Corinto DiRisio

7 April , 19328 March , 2019

Surrounded by his family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Corinto DiRisio, husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law on Friday, March 8, 2019. Corinto was born in Guilmi, Italy on April 7, 1932.

Remaining to forever cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 56 years Ada Olga, son Ralph (Leticia) and his grandchildren who were the apple of his eye, Adrienne and Lucas.

Corinto was pre-deceased by his parents Raffaele and Irena, his brother Angelo Antonio and Sister Rosina (Luigi).

He is survived by his brother-in-law Guiseppe Alberto, as well as family in Winnipeg, brothers Guiseppe (Antonietta), Nicola (Amalia), sister, Maria (Cesare-deceased), sister-in-law Maria (Angelo-deceased), and many nieces and nephews in Italy. Sister-in-law Fiorina (Armando) and many nieces and nephews in Belgium, as well as family in New York.

Corinto immigrated to Canada in 1957, a young man looking for a better life, knowing that Winnipeg was where he wanted to put down roots and build his family. He returned to Italy and married Olga in 1962. Shortly thereafter Corinto returned to Winnipeg to get things ready for his new bride. In 1963 Olga joined him in Winnipeg. Corinto found work at CP Rail as a Carman Welder, which he took great pride in, and retired from in 1996.

Corinto loved spending time with family and friends, it wasn’t uncommon to find him and Olga enjoying a day at Winnipeg beach sharing laughs and food with friends. He proudly brought the flavours and traditions of Italy with his passion for gardening, making wine and cured meat which he was happy to share with everyone.

His faith was very important to him, attending Holy Rosary Parish and proudly volunteering when he was needed was near and dear to his heart.

He loved travelling, he went to Italy multiple times as well as travelling throughout Canada, and to Mexico. Family was very important to Corinto, he always made time to attend his grandchildren’s activities, sporting events and school concerts, loving every minute of it, and looked forward to all the family get togethers, truly loving the company and conversations with everyone.

Our family would like to thank the nurses and doctors on the 5th floor at the Victoria General Hospital for their support, love and compassion.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 14 at Holy Rosary Parish Church 510 River Avenue with Reverend Father Sam Argenziano as the Celebrant. Viewing and condolences will begin at 10:00 AM. Entombment will follow Mass at Green Acres Memorial Gardens Holy Angel Mausoleum, Hwy #1 East at Navin Road.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Parkinsons Society Manitoba

We love and will miss you, you will forever be in our hearts.

Riposa in Pace


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Emiliana Dolera

13 March 2019

Cara zia Olga, Raffaele e famiglia
ci ha rattristato molto la notizia che zio Corinto è mancato. Non ci sono parole adatte per descrivere quanto ci addolora la vostra perdita, perdere una persona cara non è mai facile. Vi siano di conforto, in questo triste momento, le nostre preghiere e il pensiero che ovunque sia non è solo, con lui c'è la nostra mamma Rosina, zio Antonio e i nonni Raffaele e Irene. Un abbraccio forte a tutti voi. Emilana e Raffaele (figli di Rosina e Luigi - Cremona Italia)