elevated BRnbf July 26, 1931 – January 23, 2021
elevated BRnbf Born in Toronto on July 26, 1931 to Angelina and Francesco. Mary grew up surrounded by her 12 siblings and a large extended family of relatives, neighbours and friends. Throughout her life, her compassion shone most brightly when she was hosting, always extending herself so that everyone would feel like they were at home. She enjoyed many adventures in her world travels with her husband and their band of close-knit friends, never more than when she found herself in the warm sun on a white sandy beach. She will be greatly missed by her siblings Florie, Mafalda (Duke), Josie (Nino), Junie (Larry) and Dominic (Josephine).
elevated BRnbf Loving wife of Alfredo Giardino who predeceased her and caring mother to Anthony (Alda), Angela Cinapri (Claudio), Robert (Carol). Mary was a tender and lighthearted grandmother to Michelle, Robert, Lisa (Grant) and Adriana, and great-grandmother to Tegan, Wyatt and Edie. She has left fond memories of sharing stories and laughter over bowls of ice cream and coconut tarts.
elevated BRnbf Mary’s smile and fierce spirit will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.
elevated BRnbf Donations in memory of Mary may be made to Hydrocephalus Canada online at
elevated BRnbf www.mybrainwaves.ca
elevated BRnbf Due to Covid 19 restrictions , there will a private family funeral service at the Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm. To View the service, please click on the link below.
Our deepest condolences, we are going to miss Auntie Mary so very much Love from Antoinietta and Dino De Santis and family
Our condolences, many great memories from the years we lived next door to each other. God Bless.
Our sincerest condolences. Mary was a warm and gentle soul, with a smile for everyone.
Susan and Carlo Campaner
We are very sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences to the entire family. Mary was always a wonderful lady and will be remembered for her kind and gentle manner. Both Fred and Mary are greatly missed.
So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was truly a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Marie and Leo Ceolin
Deepest condolences to the Giardino and Lofeudo family. Aunty Mary was always kind and loving everytime I saw her. She will remain in my memories and heart. Love Tina and Norval Oswald.
Angela, my deepest sympathies on your mom’s passing. We had great dinners and coffees with both your mom and your Dad and cousins. I cherish the memories.
My condolences to the family and aunty mary we will miss you and your smile rest in peace.
Our condolences to the whole family. Mary was such a wonderful person and we shared many happy times together especially in Florida! May she Rest In Peace and be reunited with her loved ones. ❤️
So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. We have fond memories of her. Our sincerest condolences to all the family. Love, John and Dianne Russo
Mary, May God bless you. May your reunion with Freddy and all other family members be a blessed one. You will be missed by many especially your beautiful smile when you would see anyone you knew whether it be family or friend. Rest In Peace Mary
With our deepest condolences to the family. I remember the fond memories of when we all got together at their house for special occasions. Aunt Mary will be missed. May she rest in peace.
Now you lay in heaven, like all those whom left before.
Your memory will travel slow, like waves upon the shore.
Gone, but not forgotten forever you will stay.
Our thoughts are always with you.
You took care of me when I was young,
I took care of you when you got old.
You liked vacationing in the hot,
Hated when it got cold.
(I suppose that’s where I got it from)
I will always remember what a great cook you were from pizelle to zucchini patties and our annual Christmas eve feast of the 7 fish.
I will remember your quick-witted stubbornness, that always meant well and how we couldn’t get anything past you. Even when we asked you “Nonna this is beautiful, I wish I had one just like this” your instant reply would always be, “not for sale, not for lease”. Your great fashion from the memorable Looney Tunes shirt to your green fleece dual winter jacket.
~Always on my mind & forever in my heart~
I LOVE YOU NONNA!!!!!!!!!
My deepest condolences to the whole family.
May she rest in Peace
Dearest Angela, Anthony & Robert-
What a beautiful person your mom Mary was. We have many cherished memories with her at (Nonna) Norma’s table with your dad. There was always laughter and joy in their company & now they will be reunited again in the arms of our Holy Mother in heaven.
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and the entire family.
It is always a great loss to us all to have to say good-bye to someone from a fearless generation made up of such strength, courage and knowledge.
Thinking of you with much love – the Toffi Family (Pia, Mena, Joe Meale, Nicola, Amanda, Patti & Carlo Ponfoort)
Our deepest sympathies to all of you. We all have fond memories of time spent with both of your parents.
Let Eternatel rest grant on to her oh Lord
Our deepest condolences to you all. We will cherish the great times spent together with both Mary and Fred, who always felt like family.