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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary Rose on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Hospice Niagara at the age of 85. She was surrounded by love and passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. She is reunited with her beloved husband Ronald Edward (2016) and her parents John and Rose Sinnett, survived by her loving sister Jackie O'Brien (late Ken) and sister-in-law Lynn Sinnett (late brother Tim) and sister-in-law Lois (Terry) Brady and brother-in-law Dennis Kenny and long-time cherished friend Eleanor Condotta. She will be remembered and missed dearly by many nieces and nephews. Mary Rose was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish and long-time member of the Catholic Women's League. Mary Rose had a passion for art and is known for her beautiful paintings. The family would like to say a special thank you to Dr. Vandermeer and the team of physicians at the Walker Cancer Center, all PSWs, caregivers, nurses, and staff at Hospice Niagara for all their loving care. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Thursday, December 16th at 3:00 p.m. Visitation at church from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. (Face masks and social distancing mandatory) In memory of Mary Rose donations to Hospice Niagara and Walker Cancer Center would be appreciated by her family and may be made through the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.
Published by St. Catharines Standard on Dec. 15, 2021.
PISANO, Lucy (DiRuscio)Peacefully on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 83. Predeceased by her husband Nick (2018). Survived by her cherished son Michael (Marisa) and grandchildren Michael (Jessica), Myra (Brian), Marina (Ryan). Loved sister of Fannie DiRuscio. Sister-in-law of Joseph (Angie) Pisano. Lucy will be sadly missed by her nieces and nephews John (Catherine) Virtuoso, Linda (Dan) Destino, Guido (Sylvia) Virtuoso, Debbie (Steve) Coppard, Cathy (Jim) Harper, Ricky (Lori) Pisano, Joseph (Elizabeth) Pisano Jr., Domenic (Vicki) Pisano and many great nieces & nephews. Predeceased by parents Salvatore & Rita DiRuscio, father-in-law Joseph & mother-in-law Antoinette Pisano, brother John DiRuscio, sisters Elia Virtuoso & Joanne DiRuscio, great niece Evelyn Pisano, great nephew Blake Pisano, great niece Catherine Coppard, brother-in-law Ralph Pisano. Lucy enjoyed her career at Family Savings Credit Union and made many life long friends. She loved her grandchildren dearly. Lucy and Nick were members of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church and volunteered regularly. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Sunday from 1-4pm. Vigil Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Sunday at 4pm with the CWL. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Monday, November 22nd at 12:00 noon. Rite of Committal with entombment at Lakeview Cemetery. If so desired, donations to March of Dimes would be appreciated by the family. Proof of vaccination and photo ID as well as facemasks are required for all guests attending the visitation and funeral.
Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at the age of 83. Beloved wife of 56 years to Bill Holmes Sr. Dearly loved mother of Bill Jr. (Anna) Holmes and Tim (Shelley) Holmes. Cherished Grandma of Alexandra and Katherine. Dear sister of Betty Vescio and Nick (the late Elaine) Vescio and sister-in-law of Lorraine Vescio. Predeceased by her brothers Anthony and Louis and his wife Rita Vescio. Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Angie was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing obtaining her degree in 1959. Over the years Angie worked at Burnaby General Hospital in B.C. and then at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. She spent the last 25 years of her career at Valley Park Lodge. Angie will be sadly missed by the many friends she made during her nursing career, especially her good friend and co-worker Gail Cournoyea. Special thanks to Barbara Summers from the Alzheimers Society for all she did for Angie and her family. Angie had been a long-time member of the C.W.L. at Our Lady of the Scapular Church. Respecting the restrictions of Covid-19 including the wearing of face masks and social distancing, friends are invited to join the family at the PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME, 6062 Main St. Niagara Falls visiting Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Scapular Church. A private Rite of Committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In memory of Angie donations to the Alzheimers Society of Niagara or Our Lady of the Scapular Church would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences at www.pattersonfuneralhome.com
Iris Dillon of Thorold, Ontario passed away peacefully at age 90 on October 15, 2021. Iris was a much beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, greatly invested in the well being of her family. She along with her late husband of 57 years, Gerald Dillon (2006), ensured that her children graduated university and that her grandchildren were well cared for. She unfailingly supported everyone's interests and aspirations. Her love and generosity will be greatly missed but we are comforted by the fact that she lead a long and happy life full of love. She leaves behind her three children, Geraldine Haist (Allan), Patricia Lalonde (Darin) and Paul Dillon (Maura); grandchildren, Allana (Paul), Wesley (Kelly), Jacob, Joshua (Valerie), Sean and Ian; and great grandchildren, Layla, Scarlett and Lochlan. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Liturgy to celebrate Iris's life will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Thursday, October 21st at 10:00 a.m. (Face masks and social distancing mandatory) Funeral arrangements entrusted to the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold.
Peacefully on Friday, August 27th, 2021 at the St. Catharines Hospital at the age of 100. Predeceased by her husband James (1999). Loving mother of Catherine (John), James, Mary (late Ron), JoAnn (Dave), Joseph, Amy (Rob), Irene. Dear grandmother of twenty, great grandmother of six and two on the way. Margaret was a member of OurLady of the Holy Rosary Church and the CWL. She volunteered at the St. Vincent dePaul Society, St. Catharines General Hospital and was a Eucharistic Minister. The family will receive friends at the HAINE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Tuesday, August 31st from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church (21 Queen St. S., Thorold) on Friday, September 3 at 11:00am. Rite of Committal at Lakeview Cemetery, Thorold. (Face masks and social distancing mandatory) If so desired, donations to St. Vincent dePaul Society would be appreciated by the family.
Rosina Macoretta at the age of 93 went to be with the Lord on Aug.16, 2021 at the St.Catharines General Hospital. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Emilio (1994) and her son Peter (1963). Dear and cherished mother of Filomena Presti and her husband Carmelo, John Macoretta and his wife Sandra. Sadly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren Joseph Presti (Susan); Michael. Luke and Anthony; Agatina D'Orsay (Matthew): Carmen, Lawrence and John; Emilio Presti (Valerie):Arturo, Arianna, Alaya, Arielle; Brendan Macoretta, Kristen Berg (Brandon). Survived by her sister Giovannina "Nina" Sardella (Liberato). She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends both in Canada and Italy. She is predeceased by her parents Maria Carmela and Domenico Marinelli, brother Liberato (Ersilia), brothers in law Angelo Macoretta (Filomena), Giovanni Macoretta (Elena) and sisters in law Nunziatina Iocca (Liberato), Maria Domenica Caperchione (Nicola).
Rosina, born in Castropignano, Italy, on March 8, 1928, was a happy independent and resourceful mom. She immigrated to Canada with her husband and family in 1955. She worked hard, adapted well to the new culture and way of life and thrived. She was a very religious, friendly and outgoing person, always ready to help everyone, especially her family and friends. She joined several groups and organizations in the community. She belonged to the Catholic Women League for over 65 years; was a member of Friends Over 55 Centre, Casa Dante, a founding member of Club Castropignano and joined numerous Bocce Leagues. Rosina 's passions were gardening, canning and preparing meals for friends and family. She was a true matriarch of the family.
Rosina's family will receive friends at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 20, 2021 at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church (375 Main St. West, Port Colborne) on Friday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Peter Walton as celebrant. (Due to COVID restrictions, attendance will be monitored, gathering limits will be enforced and facemasks are required, both at the funeral home visitation and the Funeral Mass.) Rite of Committal will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated and may be made to the St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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