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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.

John Douglas Cockman

We regret to announce the death of John Douglas Cockman. Doug was the husband of Theresa Tame, Clerk-typist at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. Cremation has already taken place. Visitation will take place on Monday, July 15, 2019 at PX Dermody Funeral Home (7 East Avenue South, Hamilton) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a service at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Assistance Program would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Susan Bourne

We regret to announce the death of Susan Bourne. Susan was the Head Chinese Instructor with the Heritage Languages Program. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home (Ancaster Chapel, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster) with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Woodland Cemetery (700 Spring Gardens Rd, Burlington). In lieu of flowers, donations in Susan's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Patrick Wilson

We regret to announce the death of Patrick Wilson. Pat was the father of Patricia Wilson, Special Education Resource Teacher at St. Jean de Brébeuf Catholic Secondary and Judith Hanta, Department Head at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School. He was also the father-in-law of Andrew Hanta, Department Head at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School and husband of Jackie retired Special Education Resource Teacher at Nicholas Mancini Centre. Pat was also a former Trustee and Chairperson of the Board. Visitation will take place at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage, Hamilton) on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish (Corpus Christi Site - 1694 Upper James Street, Hamilton). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer’s Society Hamilton Chapter, the MS Society Hamilton Chapter or the charity of your choice.

Ronald Joseph Hines

We regret to announce the death of Ronald Joseph Hines on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Ronald was the husband of Julie Hines, Educational Assistant at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School. Cremation has already taken place with no funeral as per Ron’s wishes.

Gary Simms

We regret to announce the death of Gary Simms on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Gary was the father of Jenna Simms, Teacher at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (1010 Botanical Drive, Burlington). A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (Burlington). In lieu of flowers, donations to Halton Peel Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House would be appreciated by the family.

Luigi Colella

We regret to announce the death of Luigi Colella on Monday, June 10 2019. Luigi was the father of Roberta Colella, Teacher at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Elementary School and Caterina Colella-Lopez, Teacher at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Friscolanti Funeral Home (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Barton Street East, Hamilton). Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Cancer Assistance Program.

Marija Bukvic

We regret to announce the death of Marija Bukvic on Tuesday June 4, 2019. Marija was the mother of Andrew Bukvic, Arts Department Head at St. Thomas More C.S.S. and mother in law of Charlene Bukvic, teacher at Corpus Christi C.E.S. Visitation will be held at Donald V. Brown Funeral Home, 36 Lake Avenue Drive, Stoney Creek on Friday June 7, 2019 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Vigil prayers at 4:30 pm. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gregory the Great Slovenian Church, 125 Centennial Parkway N, Hamilton on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Our Lady of The Angels Cemetery.

Frederick Cunningham

We regret to announce the death of Frederick Cunningham. Frederick was the father of Paul Cunningham, Teacher at Regina Mundi Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at P.X. Dermody Funeral home (1919 King Street East, Hamilton) on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers from 2:00-3:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. John the Baptist Church (128 Edgemont Street South, Hamilton) on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Burlington). Reception to follow at St. Elizabeth Residence Auditorium (391 Rymal Road West, Hamilton - Enter at Garth Entrance). In lieu of flowers, donations to Chalice Canada or Don Bosco Missions would be appreciated by the family.

Elizabeth Tabone

We regret to announce the death of Elizabeth (Lily) Tabone on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Elizabeth was the mother of Greg Tabone, Assistant Superintendent of Education and David Tabone, Arts Department Head at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. She was also the mother-in-law of Mary Tabone, Arts Support Facilitator and Luana Tabone, retired Department Head at Cathedral High School. Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home - "William J. Markey Chapel" (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church Ancaster (11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster). Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Ancaster.

Debra D'Olimpio

We regret to announce the death of Debra D’Olimpio on May 22, 2019. Debra was a Clerk-Typist at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School. A Memorial Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Tuesday May 28, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. & 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday May 31, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 4:00 p.m. – closing. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Jean Hader

We regret to announce the death of Jean Hader on Sunday May 19, 2019. Jean was the mother of Diane Hader, teacher at Corpus Christi C.E.S. Visitation will be held at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East (at Kenilworth) on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene’s Catholic Church, 232 Queenston Road, Hamilton on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 10:00 am. Donations can be made to the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada.

Antonio DiPaolo

We regret to announce the death of Antonio DiPaolo on Wednesday May 15, 2019. Antonio was the father of Lucy Mascarin, teacher at St. Jean de Brebeuf C.S.S. and Rita Leonard, teacher at St. Vincent de Paul C.E.S. Visitation will be held at Bay Gardens, 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, on Tuesday May 21, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Parish, 20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Patricia McKenna

We regret to announce the death of Patricia McKenna. Patricia was the mother of Diane McKenna,Teacher at Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Cresmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Avenue East) on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Annunciation of Our Lord Parish (280 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton) on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Ancaster.

Dan Girardin

We regret to announce the death of Dan Girardin on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Dan was the husband of Kathleen Black, Educational Assistant at St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School. Cremation has taken place and a service for family and close friends followed.

Luciano Scornaienchi

We regret to announce the death of Luciano Scornaienchi. Luciano was the father of Anita Fortino, Attendance Secretary at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School and father-in-law of Maurizio Fortino, Custodian at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home ("William J. Markey Chapel" - 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Annunciation of Our Lord Church (280 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton). Interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. Memorial donations made to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family.

Maria Giusti

We regret to announce the death of Maria Giusti. Maria was the mother of Anna Piccoli, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8, Stoney Creek - east of Millen Road) on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 8:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church (304 Highway 8, Stoney Creek) on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Mountview Gardens, Stoney Creek. Memorial contributions to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation or McMaster Children's Hospital would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

John Hogan

We regret to announce the death of John Hogan. John was the father of Brenda Fort, Educational Assistant at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School and he was also a retired Accountant in the Finance Department. Visitation at Stonehouse-Whitcomb Funeral Home (11 Mountain Street, Grimsby) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 12:00 noon until time of the Service of Remembrance at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the family home at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Queen's Lawn Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in John’s memory to GBF Community Services (gbfgrimsby.com) would be appreciated by the family.

Michael Colamartini

We regret to announce the death of Michael Colamartini. Michael was the father of Brigette Freitas, Social Worker at the Nicholas Mancini Centre. Funeral arrangements have taken place. In Michael’s memory, donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Joseph Valvasori

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Valvasori. Joseph was the son of John Valvasori, Board Trustee Ward 8 and brother of Julie Perri, Department Head at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School and Angela Pejic, Department Head at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School. He was also the fiancée of Carla Filice, Teacher at St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School and brother-in-law of Dino Perri, Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will take place at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Sunday, April 28, 2019 and Monday, April 29, 3019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:30-9:00 p.m. The funeral will offered at St. Catherine of Sienna Church (Corpus Christi site - 1694 Upper James Street, Hamilton) on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

William (Bill) Barnes

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

Leonard Devlin

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

Francesca Gervasi

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

Aniela Stachurski

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

Salvatore "Sam" Milisenda

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

Fiorella Allega

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

Toran Alexander Seggie

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

Vina Maria Santos

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

Donna Gravis

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

Jim Robson

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

Christine Bonk

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