elevated HrVM9 November 28, 1925 – January 28, 2021
elevated HrVM9 Livia had a life well lived and she was well loved! The Lord called her home and she passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 28, 2021. She will be reunited with her husband, the late Adelio Carmosino, and her late daughters, Gina and Adelina (Tony).
elevated HrVM9 Livia was born in Cerreto di Vastogirardi, Italy in 1925 to Giuseppina Carmosino and Olindo Apollonio, and was a loving sister to Ida Rotolo. Livia lost both parents at a very young age, and was taken in by her uncles and moved to Villa San Michele when she was a young girl.
elevated HrVM9 In 1948, she married Adelio and shortly after, she became pregnant with their first daughter, Gina. Soon after becoming pregnant, Adelio moved to Toronto to lay the foundation for their future in Canada.
elevated HrVM9 Livia, with her young daughter Gina in tow, emigrated to Canada and reunited with Adelio in May 1953. They lived on Nairn Avenue and helped many family members immigrate to Canada. In 1961, their second daughter Adelina was born.
elevated HrVM9 While in Toronto, Livia worked in various factories to help provide for her family. She was an incredible and loving wife and mother. She was also the caregiver to her late mother-in-law, Adelina Carmosino, whom she called “Ma” and who Livia truly cared for as if she was her own mother.
elevated HrVM9 Livia had a very strong sense of family and demonstrated this by helping to raise her six grandchildren Livia (Eddy), Vincenza (Marcelo), Antonietta (David), Anthony (Justine), Brandon and Nicholas; and was the adored Bisnonna to Ashton, Christian, Sebastian, Valentino and Estelle. She will be greatly missed by them and by the entire Carmosino, Apollonio and Rotolo families.
elevated HrVM9 When not busy caring for her family, you would find Livia either tinkering in her vast vegetable garden or in the kitchen cooking up her specialty, homemade spinach-ricotta ravioli.
elevated HrVM9 She will be eternally remembered for her kind and fun loving nature, her giving personality, immense strength, her strong desire to keep family together, her unconditional forgiveness and perseverance.
elevated HrVM9 Cancer has struck many in our family, including Livia’s husband and daughters. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Livia’s honour to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or Pancreatic Cancer Canada would be greatly appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy.
elevated HrVM9 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada https://www.llscanada.org/
elevated HrVM9 Pancreatic Cancer Canada https://pancreaticcancercanada.ca/
elevated HrVM9 The Funeral is following COVID protocol and therefore it will be a private funeral. A live stream of her life celebration mass will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:30 am and will be available for 90 days thereafter for anyone who would like to take part and celebrate the life of Livia.
elevated HrVM9 A private entombment will follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill, where she will be reunited with her family that she has so desperately missed.
elevated HrVM9 To view the livestream of the Mass, please click on the link below.