Domenico Ciccocioppo

January 1, 1942October 16, 2016
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Domenico was larger than life with a spirit for humanity to match, full of character and stories, a voracious reader, and a taste for the finer things in life. Devoted husband for almost 51 years to Connie (nee Mossa), loving father to Lucianna (Giulio), William (Carolyn) and Audrey (Ian), and a blissfully happy and fun Nonno to grandchildren Ilaria, Sofia, Alessia, Zachary, Luca and Matteo, he enjoyed weekends with his family in front of a crackling fire up at his 100-acre farm. He could always be found with a twinkle in his eye, and a pot cooking on his stove. His Sunday lunch parties with Connie at their home were legendary, and often finished into the evening. Domenico chose Canada as his new home, leaving behind Lanciano, Chieti Italy in the 1960s. Like many new Canadians, he worked hard, and soon rose up in the competitive world of the restaurant industry, owning at one time Gourmet Pique-Nique, Bumpkins, Old Angelo's and for the last 20 years, the award-winning ORO on Elm St. Food and wine were his passion, but only second to his family and friends. We lost him suddenly on Oct. 16, 2016, due to a fatal heart attack. He will be sorely missed. The world is less bright because of his passing. In addition to flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation,Canadian Diabetes Association, or Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in Domenico's name would be appreciated by the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • Entombment Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Domenico Ciccocioppo

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sandy Lemm

September 16, 2017

Just heard of Domenico's passing. We're so sorry, Connie. What a special man, and what a tremendous loss. Thinking of you.

Mary Anne & Sandy Lemm, Toronto

Roberto Croci

August 5, 2017

Just read... sorry to hear that.. one thing i know..gli volevate un bene dell'anima.
iknwo you loved him
roberto croci
in LA

Pablo Herrera

December 5, 2016

Good man, good friend, we spent a few years together,
Someday we'll open a restaurant "up there"

Michael & Kelly

December 3, 2016

Dear Connie, I was shocked and saddened to hear that Domenico has passed away from my spouse tonight. He was always a gentleman and a wonderful person to speak to with when we visit your restaurant. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Our sincere sympathies to you and your family.

November 24, 2016

Dear Connie,
My deepest condolences for the loss of your Dear husband Domenico, I'm in Montreal visiting my Mamma and heard the sad news from my Uncle Luigi.
Again, my deepest sympathy to you and your lovely family.

Tony Ciccocioppo and Family

November 21, 2016

We are shocked and saddened to hear of Domenico's passing. Our deepest sympathies to Connie and family.

Dorothy and Cliff Stanners

Linda Gough

November 2, 2016

Our deepest sympathies on Domenico's passing. We will all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joe-ann & Ed Barisa

October 31, 2016

We are so saddened to learn of Domenico's passing ! We extend to Connie and her family our most heartfelt condolences.
We will always remember Domenico as a kind restaurateur, smiling and welcoming us to Oro with his kind and lovely wife !
Joe-ann & Ed Barisa

October 21, 2016

On Behalf of the Management and Staff at Faster Linen Services Ltd., we send our deepest sympathies to the family of Domenico. He was truly a great man and a great person.

Douglas Anderson

October 20, 2016

Connie, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. Domenico was a truly great man, he had a fantastic sense of humour and enjoyed life to the fullest. His passion for food was reflected at Oro and as a grateful patron, I appreciated the fruits of his labours.