OBITUARY

Autilia Sena

5 April, 192110 September, 2021
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Autilia Pizza Sena was the first daughter born to her parents Rocco and Petronila on April 5th, 1921 in Cassano Irpino, Provincia di Avellino, Italy. She grew-up in a happy family with her parents doing what she did best, farming the land. Autilia married her husband, Salvatore Sena on December 23rd, 1942 just before he went to serve, and survive World War II. The war was over, and they reunited to start a family. In March of 1957 Autilia and her four children, Rosa, Rosario, Josie and Bart joined her husband Salvatore, who was already in Canada, via the naval ship the Queen Frederica in the hopes of a better life. Autilia would recount her long and harrowing travels, alone with four children, on the Atlantic Ocean, her arrival in Halifax and eventual destination via train to Toronto, where she and her children were reunited with Salvatore. Raising a family on Grange Avenue they were blessed with two more children, Tina and Mary. After their home was expropriated from the municipal government, they finally settled in a newly built home in the neighborhood which is now known as Corso Italia. Autilia went through many hardships, especially with the unexpected loss of her husband at a very young age. Autilia had courage and found the strength to raise her family alone with the tragedy. Autilia and her family persevered and flourished. Autilia raised all her children and some of her grandchildren. She imparted on all of them the values of love, respect, and most importantly, the strength of a united family. Autilia was always active and feisty and was passionate in teaching others her favorite pastimes, cooking and gardening - her way. Sadly, she passed away on September 10, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 100 years.

Autilia Sena was predeceased by her beloved husband Salvatore and her eternally loved daughter Rosa. She will be missed by her youngest sister Maria, who resides in Italy. Mamma/Nonna/Biznonna Autilia will be profoundly missed by her loving children Rosario, Josie(Nicola), Bart(Liz), Tina(Mike) and Mary; her grandchildren Gianni, Ross Jr., Salvatore(Sandra), Roberto(Aline), Kristian(Nadine), Teresa, Marcus(Becki), Alyssa(Aaron),Laura and her great grandchildren Matthew, Rachel, Gabriella, Giulianna, Leo and Cayden. Autilia loved all of her family, friends and neighbours. Autilia is adored and she will be deeply missed and forever remembered by all who knew her. Cara Mamma/Nonna/Biznonna, “Ti vogliamo ringraziare per tutto quello che hai fatto per noi. Sei spempre stata la migliore Mamma. Ti vogiliamo bene assai, assai, assai.”

Family and friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin) on Wednesday September 15, 2021 and Thursday September 16, 2021, from 6:00pm & 9:00pm. The Funeral Mass \ Service will be on Friday September 17, 2021 at 10:30am at Saint Clares Parish, 1118 St. Clair Ave W.

Entombment to follow at Prospect Cemetery. 1450 St. Clair Ave W.

In Lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of Autilia Sena to either the Sick Kids Foundation or The UHN Foundation.

Please note: The number of guests permitted in the room at one time due to Covid-19 are still in effect. Upon your arrival, please make your way to the front door to give your name and phone number, you may be required to wait in your car or wait in line socially distanced until there is space in the visitation room

Services

  • Vistation

    Wednesday, 15 September , 2021

  • Visitation

    Thursday, 16 September , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 17 September , 2021

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  • Entombment Service

    Friday, 17 September , 2021

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Rita Rodriguez Del Rey

17 September 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire family. My heart and thoughts are with you all during the difficult time.
May this beautiful soul Rest In Peace.

Franco Deleo

16 September 2021

My sincerest condolences to the Sena family.
I feel so honoured to have had the opportunity to photograph Autilia and to share her story with so many people.
She will be sorrily missed but never forgotten.

Joy Willis

16 September 2021

To the whole Sena family,
My deepest condolences. Nonna was a remarkable lady and will be missed by so many. I have nothing but the fondest memories of her. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.
Joy

Vicky Eminger

16 September 2021

To the Sena Family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences. I was so sad to hear of the loss of your mother and our wonderful neighbour of many years.
May your mother rest in peace forever.
Sincerely, your past neighbour and friend.
Vicky Eminger

Kareo Smith-Beverley

15 September 2021

To Mary and her family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family with the lose of your wonderful Mother.
She will always be with you in heart, spirit and the strength and love of your family.
May she Rest In Peace knowing what an amazing family she nurtured.

Valentina Novitskaia

15 September 2021

Tina and Family,

I'm so sorry for your loss . Please accept my deepest condolences. Your mom is in a better place now.

Remo QUATTROCIOCCHI

14 September 2021

Tina, MIke and family,
Our deepest, heartfelt sympathy.
As you mourn the loss of a very special mother, may you find strength in all of your precious memories together.
Love, Remo and Julie Q

Jeanne Campeau

14 September 2021

She was an amazing women who always welcomed me into her home when I first moved to Toronto and had no family and no friends.
She changed all that for me and I felt like part of her family.

I will always remember how she love to cook and how I loved to eat everything she made. I can still see her in the kitchen with her apron on.

She will be re united with Rosa where they can continue their love of cooking.

Mary Martino LP

14 September 2021

Sooooo sorry to hear about your loss. Our deepest condolences to everyone. She was our beautiful neighbour.❣️❣️
Mary Martino

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