November 8, 1924 – July 10, 2018
It is with great sadness that the DiBratto Family announce the passing of Teodoro DiBratto.. Devoted and loving Husband to Maria (nee Zannella), Father to Filomena, Salvatore (Sherlita), Pasqualina, Giovanni, and Grandfather/Nonno to Marco Teodoro. The eldest of eight he is survived by his Brothers Onorato(Delores), Guiliano (Teresa), Guiseppe and Sister Emilia (late Ermilindo).
Teodoro fought a long battle with numerous health challenges. He did this with great courage and grace. He accepted each challenge, with his only concern for the burden on his family. He was devoted to his family, especially the love of his life Maria. He had great pride in the accomplishments of his children and a proud Nonno to Marco Teodoro
We thank the many caregivers over the years that provided Teodoro with love, compassion and great care.
Teodoro will live forever in our hearts. Gone but never forgotten. Heaven has a new Angel
Friends and family may visit at the JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, 6191 Yonge Street, North York, (South of Steeles Avenue) on Sunday July 15, 2018 from 3-6 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday July 16, 2018 at 9:30 am, Interment Holy Cross Cemetery (8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, On. L3T 2C7
Respectfully, at this time a reception will not be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto M4R 1K8 or to The C.N.I.B. (244 Finch Avenue West, Toronto M2R 1M7) in memory of Teodoro would be appreciated.
I am home in heaven, dear ones, Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed. I am now at peace forever, Safely home in heaven at last. There is still work waiting for you, So you must not idly stand. Do it now, while life remaineth, You shall rest in God’s own land. When that work is all completed, He will gently call you home. Ah, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you once again.
- Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
- Funeral Mass Monday, July 16, 2018
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Filomena Di Bratto
July 15, 2018
With tremendous gratitude and love in my heart, I wish to express a few words in honour of Dad's absorption back to his heavenly home from where he appeared.
In his 93 years, he has always been a symbol of unshakeable strength for me. That strength was the wisdom and spirit with which he lived his life. Born and raised in the pure, simple and religious surroundings of Campodimele, Italy, he developed a natural inner freedom and deep tolerance which allowed him never to give into any weakness of thought or bodily condition. He was creative, practical and never wasteful. His silent love and hard working nature expressed its generosity by always making sure that a growing family had what it needed. He was farsighted in his vision and through his example we were fortunate to imbibe all these virtues. Dad not only fulfilled his role as a husband and father - his constant support, care and love for Mom made them an ideal in their 67 years of marriage. Mom's devotion and day and night care giving to Dad during the last few years, was truly unbelievable at her age and stage in life. She went against all human boundaries. It was a testimony to the Purest Love and Grace of God which they held in their hearts and kept them united.
Dearest Dad, I thank you from the core of my heart for all the invisible gifts that you have showered on us. I know at this time you are receiving all our love and hearing your praises without these mortal ears. You are one with the Almighty and are resting in Perfect Peace, abiding in God's Divine Love, your true abode. All Glory to You.
Blessed You Are, Blessed You Are, Blessed You Are.
In eternal love always, Filomena
July 14, 2018
I only met “Papa” when he visited Barbados with Pat. He was a gentle soul and a proud, kind, caring human being, who greatly loved his wife and family. He will be sorely missed by his loved ones but he is singing with the angels now. May he Rest In Peace!
Salvatore Di Bratto
July 13, 2018
There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.
A time to give birth, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to tear down, and a time to build. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them; A time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces. A time to seek, and a time to lose; A time to keep, and a time to cast away. A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate; A time of war, and a time of peace.
What profit have workers from their toil? I have seen the business that God has given to mortals to be busied about. God has made everything appropriate to its time, but has put the timeless into their hearts so they cannot find out, from beginning to end, the work which God has done. I recognized that there is nothing better than to rejoice and to do well during life. Moreover, that all can eat and drink and enjoy the good of all their toil – this is a gift of God. I recognized that whatever God does will endure forever; there is no adding to it, or taking from it. Thus has God done that he may be revered. What now is has already been; what is to be, already is: God retrieves what has gone by.
Papa - Rest in Peace