Obituary

On May 11, 2021, Antonio Franceschetti, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, died at home.  He leaves his wife of almost 56 years, Mariolina, 3 children and their partners: Luigi and Cassey, Paola and David, Alberto and Mel, and two grandchildren, Stefano and Alessandro, plus relatives and friends in both North America and Europe.
Due to the current pandemic restrictions and under direction from our regulator, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, effective November 23, 2020 all funerals and visitations will be by invitation only to limit the number of people in attendance and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We encourage those that are unable to attend in person to express their sympathy by posting a message of condolence to our website or by donating to a charity of your choice in memory of your loved one.

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June 14, 2021
Luciano De Dionigi
Ci siamo persi di vista una vita fa, poco dopo la sua laurea (fui un co-autore del suo papiro); poi lo ritrovai qui a Padova, occasionalmente, oltre quarant'anni fa a casa della cognata e mi rivide con grande cordialità. Del resto non ho mai dimenticato la sua cortesia, la sua simpatia, la sua raffinata cultura e la sua ironia che resero indimenticabili le allegre serate trascorse a casa d'un comune amico e i ricordi d'una gioventù ormai dolorosamente remota
June 03, 2021
Alison Forrester
I remember Prof. Franceschetti as a kind and gracious man. My condolences to the family.
May 30, 2021
Maria Presta
Sentite Condoglianze per La Famiglia Franceschetti. Mia Sorella Angela parlava tanto di Voi. Vi penso con tanto affetto.
May 18, 2021
Anne Urbancic
In questo momento di profondo dolore, ricordo con rispetto il professsore e collega. Con le piu' sentite condoglianze, Anne Urbancic
May 18, 2021
George Ferzoco
As a University of Toronto graduate, I am deeply saddened by the news of Professor Franceschetti's passing. He was a fine scholar and a true gentleman. Please accept my condolences.
May 18, 2021
Giuliana Katz
Bob and I wish your family can be comforted in this period of grief. This has been such a difficult year; we look forward to a better future. Giuliana Katz
May 18, 2021
Manuela Scarci
Sentite condoglianze. Manuela
May 18, 2021
Enrico A. Vicentini
Cara Mariolina, porgo a te e alla tua famiglia le mie più sentite condoglianze. Un forte abbraccio. Enrico e Paul
May 17, 2021
Adriana Grimaldi
Sentite e sincere condoglianze.Professor Franceschetti was an incredible scholar and for those of us who were lucky enough to benefit from his expertise and humanity, this is indeed a great loss. Uno dei miei professori preferiti, now and always.
May 17, 2021
Michele Lettieri
Carissima Mariolina, mi unisco alla tua famiglia in questo doloroso momento con commozione e affetto. Terro’ i ricordi che abbiamo condiviso sempre nel mio cuore. Le mie piu’ sincere condoglianze. Un affettuoso abbraccio, Michele Lettieri
May 17, 2021
Gloria Cernivivo
I'm sorry to hear this sad news. Prof. Franceschetti was a real gentleman.
May 17, 2021
Salvatore e Cristina Bancheri
Caro Tony, RIP in pace! Che la terra ti sia lieve! Dear Mariolina, un forte abbraccio. Tony era uno dei miei professori preferiti! Ti siamo vicini con le nostre preghiere.
May 13, 2021
Kellett Family
Paola, We are so sad to hear of the passing of your Dad. Our prayers are with you during this time of sadness Send our love to your Mom and to all that knew him. I remember him as such a nice and pleasant man. We are here if you need anything. Love from us all
May 13, 2021
Armando Escovedo
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.