In his passing, Dad now joins his late wife, Elvira, as well as his late parents, Bambino and Maria Primavera, and his late in-laws, Constantino and Adelina DeAngelis. He leaves behind his children, Marco (married to Diane) and Silena (married to Mark), along with his grandchildren, Katie, Daniel, Tiffany, and Lucas. He is also remembered by his sisters, Elina (Gabriele) Valera and Rina (Salvatore, deceased) DeAngelis, and his sisters-in-law, Lina (Vince.
Di Bernardo and Gina (Adam) Centofanti. Dad’s nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, extended family, and neighbors will all deeply mourn his passing. To know Dad was to love him. His infectious sense of humor ensured he was rarely seen without a smile on his face or a joke to share. Born in Introdacqua, nestled in Italy’s Abruzzo region, Dad embarked on a journey to Canada in 1951 with just twelve dollars in his pocket.
Canada, in his eyes, was the land of opportunity, and in 1954, he and our mother sealed their love in marriage. His dream was to build a family and provide us with a quality education and the chance for a better life, and he achieved both of these goals. Dad’s unwavering support for our mother during her daily struggles epitomizes the true meaning of “in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” It is a testament to the boundless love that exists between a husband and wife.
As we bid farewell to our dear father, we hold on to cherished memories, the laughter he shared, and the lessons he imparted. While his physical presence may no longer grace our lives, his spirit and the love he gave us will forever reside in our hearts. We find solace in knowing that he is now reunited with our mother, embracing a love that knows no end. In this time of mourning, we extend our gratitude for the support and condolences offered by friends and family. Your presence and kind words provide comfort during this difficult period. Together, we honor the memory of Joseph, a loving father, husband, and friend, who enriched our lives in countless ways.