elevated ehNew Rick Miraglia
elevated ehNew July 10, 1953 – January 12, 2021
elevated ehNew It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Anthony Miraglia. Rick passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2021 in Richmond Hill at the age of 67.
elevated ehNew Devoted husband to his wife Maria Miraglia (Antonucci). Doting and loving father to daughter Alana Miraglia (Joseph Vernuccio) and son Jason Bottoni (Lora Bottoni). Proud grandfather of Paolo and Giuliano Bottoni. Predeceased by his parents Ferdinado and Rose Miraglia. He will be dearly missed by his loving family Sandra McCallum (Bob McCallum), Theresa Simone (Morris Manning), and Mary Occhipinti (Sal Occhipinti); his nephews Michael McCallum (Julie McCallum), Adam Occhipinti (Kelly Keess) and Richard Occhipinti (Kezia Onel); his brother in law Tony Antonucci; and his great-nephew and niece Gavin and Keira McCallum.
elevated ehNew Rick was a dedicated employee of the York Catholic District School Board for over 30 years and worked the Behaviour field for over 40 years. As Supervisor of the Behaviour Resource Services Team, he was passionate about providing a supporting and caring environment for students with exceptional needs. In 2018, Rick received the provincial President’s Award from the Council for Exceptional Children for his dedication to helping individuals in both treatment and educational settings. Rick never tired of advocating for students at risk. He loved bringing joy and light heartedness to everything he did.
elevated ehNew Rick was an avid music lover and musician. He was known to always have a guitar and Elvis wig close by and to be looking for a gig for his band Pink Cadillac. He believed music and a song could uplift anyone’s spirit. Rick loved his boat Sea Sharp and enjoyed spending summers at the marina surrounded by friends and family.
elevated ehNew Rick was a light in the world who aimed to bring joy and laughter to anyone he met. He will be deeply missed by family, friends, relatives, colleagues and many more.
elevated ehNew The family would like to thank everyone who has reached out in this difficult time including relatives, family friends, boating friends, as well as friends and colleagues from the York Catholic District School Board.
elevated ehNew A private vitiation will be held at Holy Cross Funeral Home on Friday, January 15th, 2021.
elevated ehNew Donations can be made to The Hospital for Sick Children.
elevated ehNew Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only a limited number of guests are permitted and have been privately invited to the visitation and funeral. If you wish to watch the Funeral Service live on Saturday January 16, 2021 at 1:30pm, please click the link below.