In Celebration of

Emilio Marchese

April 19, 1931 -  May 19, 2020

Passed away peacefully at his home in Etobicoke on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at the age of 89, surrounded by his children Anna, Joe, Lisa and his caregiver Jessenia.

Beloved husband of the late Rosina. Loving father of Franca Guglielmo, Anna Tardella, Joe Marchese (Fabiola), Lisa Curro (Sandro). Cherished Nonno of Emma, Paul, Brendan, Kathleen, Gianluca, Luciano, Anthony, Victoria, Nick and Constance and great grandfather of Rosalie. Also remembered by his brothers Alfredo, Michele and Pasquale, late brothers Giuseppe and Francesco, sister Maria and late sisters Ida, Gilda and Rita. Also remembered by several nieces and nephews and friends. A special thank you to the Dorothy Ley Hospice, especially to the palliative team lead by Dr. Nadia Salvo and Nataliya Lishchenko and the PSWs from Care Partners. A private family service to be held at Turner & Porter Peel Chapel, followed by entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. A public celebration of life to be held at a later date. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Dorthy Ley Hospice.


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Joe Marchese (Son)

Entered May 21, 2020

To my loving father, my love for you will live on forever. You lead by example with your strength, big heart and strong work ethic. Your family was important to you. Every Easter and Christmas you would call your parents and brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts and cousins to wish them well. Tears were flowing as you missed them very much. Eating dinner as a family was cherished and you always said that you might not be able to live like a king but “I eat better than a king”. You made sure food was in abundance and the refrigerator and freezer were always stacked. You loved making wine, tomato sauce, sopresatta and prosciutto. And sports. Especially soccer. You were a gifted soccer player and it is too bad that I never did see you play. I have heard the stories of how you were one of the best players in Rende at that time and if you had chosen that path you might not have come to Canada. You fell in love with hockey and I loved watching the Leafs with you and going to Leafs games and Blue Jay games. These are some of the treasured memories that I will remember forever. Thank you for being my father. If I had a choice and did it all over again, I would choose you as my father. I love you Dad. Rest In Peace.

Nick & Franca Di Camillo (Friends)

Entered May 21, 2020 from Richmond Hill, ON

Thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences.

Costanza, Tony, Joshua and Rosalie (Grandkids and Great Grandkids)

Entered May 21, 2020 are #1. You always used to say that to us but it really was you who was and always will be #1. Your time with us on Earth has come and gone but you will live on with us for "cent anni" and forever more. We will cherish every memory we shared together today and always. We love you! XXOO

Rob and Sandra Pietrangelo 

Entered May 21, 2020

Condolences to the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Zio was a wonderful person and he will be remembered for his kind and cheerful personality. We will miss you.

Frances Craparotta Adam, Julia, Elton and Lucas 

Entered May 21, 2020 from BOLTON

Lisa , Sandro , Anthony , Victoria and family, I would like to express my sincere condolences to you Lisa and your entire family. I know the upcoming days will be very difficult . I hope you find some comfort knowing your dad is free of pain and at peace.
Sending you strength during this time.
Love Fran, Adam, Julia, Elton and Lucas


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