In Memory of



Obituary for Franca Pirillo

Franca Pirillo was born on March 28, 1952 to Eugenio and Angelina Gallo in Mendicino, Cosenza, Italy. She was the youngest of her family and immigrated to Canada as a child. In 1974, she married her love, Giuseppe (John) Pirillo and went on to build a beautiful life that included two children. When Franca had Stefania, she decided to dedicate her life to being a wonderful mother. Franca excelled at motherhood and their family became complete with the addition of Daniel. She went back to work when the children started school, but her priority was always her family.

With her sense of style and elegance, Franca lived her life to the fullest, enjoying travels abroad, hosting dinner parties, attending various fundraising events, the opera and other musical concerts. She was a soft spoken women that filled her home with warmth, sharing her warmth with her family and friends. She also had a faith that never wavered and faced her fate to the end with grace. Everyone should emulate her love of life. We will miss her greatly.

Franca was predeceased by her parents, siblings (Franco, Pietro, and Antonio), her in-laws and her granddaughter, Angelina. She is survived by her adoring husband, John, her children, Stefania and Daniel, in-law children, Frank and Sandra, and her grandchildren, Luigi, Olivia, Giuliana, Daniel Jr., Veronica and Violet, as well as siblings. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated. Due to current circumstances the visitation, funeral and burial will be private, but all are welcomed to join via zoom with meeting ID and passcode provided on the funeral home website

The family is providing a zoom visitation as well as funeral service at St. FidelisRoman Catholic Church.

Time: Jan 27, 2021 08:00 AM America/Toronto

Meeting ID: 820 0279 9905
Passcode: 838778

Time: Jan 27, 2021 10:30 AM America/Toronto

Meeting ID: 825 0764 8868
Passcode: 258939