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Delmoro Funeral Home

61 Beverly Hills Drive, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Francesco Antonio Rago

February 4, 1935March 19, 2020

Due to recent changes mandated by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, there will be limited entrance to the chapel. The layout has been configured as a walk through whereby the required space between people will be monitored.

Francesco Rago, age 85, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2020 at Baycrest Center Hospital in Toronto while accompanied by his daughter-in-law Lesa. Francesco emigrated from Italy in 1959 alongside his wife to start their young family here in Toronto. He worked for years with Canadian National Railroad helping to build and maintain sections of Canada’s railway system that pass through the city of Toronto. There may likely be spikes and ties installed by Francesco himself that are still anchored into the ground today. He defined an unshakable work ethic and happily extended this quality to those close to him in any way he could. His strong character continues to live on in his family. As Francesco moved into retirement, he developed new ways to find joy in his life, and keep himself busy. Whether it was making wine and sopressata with his children and grandchildren, tending to his impressive vegetable garden, or working countless hours splitting wood to keep his family warm throughout the winter, it was the act of providing for others that drove him each day. Francesco is survived by his faithful and loving wife Concetta, son Giuseppe, late-son Mario, daughters-in-law Lesa and Lisa, and grandchildren Vincent, Anthony, Julia, and Nicole. A private service will take place at Delmoro Funeral Home; 61 Beverly Hills Dr., Toronto on March 25, 2020, from 11am to 1pm.

A private immediate family entombment and committal prayer will follow at Westminster Cemetery

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Entombment Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Memories

Francesco Antonio Rago

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Claudio Lazzara

March 27, 2020

Our deepest condolences to you all. May you all find great faith to strengthen you all in this time of your loss. Claudio Lazzara and Family.

Rose Marie Loria

March 26, 2020

Dear Concetta, Joe, Lesa, Nicole, Lisa, Vincent, Anthony, and Julia,

Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Franco. Although it is difficult to find comfort and peace in moments like this, when the heart is broken and the eyes are still tearing, try to remember that through God’s love and mercy you will heal the pain created by his absence. You are a lovely family and the life and memories shared are a beautiful legacy he left behind.
Please know that our prayers and love go out to you. Juan Carlos Monge, Rose Marie and family

Alan Zelcovitch

March 26, 2020

Joe,
So sorry for what happened, and to have to go through it during these times makes it all the harder.

Can't wait to see you soon.
Alan

Rob and Margie Speedie

March 24, 2020

Sending our love and warmest condolences. Franco will be deeply missed. He built a wonderful life with Connie and together they’ve created a lovely family and a lifetime of memories which we know will help guide and strengthen you during this sad time and in the years to come.

Debbie Crooks

March 24, 2020

Dear Joe and Lesa, my sympathies on the passing of your Dad Joe. I have fond memories of him at your home. No matter how long we have our parents, it's always so hard to let them go.

You're with me in my prayers,
Sending Love & sunshine from Trinidad.

gabriella fasciani

March 23, 2020

Cara Concetta e famiglia,
Siamo spiacenti di apprendere della perdita di Frank. Vi offriamo le nostre più sentite condoglianze in questo momento molto difficile. I nostri pensieri e preghiere sono con te e la tua famiglia.
Gabriella Fasciani e famiglia

pietro Gentile

March 22, 2020

Pietro Gentile and family would like to send our deepest condolences and share our pain for the loss of a wonderful and genuine human being ! A sound and solid individual who was and still is , our Zio Francesco !

Nancy, Gabe, Michael & Marc Ceci

March 22, 2020

Dear Vince, Anthony & Julia: We are thinking of you and send our Condolences on the passing of your Nonno.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY