elevated mwjO1 February 1, 1940 ~ January 20, 2021
elevated mwjO1 Obituary
elevated mwjO1 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, loving mother and adored Nonnina, Francesca D’Elia (nee) Campolongo at the age of 80, after her lengthy struggle with dementia. On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Francesca passed peacefully at home in Woodbridge ON surrounded by her family and comforted by her loving grand puppy, Myles. She is predeceased by her parents Raffaele and Giustina Campolongo, her sister Maria Pucciani & brother-in-law Angelo.
elevated mwjO1 Francesca’s caring nature, positive outlook on life, sense of humor and many fond memories will always be cherished by her husband Vincenzo, daughter Filomena Lauber, son-in-law Elwin, and grandchildren Adriana and Alexander.
elevated mwjO1 Francesca was born on February 1, 1940 in San Donato di Ninea, Cosenza Italy. Immigrated to Montreal in 1954 becoming a seamstress. In 1960 married her paesano, Vincenzo, where they worked together at the Freedman Co. They later reunited with her parents, sister and other family, moving to New Jersey in 1970 continuing her trade. In 2015 they moved to Toronto, Canada to be with her daughter and family. Francesca will fondly be remembered for her sweet-loving character, bright smile and all the Turdiddi, Taralli, Riganata e Maccaruni a Fusiddi by her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada, Italy and the USA.
elevated mwjO1 We thank Dr. Stella Arbitman of Thornhill Medical Centre for her support and guidance through Francesca’s struggles these last 5 years.
elevated mwjO1 If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to Diabetes Canada.
elevated mwjO1 A private Funeral Service will take place on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. If you wish to stream the Funeral Service, please click the link below