Rosetta Girimonte

25 February, 19419 October, 2020
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Rosetta Girimonte was born on February 25, 1941 in Domanico, Cosenza, Italy and passed away on October 9, 2020 in Toronto at the tender age of 79 years.

Rosetta was a special woman and was loved by anyone that crossed her path. Her pride and joy has been poured into her family through endless love and food. She was a hard worker and provided a good life for her loved ones.

She adored and cared for her husband Giuseppe for 58 years, and was the loving mother of her daughter Antonietta (Calogero Gulizia) and son Carmelino Girimonte. Her grandchildren Nancy, Bianca (Daniel Pedra) and Diego will cherish their memories of her forever.

She will be deeply missed by her siblings Maria Di Cosmo, Sandra Di Pietro, Joanne Sicilia, Pina Mele and Frances Woodroffe. Predeceased by her brother Luigi Rigido.

Rosetta will live on in the hearts of her large family and many friends. She will never be forgotten and the memories and traditions she made will be recited and respected for generations to come.

Family and friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave W. (1 block east of Dufferin) on Friday, October 23rd from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. The funeral mass with be held on Saturday October 24th, 2020 at 10am at St. Clare’s Catholic Church, 1118 St. Clair Ave. W.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the entombment will be held privately for the family after mass.

For more details on the Friday visitation please feel free to contact Jerrett Funeral Home or any of Rosetta’s immediate family members.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has mandated: • Permitted gathering sizes inside a building for funeral visitation and chapel services, will be up to 30% of the maximum room capacities (excluding funeral staff) while maintaining the six foot physical distancing rule. • Registrar’s Directive sets new restrictions for gatherings at cemeteries, effective Monday, Sept. 21: Cemeteries attendance is a maximum of 25 people (not counting funeral staff) at all funerals, visitations, funeral receptions, and graveside services on cemetery property. • Further to the Registrar’s Guidance issued on June 15, 2020, wearing masks or face coverings is mandatory for all persons (funeral staff and attendees) inside all funeral establishments or any other indoor setting where a funeral or visitation is held


  • Visitation

    Friday, 23 October , 2020

  • Visitation

    Friday, 23 October , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, 24 October , 2020

  • Private Family Entombment Service

    Saturday, 24 October , 2020


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Mary and Mark Giles (nee Figuer)

24 November 2020

We only today learned of cousin Rosetta’s recent passing and send our condolences to the entire Girimonte and Rigido families — especially to her beloved husband Giuseppe and family.

We lost our mom Adelina earlier this year just prior to the pandemic. Our Dad passed almost 30 yrs ago. Your beautiful video tribute serves to honour a wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend and shows a life well lived. Her love of family, food and fun is evident throughout and brought back lovely memories of when our father and Rosetta’s father Antonio Rigido and mother Antoinette were still alive. Hold these memories in your heart.

It has been a long time since we have seen some members of Zio Antonio’s family but you have always been in our hearts. We are also very sorry to learn of Luigi’s passing. RIP Rosetta and Luigi

Your cousin’s
Mary (Mark Giles) and my brother Frank Figuer

Daniela Palozzi

25 October 2020

We were so shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of our beloved aunt/godmother. She will be dearly missed. Our condolences to the families on her passing. There are no words to express our sorrow and sympathy felt for you now. We hope you will have comfort and support at this time. May she rest in peace. With deepest sympathy
Love from Daniela and Tony Palozzi
Lisa Carinci and family
Anna Maria Cervelli and family
Rita Girimonte

Jamil Villa

21 October 2020

The time I lived next to you, you and Joe were so beautiful to me, I will always remember this and cherish these memories forever, my daughter also remembers how great you were....
I was lucky to know you, special lady,
Goodnight senora, love always :-)

Jazz Woodroffe

19 October 2020

Zia was always full of emotion, kindness, and wisdom.

She taught me to love my Italian Heritage, but more importantly that it’s ok to be emotional and that it tarnishes nothing from your character, it only keeps you true to yourself. I will hold this lesson with me for the rest of my life.

Gardens, Family, Positivity, Culture, Tradition, and the best food Junction ever had, these are my memories.

Love you forever and always Auntie Rosie.

Michelke Holder

19 October 2020

Fran, Jazz and Family,
My sincere condolences during this monumental loss to you.
In my thoughts.
Regards, Michelle

Antonietta Arcuri

17 October 2020

Our deepest condolences to Zio Peppino, my cousins Antonietta and Carmen as well as their families. Zia Rosetta always had a smile on her face and ready with food whenever we would visit. Zia Rosetta will be greatly missed by all of us. Rest In Peace. Antonietta Arcuri and family.

Marina Rigido-Smith

15 October 2020

I am so saddened by the loss of a beloved auntie.
I will always remember her generous spirit and kindness.
Her brilliant smile that could light up a room, and her hugs!

How terrible it is that this pandemic has caused issues with travel between provinces, I am in Nova Scotia and it hurts that I can not be there to say a final farewell to my Zia Rosetta.

RIP, we will meet again
Marina, Anna, Tony, Angela (Rigido)
Gabriel, Avalon, Ashley,Bobby, Jasmine (grand nephews/nieces)

Maria and Mario Pascucci

15 October 2020

Our sincerest condolences to the Girimonte family on the passing of a loving wife and mother and a beautiful grandmother. Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. May she Rest In Peace.🙏🏻✝️

Maria Girimonte

15 October 2020

Rosa was as much my mom as my real mom, having loved me from the day her son introduced us. She was an incredible mother in law to me and an amazing and loving grandmother to my daughter Bianca. I was so lucky to have her in my life and to experience unconditional love and support always. Rest In Peace mama Rosa. Love you and miss you forever ♥️

Simone & Melissa Adamo

13 October 2020

Our deepest condolences. Rosa was the sweetest woman with such a big heart. She was always so kind and welcoming and we were fortunate to enjoy several meals with her over the last 12 years (she was an amazing cook!).
We will sincerely miss her and wish we could have spent more time with her over the past few years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.