elevated dRwtD July 4, 1937 ~ January 1, 2021
elevated dRwtD Obituary
elevated dRwtD It is with tremendous sadness we announce the passing of Maria on Friday,
January 1, 2021, in Toronto, Ontario, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late
Lino Di Paolo son of the late Domenico and Lucia. Loving mother of Luciana Tonello and her husband Franco, Susan Di Paolo and Domenico Di Paolo and his wife Sandy. Adored daughter of the late Rochetto and Assunta , sister of the late Alberto and late wife Genivieve , Giovanni and his wife Maria, the late Pasquale and his wife Bambina and the late Marcella and her husband Salvatore. Dear sister in law of the late Leo and his wife the late Fiorina. Maria will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews in Canada and the U.S.A.
elevated dRwtD Born in Villalago L’Aquila, Italy on July 4, 1937, to parents Rochetto and Assunta. She had the passion to learn and attend school. However due to economic times, in her early teens her parents were required to work which held her responsible for the household duties and caring for her younger siblings. At the age of 17 , on January 9, 1955, she married the late Lino. In 1956 , she arrived in Canada and settled in Toronto at the age of 18 and began her life in Canada. She welcomed her first daughter Luciana at the age of 19 , second daughter Susan and a son Domenic years later. At a young age she raised her 3 children and managed a household with no immediate family to support her. Her family was always her priority and focus. Her passions included cooking, baking, gardening both vegetables and flowers. She always shared the harvest of her garden with family and friends. Sharing food was always important to her. You never left her home without a care package. Her pastime included sewing and knitting. She always loved the company of her pet birds and family dogs. She enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts with a twinkle in her eyes. In spite of being a homemaker, she maintained her intellect and always kept up to date on local and international events/news. She loved to tell stories of her childhood life in Villalago and her love for dancing and singing.
elevated dRwtD In lieu of flowers , the family has requested a donation to Sharelife in memory of Maria Antonia DiPaolo. Please note Immaculate Conception Parish, Woodbridge to the comments when making your donation.
elevated dRwtD https://community.archtoronto.org/page.aspx?pid=395
elevated dRwtD If you are making a donation via mail and would like an acknowledgement card sent to the family, but are unfamiliar with any of Mrs. Di Paolo’s children’s address’, please have your acknowledgement card sent to the the Funeral Home in care of Mrs. Maria Antonia Di Paolo’s family and we will forward the card to her family: Holy Cross Funeral Home 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 3Z6. Thank-You.
elevated dRwtD Due to restrictions of attendees imposed by the provincial government due to Covid 19, a private Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Please click the link below if you wish to stream the service.