OBITUARY

Olivia Luongo

14 November , 19604 April , 2018
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Olivia Luongo, 57, passed away the 4th of April 2018 at North York General Hospital surrounded by her loving family, after her second battle with Cancer.

Olivia Luongo was born on the 14th of November, 1960 in Taurasi, Italy to Nicola and Maria Luongo. Her parents and their family immigrated to Ontario Canada when she was 7 years old, she helped raise her younger sisters Gerardina and Sabina Luongo. She went on to raise two children Michael and Alise. She was at Wawanesa Insurance for over 15 years and on her spare time she enjoyed gardening in the Summers and visiting friends and family.

Her family pays tribute "Throughout her battle Olivia grew weaker, but those who knew her knew how strong she truly was. As life presented her with obstacles she faced them head on. The weight of the world would always fail to compare to the weight of her heart. Showing love and pride in everyone she held dear. She was our biggest fan, and our most admired hero. When she felt too weak to lift her own granddaughter Olivia, she was still lifting us all up through her love and support. We believe God called her home early because she already understood what he put us here on this Earth to learn: "That life is precious, and love is abundant"

She is survived by her two children Alise (Jeff) and Michael (Amanda), her granddaughter Olivia, her mother Maria, her two sisters Sabina and Gerardina (Mario), and her nieces and nephews Maria, Francesca, Robert, and Thomas

Friends and family will be called to the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME (1141 St. Clair Ave W., One block east of Dufferin St.) on Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Clare’s Catholic Parish (1118 St. Clair Ave W., Toronto, ON) at 10:00 am. Entombment at Prospect Cemetery (1450 St. Clair Ave W., Toronto, ON) to follow.

In memory of Olivia, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, 7 April , 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, 7 April , 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, 8 April , 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, 8 April , 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, 9 April , 2018
  • Entombment Monday, 9 April , 2018
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Olivia Luongo

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Susy Tedesco

17 April 2018

My wonderful cousin Olivia, Although you were older than me I will always remember how you would take care of Sabina and I when we were little. You would always take us to the mall and McDonalds. I also remember all of us sharing the attic bedroom on Euclid and how many good times we all had up there and how you would always yell at Sab and me if we don't put all the Barbie dolls away neatly after we played. ☺️ As we grew older and apart, whenever you saw me you always greeted me with a warm hug 🤗. You will always be remembered for your kind, sincere and humorous personality. I know that you will live on in your beautiful granddaughter. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel. 😇 Rest in Peace. 🌹💖

Luisa Tedesco

17 April 2018

Dearest Olivia, my beautiful cousin. We lived and grew up together as sisters for many many years. I will never ever forget all our times together! 5 girl cousins sleeping in the attic on Euclid together for years!!! It was an amazing slumber party each and every night!! I will never forget our bond, our laughs, our constant sleepovers, spending every Christmas and holidays and celebrations together, hanging out on the veranda talking all nite long - we were always one big happy family. :-) I will deeply cherish the great memories and the great love we had for each other. You were always the kind gentle soul - keeping connections with all family members throughout the years - so loving, respectful and kind. I have always looked up to you as the big sister I never had. I love you so much Olivia and I'm sorry for the years that passed us by. I love you forever and I will always be your cousin/sister/friend. Love you and miss you always, Luisa.

Gerri Luongo-Bianchi

16 April 2018

Remembering an amazing big sister...Olivia
I don’t know how to express in words how much it hurts. She was the good in me, she was everything I am today. Life moving forward will be difficult as I’ll have to get use to many things without her. I would call her a couple times a day, sometimes it was just to see what she was doing and other times we would argue to the point where we would hang up on each other but ten minutes later one of us would pick up the phone as if nothing happened. How I would give anything in the world to hear her voice getting mad at me again. Life is not fair she had her whole life ahead of her. She was supposed to enjoy raising her beautiful granddaughter Olivia the joy of her life. I’m very angry because I don’t know how to move forward without my big sister. She was very strong at the end, didn’t cry, wasn’t mad, all she said to me was “it’s ok, I’m going to see daddy”, well she’s with daddy and I know she is happy because she was always a “daddy’s girl”. Although her time was short on earth, we are all blessed to have known her and loved her dearly. She was an amazing mother to Michael and Alise and grandmother to Olivia. But most of all she was an amazing big sister to Sabina and me, she took care of us always.
A star has been added to the heavens name OLIVIA, my big sister!! I love you dearly and you will always be in my heart!!

Antonella Tedesco

7 April 2018

I will miss you Olivia deeply we had great times together she was the greatest person I knew and loved we talked so much then we were together we shared happy moments then she come over she was a wonderful friend : she will always be in your hearts and never forgotten. such a beautiful lady inside and outside and a sweetheart!!! Love your friend Antonella Tedesco

Debbie Mettler

7 April 2018

Dear Sweet Olivia,
I have not known you that long but from the moment I met you I knew you were a beautiful soul. I'm glad we met and that we share a beautiful grandchild together. Your memory will live on through her and I will think of you each time I see her. Sleep tight beautiful lady, see you on the other side. I love you.

Rose Ciccone

7 April 2018

Dear Gerri:

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dear sister Olivia.
May God give you the strength beyond what is normal
to endure this very difficult time. Our prayers go out to
you and your family.

Your friend,

Rose Ciccone

Mary Ferrari-Perri

6 April 2018

I had the pleasure of knowing Olivia for the past 15 years. I got to know her quite well when she used to pick me up every morning and take me to work. We shared stories, life experiences and laughs. And of course many talks about our beloved dogs!
Olivia was a true friend, a kind soul and had so much love to give.
I went to visit her last week. Even in her weakened condition, she asked how I was doing, my family, and even cracked a couple of jokes. We held hands until I said goodbye to her.
Olivia my friend, your suffering has ended. Rest in eternal peace. I love you and I will miss you.

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