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Jerrett Funeral Homes - St. Clair Chapel

1141 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Giuseppe Di Croce

15 July, 19292 September, 2020
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We celebrate Giuseppe Di Croce’s life achievements and announce his peaceful passing on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Mount Sinai Hospital at the age of 91, surrounded by his family.

Giuseppe is fondly remembered by family and friends in Canada and Italy and is reunited in Heaven with his beloved parents (Biaggio and Marina) and all his siblings. Beloved husband of Rita for 53 years, loving Father of Marina (Roberto), and cherished Nonno of Joshua, Sara, and Emily. He will be loved, deeply missed, and forever remembered by all his family and friends.

Giuseppe was born on July 15, 1929 in Castellalto, Teramo, Italy. He came to Canada in 1964, met his wife, and together they started a new life. Giuseppe will forever be remembered for his strength, determination, calm nature, and witty sense of humour. He was an avid fixer upper, always looking to reinvent and recycle materials into creative toys and games for his grandchildren; he cherished his garden; and enjoyed playing scopa, briscola, and tombola with his family. His strength was uncanny and inspiring, working as a bricklayer for over 30 years and even climbing the cherry tree in the backyard up until age 90.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin) on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. Due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and social distancing requirements, a limited number of visitors are allowed at a time and face masks are mandatory. Note, contact tracing information will also be affected.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10am at St. Clare Catholic Church, 1118 St. Clair Ave. W. Capacity will be limited to 65 people and face masks are mandatory. A private entombment will follow at Prospect Cemetery.

In memory of Giuseppe Di Croce, donations may be made to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 4 September , 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, 4 September , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, 5 September , 2020

  • Private Family Entombment Service

    Saturday, 5 September , 2020

Memories

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Anna Maria Reiff

5 September 2020

Caro Zio....I remember how much you loved your "orto" and taking care of the plants and grapes. I will always remember your quiet nature, gentle smile, and kind heart. You are cherished by your grandchildren.....you will live through them. I will miss you❤🙏RIP.........Anna Maria

Domenic Della Penna

4 September 2020


Our heartfelt condolences to Zia Rita, Marina and the extended family. He will always be remembered for his strength of character and his calmness. As a child I felt his loving nature and kindness and this carried through to the end.
RIP Zio.

Domenic and Rose Della Penna

Anthony & Biancamaria Della Penna

4 September 2020

Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
May the joyous, loving memories of Giuseppe comfort you during this difficult time.

Sara Brandao

4 September 2020

Cara Nonna,

We would like to give you our deepest condolences for your husband and our beautiful Nonno. We will never forget his stories or the way he puts a bow on his head every time he opens a present.

We hope you can stay strong and remember we will always be here for you.

Ti vogliamo bene,
Joshua, Sara & Emily

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