elevated wBKUv February 26, 1933 – December 13, 2019
elevated wBKUv Visitation
Wednesday December 18, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm
elevated wBKUv Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated wBKUv Funeral Mass
Thursday December 19, 2019 at 10:45am
elevated wBKUv Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated wBKUv Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated wBKUv Reception
Following the Entombment
elevated wBKUv Obituary
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Armando Maringola. Armando is survived by his cherished wife of nearly 65 years, Maria and their loving children Michael (Luisa), Mirella, Paul (Angie), and Peter. Armando was also adored Nonno to Alexandra (Amir), Vanessa (Adam), and Matthew.
He is survived by his loving brother, Angelo and will be reunited in heaven with his parents, Michael and Natalia Maringola, and siblings Giovanni, Maria, and Julio. Armando will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Armando was born on February 26, 1933 in San Vincenzo La Costa Cosenza, Italy. It is there that he met his adoring Maria, began courting her in 1951 and married her on January 8, 1956. Armando and Maria immigrated to Toronto, Canada in May 1957 where they made a home for themselves and their children.
Armando was a man of tremendous courage, moving to a new country. Without a formal education and without speaking a word of English, he worked very hard to support his wife and children. Armando also enjoyed working in his vegetable garden and making improvements to his home. He leaves behind an incredible legacy. He touched everyone he met with his gentle, kind soul and never wavered in his willingness to help anyone in need. Papa you are forever in the hearts.
A sincere thank you to the nurses and doctors at St. Joseph Health Centre and the Palliative Care Team from the Dorothy Ley Hospice, for their compassion and assistance in caring for our father.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospital for Sick Children in Armando’s memory.