It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Giuliana (Mongardi) Carbone, in her 95th year. She was vibrant and active to the end of her life.
Giuliana was a loving wife, proud mother and adored nonna. She was the centre of our family and her life was dedicated to keeping her family close and happy.
She is predeceased by her husband of over 60 years Renzo, her daughter Linda, and her brother-in-law Rodolfo. She is survived by her children Silvia, Sue (Claude), Max (Anna), Carla (Doug), her son-in-law Rudy, her grandchildren Christian, Marco (Elisa), Tyler, Giulia, Bianca, Marla, Tara, and her nephew in Italy, Paolo Mongardi. She will be greatly missed by her niece Virginia, sister-in-law Maria and the Aiello family, including Elvira, Mario, Albert and Nina.
Giuliana was born and lived in Bologna Italy. After the war she met the love of her life Renzo while he was attending Medical School at the University of Bologna. She followed her heart and Renzo to Canada in 1954, where they were married and had four children in four years, a fifth child followed five years later. They lived with their five children in Sault Ste. Marie and moved to Etobicoke in 1965.
She was known for her exceptional cooking skills and renowned for her homemade Tortellini, Lasagna Verde, Tiramisu and Pizza. Weekends, days by the pool and holidays at the Carbone home were filled with the wonderful smells of her cooking, love, laughter, wine, and a lot of happy times.
Giuliana, however, was not your typical Nonna, she was a fashionista who loved Italian designer clothes and shoes. She was always impeccably dressed and groomed with weekly visits to the hair salon. She also had an eclectic taste in jewellery, we will always remember with fondness her two-inch gold sparkle globe earrings and her green crystal bubble ring!
She spent many happy hours with her close circle of friends who included the Vinci, Falconi, Pirillo, and Nocente Families, as well as her close friends Lisa, Grace, Isolina, Tina, Maria, Elsa, Cecilia, and good neighbours the Schwartz, Green, Orsino and Cirillo families.
She leaves behind a legacy of love, family and home and will be greatly missed by her family and her large circle of friends.
In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Fund would be appreciated.
As a result of Covid 19 restrictions, unfortunately there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Since the church and mausoleum are operating at limited capacity, the family will issue invitations to manage the attendance.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.