elevated J47ff 1930 – 2021
elevated J47ff It is with great sadness, but with assurance of a life well-lived, that we announce the passing of a true Renaissance man, Ferruccio Simiele on Saturday, February 20, 2021. He was born on April 18, 1930 in Pietrabbondante, Isernia, Italy to parents Mariannina Tosti and Eugenio Simiele. After serving in the military for several years, he moved to Rome and became a sociable taxi driver entertaining many tourists and teaching them in detail Rome’s history.
elevated J47ff On October 30, 1955 he married Maria (Di Schiavi) and together they had two daughters Fiorella and Paula. The family immigrated to Toronto in 1966 where they began a new life. Together they worked hard to provide for their family and instilled in both their daughters’ values of hard work, respect and especially faith. They also dedicated many years of volunteer service to their church and other religious organizations.
elevated J47ff After Maria’s unfortunate passing, Ferruccio was blessed to meet Giuseppina (Pisani). They would later marry and together were able to travel, experience and learn about many parts of the world and shared a deep love of family and faith.
elevated J47ff Ferruccio was a kind, wise and extremely intelligent man, an amazing story teller and had a great sense of humor. The room would light up when he walked in with his smile from ear to ear, his positive energy and love of life resonating everywhere. He was an amazing father, a loving and extremely proud Nonno and he cherished his role of adored bisnonno. Ferruccio was our lifeline to the past, our mentor and role model, and our biggest cheer leader. We will miss but certainly not forget all his countless detailed stories of the past, our family history and his life in general.
elevated J47ff Ferruccio reached the amazing age of 90 years old. He is survived by his two daughters Fiorella (Reno) and Paula, his grandchildren Julie (Luca), Diana (Giulio) and Michael (Vanessa) and his two special great grandchildren-his ‘stars’ Audrey Maria and Gemma Rose. He will be greatly missed by his brother Franco (Paola), his nieces, nephews and many beloved relatives and great friends. Ferruccio was predeceased by his brother Arturo (Mena) and brother Dario (Rosaria).
elevated J47ff We will treasure our countless memories and remember him forever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
elevated J47ff In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in memory of the late Ferruccio Simiele to St Paschal Baylon Church (www.saintpaschal.org), the Missionaries of St Charles (www.simncanada.org) or the Blue Door Homeless Shelter (bluedoor.ca)
elevated J47ff Due to the Covid 19 pandemic there will be private visitation and Mass for family only. Please click below to watch the Mass
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Our Sincerest Condolences to The DiSalvo and Simiele Families. Ferruccio was a wonderful man and such a loving Nonno to our cousins. We loved him like our own Nonno. He will be so deeply missed but never forgotten. May He Rest In Peace Forever in Heaven with his wife Maria . We loved them like our own grandparents and will really miss them greatly as well.
Love The Greco and Bellissimo Family
So sorry to hear!
Will be missed by all,
may Rest In Peace !
Ferruccio, truly an amazing gentleman, talented in discourse with a great disposition. During a visit to Florida with Beatrice Zarlenga, Pina and Ferruccio, we shared many happy memories, travels and meals together. He recounted detailed and interesting stories from his past, reflective of lessons learned. A caring and attentive husband to Pina. To Fiorella, Paula, family and friends my deepest condolences. Keep those happy memories alive by sharing his stories with his beloved grandchildren…. Prayers and love from my heart. Carole Russo
Firorella and Paula
Our thoughts and prays are with you all at this very difficult time. May the memories that you all have made with your kind hearted father and grandfather bring you all comfort and peace.
Gino Norma Paul and Mark Di Salvo
Our Condolences to you Fiorella and family on the lost of your father and grandfather. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Angie and Nino Orestano
To Fiorella, Reno and the whole DiSalvo and Simiele families.
Words would fall short from expressing our deepest sorrow for the passing of your beloved Ferruccio.
A father is the foundation of the family. He is not only a mentor, but a very close friend and our guidance for the appreciation for our blessings in life, and Ferruccio had mastered the art.
His absence leaves a void in the heart that can only be attempted to be filled with the memories of how much he gave to you, his family.
May God Bless his Soul and accept him into His Kingdom with open arms.
Together, Ann and Guido and the rest of the family extend our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ann and Guido Rapone
Fiorella, Rino and Family,
Our sincerest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Fiorella, Rino and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. May the memories you have made be cherished forever.
Fiorella, Reno and Family,
Our sincere condolences, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Deanna and Genito Isabella
Ferruccio my cousin was an straordinary and intelligent man he thought me many things we have always respected and loved each other i miss him so much and will naver forget him will always remain in my heart ❤ i love you my dear cousin.
Praying for you in your time of loss,
May the Lord be your comfort and strength and may have a sense of His nearness to you during this time of sorrow.
God bless you and keep you.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father, Nonno and great Nonno. May his memory give you strength to get you through this difficult time.
My deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and your beautiful family. I looked forward to Monday mornings as Feruccio would always come to my desk and greet me with his wonderful smile and thoughts of the day. Always positive, happy as he lit up the room as he entered. I feel very blessed that I had opportunity to meet him. A true gentleman, a true pleasure. May he Rest in Peace.
Will be remembered for his story telling and his gentleman manner at the residence