elevated 4dtIO September 7, 1930 – September 15, 2023

elevated 4dtIO Visitation
Tuesday September 19, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 8pm

elevated 4dtIO Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated 4dtIO Funeral Mass – Chapel of St. Joseph (within the Funeral Home)
Wednesday September 20, 2023 at 10:30am

elevated 4dtIO Interment  
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7

elevated 4dtIO 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 4dtIO 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 4dtIO 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 4dtIO Francesca died peacefully in her sleep befitting for a woman who graced our lives with her big heart, love, kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness.

elevated 4dtIO In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice Vaughan or to the Canadian Blood Services in Francesca’s honour.