January 20, 1929 – April 15, 2021
Ossi Pierotti, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Saint Louis, Missouri at the age of 92, surrounded by his loving family.
Ossi was the beloved husband of Anna Marie (nee' Biondi) Pierotti; devoted dad of Anita Kidd, Peter Pierotti, and Maria Pierotti; cherished Nonno of Atina (Andrew) Marquart, Peter Kidd, Nicholas Kidd, Matteo Kidd, Gianna Turek, and Luca Pierotti-Trost; loving great-grandfather of Frances and Louisa Marquart; dear brother-in-law of Fr. Lawrence H. Biondi, S.J.; loving uncle of Larry Biondi; and a dear friend to many in his lifetime.
Ossi was born in Piano di Coreglia, Lucca, Italy, on January 20, 1929, youngest child to Silvio and Rosina Pierotti. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marina Pieri, Leda Dockstader, and his brother, Louis Pierotti. Ossi lived through World War II in Italy, at the front lines. Both the Allies and the Axis used the family home as resting stations throughout the war. Being a child, he remembers the comraderie between the various nationalities of the soldiers and actually has fond memories of those times. He served as a waiter in a very elite officers club for the Italian military.
Around 1952, he came to Canada and settled in Toronto. On a visit to Chicago, he met the love of his life, Anna Marie, and they were married April 4, 1959 in Chicago at Saint Peter Canisius. Together they raised their kids in Markham, Ontario.
Ossi was the consummate joker and had a great love for Italian sports cars, cigars, food, and anything Italian. He was very patient with his grandchildren and loved to tease and play with them. He was very successful in his career and was able to support his family in the way he had always hoped to.
He is missed every day by his family and will be missed forever by all who knew and loved him.
A private Mass will be celebrated in Saint Louis Missouri, on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10am CDT. You are invited to virtually attend by following the link to St. Ambrose Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ossi's memory to Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Whitchurch-Stouffville Ontario, Canada, or Masses in Ossi's name would be greatly appreciated by his family.
Please leave a favorite memory of Ossi for his family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.
- Saint Mark's Roman Catholic Church
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, May 1, 2021
May 3, 2021
I'm truly sorry to hear of Ossi's passing. I remember him being very proud of his family and their achievements. Ossi took great pride in caring for his gardens and lawns; they were always immaculately groomed. As neighbours, it was hard to achieve his level of perfection. I enjoyed our conversations about our shared love of golf. My favorite memory is the time he took a friend and I out for a spin in his maserati. He told me that owning that car was something he had wanted for a long time.
Ann, I wish you and your family, strength and comfort as you go through this difficult time. My sincerest sympathy goes to you all.
May 3, 2021
Thinking of you during this time of loss. Our sincere condolences. Pat and Bruno Bucci, Stouffville neighbours.
May 2, 2021
Both Bonnie and I wish to send our condolences to Anne and family .We are neighbors moved in at the same time as Anne and Ozzie .They were a great couple and provided us with there expertise in many ways .Always a smile and a wave as they drove by us.Don enjoyed seeing Ozzie drive buy in his old cars.Don also stopped in to admire his cars as well as a chat.Will miss his great smile. Don and Bonnie Aldcroft
May 1, 2021
Ossie, you were the consummate Husband, Father, Nono and friend. Your humour always touched my heart. You always watched us kids at your store at Painted Post in Scarborough as we struggled with our 'coppers' to pay for penny candy, and you always had the small brown bags. Thank you for that memory.
May the choirs of angels guide your soul to our Father in Heaven.
You will be dearly missed by all....Hugs and Gods Blessing...Coreen
April 30, 2021
Dear Anna Marie,
It is with great sadness that we have learned that our dear friend Ossi has passed away. We hold such sweet memories of him in our hearts. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family. Please know that we will keep you in our prayers.
We look forward to the day that we can get together here at St. Mark's.
All our love, Mary & Emilio Benincasa