It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Armando Merlino, at the age of 95 on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Armando was born on October 21, 1925 in Mignano di Monte Lungo, Italy. He moved to Toronto, Canada in 1951, and from nothing, he mastered the trade of carpentry, created a family, made many friends, and built his history.
Loving son of the late Antonio and Angela Merlino. Beloved husband of the late Carmela Merlino (nee Carcone). Cherished father of Robert (Mary) and Diana. Devoted and proudest “Grumpy” of Aaron, Caitlin and Nicole (Kosta). Dearest brother of his 2 surviving sisters, Iolanda and Maria, and 4 deceased siblings, Giuseppe, Arturo, Mimma and Carmela.
Armando will be incredibly missed by all who knew him. He truly was one of a kind, even regarded as a “legend”, for his quick wit and humour, years of wisdom, helping hands, and selfless soul. He touched many lives throughout the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society https://www.cancer.ca/, would be appreciated by the family.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions there will be a private funeral mass and burial on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 10:30 am. To view the Funeral Mass, please click on the link below.
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Our deepest condolences to the merlino family
from Ann and Loreto D’ammizio
“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”
With a lump in my throat and a chunk out of my heart I offer my sincerest condolences to the family. I am sorry for your and our loss of a true one of a kind human being. I will surely miss our conversations and bantering. RIP Armando, aka…Coach, Grumpy.
We love you Grumpy! Thank you for all you have done. Thank you for letting me into your family and home. I will do my best to take care of Diana and Nicole for you! Don’t worry about your girls. As we will miss you dearly here I know you are in a happy place! ❤
Sentite condoglianze a voi tutti…..siamo qui addolorati per la perdita del nostro immenso zio Armando!❤️
Such a beautiful tribute to such a fine man. His legacy is his amazing family. God Bless his family always❤️.
Dearest uncle Armand.. it just won’t be the same now pulling up to my mom’s house and see you sitting on the bench and asking me how the farm is. Rest in peace as you now join all our family in heaven .
You touched our lives in so many ways and brought smiles to all of us. And we are so grateful to have known you. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Oresto & Angela Rossi ❤️
Our deepest condolences to Armand’s family. The King’s considered him part of our family too.
Bettie Carcone and Wayne (who Armand called the
“Refugee” cause he’s from Alabama) sending our heartfelt sympathy to the family of someone who will be deeply missed so much by so many. Armand was always there with us to support us in our racing days at Pinecrest Speedway and our fun and wild trips to the races in Oswego, N.Y. Thanks for the memories “Padin”
Dearest uncle Armand, it just won’t be the same without you. We will miss your presence as you tend to your home, your funny remarks to our delays in renovations, your wit and advice for difficult handyman predicaments. We were always amazed by the way you carried your self with the strength of a young man and a beautiful loving heart. You have deeply touched the lives of every one who has met you. You will truly be missed. Sending our deepest condolences.
Very sorry for your loss.
He called us “Garbonzi”–yeah we were…for a few years during high school I was part of Bob’s band Frakus and practiced at the Merlino home. Even though I knew Arman for a short time–he always had a way to put a smile on my face and put in perspective how the band sounded–‘uno fracasso’. My condolences to the family.
Rest in Peace Armando
My deepest sympathy for your loss during this difficult time.
We will miss him. We thank him for all his help over the years.
Our condonlences to his entire family. May he rest in peace.