Emma “Biggie” Donofrio
September 24, 1938 – May 20, 2021
Passed away peacefully at Chartwell Trilogy LTC with family by her side on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in her 83rd year.
Lovingly remembered by her sister RoseMarie (Jack) Walsh and her late sister Cora (Monty) Desroches. Predeceased by her father and mother, Philip and Frances Donofrio.
Loving Aunt to Phil (Janet), Lori (Rick), Tracy, Lisa (David) and Great Aunt to Danny, Samantha, Scott, William and her favourite little buddy Meric. She will be deeply missed by many family and friends, near and far.
Emma will be remembered for her incredible sense of humour and a kindness that was extended to everyone she met. She was a devoted Toronto sports fan, a softball player and could entertain a crowd with her accordion. Her love and devotion to everything she did will serve as an inspiration to all those left to honour her memory. Emma’s stories from her softball games, trailer days, PEI visits, Shell and Loblaws work days will be cherished and remembered by many.
elevated GXbWL In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Batten Disease Support and Research Association https://www.bdsra.org/
elevated GXbWL A private Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Please click the link below if you wish to stream the Funeral Mass.
She is one person I remember through every stage of my life. She was always fun, full of stories and loved a good meal. Your passion for Toronto teams will always be remembered. You will be missed. Forever in my thoughts sweet cousin Xoxox
What can I say about my cousin Emma. I remember being 10 years old and Emma asking me to be Batgirl for her softball team. My softball career started there but we went on for years to play softball together. As I grew older I remember going to clubs with her, we could count on her because she NEVER EVER drank. There were a few times people tried to fool her but she knee every time. I miss the good times we had. I was very lucky to have her as a cousin, and most importantly a dear friend. I will miss you coz. Love 💘 you! till we meet again.
So sorry to hear of Emma’s passing. What a wonderful woman she was, especially to all of her family. I have great memories of Emma and Uncle Jack cheering on the Leafs together. May she RIP and be welcomed in heaven by those family and friends who have gone before her. We send our love and condolences. Kelly, Alex, Annabel and Briar
My condolences & deepest sympathies to the family in your loss.
So sorry for your loss 😢 I was fortunate to have been around Emma and her sense of humor will always leave a lasting impression on us all.
I am so sorry for your loss and you all have my condolences 🙏