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elevated JRUj9 March 9, 1934 ~ September 29, 2019

elevated JRUj9 Visitation
Friday, October 4, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

elevated JRUj9 Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East (via Bayview Avenue), Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated JRUj9 Funeral Mass
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

elevated JRUj9 St. David’s Catholic Church

elevated JRUj9 2601 Major Mackenzie Drive West Maple, Ontario L6A 1C6

elevated JRUj9 Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street (via Yonge Street), Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7

elevated JRUj9 Reception

elevated JRUj9 Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East (via Bayview Avenue), Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6

elevated JRUj9 Obituary

elevated JRUj9 NEGRI, Giovanna  (nee Mariani) – Passed away peacefully surrounded by her Family on September 29, 2019, in her 85th year, after a year-long battle with cancer.  Cherished Mother to Rita (Jim), Teresa (Bob), Nick (Gail), and Cesidio (Sue).  Beloved Nana to Andrea (Dave), Brianna and Natalie;  Matthew, Sarah, Ryan and Tamara (Jason);  Alex, Andrew and (late) Stephen;  Jordyn, Taylor and Lucas.  Treasured Grand-Nana to Carson and Rowen.  Giovanna’s life was the true Italian immigrant story.  She left her homeland and her village of Collelongo in her early 20s, to seek a better life in Canada and to raise a loving family.  She lived her entire life with a strong work ethic, not only as a proud Mother of four, but as a greenhouse florist for over twenty years.  She had an unwavering faith in God to help guide her through life’s many challenges.  Giovanna had the classic Italian passion for food, gardening, cooking, and for hosting numerous family gatherings until she no longer could.  She loved nothing more than to be surrounded by the four generations of her growing family who loved her dearly — her 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and her 2 great-grandchildren.  She will be missed. Giovanna is predeceased by her husband, Mario Luca, as well as by her brothers Armando Mariani (Maria) and Antonio Mariani (Maria).  She was a beloved Zia to Marisa Postiglione (Rocky) and a very special sister-in-law to Maria Mariani and Lidia Ialacci.   As well, she was a dear Zia to her numerous nieces and nephews, and a kind friend to those who knew her. The Family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and PSW staff at both Richview Manor (Maple) and Margaret Bahen Hospice (Newmarket) for managing Giovanna’s end-of-life care in a kind and compassionate manner.   

elevated JRUj9 Visitation will take place on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill (via Bayview Ave).   Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019  at 9:00 a.m. at  St. David’s Parish, 2601 Major MacKenzie Drive West, Maple.  Entombment ceremony to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery  (via Yonge Street entrance).  

elevated JRUj9 Reception to follow back at Holy Cross Funeral Home. 

elevated JRUj9 In lieu of flowers, the Family would appreciate donations be made to the Margaret Bahen Hospice in Newmarket,  www.myhospice.ca

elevated JRUj9 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Margaret Bahen Hospice, 653 Queen Street, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 9Z9