elevated gDMQF March 22, 1927 – August 10, 2019
elevated gDMQF Funeral Mass
Saturday August 17, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
elevated gDMQF Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated gDMQF Reception
Celebration of Life, 1 pm at the Thornhill Golf and Country Club
elevated gDMQF 7994 Yonge St Thornhill (905) 881-3000
elevated gDMQF Obituary
elevated gDMQF Theresa Rachele Falcioni (nee Vendramin) of Toronto, peacefully passed on August 10th at Sunnybrook Palliative Care. Born in Thorold Ontario, raised in Copper Cliff she moved to Toronto in 1960.
elevated gDMQF Preceded in death by her parents Zelinda and Ernesto Vendramin, her brothers Alfred and Gino, and brother and sister in laws. Theresa is survived by her daughters Paula Cole (Martin), Carol Banwell (Michael), her son Ralph (Laura), sisters Elgida (Jim), Nell and brothers Lino and Edwin(Maryanne). Her grandchildren Alana and Nikki Cole, Rachael, Jackie and Jeffrey Banwell were the pride of her life. Nieces, nephews and cousins had a special place in her heart and she had a loving relationship with her son in laws Martin and Michael.
elevated gDMQF Theresa traveled to over 34 countries, she was a great cook and enjoyed entertaining her friends and family.
elevated gDMQF She retired from the University of Toronto after 31 years of employment where she pioneered the position of Communications Officer.
elevated gDMQF Theresa cherished her lifetime friends Edith and Tony Goodeve.
elevated gDMQF We are grateful, and thank her many wonderful friends who have supported our family in countless ways over the last two years.
elevated gDMQF In lieu of flowers, please remember Theresa in your own way.
My sincere condolences to Paula, Martin, Alana, Nicki, Ralph, Carol, Michael, Rachel, Jeffrey and Jackie. I feel I know each of you through the loving eyes of your mother, mother in law and more rhan anything else as your “Nonni”. Theresa was an inspiring role model for all of us, strong principled real lady and not afraid to speak her mind. I was fortunate to enjoy her friendship for nearly 40 years and and I will miss her very much but the great memories will last for ever. Theresa must be having a great time in heavens talking to the Lord. God bless her and all of you her dearest family. She was so proud of all of you and loved you dearly.
With Angels now my dear Theresa.
Rest in peace beautiful soul.
In our hearts always
Sergio and Magaly
Paula,Carol, Ralph and families. Very sorry to hear about your Mom and Nona.Its been a while that I saw her. Remember the good times this will get you through times. May she rest in peace.
My dearest friend Theresa arrived in Toronto with 3 small children and with so much courage and determination to make a good life for her young family. We met soon after that and were destined to become best friends for life. Both our families are grown now (with 7 adult “children” between us) and we all enjoyed a close relationship during their growing-up years. We shared some difficult times along the way……. many tears,…. but we always remembered the good times and the shared love.
Tony and I will miss you so much.
You’ll always have a very special place in our hearts
Dear Carol, Michael and Family: I was so surprised and sorry to hear of Tess’s passing. She was always the ‘Picture of Perfect’! So Lovely, Positive, Vibrant and Caring. She will be sincerely missed by so many. Eric and I would like to extend our Deepest Condolences and please know that our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Karyn & Eric.
I will always cherish the times that Theresa and I rode together to Columbus Centre. It was never long enough.
I admired her greatly and felt that she was a model as to how to live a full and positive life.
Paula, Carol, Ralph and to all the Vendramin family. I was sorry to hear of Theresa (Tess) passing. Although I did not have the opportunity to meet her in person, we certainly have had the chance to speak exchanging travel plans and ideas and Christmas wishes. Tess and Nell were a great help to me filling in the blanks as I compiled the Vendramin family tree.
Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. Rest In Peace Theresa. ❤️
We met you only a few short years ago (on one of your trips, no less), but you made a tremendous impression with your vivacity and outgoing nature, that kept you forever young.
Robert and Gabriella.
Dear Paula, Ralph, Carol and Families,
We were so saddened to hear of Aunt Tess’ passing. She was such a big part of our lives, from attending graduations to babysitting to hosting the best dinner parties. For so many people who were new to Toronto, being invited to one of her dinners was the best welcome to the city. We’ll miss her greatly.
Love, Anthony, Mia and Gianni
Deepest Condolences to all of Theresa’s family.
She was always so proud of all of you.
It was a privilege to work with Theresa for many years at U of T. She was so very kind to me when I first started to work there. I will always remember Theresa as a vibrant, elegant, caring and funny lady. I last met with her for lunch a few years ago. We had a great time together. She will be missed by many.
My sincere condolences to all the family. Theresa worked with my father for many years at the University. He spoke of her with respect, admiration and such fondness. Theresa made time for my father in his failing health even as she was dealing with her own health struggles. She was a special lady.
With sincere sympathy,
Paula, Ralph, Carol and families:
I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Tess was such an inspiration to me growing up. I admired her independent spirit and passion for adventure, not to mention her cooking ability. I will always think of her smiling and laughing that little laugh that suggested just a little bit of mischief. Love, Lisa
Thank you Lisa for remembering all of us during this time…..we wish you all the best…Paula
I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. We had been keeping touch since my father’s passing. I have tried to call her several times in the past year. I figured something was wrong when I didn’t hear back from her. I wish I had known. My heart is heavy and sad. Please contact me if you can. My love to you, Carol, and Ralph.
Love, cousin Laura
Our sympathies to Tess’s extended family. Tess was a wonderful woman, someone who made anyone feel better just by talking with her. She was an inspiration to many and will be missed by all who knew her.
Sorry, to the family losing your beautiful Mom.
What wonderful photos and memories I have of Theresa, our
small UofT group use to meet at least once a month for dinner
and drinks, as we greeted one another I use to sing her the
Italian song “Thats Amore'” Wow! what laughs we use to have.
When Theresa retired she gave me her hard white hat which I
still have and will keep! Sorry, I did not see more of her.
Warm regards, retiree from the University of Toronto
Thank you to each of you for your lovely messages and memories of our mother….we wish you all the best..
To: Theresa’s Family,
My name is Sandra Levere and I worked with Theresa for a number of years when I was with the Telecommunications Department at the University of Toronto. I enjoyed working with Theresa all those years. Quite a traveller and liked talking about her grandchildren. Theresa was always there to help anyone in the department. I was very sad to hear that Theresa had passed away. I would like to extend my Deepest Condolences and Prayers to her family.
Paula, Carol, Ralph and Family, Sherry and I extend our Sincere Condolences on the passing our your Mother.
We have been thinking of Auntie Tessie and the family all week.
Rest in peace Auntie Tessie