elevated RtArJ January 20, 1924 ~ December 9, 2020
elevated RtArJ Santo passed away peacefully at home in his 97th year in Toronto. Beloved husband of 64 years to the late Giovanna Morra; loving father of Lucia (Giovanni), Carmelo (Emily) and Rocca (Randy); Nono to his 6 grandchildren, Angelo (Domenica), Santino (Siobhan), Jordan (Natalie), Lucas, Christian (Siebrin), Rebecca (Michael); and great-grandfather to Gianmarco, Alessandro, Michaela, and Olivia.
elevated RtArJ Santo was born in Monteleone di Puglia, Italy, and immigrated to Canada in 1958. He was joined by his family in 1960. He and Giovanna worked hard to make a life for their family in Toronto, supporting their children and celebrating their successes. They bought their first house in East York in 1962 and made one move to Scarborough in 1987 to be close to their daughter Lucia and her husband Giovanni. Santo worked as a tool & die maker for a car manufacturing company for over 25 years.
elevated RtArJ We have so many great memories of family get-togethers, sharing the most delicious homemade food and wine, followed by a game of bocce. Santo was unbeatable, even in his later years when he lost his ability to see, he was somehow able to win regardless of his limitations. And, he actively worked on his prized vegetable garden until his 95th year. He had a great sense of humour and enjoyed his life to the fullest – always demonstrating a strong work ethic, a faithful spirit, and love for his family. He would often tear up when he saw us all together, it made him so happy. We are grateful for all he taught us.
elevated RtArJ In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice in Santo Morra’s name.
elevated RtArJ Due to the restrictions at this time, there will be a private funeral for immediate family only on Monday December 14th, 2020.