elevated yozSz June 5, 1927 ~ April 6, 2023
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Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm
elevated yozSz Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated yozSz Funeral Mass
Friday, April 14, 2023 at 9:00 am
elevated yozSz Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
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elevated yozSz Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated yozSz Blessed Virgin Mausoleum
elevated yozSz Obituary
elevated yozSz It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear loved one Emilia Ortino (nee DeFrancesco). God called Emilia peacefully on April 6th at the blessed age of 95. She is now reunited in Heaven with her husband Francesco, daughter Pina, parents Salvatore and Maria DeFrancesco and her many predeceased family members. Cherished mother of Ernie (Adriana), Tony (Connie) and Rose (the late Frank). Devoted and caring Nonna to Rita (Ross), Nadia, Frankie (Anna), Tanya (Vince), David (Rose), Adriel, Nyssa (Enio). Emilia was blessed to be a Bisnonna to ten great-grandchildren. She will forever be remembered by her family, relatives and friends for her kind heart, sense of humour and love of family.
elevated yozSz Emilia was born on June 5th, 1927, in Rende, Cosenza; married her husband Francesco in Montalto, Uffugo on January 23rd of 1949. Together with their young children, they made their way to Canada by ship in March of 1959. Francesco and Emilia made a home that was always welcoming and ready for regular visits from family and friends. Emilia loved tending to her gardens and was well known for her great cooking! Her food, just like her life, brought joy to everyone she knew.
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Our deepest condolences 💕Rita and Roberto La Rosa and Family
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, grandmother Emilia. She was a beautiful soul and I’ll forever have her in my heart. May all the fond memories bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to the entire family.
Rest in peace Emilia🙏
We are so sorry for your loss. Emilia was a lovely woman inside and out. She will be missed and fondly remembered. Sending our condolences, prayers and love to the Arturi and Frangos Family.
Tony, We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Our heart-felt condolences to you and your family
I will always remember my grandmother, cooking in her apron , her hand on her hip, frying us all potatoes & speaking very fast lol. May she rest in peace ♥️
Rest in peace Nonna. I will always remember you for your fearless spirit and passionate personality. You always made the best fries and cookies! Now you can finally be reunified with Nonno ❤️