ObituaryIt is with great sadness that the family of Italo Mario Maceroni announce his passing on Monday February 3, 2014. Italo succumbed to his various illnesses at home surrounded by his family, at the age of 76. Italo is survived by his beloved wife Franca of almost 52 years, daughter Mary (Maria Angela) Maceroni, grandson Karl Maceroni, and predeceased by his son, Tony (Antonio). Italo is also lovingly remembered by Franca Gualtieri who was like another daughter to him. He is also predeceased by his parents Antonio and Maria Agnese Maceroni and parents-in-laws Michele and Maria Carmela Naccarato and his oldest sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Richetto Arduini. Loving remembered by sister-in-law Rosaria and the late Carmen (Salvatore) Anania and their children Rosetta (Nick) Silvestrone, Lucy (Al) Corcoran, Enzo Anania, and Paul Anania and all their respective children. Also remembered by Antonietta and the late Pasquale Maceroni, Leonora and the late Rocco Maceroni, and Luisa and Aldo Arduini, and his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends in Canada and Italy. Italo came to Canada in 1954, at the age of 16 from Ceprano, Italy and quickly made Canada his new homeland. He was a devoted husband and father and worked extremely hard to make sure that his family was always comfortable and provided for. In his early years, he was an active adventurer, traveller, musician, painter, reader, biblical scholar, mechanic, and machine adjuster. In his retirement, he was an avid community beer bottle collector and staunch believer that someone else garbage was his treasure. In fact, he was ahead of his time as his beloved Crawford Street home was one of the original reduce, re-use, and recycle centers. If anyone needed a small appliance of any sort, there was always one to be found that had been lovingly restored by Italo’s very capable hands. Everyone in the community knew that if they had things to repair, they could count on him to lend a helping hand. He was a curious man and loved learning and overcoming new challenges and often conquered those challenges. Life dealt him some difficult circumstances at every stage but he persevered and overcame many of his obstacles. Italo had strong passions and convictions and was always honest with his feelings whether his family liked it or not. He loved his family deeply and his greatest joy came on the day his grandson Karl was born. On that day in 1993, he became known as Nonno to all of us. He will be dearly missed but his physical suffering is done and he now at is at peace and closer to God, Jesus, Mother Mary and all the saints and angels that he often named (and not always in a good way) until he could no longer name them. For those who loved him and cared for him until the end, all we wish for him is that he has finally found “quello coso meso” and table full of FORMAGGIO! In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated by the family.
February 06, 2014
February 07, 2014
St. Francis of Assisi Church 72 Mansfield Avenue, Toronto, ON
Burial / Entombment / Cremation
Entombment Prospect Cemetery, 1450 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON