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Assunta Polese

Assunta Polese

Thursday, August 13th, 1936 - Tuesday, May 4th, 2021
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Obituary

Assunta Polese


It is with great sadness and much love that we mourn the passing of Assunta Polese. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 4th, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Giorgio Polese. Cherished mother of Severino (Karen), Robert (Sharon) and Claudio (Marianni). Adored Nonna to Colleen, Mark, Aidan, Kate and Victoria.

Assunta was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy in 1936. She bravely immigrated to Canada as a young girl where she married Giorgio and together they raised three boys. A devoted and loyal wife, mother, nonna, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, her steadfast presence and sage advice provided comfort to all who knew her. She will be remembered for her warmth, wisdom, insight, practicality and her frank opinions which would be gratuitously shared, with a twinkle! She was also famous for her delicious and plentiful food, which effortlessly appeared at a moment’s notice. She prioritized family over all else and would drop everything to help, no matter what was on her personal plate and regardless of the time of day. That selfless, true and all-encompassing love will be missed.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Alzheimer Society of Canada. Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no visitation however a Virtual Funeral will be held Monday, May 10th at 11:00 am.

Now that the Toronto Region has moved to a “Lockdown Zone”, visitations will allow a maximum of 10 people in attendance. Please keep in mind that the Funeral Mass is by INVITATION only due to Government Restrictions as well as the Bereavement Authority of Ontario directives.

We would kindly remind all guests who are coming to pay their respects, to always remember to practice physical distancing and to avoid all physical contact.

Please note that it is now mandatory by the Government of Ontario that all family and friends attending any type of funeral service, must be wearing a facial covering.

As we continue to pray for an end to this horrible virus, the Polese Family would like to thank you for your support during their time of sorrow.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, May 10th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 10th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    St. Wilfrid's Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    1675 Finch Ave.
    TORONTO, ON
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  • Interment

    Monday, May 10th, 2021 |
    When
    Monday, May 10th, 2021
    Location
    Glendale Memorial Gardens
    Address
    1810 Albion Road
    Etobicoke, ON M9W 5T1
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Carmela

Posted at 03:26pm
La nostra cara zia Assunta, dolce e carissima, mi ha accolto come una figlia quando ho passato sei mesi in Canada. Quante risate ci siamo fatte assieme. Cara zia, ci manchi e ti ricorderemo sempre e ti teniamo nei nostri cuori. Ai nostri cugini Saverio, Roberto e Claudio mandiamo i nostri piu cari saluti e vi auguriamo tanta forza in questi difficili momenti. abbracci cari e ciao cara zia. Carmela , Karim e Jamila.

Frank Ferraro

Posted at 04:24pm
On behalf of the Ferraro family, we want to express our heartfelt sympaties to the Polese family. We want to extend the same to her sisters and their families. May she shine in heaven along with all the angels.
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