elevated BEkA4 March 20, 1939 – May 11, 2021
elevated BEkA4 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carmelina Rusciolelli on May 11, 2021 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of 60 years to Nino (deceased), loving mother to Susan (Nick), Sandra (Bill), proud grandmother to George (Irene), Nino (Samantha), Matthew and Kaitlin.
elevated BEkA4 Carmelina came to Canada from Guardiaregia, Campobasso, Italy, in April of 1951 along with her mother Angiolina and brother Anthony. They were met here by her father Francesco and moved to a home on Presley Avenue in Scarborough. After her education, Carmelina went on to a career in retail and banking before retiring to enjoy time with her grandchildren.
elevated BEkA4 Many enjoyable summers with family were spent at the cottage Carmelina and Nino built themselves in Muskoka. Carmelina’s green thumb meant the cottage and her house always had a flowering garden and a few tomato plants!
elevated BEkA4 Carmelina’s skills in cooking and baking were exceptional. Her specialty was Italian dishes and desserts that were enjoyed by all, especially her grandchildren.
elevated BEkA4 Due to COVID, a private mass and funeral will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1:30pm. If desired, donations can be made to Scarborough Health Network: Scarborough Grace Hospital – Birchmount Site, 3030 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1W 3W3.
elevated BEkA4 For those who wish to view this service, please click the link below. Online viewers, please be advised that the link will only go live 10 minutes prior to the service time.
Sending our deepest condolences to Susan, Sandra and the rest of the family on the passing of Aunt Carmelina. Our hearts are with you during this very difficult time.
Love Aunt Ada, Vanni, Sergio, Stefanie, Kayla & Alyssa
Condolences for the loss of Zia Carmelina. She will be missed by all that knew her. We are all blessed to have cherished memories of our time with Zia Carmelina when we visited. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Sandra and Susan and your families. We will keep her and you all in our prayers.
Anna Vittoria, Berardino, Tony, Robert, Ezio Colicchia and families.
Dear Sandra, Bill, Matthew and Kaitlin,
We were so sorry to hear about your Mom, mother-in-law and Grandmother. We know how lovingly you cared for her and for your father and grandfather, We hope that the fond memories of her, especially her cooking, your summer memories at the cottage and happier times with both grandparents will bring you comfort and peace,
Sincerely Corinne, Laurie, Scott and Kristen Roberts
Susan, Sandra and Families
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mother.
She was a lovely woman.
We will miss seeing her in her back garden.
She is reunited with Nino .
Thinking of you through this most difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies to you Susan and Sandra and your families. I will always remember Patina Carmelina for her passion for life and her great wisdom. Words of advise she gave me before I got married, “If you can read, you can cook.” This line has stuck with me all these years and she was so right. I have passed this message on to many. I will always remember her kind and soft voice.