, Swackhamer Chapel (195 King Street West, Dundas) on Tuesday December 31, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow in the Marlatt Dundas Chapel. The celebrant is Father Andrew Lopatniuk. In lieu of flowers, donations to the M.S. Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Charles Troisi Sr.

We regret to announce the death of Charles Troisi (Sr.) on Friday, December 27, 2019. Charlie was the father of Charlie Troisi, Instructor at St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centre – East 5th Campus and father-in-law of Karen Troisi, Casual Clerical. He was also the father of Roseanne Borsato, retired Secretary at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School and grandfather of Maddie Troisi, Student Trustee; Amanda Troisi, Casual Childminder for St Charles Centres; David Borsato, Teacher at St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School; Melissa Porco, Occasional Teacher and Anthony Porco, Teacher at St Mark Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Ave., Hamilton) on Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton) on Monday December 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Jeff Isley

We regret to announce the death of Jeff Isley on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Jeff was the son of Kelly Divers, Educational Assistant at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School. Private cremation has taken place. Friends and family are invited to a visitation at Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home (146 Mill Street North, Waterdown) on Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The family would appreciate donations to a charity of your choice as expressions of sympathy.

Antonietta D’Intino

We regret to announce the death of Antonietta D’Intino on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Antonietta was the mother of Aldo D’Intino, Board Trustee and mother-in-law of Lina D’Intino, Teacher at St. David Catholic Elementary School. She was also the grandmother of Domenic D’Intino and Dahlia D’Intino, both Teachers at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will take place at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (1919 King St. E (between Cochrane and Rosedale), Hamilton) on Wednesday December 18, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be at 8:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (165 Prospect St. N., Hamilton) on Thursday December 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the charity of your choice.

Rafaela (Lina) Gennaccaro

We regret to announce the death of Rafaela (Lina) Gennaccaro on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Rafaela was the mother of Connie Ventura, Teacher at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School and Giuseppina (Josie) Gennaccaro de Maia, Teacher at St. Luke Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. & 6:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil prayers at 8:45 pm. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 am. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to a charity of your choice.

Jerry Creedon

We regret to announce the death of Jerry Creedon on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Jerry served for many years as Adult Faith Animator for the Board. He was the father of Órlaith Galli, Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and Conaire Creedon, Custodian at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home BURLINGTON (1010 Botanical Drive, Burlington) on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King (714 King St. W., Hamilton) on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with vigil prayers at 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King (714 King St. W., Hamilton) on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Augustine Cemetery, Dundas. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Jerry’s memory to the Sisters of the Precious Blood or the Good Shepherd Centre of Hamilton.

Francesco Cali

We regret to announce the death of Francesco Cali. Francesco was the father of Catherine Tam, Clerk-typist at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will take place at Smith's Funeral Home [454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road) in Stoney Creek] on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery in Stoney Creek. Memorial donations, in Francesco’s memory, to St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Angela Careri

We regret to announce the death of Angela Careri on Saturday November 23, 2019. Angela was the mother of Connie Palmieri, Educational Assistant at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East at James Street, Hamilton) on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Thursday November 28, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass to be offered at All Souls Church (21 Barton Street West, Hamilton) on Friday November 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Donations to the Alzheimer's Society or Juravinski Cancer Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

Franco Maniccia

We regret to announce the death of Franco Maniccia on November 22, 2019. Franco was the father of Maria Marcuzzi, Teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic Elementary School and the father-in-law of Marianna Maniccia, Teacher at St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centre (East 5th Campus). Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East at James Street, Hamilton) on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 3:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be offered at Sts. Peter and Paul Church (50 Brucedale Avenue, Hamilton) on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery (254 Gardner Road West, Ancaster).

Edward (Ed) Chalupka

We regret to announce the death of Edward (Ed) Chalupka. Ed was the father of Christine Chalupka, Teacher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at the Donald V. Brown Funeral Home (36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek) on Wednesday, November 20, 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 celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church (304 Hwy. # 8, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be at Mountview Gardens Cemetery, Stoney Creek. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Michael “Skip” Semenzow

We regret to announce the death of Michael “Skip” Semenzow on November 6, 2019. Michael was the father of Lisa Semenzow, Teacher at St. Therese of Lisieux School. As per Michael’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at the HMCS Star Chief and PO's Mess (650 Catharine Street North, Hamilton) on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations to The Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Gloria D’Alesio

We regret to announce the death of Gloria D’Alesio on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Gloria was an Occasional Teacher and wife of Francesco D’Alesio, Educational Assistant at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. She was also the sister of Anna Antolovich, retired Teacher and sister-in-law of Anna Maria Biancaniello, Educational Assistant at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road) Stoney Creek) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be held on Sunday at 8:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. Memorial contributions to St. Anthony of Padua Parish or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

John Peter Fields

We regret to announce the death of John Peter Fields. John was the father of Courtney Fuciarelli, Social Worker with the Board and father-in- law of Robert Fuciarelli, Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (63 Hwy 20 East, Stoney Creek) on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place at a later date at White Chapel Cemetery (1895 Main Street West, Hamilton). In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory to the Juravinski Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

Wilfred Spence

We regret to announce the death of Wilfred Spence. Wilfred was the husband of Maria Vallve-Spence, Educational Assistant at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. A private family burial will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

Raffaele Papaianni

We regret to announce the death of Raffaele Papaianni on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Raffaele was the father of Angela Fortino, Secretary at St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School. He was also the grandfather of Ann Marie Fortino, Guidance Secretary at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and Jennifer Fortino, Social Worker at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements have taken place in Edmonton, Alberta. A memorial mass will take place in Hamilton at a later date.

Patricia DiFrancesco

We regret to announce the death of Patricia DiFrancesco on Thursday September 26, 2019. Patricia was the mother of Dean DiFrancesco, principal at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and wife of Phil DiFrancesco, retired Superintendent. Patricia was the sister of John Valvasori, retired principal and School Board Trustee, Mark Valvasori, School Board Trustee and Michael Valvasori, retired custodian. She was the sister in law to Bernice Valvasori, retired elementary teacher, Paul DiFrancesco, retired principal and former Trustee, Donna Martino, clerical at Cathedral High School and Linda Eckebrecht, retired payroll Manager. Visitation will be held at Smith’s Funeral Home, 454 Regional Road 8, Stoney Creek on Sunday September 29, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Monday September 30, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Incarnation of Our Blessed Lord Parish, 400 Pottruff Road North, Hamilton on Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Jim (Ascenzo) Lepore

We regret to announce the death of Jim (Ascenzo) Lepore on Tuesday, September 9, 2019. Jim was the father of Vince Lepore, Acting Science Department Head at Cathedral High School. Visitation will take place at the Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East - near James Street, Hamilton), on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with vigil prayers at 3:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church (631 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton). Interment will take place at Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum, Resurrection Cemetery (254 Garner Road West, Ancaster). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Wanda Gay Girard

We regret to announce the death of Wanda Gay Girard. Wanda was an Educational Assistant at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School. A memorial gathering to celebrate her life will take place at the Cresmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton) on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Autism Ontario would be greatly appreciated by her family.

Adelia Smerilli

We regret to announce the death of Adelia Smerilli on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Adelia was the mother of Phil Smerilli, Custodian at St. Anthony Daniel Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be at Bay Gardens Funeral Home ("William J. Markey Chapel", 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers will be recited at the Funeral Home at 8:00 p.m. during the visitation. Funeral Service will be held at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church (305 East 37th Street, Hamilton) on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment is at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington.

Paul “Pave” Obrovac

We regret to announce the death of Paul “Pave” Obrovac on September 4, 2019. Pave was the father of Robert Obrovac, teacher at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. The family is requesting a private family only visitation. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Croatian Church (1883 King Street East, Hamilton) on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Albino Di Domenico

We regret to announce the death of Albino Di Domenico on September 1, 2019. Albino was the father of Vera Bajus, Teacher at St. David Catholic Elementary School. Visitation at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East, Hamilton - at Kenilworth) on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene Church (232 Queenston Road, Hamilton) on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington.

Gino Filice

We regret to announce the death of Gino Filice on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Gino was the father of Susanna Filice Venneri, Teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Tuesday September 3, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Church (Corpus Christi Church Site at 1694 Upper James Street, Hamilton) on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 10:00 am. Entombment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. Donations to The Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Raymond Joseph Lynch

We regret to announce the death of Raymond Joseph Lynch on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Raymond was the father of Maureen Richardson, Teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Dodsworth & Brown Ancaster Chapel (378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster) on Monday, September 2, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with vigil prayers at 1:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church (11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster) on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Stephen's Catholic Church Cemetery in Cayuga.

John Agnoletto

We regret to announce the death of John Agnoletto on Friday August 2, 2019. John was the father of Lorena Madalena, Purchasing Analyst at the Father Kennedy Catholic Education Center and father in law of John Madalena, Equal Opportunities Consultant at the Nicholas Mancini Center. Visitation will be held at Markey Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East, Hamilton, on Thursday August 8, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene Parish, 232 Queenston Road, Hamilton on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Peter’s Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.