December 13, 1928 – June 26, 2018
Luigi Grella (1928 – 2018)
Our family is so deeply saddened to announce the passing of Luigi Grella in his 90th year at the family
home on June 26, 2018. Luigi was still grieving the very recent loss of his beloved wife of 62 years,
Ersilia, but now they are united again forever in the peace of Our Lord.
Luigi will be sorely missed by his loving children, Giuseppina (Philip) and Tommaso (Nanci) and his
grandchildren, David and Lisa, Sara, Luis and Nicole who cherished their Nonno as such a special person
in their lives.
As an incredible brother, Luigi’s life is revered and embraced by his close-knit siblings,
Angelina (Antonio), Giovanni (Battista), Michele (Giuseppina), Antonio (Donna), Antonietta (Rocco) and
Luigi’s life will also be fondly recalled by so many cousins, nephews and nieces from the Grella and
Calvano families as well as by all relatives, friends and neighbours whose lives he touched.
Luigi was born on December 13, 1928 in Sturno (Avellino), Campania, Italia, the son of Tommaso and
Giuseppa (Graziosi) Grella. He grew up in difficult times during World War 2, worked hard, served in the
Italian military, and then made a bold move to immigrate to Canada. With his beloved wife, Ersilia, they
worked with all of their strength to build a home and a family in Toronto. They generously assisted
family members from Italy to join them and begin a new life in Canada.
Luigi will be remembered by all of us as a dedicated, hard-working and affable person who loved his
family and devoted his life to provide and care for them. Luigi is the rock, the cornerstone of the Grella
family in Canada, and this will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace with Ersilia and your family!
Visitation to celebrate Luigi’s life will be held at Delmoro Funeral Home, 61 Beverly Hills Dr., North York,
Sun., July 1, 6 to 9 PM and Mon., July 2, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM. A Holy Catholic Mass will be celebrated at
St. Fidelis Church, 33 Connie St., North York on Tues., July 3 at 10:00 AM.
Entombment will follow at Prospect Cemetery, 1450 St. Clair Ave. W.
Online condolences may be sent to: delmorofuneralhome.com.
- Pina Riddell, Daughter
- Tom Grella, Son
- Heart & Stroke Foundation
- Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
- Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
- Visitation Monday, July 2, 2018
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 3, 2018
- Entombment Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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July 3, 2018
Zio....I will never forget what you did for my mother ... your sister Gerardina. Taking care of her so she could start a family and a new life in this beautiful country. You were always looking out for your family both immediate and extended.
I will also never forget your smile. Even as I look at those cherished pictures of the past your smile is so ever present. I know your smiling up in Heaven.
Non ti dimenticherò mai.
God Bless you and Zia
Tanti Baci tuo nipoto Nunzio
July 1, 2018
My favourite man, my Nonno Luigi. He was the best man I’ve ever known. The hardest worker who would sacrifice anything for his family. His smile was one that always lit up a room. A smile that will be truly missed by so many. My Nonno always made sure we knew how proud of us he was and always challenged us to do our best. I will cherish our memories and time together forever. I love you always and forever. “Vive bene Bella”