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Doris Mary Goodwin

We regret to announce the death of Doris Mary Goodwin on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Doris was the mother of Karen Moyer, Principal – Elementary Virtual School, Patricia Amos - former Director of Education and Robert Goodwin - former Principal of Continuing Education. She was also the mother-in-law of Angela Goodwin - Instructor at St. Charles Continuing Education and grandmother of Brenna Goodwin, Guidance Secretary at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a private visitation will be held and a funeral mass will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Good Shepherd would be appreciated by the family.

Thomas Thiel

We regret to announce the death of Thomas Thiel on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Thomas was the father of Deborah Thiel, Educational Assistant at St. Anthony Daniel Catholic Elementary School. Due to current COVID restrictions, private funeral arrangements will take place in London, Ontario.

Elia Aref

We regret to announce the death of Elia Aref on Sunday, December 20, 2020. Elia was the mother of Joseph Aref, Teacher at Wilma’s Place Alternative Education Program and Philip Aref, Teacher at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School. She was also the mother-in-law of Danila Aref, Central Resource Teacher at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. Due to current COVID restrictions, private funeral arrangements will take place.

Jo Ann Devlin

We regret to announce the death of Jo Ann Devlin on Friday, December 18, 2020. Jo Anne was an Educational Assistant at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Due to COVID restrictions, private funeral arrangements have already taken place over the past weekend. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Best Buddies Canada (Bestbuddies.ca).

Aldo Lancia

We regret to announce the death of Aldo Lancia on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Aldo was the father of Maria Lancia, Special Education Resource Teacher at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School. Due to the current pandemic, a private Funeral Mass and Entombment will be held.

Paul Hansen

We regret to announce the death of Paul Hansen on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Paul was the brother of David Hansen, Director of Education. A Funeral Mass will take place on Thursday December 17, 2020 at 11:30 a.m., at Annunciation of Our Lord Parish (280 Limeridge Road W, Hamilton). A private cremation will follow. Due to current COVID regulations, registering for the Funeral Mass is mandatory and all guests must wear a mask.
In Lieu of flowers, donations to Rygiel Supports for Community Living would be appreciated by Paul’s family.

Nicola Noce

We regret to announce the death of Nicola Noce on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Nicola was the father of Nancy Russo, Principal at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School. He was also the father-in-law of Maria Noce, 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 17, 2020 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. with vigil prayers at 3:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be Celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church (304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek) on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Private entombment will take place at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery. In accordance with provincial regulations, there is a limit to the number of visitors who may attend at one time. Guests are encouraged to please RSVP on Nicola's tribute page, or by calling the funeral home (905-664-4222) for both the visitation and funeral mass. All visitors are asked to wear a face mask and are to remain in their cars until their allotted time. In memory of Nicola, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Cancer Assistance Program.

Tomassa Lina (Tomassina) Giancarlo

We regret to announce the death of Tomassa Lina (Tomassina) Giancarlo on Saturday, December 5, 2020. Tomassina was the mother of Maria Giro, Teacher at St. Marguerite D’Youville Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Due to the current pandemic, a private Funeral Mass and Entombment will be held. If desired, memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or St. Joseph's Hospital would be sincerely appreciated by the family. In accordance with provincial regulations, there is a limit to the number of visitors who may attend the Funeral Home at one time. Please RSVP on Tomassina's tribute page, or by calling the funeral home at 905-664-4222. All visitors are asked to wear a face mask and are to remain in their cars until their allotted time.

Francis (Frank) O'Meara

We regret to announce the death of Francis (Frank) O'Meara on Friday December 4, 2020. Frank was the father of John O'Meara, Manager of Maintenance and Renewal Services. He was also father-in-law to Carolyn O'Meara, Continuing Education/Benefits & Pension Officer, Michel Derikx, French at the Virtual School and grandfather of Sarah Hastings, Secretary at St Bernadette Catholic Elementary School. Due to the on-going pandemic, there will be no visitation and a limited funeral service will be held this week. Sometime next year, the family will intern Frank and his wife Elma at a private family service. Donations in Frank’s memory to his favourite charity, The Good Shepherd Centres, would be appreciated by the family.

Jermaine Anthony Junior Chase

We regret to announce the death of Jermaine Anthony Junior Chase on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Jermaine was the son of Ermine Radcliffe, Assistant Custodian at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Cresmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton) on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00 p.m. Private Funeral Service and Interment will take place. In accordance with the regulations of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario due to COVID-19, all events are restricted to a specified number of attendees. Please RSVP in advance by calling 905-387-2111. All visitors are asked to remain in their vehicles until their allotted time period. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. For those interested in making a donation in Jermaine’s memory, a Go Fund Me page has been set up: Go Fund Me Link for Jermaine Anthony Junior Chase

Barbara Ferracuti

We regret to announce the death of Barbara Ferracuti on Monday, November 16, 2020. Barbara was the mother of Joseph Ferracuti, Special Education Resource Teacher at the Virtual School and mother-in-law of Darlene Ferracuti, Educational Assistant at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School. She was also the grandmother of Christian Ferracuti, Long-term Occasional Teacher at St. Marguerite D'Youville Catholic Elementary School. Due to COVID 19, private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Margaret’s Place Hospice at St. Joseph’s Villa, would be appreciated by the family.

Cesina Ciapanna

We regret to announce the death of Cesina Ciapanna on Friday, November 13, 2020. Cesina Ciapanna was the mother of Corrado Ciapanna - Superintendent of Education and Lorenzo Ciapanna - Retired Secondary Teacher. She was also the mother-in-law of Nadia Ciapanna - Principal at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School and the late Josie Ciapanna - Retired Secondary Teacher. She was also the grandmother of Philip Ciapanna - Teacher at St. Ann School Catholic Elementary (Hamilton), Christopher Ciapanna - Teacher at St. David Catholic Elementary School, and Kathy Ciapanna - Special Education Resource Teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School. In view of Covid – 19, social distancing practices, wearing of a mask, public health restrictions will be in place at both the funeral chapel and church. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East - near James Street, Hamilton), on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4:00 - 8 p.m. A Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene Roman Catholic Church (232 Queenston Road - at Parkdale Avenue, Hamilton) on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. A private family entombment to follow at Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Eugene Church or a charity of your choice.

Vincenzo Delibato

We regret to announce the death of Vincenzo Delibato on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Vincenzo was the father of Mary DiGiacinto, Teacher at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School. He was also the grandfather of Amanda Monaco – Teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School and Dean Irvine, Occasional Teacher. A private immediate family only funeral has already taken place. A Celebration of Vincenzo's Life, will take place at a future date.

Dorentina Maria Mason

We regret to announce the death of Dorentina Maria Mason on Tuesday November 3, 2020. Dorentina was the mother of Mirella Mason-Tehrani, Teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School and Elisa Adili, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Due to capacity restrictions you may be required to wait. Wearing of a mask and capacity restrictions are also in effect at the church and cemetery. Visitation at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton. St. E. - near James) on Friday, November 6, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at All Souls Church on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. A private entombment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation Hamilton (stjoesfoundation.ca ) or charity of your choice.

Maria Pilot

We regret to announce the death of Maria Pilot on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Maria was the mother of Claire Wolfe, Clerk in the Purchasing Department and Roberto Pilot, Custodian at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be at Smith's Funeral Home, 454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road) Stoney Creek on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene's Roman Catholic Church (corner of Parkdale and Queenston Road in Hamilton) on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Private Entombment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. If desired, memorial contributions to St. Eugene's Roman Catholic Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family. In accordance with provincial regulations, there is a limit to the number of people who may attend the Visitation and Funeral Mass. Please RSVP in advance on Maria's tribute page at www.smithsfh.com or by calling the funeral home (905-664-4222). All visitors are kindly asked to follow Covid-19 restrictions and practice social distancing.

Robert (Rob) DeLuca

We regret to announce the death of Robert (Rob) DeLuca on Monday October 19, 2020. Rob was the brother of Joanne Marini, Educational Assistant at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School. In accordance with the regulations of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario due to COVID-19, all visitations, funerals and interments are restricted to a specified number of attendees. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering, as well as provide name and telephone number to funeral home staff. Please follow the directions of funeral home staff upon arrival. Visitation will take place at the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East at Kenilworth, Hamilton) on Saturday, October 24, 2020 and Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene's Catholic Church (232 Queenston Road at Parkdale Avenue, Hamilton) on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Memorial donations to the Respirology Clinic at St. Joseph's Hospital or the Juravinski Hospital Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family.

Carmelo Messina

We regret to announce the death of Carmelo Messina on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Carmelo was the father of Peter Messina, Principal at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School and Teresa Mattina, Clerk-Typist at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East at James Street, Hamilton) on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Due to capacity restrictions, guests may be required to wait. Funeral Mass will be held at All Souls Church (21 Barton Street West, Hamilton) on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Internment at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. Guests will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at funeral home, church, and cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hamilton Health Sciences (Cardiac Care Unit) and or Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.

Antonio (Tony) Perri

We regret to announce the death of Antonio (Tony) Perri on Friday, September 11, 2020. Tony was a Trustee with the Board for Wards 3 & 4 and the father of Bianca Carrara, Elementary ESL Teacher and Marco Perri, Custodian at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton - near James) on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Guests will be required to wear a mask. Due to capacity restrictions, you may be required to wait. A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The same restrictions will apply at church in addition to a capacity limit. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Charity of Hope would be appreciated by the family.

Lilian Marie (Mickey) McCabe

We regret to announce the death of Lilian Marie (Mickey) McCabe on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Mickey was the mother of Andrea McCabe, Vice-Principal at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (1919 King Street East, Hamilton - between Cochrane and Rosedale) on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please follow the directions of the funeral home staff upon arrival. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick Catholic Church (440 King Street East, Hamilton) on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hamilton CYO or the St. Patrick’s Church Outreach Program would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Larry Dobroski

We regret to announce the death of Larry Dobroski on Sunday, August 30. Larry was the father of Dana Whitehead, a Teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School and husband of Donna Dobroski, retired Teacher. Cremation has already taken place. Due to current restrictions, a small funeral will take place on Friday, September 11 2020. Details will be in Saturday’s Hamilton Spectator. If desired, donations to St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas or The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Ginaldo Tavani

We regret to announce the death of Ginaldo Tavani on August 29, 2020. Ginaldo was the father of Josie Pini, Principal at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School and the grandfather of Bradley Thurston, Occasional Teacher. Due to current restrictions, a private visitation and funeral will take place for family. Entombment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington.

Michael Kiely

We regret to announce the death of Michael Kiely on Monday, August 10, 2020. Michael was the father of Michelle Kiely - Special Education Resource Teacher - Technology Learning Centre, Paul Kiely - Teacher at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Melissa Kiely, Arts Department Head at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. Michael was also a retired Religion Consultant and husband of Margaret Kiely, retired Teacher-Librarian. Cremation and funeral arrangements have already taken place. If desired, donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Good Shepherd Centre would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Miroslawa “Mira” Krysztofiak

We regret to announce the death of Miroslawa “Mira” Krysztofiak on Sunday, August 13, 2020. Mira was an Assistant Custodian at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. Following her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be held at St Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church (8 St. Ann Street, Hamilton) on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Cemetery, Stoney Creek.

Edward Palkowski

We regret to announce the death of Edward Palkowski, on Sunday August 2, 2020. Edward was the father of Rick Palkowski, Teacher at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School and Joe Palkowski, Teacher at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School. With respect to the current restrictions, there is no visitation. As per Edward's wishes, cremation has already taken place and a private graveside ceremony for immediate family will take place.

Sheila Jobity

We regret to announce the death of Sheila Jobity, on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Sheila was the mother of Martina Jobity-Mayers, Teacher at St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, and mother-in-law of Hermon Mayers, retired Secondary Principal. Sheila was also a retired Teacher from the Board. With respect to the current restrictions, there is no visitation. A private Funeral Mass and graveside ceremony for immediate family will take place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Rosa Rao

We regret to announce the death of Rosa Rao on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Rosa was the mother of Theresa DiLoreto, Assistant Custodian at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Funeral arrangements have already taken place.

Helen Blahut

We regret to announce the death of Helen Blahut on August 4, 2020. Helen was the mother of Shannon Sicilia, Casual Educational Assistant. Funeral arrangements already taken place. In Helen’s memory, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the charity of your choice.

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.