Bereavements

Jose (Joe) Angel Fiorino

We regret to announce the death of Jose Fiorino on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Jose was the father of Maria Stevens (nee Fiorino), Teacher at St. Luke Catholic Elementary School. He was also the father-in-law of Cydney Fiorino, Teacher at St. David Catholic Elementary School and husband of Terri Fiorino, retired Superintendent’s Secretary. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East) on Friday, June 14, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Vigil Prayers to be offered at 8:30 p.m.. A funeral mass will be offered at St. John the Baptist Church (128 Edgemont Street South) on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 10:00 am. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery (681 Mud Street East). In lieu of flowers, donations in Jose’s memory can be made to the Terry Fox Run (Team Beat It!). (https://run.terryfox.ca/team/beatit)

Paolini, Paolo

We regret to announce the death of Paolo Paolini on May 29, 2024.Paolo was the brother of Pam Minichini, teacher at Immaculate Heart of Mary CES and brother-in-law of Linda Paolini, Secretary at St. Clare of Assisi CES. Visitation will take place on Wednesday June 5, 2024, from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. and Thursday June 6th from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Rd.) Stoney Creek. Cremation will follow at ta later date.

Linda Bandurski

We regret to announce the death of Linda Bandurski on May 29, 2024. Linda was the mother of Deborah Polak, teacher at St. Mary and the mother-in-law of Chris Polak, teacher at St. Mary. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, (947 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton) on Wednesday June 5, 2024, from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. followed by a chapel service in the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.www.baygardens.ca

Peter Kislinsky Sr.

We regret to announce the death of Peter Kislinsky Sr. on May 22, 2024.Peter was the husband of Mary Kislinsky, Supervisor of School Secretaries and Librarian Clerks (retired) and the father of Peter Kislinsky Jr., presently the Co-coordinator of the Equal Opportunity Schools CTG and OFIP and former principal of St. Ann, Hamilton C.E.S. and Mark Kislinsky, retired Secondary teacher at St. Thomas More C.S.S. Visitation will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.. at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage Ave. Hamilton, ON. Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 27, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Regina Mundi Church, 631 Mohawk Rd. W. Hamilton, ON. Procession to Resurrection Cemetery to followDonations to Regina Mundi Church or St. Joseph’s Villa (2 East) would be appreciated by the family.

Nunzio Filippo Leone

We regret to announce the death of Nunzio Filippo Leone on May 19, 2024. Nunzio was the father of Anna Boyle, Principal of St. Michael and the grandfather of Madison Boyle, uncertified teacher. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home – “William J. Markey Chapel”, 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton on Friday, May 24th from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, 165 Prospect St. N., Hamilton on Saturday May 25th at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice or Cancer Assistance Program would be appreciated.

John Ridland

We regret to announce the death of John Ridland on May 14, 2024. John was the father of Catherine D'Angela a teacher at St. Mark Catholic Elementary School and the father-in-law of Chris D'Angela, a teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be at McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home (431 Christina St. N, Sarnia) on Friday, May 24th, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Internment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Good Shepherd in Sarnia or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Maria Alice Do Amaral

We regret to announce the death of Maria Alice Do Amaral on May 13, 2024. Maria Alice was the mother of Luis Do Amaral, Custodian at Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel, (43 Barton St. E., Hamilton) on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 p.m.  Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington.

 

Jaren Kane

We regret to announce the death of Jaren Kane on Tuesday May 7, 2024. Jaren was a Casual Clerical, and she was also the stepdaughter of Kerry McNamara, retired Elementary Principal. Online condolences are welcomed and appreciated at https://www.circleoflifecbc.com/obituaries/Jaren-Kane/#!/Obituary. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.  As per Jaren's wishes, donations to the CYO Campership Fund in her memory would be appreciated.

Maria Ines Amarelo

We regret to announce the death of Maria Ines Amarelo on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Maria was the mother of Brian Amarelo, Social Worker. Visitation is on Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home (146 Mill St. N., Waterdown). A Funeral Mass will be offered on, Friday, May 10, 2024, at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Church (715 Centre Rd., Waterdown). Entombment to follow at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Waterdown.  Donations   to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada   would be sincerely appreciated by the family. 

Clint Finley

We regret to announce the death of Clint Finley on Monday, April 15, 2024. Clint was the father of Alexandra Clark-Finley, Educational Assistant at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School.  There will be no funeral arrangements, however, a Celebration of Clint’s Life with family and friends will take place on a later date. 

 

Carmelo Esposto

We regret to announce the death of Carmelo Esposto on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.  Carmelo was the husband of Katherine Esposto, Teacher at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Elementary School and brother-in-law of Anita Prawak, Teacher at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School.  Funeral arrangements have already taken place.

Betty-Ann Brown-Sheparski

We regret to announce the death of Betty-Ann Brown-Sheparski on Monday, April 15, 2024.  Betty-Anne was an Educational Assistant at St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School.  There will be no funeral arrangements, however, a Celebration of Betty-Anne’s Life with family and friends will take place sometime in June. 

 

Joseph Scime

 We regret to announce the sudden death of Joseph Scime on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Joseph was the husband of Sandra Scime, Assistant Superintendent – Curriculum Services (Kindergarten – Grade 12) and father of Samuel Scime and Phillip Scime, Occasional Teachers with the Board.  He was also the brother-in-law of Jil Privilegio, Assistant Clerical Support.  Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Monday, April 1, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:30 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Ann’s Church (11 Wilson Street West, Ancaster) on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.  Entombment to follow at Bayview Cemetery (740 Spring Gardens Road, Burlington).

Luigi Romano

We regret to announce the death of Luigi Romano on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.     Luigi was the father of Cristina Baptista, Clerk-typist at St. Charles Young Street Campus, Antonietta Watson, Casual Clerical and Angelo Romano, former Superintendent of Human Resources.  Visitation is at Glendale Funeral Home (1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke) on Monday, March 11, 2024 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Entombment to follow at Glendale Memorial Gardens (1810 Albion Road, Etobicoke).  In lieu of flowers, donations to McNally House Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family and can be made at:  https://www.mcnallyhousehospice.com/how-you-can-help/donations

Giuseppina Di Franco

We regret to announce the death of Giuseppina Di Franco on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.  Giuseppina was the mother of Sabrina Lovasic, Teacher at St. Anthony Daniel Catholic Elementary School.  Funeral arrangements have already taken place.

Antonio Luppino

We regret to announce the death of Antonio Luppino on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.  Antonio was the father of Domenica Deluca, Teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School.  Visitation is at Bay Gardens Rymal on Thursday March 7, 2:00-8:00 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday March 8, 2024 at 12:00 noon St. Anthony of Padua Church (165 Prospect Street North, Hamilton). Entombment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery (254 Garner Rd W, Ancaster).

Mary Palermo

We regret to announce the death of Mary Palermo on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.   Mary was the wife of Peter Palermo, Teacher at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School.  Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church (934 Highway 8, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery in Stoney Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to  McNally House Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Jack Antolich

We regret to announce the death of Jack Antolich on Monday, February 26, 2024.   Jack was the father of Carla Antolich-Davis, Teacher at St. Anthony Daniel Catholic Elementary School.  He was also a retired Elementary Principal and husband of Andrea Antolich, retired Elementary Teacher. Visitation is at Bay Garden Funeral Home (947 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton) on Monday, March 4, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (63 Highway 20 East, Stoney Creek) on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 11:30 a.m.

Drago Tomic

We regret to announce the death of Drago Tomic on Thursday, February 8, 2024.   Drago was the father of Dragana Bago, Teacher at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School and grandfather of Katarina Bago, Long-term Occasional Teacher at St. Ann’s (Hamilton) Catholic Elementary School.  Funeral arrangements have already taken place.

Giovanni Sebastiano

We regret to announce the death of Giovanni Sebastiano on Saturday, February 10, 2024.  Giovanni was the father of Filomena Tinebra, Designated Early Childhood Educator at St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School and Patricia Siena, Educational Assistant at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School.  He was also the father-in-law of Matthew Siena, Teacher at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School and grandfather of Falecia Romano, St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School.  Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home ("William J. Markey Chapel" - 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Wednesday February 14, 2024, from 2:00 - 9:00 pm. A. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Annunciation of Our Lord Church (280 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton) on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.  Entombment will follow at Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum, Burlington.  Donations in Giovanni’s memory to the Parkinson’s society would be appreciated by the family.

Dora Noce

We regret to announce the death of Dora Noce on February 2, 2024.  Dora was the mother of Nancy Russo, Principal at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School and mother-in-law of Maria Noce, retired Core French Teacher.  Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 -east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church (304 Highway #8, Stoney Creek) on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Interment Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or Diabetes Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Paul Francis Nolan

We regret to announce the death of Paul Francis Nolan on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.    Paul was the father of Dan Nolan, Teacher at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School.  Visitation is at Cresmount Funeral Home (322 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton) on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Church (1349 Main Street West, Hamilton) on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. Online condolences can be made at www.cresmountfennellchapel.com.

Paul Thomas Sheahan

We regret to announce the death of Paul Thomas Sheahan on Tuesday, January 23, 2024.  Paul was the father of Katie Sheahan Lenarduzzi, Acting-Principal at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School.  Cremation has already taken place and a private interment will occur at a later date. A drop-in Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 4, 2024 between 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Dixon-Garland Funeral Home (166 Main St. N., Markham). In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul’s memory to the Heart and Stroke FoundationAutism Canada,or any animal rescue charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Anthony (Tony) Gerard Rock 

We regret to announce the death of Anthony (Tony) Gerard Rock on Friday, January 19, 2024.   Tony was the father of Jennifer Rock, Designated Early Childhood Educator at St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School.  He was also a retired Secondary Teacher. A private burial service will be held at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Tony’s name to the Juravinski Cancer Centre would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Michael Lawlor Sr.

 

We regret to announce the death of Michael Lawlor Sr. on Friday, January 19, 2024. Michael was the father of Michael Lawlor Jr., Principal of Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School and brother of Laurie Russell, Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School.   He was also the father-in-law of Kaitlynn Lawlor, Teacher at Cathedral High School and former husband of Margherita Lawlor, retired Secondary Principal. Visitation will take place on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Online condolences are also welcomed and may be shared at www.baygardens.ca.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael‘s memory to the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

 

Jo Ann Patricia Lopata-Sullivan

We regret to announce the death of Jo Ann Patricia Lopata-Sullivan on Thursday, January 18, 2024.   Jo Anne was the mother of Jodie Lopata, Tradesperson at Plant Operations.  She was also the secretary at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church for many years.  Visitation will be held at P.X Dermody Funeral Home (7 East Avenue South, Hamilton) on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 5:00p–8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick’s Church (440 King Street East, Hamilton) on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 10am. Please visit www.stpatrickshamilton.ca to live stream the service. Interment to follow at Hamilton Cemetery (777 York Boulevard, Hamilton). Family and friends are invited to gather with Jo Anne’s family at St. Lawrence Parish Hall (125 Picton Street East, Hamilton) afterward to celebrate her Life and those who wish to attend directly after Mass are welcome to do so.

Leonard Gaspare Giacomelli 

We regret to announce the death of Leonard Gaspare Giacomelli on Friday, January 5, 2024. Len was the father of Carla Giacomelli, Teacher at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School. He was also the husband of the late Judy Giacomelli, retired Teacher. Visitation is at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home (796 Upper Gage Avenue - between Mohawk and Fennell, Hamilton) on Wednesday January 10, 2024 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday January 11, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow and a private interment will take place at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) or the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum would be appreciated by the family. Notes of sympathy and condolence may be made at www.dermodys.com

Michael Howie Blanche

We regret to announce the death of Michael Howie Blanche on Wednesday, January 3, 2024.   Mike was the father of Michael Perino, Teacher at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School and the father-in-law of Lisa Perino, Teacher at St. Luke Catholic Elementary School.  He was also the father of Jason Perino, former Custodian, and Mike was a retired Custodian as well.  Cremation has taken place, and according to his wishes, no funeral will be held. Donations, in his memory, may be made to the Alzheimer Society.

Ross Bowman Sr.

We regret to announce the death of Ross Bowman Sr. on Friday, December 29, 2023.   Ross was the father of Amber Connely, Teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School.  Cremation will take place and interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. A Celebration of Ross’s Life will take place on April 20, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch #58 (1180 Barton Street East, Hamilton).

Alfonsina Castellino

We regret to announce the death of Alfonsina Castellino on Wednesday, December 28, 2023.  Alfonsina was the mother of Louie Castellino, Shipper/Receiver at the Fr. Kennedy Catholic Education Centre and Joseph Castellino, Custodian at St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School.  She was also the mother-in-law of Michele Castellino, Assistant Custodian at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School and grandmother of Michael Castellino, Casual Early Childhood Educator.  Funeral arrangements have already taken place.

Vincenzo (Vince) Russo

We regret to announce the death of Vincenzo (Vince) Russo on Thursday, December 14, 2023.   Vince was the husband of Nancy Russo, Principal at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary School and brother-in-law of Maria Noce, retired Core French Teacher. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8, Stoney Creek (east of Millen Road) on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 3:00-9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church (934 Highway 8, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Vince’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

Giovanni "John" Macaluso

We regret to announce the death of Giovanni “John” Macaluso on Thursday, December 14, 2023.   John was the father of Marie Marshall, Educational Assistant at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel (43 Barton Street East) on Sunday, December 17, 2023 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of All Souls Church (21 Barton Street West, Hamilton) on Monday, December 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington.  In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory to a charity of your choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.  

 

Antonietta Caruso

We regret to announce the death of Antonietta Caruso on Wednesday, December 13, 2023.   Antonietta was the mother of Maria Caruso, Teacher at St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Sunday, December 17, 2023, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 8:00 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be offered at Annunciation of Our Lord Parish (280 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton) on Monday, December 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.  Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Burlington.  In lieu of flowers, and in honour of her passion and love for preparing and cooking meals for her family, donations in Antonietta's memory to Hamilton Food Share would be sincerely appreciated by the family

 

Joseph Palumbo

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Palumbo on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Joseph was the father of Linda Condello, ESL Teacher at St. Charles Adult Education Center and the grandfather of Marla Condello, Teacher at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place on Friday December 15, 2023 at Smith Funeral Home, 454 Hwy 8, Stoney Creek from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Incarnation of our Blessed Lord Church (located at Barton & Nash) at 9:30 am. Internment will follow at Mountview Gardens Cemetery, Stoney Creek. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to buy a Boston Cream donut “in a box” and enjoy it in memory of Joseph. 

 

Luigi Martini

We regret to announce the death of Luigi Martini on Friday, December 1, 2023.  Luigi was the father of Natalie Martini, Educational Assistant at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 3:00 -5:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Smiths Funeral Home (454 Hwy #8, Stoney Creek).  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church (287 Plains Road East, Burlington) on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Luigi’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or donating blood to save a life would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

 

Luigi Pavoni

We regret to announce the death of Luigi Pavoni on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Luigi was the father of Carla Passaretti, Itinerant Library Clerk. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East Hamilton) on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers at 3:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church (620 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Cemetery (681 Mud St East, Stoney Creek). In lieu of flowers, donations in Luigi’s memory, to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research would sincerely be appreciated by the family.

 

Jure Cvitkovic

We regret to announce the death of Jure Cvitkovic on Thursday, November 23, 2023. Jure was the father of Tina Ferraro, Teacher at St. Mark Catholic Elementary School. Visitation at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East, Hamilton - at Kenilworth) on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Croatian Church (1883 King Street East, Hamilton) on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek.

 

Joseph Palumbo

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Palumbo on Monday, November 27, 2023. Joseph was the brother of Linda Condello, ESL Teacher at St. Charles Centre. Visitation at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church (934 Highway #8, Stoney Creek) on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, memorial contributions to The Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

 

Dorothy Brennan

We regret to announce the death of Dorothy Brennan on Sunday, November 26, 2023. Dorothy was the mother of Jennifer Licop - Job Coach at St Mary’s Catholic Secondary School, Patrick Brennan - Athletic Convenor and Lisa Spasaro -Teacher at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Elementary School. She was also a retired Secretary from the Nicholas Mancini Centre, wife of Des Brennan - retired Manager of Social Work Services, mother-in-law to Leanne Brennan - Teacher at Regina Mundi Catholic Elementary School, sister to Darlene Mattiacci - retired Teacher and sister-in-law to Tim Brennan - retired Principal. Visitation is at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home, 1774 King Street East on Wednesday November 29, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. - with rosary at 3:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Assumption Church (63 Hwy 20, Stoney Creek) on Thursday November 30, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery (681 Mud St E, Stoney Creek).

 

Joseph Partito

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Partito on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. Joseph was the brother of Rosemary Lawson, Educational Assistant at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will take place on Monday, November 27, 2023 at St. Catharine of Siena Parish (620 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Cemetery (681 Mud Street East, Stoney Creek). Online condolences may be shared to www.baygardens.ca

 

Fredrick “Paul” Mielko

We regret to inform you of the passing of Fredrick “Paul” Mielko on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Paul was the father of Kevin Mielko, Principal of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School and Stephen Mielko, Teacher (predeceased). He was also the father-in-law of Christina Mielko, Teacher at St. James Catholic Elementary School and St. Luke Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will take place at Markey-Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East - at Kenilworth, Hamilton) on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Joseph Church (135 Livingston Avenue, Grimsby) on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. In Paul’s memory, donations to the McNally House Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

 

Lorenzo Finelli

We regret to announce the death of Lorenzo Finelli on Monday, October 16, 2023. Lorenzo was the father of Maria Finelli-Matozzo, Teacher at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Home (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at All Souls Catholic Church (21 Barton Street West, Hamilton) on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum) in Burlington. Donations in Lorenzo’s memory to DeMazenod Door Outreach would be greatly appreciated by the family.

 

Jack Vandenbosch

We regret to announce the death of Jack Vandenbosch on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Jack was the father of Jim Vandenbosch, Principal of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Lori-Ann Vandenbosch Teacher at St. John Henry Newman Catholic Secondary School. Visitation is at H.L Cudney Funeral Home (241 West Main Street, Welland) on Wednesday October 18, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church (50 Pelham Town Square, Fonthill) on Thursday October 19, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. Internment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery (Woodlawn Road, Welland). In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory to St. Alexander Roman Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Society of Niagara would sincerely be appreciated by the family.

 

Lorraine Roe

We regret to announce the death of Lorraine Roe on Sunday, October 8, 2023. Lorraine was the mother of Paul Roe, Teacher at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School and mother-in-law of Jackie Roe, Teacher at St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. A private interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, and as per Lorraine's wishes, memorial donations to the Good Shepherd Hamilton - Women's Services would be most appreciated by the family.

 

Slavko Kosic

We regret to announce the death of Slavko Kosic on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Slavko was the father of Robert Kosic, Principal at St. Mark Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Lisa Kosic, Teacher at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Elementary School. Visitation at Markey Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East at Kenilworth) on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 10:00-10:45 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Croatian Church (1883 King Street East, Hamilton) at 11:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of the Angels Cemetery, Stoney Creek. In lieu of flowers, donations in Slavko’s name to Holy Cross Croatian Church would be appreciated by the family.

 

Enrico Francesco Guglielmo

We regret to announce the death of Enrico Francesco Guglielmo on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Enrico was the father of Rose Crandall, Special Education Resource Teacher at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Dann Crandall, Principal at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School and Rose Guglielmo, retired Teacher. He was also the grandfather of Michael Guglielmo, Teacher at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School and Teresa-Marie Guglielmo, Teacher at St. Eugene Catholic Elementary School. Visitation will be held at Bay Garden's Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Parish (20 Idlewood Avenue, Hamilton) at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Enrico’s name to Hamilton Health Sciences (St. Peter’s Hospital) or the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Joseph Angelo Ricci

We regret to announce the death of Joseph Angelo Ricci on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Joseph was the father of father of Elyse Tassone, Teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School, Marisa Ricci, Teacher at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Anthony Tassone, Teacher at Cathedral High School. He was also a retired Elementary Principal and husband of Madeline Ricci, retired ESL Teacher. Visitation will be held at Bay Garden's Funeral Home (947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Monday, September 25, 2023, from 3:00-5:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Regina Mundi Parish (631 Mohawk Road West, Hamilton) at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in Joseph's memory to Regina Mundi Parish and Juravinski Hospital, Hematology C4.

 

George Belmore Jr.

We regret to announce the death of George Belmore Jr. on Sunday, September 3, 2023. George was the brother of Shirley Price, Assistant Custodian at St. Agnes and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary Schools and brother-in-law of Charlene Bolton, Assistant Custodian at St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion #58 (1180 Barton Street East, Hamilton).

 

Antonia Finelli

We regret to announce the death of Antonia Finelli on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Antonia was the mother of Maria Finelli-Matozzo, Teacher at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Home (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at All Souls Catholic Church (21 Barton Street West, Hamilton) on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Kanta Benjamin

We regret to announce the death of Kanta Benjamin on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Kanta was the mother of Karen Francis, Educational Assistant at St. John Paul II Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Friscolanti Funeral Home (43 Barton Street East, Hamilton) on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon followed by a funeral service at 12:00 p.m. Entombment will be at Mount Hamilton Cemetery (260 Rymal Road East, Hamilton). A reception will follow at Bethel Gospel Tabernacle (1355 Upper James Street, Hamilton).

 

Akilina (Helen) Hryniewicz

We regret to announce the death of Akilina (Helen) Hryniewicz on Friday, September 15, 2023. Helen was the mother of Nadia Hryniewicz, Secretary to Superintendent, Morris Hucal. Visitation is at Markey Dermody Funeral Home (1774 King Street East at Kenilworth, Hamilton) on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with Panachyda (prayer service) at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Holy Spirit Ukrainian Catholic Church (15 St. Olga Street, Hamilton) on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Children of Chernobyl or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

 

German Garzon Ramirez

We regret to announce the death of German Garzon Ramirez on Sunday, September 17, 2023. German was the father of Natalia Garzón, Occasional Teacher. Funeral arrangements will be taking place in Bogotá, Colombia. A Mass in his memory, will be offered on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of All Souls Church (21 Barton Street West, Hamilton).

 

Salvatore Mattina

We regret to announce the death of Salvatore Mattina on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Salvatore was the father of Phil Mattina, Teacher at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School and father-in-law of Teresa Mattina, Clerk-Typist at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School. He was also the grandfather of Marissa Mattina and Samantha Mattina, Occasional Teachers. Visitation is at Smith's Funeral Home (454 Highway #8 - east of Millen Road, Stoney Creek) on Monday, September 11, 2023 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. with a Prayer Vigil at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church (304 Highway 8, Stoney Creek) on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations in Salvatore’s memory to the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the family. 

 

Johanna Bin

We regret to announce the death of Johanna Bin on Monday, September 4, 2023. Johanna was the mother of Sylvia Bin-Vaughan, Social Worker with the Board. Visitation will take place on Monday September 11, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Benner Funeral Services (1105 Benner Road, Fort Erie). A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church (310 Central Ave, Fort Erie) on Tuesday September 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Johanna’s memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

 

Francesca Ozon

We regret to announce the death of Francesca Ozon on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Francesca was the sister of Angela Gottschalk, Assistant Custodian at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Cremation will take place and there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

Dino Peter Leo

We regret to announce the death of Dino Peter Leo on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Dino was the brother of Mirella Leo, Elementary Secretary at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School. Cremation has taken place. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Church (200 Mt. Albion Rd., Hamilton) on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 11:00 am. To view a Livestream of the service, please visit Dino’s page at www.markeydermody.com . In Dino’s memory, the family asks that donations go towards the development and growth of any local soccer league ensuring that future generations can experience the joy and camaraderie of the sport.

 

Elizabeth Mary Totok

We regret to announce the death of Elizabeth Mary Totok on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Elizabeth was the mother of Andrea Gibson, Occasional Teacher.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 2-4 pm and from 6-8 pm at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at 11 am at Regina Mundi Catholic Church, 631 Mohawk Rd. West, Hamilton with interment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 254 Garner Rd. West, Ancaster. The family invites you to a Celebration of Life Reception following the burial back at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hamilton General Hospital (ICU South), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, The Canadian Cancer Society, and/or The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

 

Marianne Nolan

We regret to announce the death of Marianne Nolan on Friday, August 11, 2023. Marianne was the mother of Daniel Nolan, Teacher at St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School. Visitation has already taken place. A memorial service will be held in the Cresmount Funeral Home Chapel on Monday August 21, 2023 at 11:00 am. Interment will occur afterwards at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Burlington. Online condolences can be made at www.cresmountfennellchapel.com.

 

Doralice Tarquini

We regret to announce the death of Doralice Tarquini on Monday, July 31, 2023. Doralice was the mother of Sandra Tarquini, Teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School and grandmother of Madeline Abel, Occasional Teacher. Funeral arrangements have already taken place. You can sign the online Book of Condolences at www.baygardens.ca.

 

Luigi Paron

We regret to announce the death of Luigi Paron on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Luigi was the father of Amalia Caamano, Teacher at St. Joachim Catholic Elementary School. Visitation is at Bay Gardens Funeral Home ("William J. Markey Chapel", 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton) on Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. with Vigil Prayers to be held at 3:45 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Annunciation of Our Lord Church (280 Limeridge Road West, Hamilton) on Monday, August 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment at to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery (254 Garner Road West, Ancaster). West, Hamilton

 

Barbara Brookes

We regret to announce the death of Barbara Brookes on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. Barbara was the mother of Cheryl Brookes-Gratton, Manager – Payroll Services and grandmother of Brittney Brookes-Gratton, Educational Assistant. As per Barb’s wishes, a private cremation has taken place and there will be a private service for immediate family only. A celebration of life will possibly take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Barbara’s memory would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

 

Judith Lynne Forbes

We regret to announce the death of Judith Lynne Forbes on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. Judith was the mother of Barbara Reid, Educational Assistant at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School. A celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judith’s name can be made to the Cancer Assistance Program, Hamilton www.cancerassist.ca.

 

David Joseph Di Diodato

We regret to announce the death of David Joseph Di Diodato on Saturday, July 1, 2023. David was a Teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School and brother of Lisa Pauletto, Teacher at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. He was also the son of Joseph and Antonia Di Diodato, retired Teachers. A private funeral and interment have already taken place. Donations in David's memory towards the future education of his three sons at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-david-3-sons would be appreciated by the family.

 

Fabian Steve Peretin

We regret to announce the death of Fabian Steve Peretin on Monday, July 3, 2023. Fabian was the brother of Carol Jurcich, Educational Assistant at Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School. Visitation will be held on Thursday July 13, 2023, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home (53 Main Street, Dundas). A Funeral Mass will be offered at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church (50 Brucedale Avenue East, Hamilton) on Friday July 14, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery (254 Garner Road West, Ancaster). Donations in Fabian’s memory can be made to your local Food Bank or Mission Services would be appreciated by the family.