elevated hjrQF March 4, 1930 ~ April 19, 2021

elevated hjrQF With profound sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Stella Panacci (nee Perruzza) on April 19, 2021 at the age of 91 in Toronto, Canada.  She was born in Ridotti, Abruzzo, Italy on March 4, 1930 and came to Canada in 1963. Stella was a devoted and loving wife to her pre-deceased husband Gennaro for 68 years.  She was a loving and supportive mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her 5 children, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Antonia (Francesco) Grandchildren: Julie, Dominic (Wendy), Michael (Laura) Great Grandchildren:  Emilio, Holly, Maria, Mateo, Alyssa; Joseph Panacci Grandchildren:  Peter, James (Michele), April Great Grandchildren: Guinevere; Lucy (Konstantinos predeceased) Karakostas Grandchildren:  Debbie, Christina (Wesley), Jena (Alexandro) Great Grandchildren:  Sofia, Caitlyn, Milena, Daniel, Michael, Logan, Nicholas, Aiden; Rita (Wilfred) Kolodzey; Grandchildren:  Alexander (Kristen), Dana (Josh), Adam; Carlo Panacci (Carrie) Grandchildren: Leighann, Laura, Mary Beth, Gianncarlo, Gianna; Great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Korinna, Luca, Dean.  

elevated hjrQF Stella is survived by her siblings Restituta (Carlo), Giavacchino (Livia), Salvatore (Stella), Rocco (Nancy), Filomena (Pasquale) and predeceased by her parents Carlo and Maria Domenica, sister Maria Grazia (Oreste), Bartolo (Albina) and Angelina (Gino).

elevated hjrQF Stella will be missed by her family, her extended family and friends.  She will forever be remembered for her incredible determination, stamina and hard work ethic.  Against many odds, she persevered and triumphed.  For Stella, family came first.  She was a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to many.  Everything she did was for the love of her family.  Together with Gennaro, they leave a legacy of a close-knit large family who are well established in Canada.  She is now reunited with the love of her life Gennaro, who passed away June 29, 2020.  

elevated hjrQF Funeral Mass

elevated hjrQF Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID 19, a private family visitation (11:00 am ~ 11:45 am) and mass from noon to 1:00pm will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.  To view the funeral mass via webcast at 12:00 pm, please click on this link: 

elevated hjrQF Special thanks to Dr. Cloth, the staff from LHIN and family members who helped Stella manage her health care.  

elevated hjrQF Donations in Stella’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. 

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