October 15, 1941 – August 7, 2018
A father may pass on but his thoughts, hopes, and dreams live on in all of us...
Giuseppe Ingrao, 76, of Miramar, Florida, succumbed to lung cancer at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Giuseppe is survived by his life partner and wife Anna Maria of 56 years, daughter Giovanna (Phil) Battaglia, son Salvatore (Laurie) Ingrao, son Vincenzo (Denise) Ingrao, daughter Salvatrice (Andre) Lee Sang, daughter Rose Laffler, son Giuseppe (Nydia) Ingrao, sisters Domenica Ingrao, Maria Ingrao, many loving grandchildren; Angelo, Tony, Stacy, Philip, Samantha, Shelby, Stefano, Joseph, Zachary, Shyann, Ryan, Elliana, Collin, Gabriella, Anthony, Pricilla, Freddy, Athee, Joi Mari, Antonio, Anjolie and Cody, his nieces and nephews in Sicily and extended family in the US, Italy and Germany. Giuseppe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend to everyone.
Giuseppe “Nonno” was born in Termini Imerese, province Palermo, Sicilia and migrated to the United States with his family in 1971. He loved to watch futbol, cook, tell stories, and play the harmonica while entertaining family and friends in his home. Nonno’s home was always filled with laughter, love, and delicious food.
This amazing and strong man enjoyed carpentry and worked as a carpenter in New York until he moved to Florida in 1999 and worked as the head custodian for the Lyons Creek Middle School until he retired.
He took great pride in all that he did especially his home garden where he grew zucchini, tomatoes, basil, green beans, rosemary, peppers, eggplant, starfruit, papaya and pretty much anything that had a seed, if he could plant it, it would grow. He had a hidden talent in making paper hats, boats and animals that moved and especially enjoyed playing cards, Scopa, with his grandchildren when they would visit. He also enjoyed telling the most amazing stories of his childhood while enjoying a nice glass of red wine. Giuseppe was always there to help friends with home projects or whatever else they needed him for. His motto was: forte, felice, rispetto, con tutta la famiglia.
A special thank you to Vitas Hospice for their loving care and support and to Forest Lawn Funeral Home for all of the arrangements. Also, a loving heartfelt thank you to all our family, friends, neighbors and coworkers that have shown such tremendous support, love, and encouragement throughout this journey.
Visitation will be from 3:00 until 6:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2401 Davie Road, Davie, FL on Sunday, August 12, 2018. Funeral services for Giuseppe will be held at St. Mark Catholic Church, 5601 Flamingo Road, Southwest Ranches, FL on Monday, August 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Giuseppe will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to a special fund in Giuseppe’s name for St. Jude Children’s Hospital In Loving Memory of Giuseppe Ingrao at the link below.
Sei andato, ma non ti dimenticheremo mai...
God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you, and whispered: “Come to Me”. You did not deserve what you went through, and so He gave you rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, for He only takes the best. In time we saw you sinking, we watched you fade away, our hearts were broken as you fought so hard to stay. But when we saw you sleeping, so peacefully from pain, we could not wish you back, to suffer that again.
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018
- Committal Service Monday, August 13, 2018
August 12, 2018
Thank you Nonno for being so kind and opening up your doors to myself and my children. You and Nonna remembering their birthday and giving them gifts and embraces when you saw them. May your memory be a blessing as it will live on in everyone you’ve touched.
Robert Creed & Family
Dante& Leonella Silvestri
August 12, 2018
To the Ingrao Family, our sincere condolences on the passing of Giuseppe . Love Sante&Leonella Silvestri & Family .
August 11, 2018
To the Ingrao Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Mr Ingrao's passing. It is heartbreaking. My prayers are with you all.
August 10, 2018
Our sincerest condolences to you during this very difficult time. Giuseppe was a wonderful, devoted man who loved his family and friends. He will be deeply missed. Know that he will always be watching over his wonderful family. We hope your beautiful memories help to comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lucine, Barry, and Madison Debany
August 9, 2018
La Famiglia- Always. Everyday. In the morning. At night. Past. Present. Future. To raise a tremendous family, to set an example, and to lead with love and respect is a responsibility only a few carry through. OUR Nonno and Nonna showed US that it is possible. Him and OUR Nonna were a team for the books – thank you for loving us all together...eating together and sharing many laughs together. Nonno we will love and miss you... Forever in OUR hearts. Famiglia Forte!
Forest Lawn Funeral Home South
August 9, 2018
Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.
We wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff
August 8, 2018
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Giuseppe. May he rest peacefully with the Lord. ❤️
Joseph and Diane Rossi
Michael and Debra Egan
August 8, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go to the whole family. May the angels kiss and watch over Giuseppe Ingrao.
The Egan Family❤️❤️ 🙏🏻