elevated R0ccP April 11, 1947 – February 24, 2023

elevated R0ccP Visitation
Thursday March 2, 2023 from 5:00-8:00 pm &

elevated R0ccP  Friday March 3, 2023 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 pm

elevated R0ccP Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated R0ccP Funeral Mass
Saturday March 4, 2023 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Immaculate Church 10295 Yonge St. Richmond Hill

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elevated R0ccP Entombment 
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

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ObituaryOn Friday, February 24th, 2023 Francesco (Frank) Pacitto lost his nine year battle with cancer. He was born on Friday, April 11th 1947 in Cassino, Italy to Nicola & Alessandra (Nee Cavaliere). After spending a short time helping his father with the family farm he emigrated to Canada in 1956 through New York with his mother and older brother Antonio (Hazel) to follow his Father. As a new immigrant, Frank struggled his first year in school and was held back, but ever the positive optimist he worked hard to get ahead and ended up skipping the 8th grade to catch up with his peers. 

elevated R0ccP Frank had a passion for creativity in all of its forms. Art and music were an integral part of his life, from an early love of comic books to graduating OCA and applying himself in the photographic arts to playing bass with the Casanovas, a band that he formed with his friends to play weddings and parties at places like the Heinztman House and Luna Ballroom.

elevated R0ccP Frank settled down with his wife Pasqualina (Pat) (Nee Pignatelli) in 1973 in a small home just outside of Toronto. Shortly after, in 1974, he brought his passion to the family business and joined the partnership at Best Way Stone where he was able to apply his creative eye to the growth of the burgeoning precast concrete field and with his partners have been able to carve out a prominent role in that industry.

elevated R0ccP He always made time to spend with his sons Jeffrey (Laurie) and Andre (Daniela) as well as his four grandchildren (Matthew, Alessandra, Jessica, and Francesca), watching them grow and learn from him both the quirky and the practical approach to life and helping them find the good in everything and everyone. 

elevated R0ccP He also loved spending time with his brother and sixteen brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, 34 Nieces and Nephews (and their partners) and 34 grand-nieces and grand-nephews (and their partners).

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elevated R0ccP Frank’s smile will be missed, as his kindness preceded him everywhere, through the many familial and business relationships that often turned to friendships thanks to his loving open heart. He accepted everyone and everything life brought to him and seeked out even more. His memory will live on through every kind word and gentle action he took with those he touched throughout his life.

elevated R0ccP All we can do now Frank is follow what you always said, tira m’avanti.

elevated R0ccP For those wanting to honour Frank Pacitto, donations can be made to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre to support prostate cancer research within the Odette Cancer Program.  Friends and family can make their donation via Sunnybrook Foundation by phone (416-480-4483), web https://donate.sunnybrook.ca or mail c/o Sunnybrook Foundation 2075 Bayview Avenue, KGW-01 Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5.