elevated Ptfmz September 7, 1930 – September 15, 2023
elevated Ptfmz Visitation
Tuesday September 19, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm
elevated Ptfmz Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated Ptfmz Funeral Mass – Chapel of St. Joseph (within the Funeral Home)
Wednesday September 20, 2023 at 10:30am
elevated Ptfmz Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated Ptfmz It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Francesca Longarini (nee Lorenzetti) on September 15, 2023 at the age of 93. Predeceased by her husband Gordon (d. July 3, 1974), as well as her sister Maria and brother Bruno. Francesca was a loving mother to Cathy (Mario) and Larry (Janet). Devoted nonna to Joseph (Caroline), Diane (Steven), and Michelle (Anthony) and adored bis-nonna to Sophia, Christopher and Alyssa.
elevated Ptfmz Born in Fossombrone, Italy, she came to Canada in 1951. She arrived by boat with her mother at Pier 21 in Halifax. She always said that the boat ride was the adventure of her life. Her children took her back 65 years later to retrace her arrival. While she had a wonderful life in Canada, her heart was always in Fossombrone. She was fortunate to be able to return to visit on multiple occasions.
elevated Ptfmz Francesca had a passion for gardening and loved her tomatoes, both watching them grow, but especially eating them. She loved to spoil her family and friends with Marchigiane specialties and was renowned for her crescia (white pizza).
elevated Ptfmz Francesca died peacefully in her sleep befitting for a woman who graced our lives with her big heart, love, kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness.