Rosina Petrarca Di Palma

March 2, 1914November 10, 2012

A very special lady has bid us farewell.

A woman of conviction and strong principles, she has always put family first. Her life was one of generosity, hospitality and true friendship…

It is with great sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Rosina Petrarca wife of the late Nicola Di Palma on November 10th 2012 at the age of 98 years and 8 months. Predeceased by her children Antonio, Lucia and Maria (the late Agostino Di Rienzo), her brother Primiano (the late Maria Giorgetti). She leaves to mourn her sisters in Italy Suora Michelina, Madra Superiore Elvira and Annina, her devoted children Michele (Gislene), Anna and Teresa (the late Nino Melchior). She will be dearly missed by her treasured grandchildren Joe (Gina), Nicky (Linda), Tony (Johanne), Maurice, Giuseppe, Nick (Tania), Maria, Nathalie, Marco, Edison, Sandra (Luigi) and Marisa, her much adored great grandchildren Tino, Massimo, Amanda, Kevin, Maria-Louisa, Anita and Matteo, her precious great-great-granddaughter Yaneli, as well as many relatives and friends.

The family will receive condolences at

Centre funéraire Côte-des-Neiges Dignity Memorial 4525 Côte des Neiges Road Montreal (514) 342-8000

on Wednesday November 14th 2012 from 3pm to 9pm and Thursday November 15th from 10am to 11am. Funeral service will be held on Thursday November 15th, at Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense church, 6800 Henri-Julien (corner of Dante) at 12pm (noon) thence to Ste-Claire d’Assise Mausoleum in the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery for entombment.

A sincere thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Robert-Cliché Residence for their care and their particular attention during her final moments.

We will always remember the love, compassion and noble values Mamma e Nonna instilled in us, her family. Thank you for the happy memories.


Une grande dame nous fait ses adieux...

Une femme de conviction et de principes, elle faisait toujours passer la famille en premier. Ses grandes valeurs furent la générosité, l’hospitalité et la vraie amitié…

C’est avec une grande tristesse que nous vous annonçons le décès de notre chère mère, grand-mère et arrière-grand-mère Rosina Petrarca épouse de feu Nicola Di Palma. Elle s’est éteinte paisiblement ce 10 novembre 2012 à l’âge de 98 ans et 8 mois. Elle est allée rejoindre ses enfants Antonio, Lucia et Maria (feu Agostino Di Rienzo), son frère Primiano (feu Maria Giorgetti). Elle laisse dans le deuil ses sœurs en Italie Sœur Michelina, Mère Supérieure Elvira et Annina, ses enfants bien-aimés Michele (Gislene), Anna et Teresa (feu Nino Melchior), ses trésors de petits-enfants Joe (Gina), Nicky (Linda), Tony (Johanne), Maurice, Giuseppe, Nick (Tania), Maria, Nathalie, Marco, Edison, Sandra (Luigi) et Marisa, ses arrière-petits-enfants adorés Tino, Massimo, Amanda, Kevin, Maria-Louisa, Anita et Matteo, sa précieuse arrière-arrière-petite-fille Yaneli, ainsi que plusieurs autres parents et amis.

La famille recevra les condoléances au :

Centre funéraire Côte-des-Neiges Réseau Dignité 4525, chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges Montreal (514) 342-8000

le mercredi 14 novembre, 2012 de 15h à 21h et le jeudi 15 novembre 2012 de 10h à 11h. Les funérailles auront lieu le jeudi 15 novembre, 2012 à midi en l’église Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense, 6800 Henri-Julien (Coin Dante) et de là au Mausolée Ste-Claire d’Assise au cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, lieu de sépulture.

Sincères remerciements à tout le personnel et bénévoles de la Résidence Robert-Cliché pour leurs attentions et leurs bons soins spécialement lors des derniers moments.

Nous nous souviendrons toujours de ton amour inconditionnel, ta compassion et tes nobles valeurs familiales que tu nous as inculquées. Mamma e Nonna Rosina, merci pour les beaux et doux souvenirs que tu nous laisses.


  • Condolences Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Denis Lazure

November 15, 2012

Bonjour Teresa,je viens d'apprendre le déces de ta mere,a cause de mon état de santé je ne peux me rendre au centre,mais ma femme et moi t'offrons nos plus sinceres condoléances,nos pensés et nos prieres sont avec toi

Denis Lazure et ma femme Helene
Take care xxx

Lucia Licursi

November 14, 2012

We were very sad to hear the news, on the loss of your Mother.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
May the memories and love you shared bring you comfort and peace.

She will greatly be missed. Her kindness and generosity has placed a special part in our hearts.

Our Deepest Sympathies,

Lucia, Josie, Mary Licursi & Family

Liliana (Lily) Cetola

November 14, 2012

Dearest Teresa,
I was very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you, Sandra and Luigi and Marisa, and all of your extended family. May your mom rest in peace. A big hug to you all.

November 13, 2012

Dear Teresa & Family,
On behalf of Board of Directors and members of the Canadian-Italian Business and Professional Association, our heartfelt sympathy on this heavy affliction. Our prayers are with you.
Roberto Rinaldi, President

Ordine Figli d'Italia

November 13, 2012

Dear Teresa and family,
the Order Sons of Italy would like to express the deepest condolences for the lost of your beloved.

Order Sons of Italy
(514) 271-2281

Brindalos Family

November 13, 2012

Dearest Teresa and all the family, Our heart goes out to you all. There are special people who come along infrequently, who leave a positive and wonderful feeling in everyone with whom they have contact. We are thinking of you and keeping you all in our prayers. May God bless you and give you her strength. Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother.