OBITUARY

Giuseppe "Pino" DiFranco

October 23, 1947October 4, 2021
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Giuseppe “Pino” DiFranco; born October 23, 1947 in Brucoli, Sicily (Italy); entered into rest on October 4, 2021. Beloved husband of 50 years to Leslie (nee Smith) DiFranco; loving father of Marco (Tricia) DiFranco; dear grandfather of Vanessa DiFranco; cherished brother of Sebastiana (Sebastiano) Madonia, Maria (David) Weber, Giovanna DiFranco, Nicoletta (Edward) Walsh, and the late Concetta (Charles) Vacanti; loving son of the late Giacinto and late Assunta DiFranco. Survived also by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Relatives and friends may visit the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville, on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 4-7 PM where prayers will be offered Friday October 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christopher R.C. Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda at 11:30 AM. Entombment service to immediately follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Online condolences to www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 8, 2021

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Becky Barclay

October 7, 2021

Marco and Leslie,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Marco, I always loved hearing the stories about your dad when he stayed home with you as a kid. You were very lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with your father. Prayers to your family, may your memories help you through this time.

Kelly Lauta

October 5, 2021

So many truly wonderful memories...of your loving meals prepared for us, but especially for Nicholas (octopi). Of your wonderful humor and love of life. So glad you are now at peace. We love you and look forward to meeting again in the afterlife. Sympathies and heart felt love to Leslie, Marco, Tricia and Vanessa. You all are familia and we love you so much. Kelly, Ron and Nicholas Lauta

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Biography

Giuseppe “Pino” DiFranco; born October 23, 1947 in Brucoli, Sicily (Italy); entered into rest on October 4, 2021. Beloved husband of 50 years to Leslie (nee Smith) DiFranco; loving father of Marco (Tricia) DiFranco; dear grandfather of Vanessa DiFranco; cherished brother of Sebastiana (Sebastiano) Madonia, Maria (David) Weber, Giovanna DiFranco, Nicoletta (Edward) Walsh, and the late Concetta (Charles) Vacanti; loving son of the late Giacinto and late Assunta DiFranco. Survived also by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Relatives and friends may visit the PERNA, DENGLER, ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 1671 Maple Rd., Williamsville, on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 4-7 PM where prayers will be offered Friday October 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christopher R.C. Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda at 11:30 AM. Entombment service to immediately follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Online condolences to www.denglerrobertspernafuneral.com