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Jerrett Funeral Homes - St. Clair Chapel

1141 St Clair Ave West, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Antonietta Ugliano

April 29, 1930November 29, 2019

Antonietta Ugliano was born on April 29, 1930 in San Vitaliano, Naples and passed away on November 29, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the age of 89 years.

Antonietta was predeceased by her beloved husband Giuseppe. She is the loving Mother of Michael, Maria (Vince) and Joanne (Joe). Cherished Grandmother of Anne (Joey), Jessica (Chris), Berard, Daniel and Katelyn. Loving Great-grandmother of Isabella and Kevin. She will be loved, deeply missed and forever remembered by all of her family and friends. Family and friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin) on December 1st from 6 pm to 9 pm & on December 2nd from 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm. The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Peter’s Church, Toronto. Entombment to follow at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.

If desired, donations in Memory of Antonietta may be made to the Temmy Latner Centre.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Entombment Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Josephine Caliendo

December 3, 2019

Zia has been a gentle pillar of strength in my life especially since the death of my parents. How can I forget the impromptu simple dinners when I just dropped in to say hello on my way home. How can I forget the fun and confusion that year I played “hookey “ to go to her and bake “struffoli” and “mustacciuoli” with cousin Tina. Then it wasn’t Christmas until I’d visit to bring her a poinsettia or chocolates and receive my little plate of goodies which she always prepared for me each year and one to take to my mom her sister Rosa.
So many memories. So much laughter ... and tears. Stories of coming to Canada and Toronto and stories of Italy and a childhood during the occupation of San Vitaliano by the Germans then the Allies and her being hidden away because she had thrown back into the face of Sergeant the chocolate he had give the “town urchins” that wasn’t chocolate but was really some kind of garbage and she had to be hidden away “as he was out to get her” until an arrangement was reached. So many family stories not to be forgotten .
Marriage (arranged?) to my dashing uncle Giuseppe -long gone, who made the best Baba au Rum and taught me how to make manicotti. Then joining us in Toronto for that promised better life in Canada all Southern Italians sought after the war. Zia was the third youngest of six. My mom the eldest both mother and father to them all, a brother who died young just after grandad, Aniello, musician and Carabiniere in Naples and Zia Addolorata also long gone leaving now only my lovely Zia in Torino.
How Nonna managed as a young widow is a tribute to the Spiezia women of my family. Strength of character, resiliency, compassion and love of family, friends and community.
Zia embodied all this and more in her life well lived and I am proud to be a part of this generation along with all my cousins to continue in the footsteps .

Josephine Caliendo

December 3, 2019

Zia has been a gentle pillar of strength in my life especially since the death of my parents. How can I forget the impromptu simple dinners when I just dropped in to say hello on my way home. How can I forget the fun and confusion that year I played “hookey “ to go to her and bake “struffoli” and “mustacciuoli” with cousin Tina. Then it wasn’t Christmas until I’d visit to bring her a poinsettia or chocolates and receive my little plate of goodies which she always prepared for me each year and one to take to my mom her sister Rosa.
So many memories. So much laughter ... and tears. Stories of coming to Canada and Toronto and stories of Italy and a childhood during the occupation of San Vitaliano by the Germans then the Allies and her being hidden away because she had thrown back into the face of Sergeant the chocolate he had give the “town urchins” that wasn’t chocolate but was really some kind of garbage and she had to be hidden away “as he was out to get her” until an arrangement was reached. So many family stories not to be forgotten .
Marriage (arranged?) to my dashing uncle Giuseppe -long gone, who made the best Baba au Rum and taught me how to make manicotti. Then joining us in Toronto for that promised better life in Canada all Southern Italians sought after the war. Zia was the third youngest of six. My mom the eldest both mother and father to them all, a brother who died young just after grandad, Aniello, musician and Carabiniere in Naples and Zia Addolorata also long gone leaving now only my lovely Zia in Torino.
How Nonna managed as a young widow is a tribute to the Spiezia women of my family. Strength of character, resiliency, compassion and love of family, friends and community.
Zia embodied all this and more in her life well lived and I am proud to be a part of this generation along with all my cousins to continue in the footsteps .

Niki Fisher

November 30, 2019

I had the privilege of knowing "Zia" Antonietta for many, many years but I most appreciate the times I was able to visit her in the past few months. She was a joy and an inspiration exuding faith and hope and imparting what the Lord Jesus was showing her even through her own pain. I was touched by the wonderful care and loving devotion she received from her children Joanna and Michael as well as her nieces, Tina and Franca and all her grandchildren. She was a true model of faith and strength for all and we are blessed because of it. I pray that the entire family would have the beautiful peace and rest she enjoyed during her most challenging time. I was privileged to be made an "adopted niece" . I will miss you "a zi". I know you are at peace.