elevated 6eNss Mattia Salerno Di Prima passed away peacefully at the age of 88, on January 21st surrounded by her family, leaving her loving husband, Giacomo after 68 years of marriage. She was a loving mother to Gioacchino (Lucia) and Rosalia (Benedetto). Mattia was a devoted nonna of six grandchildren and their spouses: Giacomo, Tania, Stefania, Varun, Alessandro, Emilia, Matteo, Daniela, Andrea, Joseph, Francesca and Michael and a proud bisnonna to Gioacchino, Mattea, Olivia, Massimo and Milena.
elevated 6eNss Mattia Salerno was born on August 1, 1932 in Lercara Friddi, Palermo, Italy.
elevated 6eNss She met her husband Giacomo when she was 15 years old and they got married on November 29, 1952. Giacomo immigrated to Canada in 1959 and she joined him years later in 1972. They had four children together, twin boys Giuseppe and Gioacchino who died shortly after birth and son, Gioacchino and daughter, Rosalia. Her famous line was, “como si vista si assumigliata”, meaning the way you present yourself is the way people see you. She always made sure that everyone presented themselves with respect, kindness and clothes that were clean and ironed. She lived by this motto for herself and was always perfectly groomed and presentable on every occasion.
elevated 6eNss Mattia was an artist with a gift and passion of sewing. She was a tailor but learned to sew clothing for women and even for our Barbie dolls. Her hands produced works of art. Even in the challenging times with her arthritis, she still pushed herself to work, whether it was for her husband, herself or for her grandchildren. Mattia was hardworking and dedicated to her family. Her children and grandchildren meant everything to her. Nonna Mattia always had an open-door policy and would never send us home empty handed. Mattia reunites in heaven with her parents Rosalia and Matteo, twin sons Guiseppe and Gioacchino, sister, Maria and brother, Biagio.
elevated 6eNss She leaves behind many blessings and cherished memories. She will always be in our hearts.
elevated 6eNss Memorial donations can be made on behalf of Mattia to any of the following organizations.
elevated 6eNss Alzheimer Society of York Region https://alzheimer.ca/york/en or Parkinson’s Society https://www.parkinson.ca/ or Arthritis Society https://arthritis.ca/ .
elevated 6eNss Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private funeral will be held for immediate family only. The service will be livestreamed on Tuesday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. Please click the link provided.
elevated 6eNss Video Life tribute: https://youtu.be/mdnpoIEx9Pg
Our condolences go out to the DiPrima family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Mattia. She was a very loving person to all that knew her. Take comfort that God has called her home where she will suffer no more. Our sincere condolences to the entire DiPrima family. She will always be close to your hearts and has left you all with a lifetime of memories. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May she rest in peace. 🙏❤
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Mattia. We pray for the repose of her soul and for strength for the entire family at this time of loss.
Michele and Concetta Di Prima and family
Jack and Angela Di Prima and family
Antonella and Edoardo Panziera and family
My deepest condolences on the loss of you beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dear Gioacchino, Lucy & family and Rosalia, Benedetto & family our deepest sympathies to you and your families in hearing of your mother Mattia’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
Sending our love Bruna & Vic Di Pasquale
Dear Rosalia and family,
We will only have special memories of the wonderful person your mom was. You have my deepest sympathies. Out though and prayers are with you and your family.
Rest In Peace My special friend.
Roberto & Dezan Rego
Our sincere condolences to the entire family.
May the perpetual light shine on her and may she Rest In Peace 🙏
Our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your wonderful Mother. May the wonderful memories you have give you comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Rosanna and Pasquale Mazza and family
My deepest condolences to to Giacomo, Jack and Lucy, Rosalia and Benny and all the grandchildren on the passing of your dear wife, mom and nonna. Mattia was a beautiful woman , always elegantly dressed, and always greeted you with a smile and a kind word. So many beautiful pictures and precious memories for you all to treasure. May God comfort you all through this difficult time and may she rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Silvana Chiodo.
Our sincere condolences.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our deepest condolences to the Di Prima family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Paul and Diana Caietta and family.
Sadden to learn the passing of Signora DiPrima. She was a wonderful lady that always had a joyful spirit and and an easy smile. Genuine and readily apparent her love of family. She was dearly loved, respected and will be missed by all. All our love and prayers to the DiPrima family in these difficult times.
Rosanna, Lucy, Frank and the entire Bennati family
Our deepest condolences to the entire Di Prima and Spano families on the loss of Mattia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dear Nonna Mattia. You have been a great nonna to us and we loved you very much. You always had a smile on your face and welcomed us with open arms. You will be greatly missed and the legacy you left behind will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathies for your loss. We hope that the many loving memories are of comfort to you, during this time of great sorrow.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother Mattia. We know she meant the world to you and your family. Her memory will forever live on in our hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you and your family be surrounded by God’s comforting Love.
Sincerest Condolences from,
Patrizia & Rocco Barrila
Our Deepest and Sincerest
Condolences, to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With Love Carmen and Mauro Fabris
Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the entire Di Prima Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mauro and Carmen Fabris
Caro zio Giacomino e cari cugini ,
Ci stringiamo al vostro dolore in questo momento di grande sconforto.
Riposa in pace zia Mattia, che la terra ti sia lieve.
Enza e Franco Vento
Mattia was a gentle and sweet lady who will forever be missed. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. We are sending virtual hugs and kisses and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Maurizio, Stella, Lily & Eva
Our sincere and heart-felt condolences go out to the Di Prima family. Losing a loved one is never easy. May all the memories and good times you shared be always present in your hearts. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Esprimiamo con grande dolore il nostro cordoglio.
Diego and Maria Spano
Our deepest condolences to the Di Prima and Spano families for the loss of Signora Mattia. She was loved by some many people and will be missed. God Bless Signora Mattia and may she rest in piece.
Charlie, Sara and Michael Spano
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the DiPrima and Spano families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May Mattia rest in God’s eternal peace.
Our sincere condolences to Signor Giacomo, Rosalia, Jack and family for the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother. We are so sorry for your loss and may you find comfort during this difficult time in all the wonderful memories she left behind. May she rest in peace.
Vincenza and Angelo De Medicis
Deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss from our family to yours.
May the Lord bless you and comfort you all during this time of grief. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.
Jack & Stella
My sincere condolences to the Di prima family,Mrs Di Prima was a blessing to her children and grandchildren, knowing your ancestors is knowing your roots and history. She has left a legacy of courage and love, God Bless her and keep her in His everlasting arms.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. My sincere condolences and may she rest in peace.
Gina Iaboni and Mark
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Our deepest condolences and sympathies.
Francesco & Conner