Aurelio Ciroli

Aurelio Ciroli

January 25th, 1932 - April 8th, 2021
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With heavy hearts we are saddened to announce the passing our dear father Aurelio Ciroli in his 89th year. Husband of our late mother Cristina (nee Del Rossi) for 56 years.

Aurelio (Marco Paolo) was born in Barisciano, Abruzzo, Italy to Luigi and Cesira (nee Conta). Loving father to daughters Cesira and Lora and son-in-law Sergio. Loving Nonno to Bryan and Katrina. Dear brother to sisters Ida, Redenta and Lorenzina. He will be missed and remembered by his dear nephews and nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours.

He lived to work, he worked hard and enjoyed working. Work was his life until he retired at at the age of 73.

After witnessing World War Two and the aftermath it brought of no work, food and poverty, he worked, from the hills in and around the small Italian town in the Gran Sasso mountain area tending sheep at 8 years old, to a wood mill in his mother’s hometown Male, Terzolas in the north. He was later called to serve in the Italian military in Tarvisio, Italy in 1954. After serving, he found work in Luxembourg, shovelling coal into train box cars, then making his way to Canada in 1956 by sea ocean liner Cunard with his eventual best man Paolo. Like many other immigrants of the time, he arrived at Pier 21 in Halifax Nova Scotia. From there, by train to Toronto, settling on College Street, not knowing any English, he found work the very next day. He worked in the sewers of Toronto, making sidewalks, paving, then joined the union local 506, to eventually find his specialty niche in the construction precast concrete erecting business.

His work brought him to many far off towns in Ontario from Thunder Bay to small town Dwight Ontario, building bridges, the arches of Toronto city hall, to factories, and skyscrapers in downtown Toronto. It opened up his eyes to the new country he called home. He immersed himself in the Canadian way of life learning to speak English very well and developing a love for hockey. In 1963 he met our beloved mother, they married and became long-time residents of the Jane and Sheppard area for 57 years, working and raising a family.

He liked the simple things in life that brought him joy like delicious food and homemade wine, adventures in nature, hard work and family. He was a man of honour and integrity, always humble, dedicated to work and his family. We were never short of anything we truly needed, be it help, care or his unwavering love.

He was always toiling away around his treasured home and cars. He was a master backyard gardener, neat and tidy in whatever he did, helping family, friends build fences, renovating and on top of his roof this past November at 89. Thereafter, his illness of the past year started to take its toll and finally slowed him down in February. During the night of April 8th, Aurelio unexpectedly drifted off to the heavens above, to join the love of his life, dear parents, friends, and loved ones who have gone before him.

May he rest his spirit and his hard-working strong hands in much deserved peace and tranquility.

Rest dear Papa.

Scheduled visitations will take place at the DeMarco Funeral Home (3725 Keele St. 416-636-7027) on Sunday, April 11, 2021 between 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will follow on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jane Frances Roman Catholic Church (2747 Jane St. Toronto, Ontario). Entombment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery (7241 Jane St. Toronto, Ontario.)

Now that the Toronto Region has moved to a “Lockdown Zone”, visitations will allow a maximum of 25 people in attendance. Please keep in mind that the Visitation and Funeral Service 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 Ciroli Family would like to thank you for your support during their time of sorrow.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    April 11th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    April 11th, 2021 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    DeMarco Funeral Home
    3725 Keele Street
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    Visitations are limited to the amount of guests who would like to come and pay respect. Our limit is 25 people in the whole facility. Please keep in mind it is by Invitation only. Face coverings are to be used at all times. Thank you for understanding.
  • Service

    April 12th, 2021 | 11:00am
    April 12th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Jane Frances Roman Catholic Church
    2747 Jane St.
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  • Interment

    April 12th, 2021 |
    April 12th, 2021
    Beechwood Cemetery
    7241 Jane Street
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Posted at 07:03pm
Our deepest condolences

Susan Romeo

Posted at 08:03am
Dear Lora & Sergio,
We wish to offer our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear father. May you take some comfort knowing that he is now resting peacefully in Heaven with your beloved mother. He was a remarkable man always working hard to take care of his family. It was his time to rest.
Susan Romeo, Sam, Dom & Rocco Speziale

Bruna Nardo

Posted at 06:26am
Dear Lora & family,
Our most sincere condolences. May Aurelio find peace among the angels as he meets your mother.
Bruna & Danilo Nardo

Anthonet Maramieri

Posted at 03:18am
Dear Lora and family, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. Reading his obituary makes me wish I had met him, having lived in dedication to his work for the love of your family. Wishing you our deepest condolences and that you take comfort in your fondest of memories together. May he rest in peace with your mom. Anthonet & Gidele

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