elevated BIGSE Antonio Auciello
elevated BIGSE February 16,1937 – December 3, 2020
elevated BIGSE It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of an iconic man, leader, and patriarch, Antonio Auciello. He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Rose, his children Mina (John), Desi (Randi), Cathy (Sal), his grandchildren Daniella (Christian), Lauren, Christopher, Amanda, Brittany, and Luke, and his great-grandchildren, James and Liam.
elevated BIGSE Antonio was a true gentleman. He charmed everyone he met with his zest for life, winning smile, signature grey curls, and ebullient sense of humour. Tony radiated warmth, kindness and generosity, always approaching others with an open heart and an open hand. He was a visionary who believed most ardently in the axiom that any dream —however lofty or seemingly out of reach— could be turned into a reality. It was this core, driving tenet that motivated him to leave his Italian hometown, Anzano di Puglia, for Toronto at age 16. Tony’s integrity, tenacity, and desire to control his own destiny quickly catapulted him from an immigrant barber to an owner of successful hair salons, and later in life, to a builder and developer of master-planned communities in the Greater Toronto Area. He was an inspiration; a trailblazer who used his remarkable strength to transform every one of life’s obstacles into opportunity. Tony’s story is proof that, with enough heart, faith, and determination, the impossible can become possible. The positive impact he made on so many people’s lives is a true testament to his extraordinary character and will be remembered as his real legacy.
elevated BIGSE For all his many incredible accomplishments, when asked what his greatest achievement was, he would always say his family. Tony’s love for his wife, Rose, was the guiding light in his life. His desire to protect and provide for those he loved was the fuel to his ever-burning fire.
elevated BIGSE He will be deeply missed but will live on forever in the hearts of all who had the privilege to know him.
elevated BIGSE In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Arthritis Society.
elevated BIGSE A private Funeral Mass will take place Monday, December 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Please click the link to view the Funeral Mass
We are so sorry for your family’s loss. Sending you our condolences And love at this sad and difficult time. Our thoughts are with you all.
The Newman Family
Dear Rose, Mina, Cathy, Desi and families :
We were both shocked and saddened to hear of cousinTony’s passing.
Your family was so very blessed to have such a caring and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Please accept my family’s deepest condolences on your loss at this most difficult time.
Tony was truly a very special man and I will always cherish the great
memories of him, especially from my childhood.
I always loved seeing him at family functions. Tony will always be remembered for his beautiful smile, and very positive influence on so many people, including me and my family.
Your family is in our heart, thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
May he rest in eternal peace.
Thank you Maria
We are saddened about the loss of my cousin Antonio; a truly courageous, and exceptional man.
Our condolences to Rosetta, Mina, Desi, Cathy, Rocco, Angela, Joe, and the rest of his family.
Thank you John and Rosemary
I hope you and your family are doing well. Please express our condolences to Cathy and Rose. We are thinkng of all if you in this difficult moment. Tony was definitely a welcome and helpful addition to our West Shore meetings and our annual site events. I wish that I had known him better! He was always a bright light whenever we met.
Thank you Frank
It is with most sincere condolences to the entire family that I write. I am extremely sorry for your loss. Everyone will carry something away from this fine human being, who was a Good husband Father grandfather Great grandfather & friend to to so many . He obviously was one of the blessings of life.
U have Suffered along with Antonio these past 5 yrs now may he Rest In Peak ce & watch over all of you. Always in your hearts.
I always love my conversation with Tony his insightfulness and fun spirit
He will be missed
Thank you Rick
Uncle Tony’s amazing life is the epitome of a dream fulfilled. His courage and determination are outshone only by his love for his beautiful wife, Rose and the pride of his life – his family, of whom he spoke so fondly. There is no doubt, Tony inspired many people, both personally and professionally. His beautiful energy lingers on. We are all better for having known him. He will be dearly missed. May he rest in eternal peace. With love and admiration, Matthew, Grace, Helen & Michael Capuano xo
Thank you Helen and Michael
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Cathy. Rick and I send our condolences to you and Sal and the family. Our thoughts are with your Mom, at such a difficult time, and hope that family and friends and all your memories will be a great strength for all of you.
Rick and Evelyn
Dear Tony, I am so saddened when I heard the news that you already passed away! You are such an amazing person, a good husband, father and a grandfather. You are love and respected by everyone that surrounds you. You and your great smile will be totally missed!!!
I am incredibly saddened to hear about Tony’s passing. Tony was incredibly good to me and always greeted me with his magnetic smile and a kind word. He had such a big heart! We lost touch over the years but it did not diminish my enormous respect and love for him. To Rose my deepest condolences. I can’t imagine you without Tony at your side. To Mina, Desi and Cathy your dad was the best! I miss you all and I would have come to honour him if times were different. Tony rest in peace and your memory may it be eternal. God bless your family. With much love Dimitra
I am very saddened to hear about the passing of my dear friend Tony. Tony was such a great inspiration and visionary. He was the consummate gentlemen who brought passion and humility to all things in his personal and business life. He was also a generous philanthropist, a great friend and supporter to Hesperus Village. It was a pleasure to have known and worked with Tony, but more than all else it was a pleasure to have known him as a friend. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the Auciello family. My wife and I, and everyone from Hesperus Village send our deepest condolences.
I’m sorry to hear about Tony pass away, please accept my condolences to Rose and Cathy my deepest sympathy
Your family is in my thoughts as you grieve this loss. My deepest condolences.
Dear Sal and Cathy,
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Please extend our heartfelt condolences to your mother Rose.
Condolence rose and his family
I am deeply and sincerely saddened by your loss. My heartfelt condolences to Rosetta, Desi, Mina, Cathy and family. I remember when I was a young girl how my family and I always looked forward to having Tony and Rosetta visit us. He was an outstanding man who was always pleasant, full of life, and had a radiant smile. He worked very hard and I am sure you are all proud of his accomplishments. He will live in your hearts forever. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Tony is now resting in heaven with God.
To Rose and the Auciello Family
We were very sadden to hear about the passing of Tony
He truly was a gem and made conversation very easy and laughter endlessly
Our condolences to all and may you find peace remembering how much of an entertainer he was when socializing with him
Tony always had positive energy and direction in life
As he is an angel today and we pray for him and all his goodness that he brought to everyone
Love you all
Be well and stay safe
God rest his soul🙏🏼
Susan and Manny
Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. We are thinking of you and sending our love and support.
Dear Rose and family . Please accept my familys deepest cindolences on your loss ar this most difficult time . Tony was a very special and generouse men with a smile on his face „always”He will be very missed. May he rest in peace . Maria and family.
Dear Cathy and Sal, we are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God grant your father eternal repose.
Dear Rose and Family,
We are so saddened to hear about Tony’s passing.
We have always admired and loved him.
His memory will with us always.
His suffering is over – may he rest in peace.
Merle and Stanley
My Uncle Tony- a true fighter and WARRIOR until the end. I will always remember your beautiful smile and generosity and your amazing hair!!! To my Aunt Rosetta- i can’t imagine the pain and loss you are feeling right now and I send you my strength and prayers and promise to you that your family will always be here for you to lift you up when needed! To my lovely cousin Cathy- you are my rock- always there for me and I will continue to be here for you always! Mina and Desi- sending you my love and light! I will be watching the service today remembering all the good times and memories I have of your Dad! love you all Cindy, Cornel and Nate Rock xoxoxo
Cathy we our so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, please accept our deepest condolences to you and your family.
Rose our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
A wonderful tribute to Tony, your memories will live on for ever.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our dearest cousin Tony. Please accept our deepest condolences on this most difficult time.your family is in our prayer heart and thoughts.
May he rest in eternal peace.
Our sincerest condolences to the Auciello family.
I will never forget the first time I met the family almost 20 yrs ago, it felt very intimidating at first but after a short while I realized how warm, loving, funny, kind and generous you all are.
You are all in our thoughts & prayers.
Love Adam & Ismael
To the entire Auciello family, our deepest condolences. May you remember the good times and cherish the memories. He will forever be in your hearts. May he rest in peace.
Dear Desi and Auciello family,
We are so sorry for your loss and hope that you can make it through this difficult time. We wish you Long life, health and happiness.
I am so glad for the chance you had given me to know your father even in just a short period of time. He was truly an inspiration.
May time heal the sadness that you feel with the loss of your beloved Father. During these tough times, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your whole family.
Noni, Mina, Daniella, Lauren, Uncle Desi, Aunty Cathy & Families,
We are so sad to hear of Nono’s passing. Such a great man, father and Nonno— he always welcomed me into his home like one of his own. I have so many wonderful memories of him that I will forever cherish. May he Rest In Peace.
Dear Rose, Mina, Cathy, Desi and families :
I am so sorry, I offer my deepest condolences.
Tony was a very special man and I can say that he was truly an angel on earth.
I have known Tony since 1984 when I was an plumbing apprentice, and worked on one of the first few houses that he built. Like him, I also emigrated from Italy at a young age and we have been good friends since then. I will miss him very much.
May he rest in eternal peace.
Dear Cousins, Rose, Mina, Desi and Cathy and their Families,
Tony will be missed and never forgotten (he would not let us)
He was such a powerful Force in all our lives as only an Auciello could be, giving, caring and always hopeful.
May you all know how much we have been thinking and praying for you these past days, months and years.
When the suffering passes the Happy, Fun Loving Memories will begin and last a lifetime.
To Rosangela , my loving cousin, I miss you and may you find comfort in knowing we all grieve with you and ask God to give you strength and Peace.
We were really saddened to hear of Anthony’s passing. We have great memories travelling with Tony & Rose on Home Builders trips to Italy etc., and my discussion with him at our Group 905 Luncheons. He oozed warmth and friendliness. He was a class act and will be fondly remembered.
Dearest Auciello family,
while surfing in the Internet I came across to above sad message of the passing away of Antonio Auciello orginiated form Anzano di Puglia, – Italy. Thus very late however very touching an remarkable to me because my daddy late Antonio Auciello rooting also from the same Italian hometown Anzano and having the same name.
We live in Switzerland and might not be directly related. However we are very much touched and whish you even late though, a lot of strength and consolation.
Dear Auciello family,
Mina, Desi, Cathy, and your beloved mother Rose. I just came across Tony’s obituary, I wish I had k own earlier so that I could have offered my sincerest condolences then. I will never forget Tony, nor the family – working at Cachet was a time of great personal growth for me and I learned so much ! I will never forget the kindness of your father, his overwhelming dedication, determination and drive! And I’ll never forget that beautiful warm smile – I’m certain he is and will be greatly missed by all the people who were blessed to know him !
Please accept our deepest condolences, may God continue to console you in your grief and may fond memories of Tony, sustain you!
I wish I had known earlier, I so loved this man, worked for him 40 yrs ago at his hair shop, being 16 he would talk and teach me about life, such a kind man, my deepest condolences, to Rose and the family ,