In Celebration of

Giuseppe Paonessa

December 2, 1927 -  November 8, 2019

Patriarch. Immigrant. Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Giuseppe was born in Calabria, Italy in 1927. He was a man of two worlds. He built a home and family in his native Italy, marrying his wife Maria in 1949. Post-World War II, he was part of the generation of Italians that saw that the prospects for his future descendants laid abroad. At great personal sacrifice, Giuseppe and Maria uprooted their family and moved to Ontario, Canada; a country where they did not understand the language and had no promises of work. They were the ultimate prospectors, led by a notion that things may be better in this new country. With perseverance and hard work Giuseppe and Maria built a prosperous home for their family and together made a second life for themselves in Canada. Giuseppe died peacefully, at home, with family by his side, on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Maria for 70 years. Loving father of Rosa. Proud grandfather of Carlo, Maria and Joseph and Great-grandfather to Sofia, Aida and Victor. Giuseppe will be missed. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Monday, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Catharine of Siena Catholic Church, 2340 Hurontario St., Mississauga, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Lung Association.


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Sal and Angela Mangiacasale (Nephew and niece)

Entered November 10, 2019

We were honoured to have spent some special moments with Our Uncle before his passing. We will miss you Zio Joe. You have earned your rest! Rest In Peace.

Vera Colley 

Entered November 10, 2019 from Windsor ON

My condolences to all the family. May happy memories help ease your loss.

Tommy and Michelle Tavano 

Entered November 11, 2019 from Niagara Falls

Sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Cesira Ciroli (Sister of Lora Ciroli-DiCarlo)

Entered November 12, 2019 from Maple, Ontario

Dear Rose,

Your father exemplified the true meaning of living life to the fullest. His commitment, hard work, and love to his family will be his legacy. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Cesira Ciroli

Teresa Giudice DiNardo (Family friend.)

Entered November 13, 2019 from Toronto

Dear Rosa and Family,
I am very sorry that your Father passed away. He was a very kind and gentle person and I have wonderful memories of our Families getting together. My prayers and condolences are with you, your Family and your Mother. Your Friend, Teresa Giudice Di Nardo.


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