elevated tJerW Visitation
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM (maximum of 50 people at any given time)
elevated tJerW Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated tJerW 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated tJerW Funeral Mass
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM (maximum of 150 people)
elevated tJerW St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church
elevated tJerW 10295 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B9
elevated tJerW Obituary
elevated tJerW John left this earth peacefully on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the too young age of 64. John was a caring man that always put others first, especially his family. John was a loving husband to Alida and a proud father to Nicolas and Amanda (Rob). John loved to garden and by trade was a mason landscaper. John had great pride in his work where he treated each customer better than as if he was working for his own family. John’s artistic flair for outdoor landscapes was surpassed by none. John was a hard-working man, loved to travel with his wife and kids and with extended family and friends. He loved to explore new places and re-visit familiar places, sharing his discoveries with those he loved. John enjoyed small gatherings at his home with family and friends. John was a kind man that was always ready to help someone in need, he always had a one liner ready to say that would make us all laugh. His gardens were admired by many including neighbors and passersby that John would enjoy conversations with. John’s passion and talent for gardening was passed on by his parents, especially his mom. John’s daughter Amanda has also acquired an appreciation for plants and everything John taught her about gardening. His son Nicolas has acquired John’s strength, bold nature and dedication. He will be missed by all especially his brothers, Fulvio (Lucy), Fernando and Marco (Marisa) and all his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Nicola Stancato and Giuseppina Stancato (Pugliese). John will also be missed by his parents-in-law Emilio and Rosa Russo, brother-in-law Carlo (Paula), aunts, uncles and many cousins and wonderful friends.
elevated tJerW In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John’s memory to Sunnybrook Hospital.
Alida and family you have our deepest condolences for your loss. Ou thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lynda and Rob Forget
I can only imagine the grief that you and your family are experiencing at this sad and difficult time.
While I didn’t really know John, I know he was a great and caring man by all the times you told me about him.
Please know that you, Nick and Amanda are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
John will always be in my heart and in all the memories our families shared together growing up. He will be missed by me and everyone who knew him. I will miss his sense of humour and his beautiful smile. He has been taken too young. Death can’t be stopped, but it can never take all the beautiful memories we have of him.
My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Alida,his daughter Amanda and his son Nicholas,and to his brothers Fulvio,Fernado and Marco and their families. May God give all of you the strength to endure this terrible loss. Rest in peace cousin. You will be very much missed.❣❤
Alida, Nicolas, Amanda, Fulvio, Fernando and Marco,
We were very saddened to learn of John’s passing. May he rest in eternal peace. Sending you all our love and prayers.
Mary Pugliese and Sandra Pugliese Berardi
Our deepest condolences for your loss!
May he Rest In Peace and may God comfort you during this difficult time!
I fondly remember the Stancato boys and the Cassano clan growing up together. I will miss my cousin John. My deepest sympathies to Alida, Nicolas, and Amanda.
John….You left us way too early. R.I P.
My condolences to the family.
Our Deepest Condolences
Sending prayers for healing and comfort to the whole family. May John rest in eternal peace.
Our deepest condolences to the whole family! Nicola and Cristina Leonardis and family.
Dear Alida, Nicolas and Amanda,
Our deepest condolences during this extremely difficult time.
Janet & Steve Magyar
There are no words… our deepest, heartfelt condolences are extended to you Alida, your children and extended families. We pray the beautiful memories of this amazing husband and father help you all get through this very difficult time.🙏🏻❤️
Alida, my heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Our condolences on John’s passing. He went way too soon.
Because of covid we will not be at the viewing.
Carla (Nucci) and Joe Cammara
Our condolences on John’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family.
Because of covid we will not be at the viewing.
Marylou (Nucci) and Joe Caruso
Our condolences. Rest in peace John.
Alida, Nicolas, Amanda and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in eternal peace🙏🙏
Alida, our heart goes out to you and your family. So safe to hear about John’s passing
My condolences to the Stancato family. I went to Oakwood Collegiate with John in the 70s. We often reminisced about the good old days. I will as alot of his school buddies and the Sellers ave. gang miss that positive energy that always surrounded him. Till we meet again…
rest in peace John
My deepest condolences to the whole Stancato family, especially, Alida, Amanda and Nicholas. Wishing you all strength during this hard time, and many happy memories of John. An may god receive John with open hands and a smile.
Our condolences to the entire Stancato family. We are deeply sadden to to hear of John’s passing, we pray that he will rest peacefully in heaven. Our thoughts and prays are with all of you in this difficult time. From our hearts we are so sorry!
The Colavecchia family
To Alida and family,
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing, my condolences to you and your family.
Johnny is my first cousin. We are close in age. John and I were first birn in Canada. Me from Antonio and Dina Cassano and John from Nicola and Peppina Stancato. Our two families have been linked together as our parents were very close. If his family wasn’t at our place we were at his sharing in every aspect of life. As the years past we shared in many things but mostly in the closeness between our families. We were both the oldest boys in our respective familes.John and I saw eye to eye on most things. We shared special times together not only with him but also with his brothers. We begain having children around the same time. Just like our parents would take us to Boyd park we took ours away together. We followed in our parents footsteps by being close throughout our lives. We were fortunate to all be in Malito his family and mine recently. It was a blessing to have that time together. John and Fern built my deck and landscaped my back yard that I enjoy immensely. Truth is they did a grest jib and now serves as my permanent memory of him every time time that I spend out there. His heart was that of a good one. He would unexpectedly visit friends and family. We learned to really love each other. He oved his family fiercely and did the things that good fathers do. I will miss him withe a sadness and emptiness. He will always be in our hearts as well his brothers and his family. I pray that he will be in a better place. God please protect him against all evil and grant him peace. You will always be loved and missed. See you again sometime.
To Alida, Nicolas, Amanda, Fulvio, Fernando and Marco- my heart is broken to hear this sad news. So many childhood memories when we would come up to Toronto. John’s smile always brightened the room!
May you find some peace and comfort in the memories that you shared. RIP 🙏
We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie and Peter
Our deepest sympathy to the family.
With deep regrets, we learned the news.
It was so sudden.
Our condolences on John passing our thoughts are with the family and the stancato brother ‘s E family 🙏🙏🙏 because of Covid we will not be at viewing Frank & Carmela Bruno & Family
My deepest condolences to you Alida, Nicolas and Amanda for the passing of a dear Husband and Father.
I enjoyed the times when our families got together, John and I would discuss the problems on each of our construction sites. John was a dedicated/hard worker.
My condolences also to the entire Stancato Family and Russo Family.
Le mie piu sincere condoglianze ad Alida, Nicolas e Amanda per la scomparsa di un caro Marito e Padre.
Le mie piu sentite condoglianze a tutta la Famiglia Stancato e alla Famiglia Russo.
Che John possa riposare in pace.
Franco Pontello e Famiglia!
Alida, I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing. My heart and sympathies go out to you and your whole family.
Le nostre più sentite condoglianze a tutta la famiglia da Nilde Gagliardi e Maria sposato
Our hearts are broken. Our deepest condolences to Alida, Amanda and Nicholas. Fulgio, Fernando and Marco. All of the extended family. May God give you all strength. May our memories of John carry us through and may he R.I.P.
Though I never knew John, I am good friends with both Joe Cassano and Fern Stancato who are both really great people. I can only imagine that Joe’s cousin and Fern’s brother must have been really great too! My sincere condolences to Fern and Joe and their families and John’s family and hope that the loss soon becomes a gain with memories of John and his spirit.
My deepest condolences to Alida, Nicolas, Amanda and the Stancato brothers on John’s passing. I was deeply saddened to learn of this news. John will always full of joy and laughter and his humour will be missed so much. I won’t forget our families’ trips to the beach throughout my childhood, John’s spontaneous stop-ins to visit my dad, or our extended family trip to Malito in 2019. We’re fortunate to have shared these experiences together and they will continue to live on in our hearts.
Such sad, sad news. The girls and I extend our sympathies to Alida and her beautiful family. Alida, may the wonderful years you shared together give you some comfort in the days ahead. Rest in peace, John.
Our deepest condolences to Alida and family.
Joe, Rossana and the Vettese family.
Alida and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of John. We send our heartfelt condolences to you all.
Soon the pain you are feeling will be replaced by all the happy memories you shared.
John (Gianni) Paul Stancato
Early on he spent most of his days on St. Clair Ave like most kids did in our neighbourhood growing up in the 70s.
He made friends quickly – everyone knew John. – he was Stancato and I was Stancato junior.
He was smart and cunning. He was strong and athletic. Loved playing floor hockey, ball hockey and rugby. I wanted to be like him.
He loved old classic movies and could name movie stars from as far back as the 40s and 50s. He loved trivia and knew so much about music, rock music primarily. He loved the Beatles, jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin and a little Claudio villa that our dad made us listen to. He loved convertible mustangs and classic cars. John had to have not one but at least two espressos at a time. He was a master of creations of magnificent gardens – loved his pasta and would eat sweets whenever he could. Even though we later moved to Richmond Hill, he never really left St. Clair as he visited there often. It brought back memories for him of the activities with his high school and childhood friends and about places like Wychwood park and stories about Oakwood Collegiate.
He retained relationships with many of his childhood friends and formed life long friendships. With John, his friends were like his brothers and his brothers were like his friends.
One magical day life got real good for John. He met Alida – an amazing and wonderful woman who I’m proud to call my sister in law. He was happy and I could see it in the way he looked at her. He had Nicolas and Amanda and that’s all he could talk about. He loved them more than anything. John could be tough on the outside at times but he was all heart on the inside.
I saw a brother who transformed into a family man.
After our parents’ deaths, the Stancato brothers had an even more special bond.
We continued the tradition of holiday lunches and gatherings. We had a lot of pool parties and took some great family trips together to the islands or Europe. Many of you know we would get together often. John loved Italy and primarily the small town of Malito in Cosenza, Calabria where our parents were born.
He’d remember and tell me about one specific characteristic that he liked of each cousin or person that he encountered at one time or another. He immediately loved the Russo family and also the Amendola family, Cassano family, Pugliese family, Naccarato family and the Pizzuti family from Italy. I can’t name them all but he loved all his cousins and never forgot them.
When this illness was taking John away, Alida and her children were stronger and braver than I could have ever imagined always by his side.
No one lit up John’s world like Alida, Nicolas and Amanda.
Alida said he was their rock. Fernando, Mark and I realized even more now with him gone he was our rock too. Nothing felt more right than having everyone together. It won’t be the same without him. A piece of us has gone with him. We shall always remember him and more importantly love him. My parents are waiting for him with open arms with God there right above them. He’ll be in good hands – they have a lot to catch up on.
Fulvio Lewis Stancato
On behalf of Fernando and Marco also – his brothers.
Rest In Peace Gianni.
Alida , my deepest condolences to you and your family. i pray you will find strength In the beautiful memories you shared and from the legacy your husband has left behind.
Alida and family, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of John. Gone way too soon. 🙏