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2960 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6B 3S9
Phone: 416-789-7661
Fax: 416-789-9805
Giovannina Ricci

Giovannina Ricci (Di Palma)

Friday, March 2nd, 1923 - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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RICCI, Giovannina,

It is with profound sorrow, we mourn the passing of our beloved mother Giovannina Ricci (today in the afternoon) at the age of 97
Was the beloved wife of the late Domenico Palmerino Ricci of 48 yrs. and cherished mother Maria (late) Son-in-Law Saro) & Tony & Daughter in law - Yolanda
Proud Nonna of Gina (late Sammy) & Marco Re - Patricia , Diane & Domenic Anthony & Great-Grandchildren Samantha, Lauren, Emma, Daniel & Natalie.
Our Beautiful Mother, Giovannina Ricci, immigrated to Canada with her two children Maria and Tony on June 28, 1956. We were very happy to come and join our dad, Domenico Palmerino Ricci, who came to
Toronto, Canada on February 10, 1955. He came with his brother, Stefano Giuseppe Ricci, to join their brother, Antonio Ricci, and family. We were very excited to reunite with our Uncles, Aunts & Cousins.

Our mother was born in Castiglione di Carovilli in March 2, 1923. Mom had one Sister, (late) Angelina Di Palma Fabrizio. Their mother, Nonna Graziella, passed away at a young age. We grew up with Nonno, Pasquale.

Upon arrival, we went to live with our (late) uncle Antonio and aunt Maria and family at Hounslow Heath Rd, Toronto. On July, 1956, our Aunt, (late) Domenica Ida Ricci, with her three children also joined us in the household. Altogether there were three sister-in-laws with their families which included seven cousins, but we were all very happy together. After a few years our dad bought a new home at St. Clair & Dufferin and uncle, zio Joe, bought one on Hounslow Heath Rd.

Our mother, Giovannina, was excited and proud with her grandchildren: Gina Re, Sammy Re and Marco Re, Patricia Ricci , Diane Ricci and Domenic Anthony Ricci. Our mom was even more proud of her Great Grandchildren Samantha, Lauren and Emma, parents Gina and Nick Cardinale and grandchildren Natalie and Daniel, parents Diane and Domenic Contino.

When our Sammy left us to go to Heaven in 1990, all our hearts and dreams were broken. In 1992 our dad, Domenico Palmerino, also left this world. Mom was now alone with her proud family.

Dear Mom, you went to join the rest of our Family in Heaven.
We Will Miss You!
But, you will be in Our Hearts Forever and Never Forgotten
May You Rest in Peace “ che La Tua Anima Riposa in Pace.


With the recent COVID-19 outbreak and Public Health recommendations, we are taking caution to protect the safety of our friends, family and community, especially those who may be most at risk. We will be keeping the visitation and service limited to a small number of guests, and deeply thank everyone for their understanding at this time.

We want to give our loved ones the opportunity to extend their condolences. We encourage friends and family to share their cherished memories of Giovannina on our memory wall (tab above), where we will be collecting them to read as a family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. (Links to donations are below)

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our friends and family who have shown their heartfelt support during this difficult time.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am
    Location
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    Address
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    Address
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 |
    When
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
    Location
    Forest Lawn Mausoleum
    Address
    4570 Yonge Street
    Toronto, Ontario M2N 5L6
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silvana tofano-d'onofrio

Posted at 01:47pm
Dear Tony and Maria and families. It was with deep sorrow that we learned of your dear mother's passing. Having lost our mothers, we found solace in the words expressed in the following poem. May you also find peace in the these words.

Your Mother is always with you. She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the streets, she's the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick, the fragrance of life itself. She's the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well, she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day. She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning. Your mother lives inside your laughter. She's the place you came from, your first home, and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you. Not time, not space... not even death.
Our prayers are with you during this very difficult time, Lou and Silvana
RR

Robert Ricci

Posted at 01:32pm
Dear Maria, Tony and respective family,

With deepest condolences and respects for the loss of your beloved mother at this time.

Sincerely,

Roberto Ricci, Concetta and Antonio Russo and Family.
CC

Carmelina Carano

Posted at 10:25pm
Dear cousins María and Tony with your respective families, our dearest and deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved MOM. Very, very dear to us for many many reasons. She was always welcoming, a great advice giver , in a few words A GREAT GREAT WOMAN. My family and I will miss her A LOT.
Sandrino, Carmelina Carano and Family
DR

Donna Ricci

Posted at 09:53pm
Jimmy, Donna and family Ricci

Dear Mary, Tony and families..
Jimmy and I are sorry we cannot be there at this time because of this virus concern affecting everyone.......We send our deepest condolences ...Our thoughts and prayers are with you all...We will remember her as the truly Special Lady that she was...and the times she welcomed us to her home with open arms....May God Bless her ....
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