elevated 4Woro 1932 ~ 2021
elevated 4Woro Visitation
elevated 4Woro Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated 4Woro Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 2 – 4 – & 6 – 8 pm
elevated 4Woro Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, friends may have to wait to pay their respects during the visitation period. We are inviting friends for the visitation only to pay their respects, offer condolences and then kindly exit the building to allow for others to enter.*
Private Funeral Mass
Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 10:20 am
- Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the Mass will be Private and attendance will be by invitation only.
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elevated 4Woro Obituary
It is with profound sadness and heartache that we announce the passing of our beloved Father Augusto Gismondi who died surrounded by his family on Thursday November 18th, 2021. Married to Assunta Gismondi (deceased) for nearly 70 years, together they built a beautiful family and successful business that is carried on through their daughters Anna Pileggi (Stefan, Deceased) (Mark), Lia Mariani (Dominic) and their children.
An innovative and successful businessman Augusto started Gismondi Construction in June 1967. Augusto was passionate and determined in all aspects of his business that his legacy lives on today with August Group. Augusto’s many passions extended beyond the construction site and included dancing and travelling. Augusto & Assunta were known to dance the night away and attend many classes to perfect their moves. Both travelled for many years to Acapulco, Mexico with friends and family – Augusto would often recall memories of those trips as some of his most cherished times.
elevated 4Woro Augusto was a gentleman in every sense of the word. From his style to his presence to his values – everything he believed in, he lived. No one loved life more, in good and hard times he was the anchor of our family, always around to lend a listening ear and sound advice. His laugh and sense of humor was well timed when we all needed it the most.
elevated 4Woro Augusto joins in heaven his parents Pietro and Restituta and siblings Domenic (deceased) spouse Maria (deceased), Vincenza (deceased) spouse Pietro (deceased), Ida (deceased) Spouse Fiorino (deceased), Gino (deceased) spouse Elisabetta (deceased), Giulio (deceased) spouse Antonietta and will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.
elevated 4Woro Augusto’s greatest joy were his grandchildren. Martina, David, Julia & Michael. He referred to them as his kids and from the very beginning took an active role in their lives. Augusto’s grandchildren increased by two, with the beautiful addition of Robert & Christina Mariani to our family. He was Biz-Nonno (Great-Grandfather) to Noah, Angelina, Celine, Erin, Ethan, Sofia, Olivia, Amaya, Sebastian, Leo, Aria & Elizabeth. It warms our hearts that our children and great-grandchildren have such beautiful memories of Augusto that they can carry on in their hearts.
elevated 4Woro Although Augusto had many health struggles in the last years of his life, it never took away his spirit, sense of humor and love for his wife and family. He will be greatly missed.
elevated 4Woro In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Diabetes Canada
Condolences to the entire family. Zio Augusto had a wonderful sense of humour and I know he will be sadly missed. Condolences from the entire Korn family.
Dear Anna, Lia and the Gismondi family, I am so sad for loss. Sending each and everyone of you my heartfelt condolences.
Having become family shortly after arriving from Italy in the early sixties, I have a lifetime of beautiful memories of your dad and mom. We have spent time growing up together and watching our children play together. With so much gratitude, I express my appreciation for all their love, kindness and generosity.
For the countless family gatherings, their presence was felt by the heart, and filled with so much fun. Two beautiful people inside and out. Their beauty, legacies, and most of all their love will forever remain engraved in our hearts.
I know it’s only been a few months since the loss of your dear mom, and now you dad, my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Augusto, you have rejoined your beautiful wife Assunta in heaven, may God give you both eternal rest 🙏🙏
Thank you both for all your caring and love for me and my family, we will cherish it and love you forever ❤️❤️
We are very saddened with the passing of Augusto. I remember all the good times we shared at the Sora Club. Condolences to the family – he will never be forgotten.
Nonno Augusto will always be remembered in our hearts as someone who welcomed us with kindness. Our deepest condolences to the Gismondi family.
Martina, Ana & Julie, our hearts are with you.
Dear Anna and Lia,
Please accept our sincere condolences for the death of your father. Our prayers are with you.
Julie Alleyn and Ziggy Kalicki
My deepest and sincere condolences to the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time.
The Fabris Family xoxo
Dear Anna and Lia.
We have such fond memories of both your parents. They were such wonderful people. My parents enjoyed spending time with them in Acapulco and at the Sora Club.
It is nice to see he was blessed to know all those great grand children. May he Rest In Peace.💞
Dear Anna & Lia, my deepest condolences to you’s for the departure of your very dear parents! I was a little late at the funeral home unfortunately and couldn’t give you my heart felt feeling for his departure! But I will always preserve and conserve their great memories!
Dear Anna and Lia and the Gismondi Family,
We are so very saddened to hear of the passing of your dear beloved father and grandfather. Gus was always a gentleman, kind and thoughtful. He was also known for his sharp business sense, always willing to share his knowledge and experience. He was generous and charitable with many causes and everyone who knew him respected his indomitable spirit. His friends and acquaintances will miss him dearly. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. He is now with the love of his life, Assunta and is smiling down at us. Much love, Frank and Marisa De Luca
Dear Anna, Lia and family,
Our deepest and most sincere condolences, cherish the memories and all the love. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Augusto
Dear Anna, Lia and Families,
The loss of one’s father marks one of the most profound rites of passage in our life.
No matter wherever he is, he’ll always be watching over you. He will stay with you forever.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May he rest in peace.
Love Joe/Dina Longo and Family
Dear Lia, David and Michael
It is with sincere and profound sympathy that we extend our prayers to you. His pain and suffering has ended and he is now joyfully in heaven reunited with the love of his life. Indeed you will miss him but we are sure you have many wonderful and fond memories that he has given you throughout his life. God give you peace and comfort knowing that he is truly at home in Heaven.
Art & Betty
We don’t know what to say-we are truly sorry for your loss-you are
in my thoughts.
Dear Anna, Lia and family
My deepest and sincere condolences for the passing of your dad and grandfather.
Keeping you all in my prayers and in my thoughts.
May he rest in peace!!!🙏
Our Deepest Condolences, May he rest in peace now that he is reunited with his beloved Wife.
Julie Gismondi and Family
We extend our heartfelt condolences to Lia, Anna and their families on the loss their dear father and nonno. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. We are blessed to have many fond memories of truly wonderful man which we cherish forever in our hearts. Augusto will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am sorry for your loss.
It was sad to hear about the death of a great gentleman, with so many extraordinary talents. He would come to our office regularly to make sure everyone was doing fine.
He built an empire of buildings and family.
Augusto had it all. A true gentleman , with a glint in his eyes every day.
He worked life to the fullest. He achieved beyond almost every one else. His family was his greatest reward . Truly, he will be missed by so many people.
His memory and deeds will stand in eternity.
Dear Anna, Lia and respective families:
please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your dearly beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.