Teresa Maria Bellissimo

July 27, 1946July 6, 2019

It is with a heavy heart that we let family and friends know, Teresa Maria Bellissimo (nee Ierullo) born on July 27, 1946 in Vallelonga, Vibo Valentia, Italy passed away on July 6, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Teresa passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 72 years.

She is beloved wife of Antonio for 44 years. She is the loving Mother of Vincenzo (Laura) and Francesco (Leandra). Cherished Nonna Teresa of Gennaro, Mauro, Luca, Corrado, Alessia, Paolo and Daniele. Beloved sister of Rosa, Sylvia, Antonio (Shelley) and loving sister-in-law of Maria Bellissimo, Teresa Mandarano (Domenico) and Maria Cali. She is predeceased by her parents: Vittoria and Francesco Ierullo, by her mother-in-law and father-in-law: Concetta & Vincenzo Bellissimo and by her brother-in-laws Bruno and Leonardo. Teresa will be loved, remembered and missed forever by her immediate family, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may visit at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 1141 St. Clair Ave. W. (1 block east of Dufferin) on Wednesday, July 10th from 6-9pm and on Thursday, July 11th from 2-4 & 6-9pm. The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Clare’s Catholic Church, 1118 St. Clair Ave. W. Entombment to follow at Prospect Cemetery, 1450 St. Clair Ave. W. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Memory of Teresa Bellissimo would be appreciated by the family.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Entombment Friday, July 12, 2019


Teresa Maria Bellissimo

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peter vincent ierullo

July 13, 2019

Our deepest sympathy Tony,Vince & Francesco .Our Prayers & thoughts are with you & all your Family .To Tony Rosa, Sylvia Our memories of our families growing up with Theresa, will always be with our families here in Calgary . Just as her parents ,she has left a strong,& faithfull legacy to live in her honor . Remember even though people are not there our families are never forgotten . May god bless all of our families at this time.
Peter Vincent & Paula Ierullo Calgary Ab.
Peter jr, Anna, Michael ,Megan ,Dominic ,Gabriel , Timothy, Chloe , Kaydence, Cohen , & Steven

Joe and Anne Crupi

July 11, 2019

Tony, Rosa, Sylvia and Family

Our sincere condolences to you on Teresa’s passing.

She will suffer no longer and Rest In Peace.

God Bless

Joe and Anne

Mary Cali

July 10, 2019

Tony, my heartfelt condolences , thoughts and prayers to you, Vince, Frank and all family and friends. I mourn with you the passing of Teresa, a very special lady. Teresa and I shared the love of books and reading. I admired her wisdom, kindness and always welcoming nature. I feel very sad and will miss her hospitality and our pleasant, interesting and un rushed conversations.

I pray for you Tony, and all your dear and cherished family . May you find courage, hope and faith during such a difficult time. May the many beautiful memories you made together sustain and bring you comfort. God bless you all. Rest In Peace Teresa❤️🙏🏼

Luca, David & Olivia Medeiros

July 10, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Through this difficult time, we remember all the great memories we’ve all been able to witness and share. Teresa was always a caring, calm and loving individual. While she was taken far too soon, we will all cherish the impact she’s had on all our lives.

Joseph Cali

July 9, 2019

When my Aunt Teresa was diagnosed with cancer it was a very difficult time for our family. Aunt Teresa was such a positive and strong lady she never acted down. She was always encouraging and positive.
She was a cheerful, fun-loving lady who was full of life. Her smile could light up a room and it was infectious. She made everyone around her happy. Whether it was her positive attitude, she was a delight to be around.
I will miss her smile and positive attitude. She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, sister, mother in law and aunt. She will be missed by a lot of people, especially by her husband and friend of 44 years my Uncle Tony.
Aunt Teresa, you have left a remarkable legacy in your wonderful sons Vince and Frank. And there lovely wife’s Laura and Leandra they are carrying on the nurturing of your grandchildren Gennaro, Mauro, Luca, Corrado, Alessia, Paolo and Daniele, that was so much like you. Your wonderful grandchildren were such a joy for you and they will make you proud of them.
Know that you will never be forgotten and always loved by all of us in our family.
If only we could have had you here longer, your time was cut short while you were here with us. I am so grateful that one day I will see you again and get to spend eternity with you.
Aunt Teresa, you hold a special place in our hearts you were a source of good, unbiased advice and a wonderful friend to many. Understandably then, coping with the loss of Aunt Teresa can be especially difficult. Many people find solace in crying, talking, and writing about her. Sharing special stories about her with others and reliving shared experiences will keep her alive in our memory and hearts. It is also a way to celebrate the value of life and family and friend relationships and even validate our reason for living.
Our Love and Prayers are with you, The Cali Family Maria, Vince and Joseph.

Stacey Santaguida

July 9, 2019

Deepest condolences to Tony, Vince and Francesco. I will hold you in my prayers and cherish the sweet kind heart Teresa shared will all of us.
much love,
Stacey, Siena, Sophia and James Santaguida

Mary Giancola

July 9, 2019

Dear Tony, Vince, Frank and the entire family,

From the very first moment we met Teresa, we knew what a kind, loving and special person she was. Her light shone on everyone around her in life, and we know will continue to shine from her new home in heaven. Words cannot express the deep sorrow we feel for your incredible loss. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace, free from pain and with you in spirit forever.

With all our love,
Mary and Alberico Giancola and family

Rose Bellissimo

July 9, 2019

Aunt Teresa, forever in our hearts

Rose, Vanessa, Leela, Tony and Matt

Joanne Noseworthy

July 9, 2019

My sincere condolences to Tony, Vince, Frank and the entire family . Teresa was a such a warm and loving woman who made everyone feel welcome. I will miss her dearly

Rose Bellissimo-Green

July 9, 2019

My deepest sympathy for your loss