In Celebration of
Josephine "Pina" Quintiliani (nee Lisi)
August 1, 1935 -
May 14, 2021
A devoted wife, wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Josephine (Pina) passed peacefully surrounded by her family on May 14, 2021. Pina was predeceased by her parents Carlo and Rosa Lisi and by her sisters Stella and Anna (John) and brother Vito (Mary). She will be profoundly missed by her loving husband Joseph. An inspiring and loving mother of Peter (Loretta) and Adalinda (Steven) and precious grandmother of Lauren (Daniel), Sarah (Eli), Jennifer (Giovanni), Marielle, Benjamin (Amanda), Cristina, and Daniel, and adoring great-grandmother of Sienna. Loving aunt to Angela, Tony, Carlo, Rosa and Nick. She will be lovingly remembered as an intelligent, devout, kind and selfless woman by her family and many friends.
Pina was born in Toritto, Bari, Italy, and came to Canada with her mother and sister Anna in 1951. At night school she met and fell in love with her beloved husband, Joe. Together, they raised a family who would experience her love, devotion, and unlimited generosity.
Pina was an ambitious and progressive woman. She worked at various jobs in Canada and after moving to Hamilton, operated her own beauty salon. Everywhere Pina and Joe moved, they made many wonderful friends.
Becoming a Nonna allowed Pina to show a new generation how to love and care for one another. Along with Nonno Joe, she enjoyed spending time with all her grandchildren, preparing delicious meals, watching soccer and hockey games, and even moving some of them into university. She took pride in everyone’s accomplishments, no matter how big or small. Every day was a day of celebration with Nonna as she gave generously and shared her love and passion for life, with family and friends. She always put others ahead of herself.
Pina had a very strong faith, which was evident in everything that she did and said. Her faith sustained her and we take consolation in knowing that she is finally at peace in Heaven with her beloved family. She was the ultimate role model for our family and she will continue to be a beacon that will illuminate our path in life. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered as our queen of hearts.
A private funeral mass and entombment will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.
For those that wish to watch the Funeral Mass via Livestream, please copy and paste the following link into another browser window https://youtu.be/brCGVpcb3I0
Remembrances may be made to Covenant House.
Life is a magnificent gift, live it with love and joy.