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Jerrett Funeral Homes - St. Clair Chapel

1141 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Angela Rosada

November 19, 1924January 8, 2020
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Angela was born in Godega, St. Urbano, Italy and passed away peacefully on Kensington Hospice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Rino Rosada. She will by fondly remembered by her 2 children Claudio (Rosemary) and Julie (Vince) Molinaro; 3 grandchildren Michael Rosada and Joey and Alessia Molinaro and her sister in law Pierina Rosada. Donations in her memory may be made to the Kensington Hospice. A special thank you to the staff of the Kensington Hospice for the wonderful care they gave our Mother and Nonna.

Angela came to Canada in 1970 as a second bride for my father-in-law Rino, whose first wife was taken off this earth way too soon from cancer. Angela was born in Godega Sant Urbano Italy and lived there until she was 17 when she moved to Geneva, Switzerland to make a new life after the war. She became fluent in French, immersed herself in Swiss culture, enjoyed skiing, fondues, travelling, the arts, and made numerous friends. She was godmother to many children and kept in touch with most of them – some even came to Canada to visit her over the years.

During her stint as a clerk in a shop, she proudly recounted an incident whereby she was working one day when security personnel and two young men entered the store and purchased coca cola. She learned she had just served two of the Beatles – unfortunately which ones we do not know. She was an amazing cook – it was hard to get her exact recipes but once you did – you were in for a treat. Her gnocchi was second to none – I have dined at many restaurants in many cities and have given up ordering gnocchi as I am always disappointed as I had already had the best. She was not as successful in bringing her Swiss culinary skills to Canada – as my father-in-law worked as a carpenter, and after hours toiling and labouring – coming home to a fondue which to him meant he was cooking his own dinner one bite at a time was a bit perplexing – she tried by providing him with multiple fondue forks, but pasta won.

When I met my husband, she was 7 years into the marriage, and I recall she had already engaged Julie, Claudio’s sister, in figure skating where she had Red Kelly’s wife as her trainer. Julie was enrolled in guitar lessons, and both Claudio and Julie learned to ski under her guidance. She encouraged Claudio in his passion for art – his paintings were framed and hung in their home. She was so happy when we told her of a trip we were planning – embrace life – live it – that was her message to us. She convinced Rino to purchase a farm in Vineland and they had many happy summers there – harvesting grapes, fruit and of course, entertaining friend and relatives. After the farm was sold, they spent summers at her family home in Italy, where we and others have wonderful memories of Festas, train trips to Rome and Venice, picnics, fresh croissants in the morning, winery visits, and best of all just gathered around a large table enjoying meals made with love and devotion to her family.

Her name says it all – Angela – angelic, strong, and loved, and now will be sorely missed.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 13, 2020

Memories

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Mary Zava

January 10, 2020

I will miss Angela's smile and heartfelt concern she had for others.
May your memories of your Mother's love bring you comfort and peace of heart now and through the days ahead.
With Deepest Sympathy
The Zava Family

Emma & Gaetano Rechichi

January 10, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Rosada family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Michael Segretto

January 9, 2020

Our sincerest condolences it is so difficult to lose our Mother and Gr Mother, we try to remember the blessing that they bring to our families all of their lives
Michael and Joanne Segretto

Rosemary ROSADA

January 9, 2020

Our dear mother, mother-in-law , grandmother left us on Jan. 8, with dignity and love at age 95. Her son Claudio (Rosemary), daughter Julie (Vince) Molinaro, grandchildren Michael Rosada, Joey & Alessia Molinaro (whom she adored), and her caregiver Cris, and many friends & relatives in Canada, Italy, and Switzerland will miss her. She touched everyone with her open heart and open door, be it here at her home in Toronto, the farm in Vineland, or on her visits to her family home in Italy. Not a shy person, she engaged with most folks she came in contact with and won them over with her heartfelt concern and smile , young and old were drawn to her compassionate nature. This is why we were blessed with her ending her days on earth at Kensington Hospice with tender care and peace.

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