elevated HLZzf June 6, 1919 ~ November 2, 2019
elevated HLZzf Visitation
Monday, November 4, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
elevated HLZzf Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
elevated HLZzf Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated HLZzf Funeral Mass
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.
elevated HLZzf Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated HLZzf Entombment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated HLZzf Obituary
elevated HLZzf Sabato (“Sam”) Cogliano was born on June 6, 1919 and, after a remarkable life which began in Gesualdo, Avellino (Campania), Italy, he passed away peacefully and surrounded by the family he adored on November 2, 2019 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, five months after having celebrated his 100th birthday and 3 days after celebrating 70 years of marriage to his loving wife, Antonia. Born in the midst of the Spanish flu epidemic, he grew up during the Great Depression and as a young man was forced into World War II, during which he endured two years in a German prison camp until liberated by American troops. As a result of increasingly difficult economic times in post-war Italy, in 1953 he made the decision to leave his homeland with his pregnant wife and young daughter to seek a better life for his family in Canada. In the ensuing 66 years, his calm, caring and loving influence has served as constant source of inspiration, guidance and encouragement to his family. Nothing brought more joy to “Nonno Sabato” than watching his 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren succeed. He has touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Sabato is survived by his wife Antonia (neé Forgione), daughters Rosetta Fantauzzi (Antonio) and Rita Gallé (Pasquale), son Michael Cogliano (Mary), grandchildren Marc Fantauzzi (Laura), Michael Fantauzzi (Melissa), Cristina Fantauzzi, Jason Gallé (Angelica), Laura Calabrese (Antonio), David Cogliano and Alexandra Cogliano, great-grandchildren Matthew, Vania, Fiona, Mia and Siena, sister Assunta Guarino (the late Dario) and brother Gus Cogliano (Donna).