It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Assunta on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at the age of 87. Loving wife of the late Nicola. Cherished mother of Victoria McGowan (the late Michael), Teresa Tommasone, Tony Pileggi (Paola) and Robert Pileggi (Vittoria). Beloved Nonna of James (Amanda), Nicole (Alan), Michelle (Greg), Vincent, Nicholas (Yolanda), Susanne (Giancarlo), Anthony (Gabrielle), Martina and Nicolai. Proud Bis-Nonna to 10 beautiful great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Vito and Teresa Martino. Dearest sister to Angela (the late Vincenzo) and predeceased by her brothers Pasquale (Sara), Vincenzo (Teresa), Guerino (Elvira), Nicola (Donna), and sisters Caterina (the late Raffaele), and Maria (the late Angelo).
Assunta will be sadly missed by many relatives and friends.
Born in San Nicola Da Crissa, Vibo Valentia, Italy, Assunta came to Windsor, Ontario, in 1955 at the age of 21 with her husband, Nicola. They settled in Toronto in 1961 where they raised their four children. Assunta was fun to be around, had a great sense of humour and was kind, loving and generous. There was nothing more important to Assunta than her family and friends. She loved movies, singing, playing cards, and cooking. She was proud of her family and was never too tired to brag about them. Thank you to Dr. Masellis for the great care and friendship shown to Assunta as her physician for many years. The family thanks all the wonderful PSWs and RNs at Maple Health Centre who took such great care of Assunta with much love and compassion. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society.
Reposa in Pace
elevated W2LxY Friends will be received at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m.
elevated W2LxY A private Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.