Lolita passed away in her home on July 1, 2020, due to complications from a stroke. She was 82. Beloved wife of her late husband Victor. Beautiful mother to Adriana (Brent), Anthony (Denise) and Amy (Rick). Adored Nonna to Sean, Alec, Marie, William and Liliana.
Lolita travelled from Italy to Canada in 1961 to get married and start a new life. Left everything she knew to something she knew nothing about. It took courage and compromise. Her unselfish qualities were revealed early on.
Lolita became our commander-in-chief.
A stay-at-home mother, she gave us her most precious gift – time.
She cooked us the freshest food possible.
Made us lattes decades before they became trendy.
She would actually sew our socks when there were holes in them.
And could spot a single crumb on the kitchen floor from a mile away.
Her idea of ‘me-time’ was ironing while watching television.
Whether it was cooking or sewing or housework, she took no shortcuts and put out a perfect product.
Lolita loved music and art. She loved to sing and could belt out a show tune or a church hymn with equal passion.
Her commitment to her faith was enduring.
Her sense of style was timeless and elegant.
She loved the outdoors and thought cottage country was a little piece of heaven.
Watching her laugh was an experience. At first a typical laugh, then her eyes started to water, then no sound at all, just shaking with tears streaming down her face.
For her grandkids, she was the irresistible combination of warmth, strength and silliness.
She gathered them up and kept all five in hugs.
Magically got them to finish everything on their plates.
Played endless games of Tombola (Italian bingo), placed five cent bets and kept her fair share (a win’s a win).
Thank you Mom
For giving us every chance to be healthy and successful.
For willing us to be our best.
For teaching us how to take pride in our home, ourselves and each other.
For never taking a day off.
For being completely unselfish.
Mom…Lolita…Nonna…Zia…you will be in our collective heart forever.
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