Delmoro Funeral Home


Giuseppina Ascione

June 7, 1928May 2, 2021

Giuseppina Ascione (nee Lucci) age 92, passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on Sunday May 2, 2021.

Giuseppina was born June 7, 1928 in Pescosolido Italy, to Angelo and Teresa Lucci (nee Cancelli).

Giuseppina was united in matrimony by proxy with Pasqualino Ascione in July 1953. In November 1953 she arrived in Toronto, Ontario to be with her husband Pasqualino. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Angelo (Mary) and Massimo (Lisa) and her adored only grandchild Matthew Patrick Ascione, (who was the light of her life) and her step grandsons Joseph and Michael and their families.

Giuseppina was predeceased by her loving husband Pasqualino, her siblings Gino, Maria (her best friend) Romeo and their spouses as well as her brother in laws Mario, Luigi, and their spouses.

She leaves behind a large extended family both in Canada and Italy and many friends that she made throughout the years.

Giuseppina was a woman of great faith and attended mass daily until age 91. She was an extremely active woman in her community, volunteering her time at St. Philip Neri Church, Humber River Hospital and Casa Verdi in various capacities until age 91. Although only 5’ in height, she was a dynamo in and out of her home, always cooking and baking and attending to other’s needs. The annual crop from her massive garden was enough to feed an army which she shared happily with family and friends. Her home was “meeting place central” for anyone who dropped by, welcomed with a smile and an invitation for coffee and dessert. If you said no to that offer , then you received an invitation to lunch or dinner. Her warm nature, kind heart, infectious laugh made everyone feel special and time spent with her was truly enjoyed.

We would like to thank her caregivers Sylvia and Antonia, who took exceptional care of “nonna” and made her children feel at ease knowing that she was in good hands. We would also like to thank Fr. Jeremiah of St. Philip Neri Church for the time he spent with mom. She truly enjoyed his guidance and company.

Mom set a wonderful example of how to live life that will be missed but never forgotten. We will miss you terribly, but you will be forever in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Humber River Hospital.


  • Private Funeral Service (Publicly Livestreamed)

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021



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Tony Cianfarani

May 9, 2021

Dear Angelo, Max and family.

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May all the wonderful memories you shared help get you through this difficult time.
Your mom was truly a special gift from God. She will be missed by all who knew her, but never forgotten.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tony Cianfarani and family xo

Anna, Pasquale and Susy Cancelli

May 6, 2021

Angelo, Massimo e famiglia,

Ci dispiace tantissimo per la perdita' della vostra cara mamma. Pina sara' sempre ricordata con molto affetto. Era davvero una persona speciale che ha abbracciato tutti con il suo amore e gentilezza. Abbiamo senntito il suo amore e ci manchera'.

Le nostre piu' sincere condoglianze,
Anna, Pasquale e Susy Cancelli

Etta Di Leo

May 5, 2021

On behalf of Anna Di Leo and her family, please accept our deepest condolences. Mom will always treasure the memories of their trips to Florida, association dinners and loving friendship. When it was harder for them to see each other, it meant so much that they could keep in touch by phone. Pina meant the world to our mother. She was a bright light, a genuinely beautiful woman and a dear friend. Pina will be sorely missed.

Rocco Alonzi

May 5, 2021

Max , Angelo and family; Raimonda, Stephanie, Daniel and want to express our deepest condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time as she definitely be missed by everyone that knew her.


May 5, 2021

Thank You for being a friend to our mom Rosa,
For visiting her at home and in the hospital, always smiling and making her day.

Natalino Ferri

May 4, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Ascione family on the loss of Giuseppina. Sending love and comfort during this difficult time.

With kindness,
Natalino and Maria Ferri &
Vittoria Ferri

Diane Marchini

May 4, 2021

To the Ascione Family,
We are very sorry for your loss and hope you take comfort in the beautiful memories that last forever.
With love,
Frank & Diane Marchini & Family

Carla Caporiccio

May 4, 2021

To The Ascione Family,

Please accept our condolences for the loss of our beloved Giuseppina. My Mom and I came to know Giuseppina through the CWL of St. Philip Neri Church. We enjoyed her company. She was an inspiration to us with her kindness and in her strength of character. She will be missed. May she rest in peace.
Carla Caporiccio and Maria Ciaramella (St. Philip Neri, CWL members)

Louie Cianfarani

May 4, 2021

Our deepest condolences to the Ascione family on their loss.
We were very saddened to hear of Zia Pina’s passing away. She was such a caring, encouraging, thoughtful, generous, loving and compassionate woman. We will always remember her beautiful welcoming smile and genuine affection for others.
I will personally always remember when she and her mom (Zia Teresa) would come to our house and help my family in our time of need.
God bless her family.
She is now reunited with all her loved ones in Heaven.
Zia Pina rest in peace.
Luigi Cianfarani and family


May 4, 2021

Dear Family of Giuseppina,
God blessed Giuseppina with a beautiful family!
Giuseppina was a gift of God for us, Parishioners of St. Philip Neri as well. She attended daily Italian Mass and received the Holy Eucharist. She did a lot of ministries! She was our sister with CWL. We loved her dearly! She is at peace with God!
Blessings of peace and love!
Teodora S. La Madrid,ofs