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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).

Elbridge “Mac” MacDonald

We regret to announce the death of Elbridge “Mac” MacDonald who passed away on April 16, 2018. Mac was the father of Carol Goupil, Educational Assistant at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King St. E., Hamilton) on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service to be held in the Markey-Dermody Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Burial to take place at St. Peter and Paul Church, Bartibog Bridge, New Brunswick, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Queens Garden Long Term Care Facility or a charity of your choice.

Jean Adeline Andres

We regret to announce the death of Jean Adeline Andres who passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Jean was the mother of Mary Lou Van Kester, Integrated Arts Teacher at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have taken place in Sarnia. Donations to Huron House Boys Home (hhbh.ca), Alzheimer Society Canada (Alzheimer.ca) or the charity of your choice in Jean’s memory would be appreciated by the family.

Robert Charles Radigan

We regret to announce the death of Robert Charles Radigan on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Robert was the father of Shaun Radigan, Educational Assistant at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Ave., Hamilton - between Mohawk and Fennell) on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (305 East 37th Street, Hamilton) on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Nicoletta Colella

We regret to announce the death of Nicoletta Colella who passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Italy. Nicoletta was the mother of Vito Colella, Principal of St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School. She was also the mother-in-law of Connie Colella, teacher at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School and grandmother of Sabrina Colella, Occasional Teacher with the Board. Funeral arrangements are taking place in Italy. Please pray for the repose of Nicoletta’s soul and the comfort of her family. “Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.”

Domenica Leone

We regret to inform you of the death of Domenica Leone, Assistant Superintendent, Nicholas Mancini Center on April 4, 2018. She was also the mother-in-law of Daniel Filice, Occasional Teacher. Visitation will be at Smith Funeral Home, 454 Hwy #8, Stoney Creek on Saturday April 7, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm and on Sunday April 8, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Funeral mass will take place at St. Francis Xavier Church on Monday April 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

Mario Vecchioni

We regret to announce the death of Mario Vecchioni on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Mario was the brother of Frank Vecchioni, Custodian at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage Ave. (between Mohawk and Fennell) on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church (20 Idlewood Ave., Hamilton) on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In his honour, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

Santina Sottile

We regret to announce the death of Santina Sottile on Friday, March 23, 2018. Santina was the mother of Assunta (Suzie) Sottile-Fortino, Teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School and Maria Sottile-Hogan, retired Teacher. She was also the mother-in-law of Tim Hogan, Principal of Continuing Education. Visitation will be at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton - near James) on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King (714 King Street West, Hamilton), on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Geraldine Bell

We regret to announce the death of Geraldine Bell on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Geraldine was the mother of Sherri de Wilde, Teacher at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School, and mother- in-law of Terry de Wilde former Educational Assistant. Visitation will take place at Merritt Funeral Home (287 Station Street, Smithville) on Friday, March 21, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. with prayers at 3:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at St. Martin of Tours Church (166 West Street, Smithville). Interment will take place at the church cemetery followed by a celebration of life in the church hall.

Lorraine Olivine Koshowski

We regret to announce the death of Lorraine Olivine Koshowski on Monday, March 19, 2018. Lorraine was the mother of Connie Bowman, Early Childhood Educator at St. Ann’s Catholic Elementary School in Ancaster. Visitation will take place at Marlatt Funeral Home, (“Swackhamer Chapel”, 195 King St. West, Dundas), on Wednesday March 21, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday March 22, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Prayers will take place on Thursday evening. A funeral service will be held in the Marlatt Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington.

Tina Billone

We regret to announce the death of Tina Billone. Tina was the wife of John Billone, Assistant Custodian at St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School. Funeral arrangements have taken place. Donations in memory of Tina Billone to The Kidney Foundation of Canada and The Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) would be appreciated by the family.

Bridie O’Neill

We regret to announce the death in Kent, England, of Bridie O’Neill. Bridie is the sister of Jerry Creedon, System Adult Faith Animator. Please pray for the repose of Bridie’s soul and the comfort of her family.

Margaret Rogerson

We regret to inform you the death of Margaret Rogerson on March 7, 2018. Margaret was the mother of Margie Fuller, Clerical at St. Charles-Barlake. Margaret was also a retired Occasional Teacher. Visitation will be at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue, Hamilton) on Friday, March 9, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 8:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Church (Our Lady of Lourdes Site – 416 Mohawk Road East, Hamilton) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Internment at Resurrection Cemetery.

Frank Marrazzo

We regret to inform you the death of Frank Marrazzo. Frank was the father of Mark Marrazzo, Department Head at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School and father-in-law of Leanne Marrazzo, Department Head at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Bruna Guazzelli

We regret to inform you the death of Bruna Guazzelli. Bruna was the mother of Edy Graziani, Teacher-Librarian at St. Marguerite d’Youville and Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary Schools and mother-in-law of Nanni (Dan) Graziani, SERT at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School. Bruna was also a retired Assistant Custodian. Visitation will be at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will take place at 3:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Donald (Don) Yip-Chuck

We regret to inform you the death of Donald (Don) Yip-Chuck. Don was the brother of Deborah Yip-Chuck, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School, and Jennifer Wells, retired Elementary Teacher and was also the brother-in-law of Barry Wells, retired Elementary Teacher. There is no visitation and cremation has taken place. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann's Church, (11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster) on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:00 am. If desired, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.

Giulio Biagetti

We regret to inform you the death of Giulio Biagetti on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Giulio was the father of Josie D'Alessandro, Teacher at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Elementary School, Luigi Biagetti, Teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School. He was also the father-in-law to Loredana Biagetti, Teacher at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School and Dean DiFrancesco, Principal at Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Home (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 2:00- 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers offered at 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (934 Hwy #8, Stoney Creek) on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Carmina D'Alessandro

We regret to inform you of the death of Carmina D'Alessandro. Carmina was the mother of Mario D'Alessandro, Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. There will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, February 2, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton) at 11:00 a.m.

Michele (Mike) Pontrelli

We regret to inform you of the death of Michele (Mike) Pontrelli. Mike was the father of Carmela Burmania, Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Luke Church (200 Mount Albion Road, Hamilton) on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will be at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Cemetery (Stoney Creek Mountain). Donations to the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Florence "Flo" Silvia Famely

We regret to inform you of the death of Florence "Flo" Silvia Famely on January 24, 2018. Flo was the mother of Kim Oddi, Clerk-typist at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. To honour Flo's wishes, there will be no visitation. A Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Eugene's Church (232 Queenston Road, Hamilton, Ontario). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Aline Beatrice Deschene

We regret to inform you of the death of Aline Beatrice Deschene on January 8, 2018. Aline was the mother of Colette Bond, Custodian at St. James the Apostle Catholic Elementary school and grandmother of Caitlyn Bauder, On-call Assistant Custodian. Funeral arrangements have already taken place in North Bay, Ontario.

John Fitzpatrick

We regret to inform you of the death of John Fitzpatrick on January 9, 2018. John was a retired Teacher. He was also the brother of Catherine Fitzpatrick, Teacher – Cathedral Catholic Secondary School and brother-in-law of Michael Skowronek, Teacher – Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will take place at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue, Hamilton) on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton) on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Robert (Bob) Speziale

We regret to inform you of the death of Robert (Bob) Speziale on December 13, 2017. Bob was an Educational Assistant with the Board and was the husband of Kathy Speziale, Administrative Assistant in the Human Resources Department. Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers offered at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton) on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be appreciated by the family.

Mario DiNardo

We regret to inform you of the death of Mario DiNardo. Mario was the brother of Lina D'Intino – Teacher at St. David Catholic Elementary School and brother-in-law of Aldo D'Intino, Trustee Ward 5. Visitation will take place at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East Hamilton) on Sunday December 17, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Vigil Prayers will be offered at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Regina Mundi Roman Catholic Church (631 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton) on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Giuseppe Barbati-Minischetti

We regret to inform you of the death of Giuseppe Barbati-Minischetti on December 12, 2017. Giuseppe was the father of Joanne Condello – Athletic Convenor for the Board. Visitation: Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton) on Saturday December 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Internment: Resurrection Catholic Cemetery (2540 Garner Road West, Ancaster). Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.