elevated 7cJ8m December 12, 1946 ~ March 3, 2023

elevated 7cJ8m Visitation
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:45 am

elevated 7cJ8m Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated 7cJ8m Funeral Mass
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm                                   

elevated 7cJ8m Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home

elevated 7cJ8m Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7

elevated 7cJ8m Holy Family Mausoleum

elevated 7cJ8m Obituary

elevated 7cJ8m Emilia Rescigno (nee Parrotta)

elevated 7cJ8m Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the age of 76.  Beloved wife of the late Enrico (2017). Devoted and much loved mother of Nello (Rosalie, nee Maltese) and Francesco (Connie, nee Calvelli). Very proud and loving nonna of Enrico, Carlo, Luca, Marco and Emily.  Dear sister of the late Battista (Maria) from Bari, Italy, Anna (the late Giacomo) Gentile, Gilberto (Giulia), Ermelinda (the late Leonardo) Tucci,  and Giorgio (Nina).Emilia will be fondly missed by many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.  Emilia had a very special place in her heart for her extended family, Carlo (Connie) Maltese and the late Frank (Helen) Calvelli and their children.   Family gatherings will never be the same.

elevated 7cJ8m Predeceased by her parents Graziano and Teresina Parrotta, her brother Battista Spina and the love of her life, her husband, Enrico Rescigno.

elevated 7cJ8m Emilia was born in Pietrapaola, Cosenza, Calabria Italy on December 12, 1946.  In search of a better life, she moved to Canada with her family in 1964, settling in Toronto, Ontario.  Here, she married Enrico in 1971 and together they planted their roots.  

elevated 7cJ8m She will be remembered for her delicious and very plentiful meals, her culinary skills, and her love of family.  She always loved to spend time at the table, where time didn’t matter.  She was especially proud of all of her grandchildren, continuing to nurture them even at her weakest state.  Family was always first.

elevated 7cJ8m Many thanks to Dr. Rostas and Dr. Sagman for their compassion and care.  A special thank you to Dr. Maida and the exceptional staff and volunteers at Hospice Vaughan. The family appreciates all those who visited and cared for our mother.  Your kindness will never be forgotten.

elevated 7cJ8m In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made at Hospice Vaughan (Islington Avenue). https://www.hospicevaughan.com/