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Obituary for Giovanna Galati

Giovanna Galati

June 22, 1941 - May 6, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved mother, Giovanna Galati, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2024 at the age of 82. After sharing a life and family with her husband, Felice, of 64 years, they will continue their journey together in eternal life with their passing just days apart. Giovanna is survived by her children Greg, Pino (Giovanna) and Mario (Roberta) and her grandchildren, Jessica, Stephanie, Adam, Michael, and Matthew.

The youngest of six siblings, Giovanna is pre-deceased by her brother, Antonio (Colette), and sisters Rosa (Roberto), Vincenza (Enrico), Teresa and Annunziata.

Born in San Nicola da Crissa, Catanzaro, Italy, Giovanna was married to Felice Galati on March 6, 1960. Together, they functioned as a team, in the raising of their three sons and the management of the household. Giovanna was a loving, devoted and attentive mother, who put the well being of her children as priority. She had a passion for sewing, and similar to her husband, enjoyed the harvest from her garden, jarring tomato sauce, cooking and attending Sunday mass. Felice and Giovanna would often be found on an afternoon elbow deep in homemade dough with fresh bread, zeppole and pizza to follow.

She frequently watched cooking shows to experiment with different types of cuisine or to get caught up on her favourite Italian TV series (La Storiella). Giovanna was particularly close with her older sisters Rosa and Vincenza, with whom she shared all holidays and family functions. They were an extension of the family. As with her own children, her five grandchildren were everything to her.

Giovanna will be missed beyond measure by everyone who knew her.

We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for all the support we have received during our time of sorrow.

If so desired in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Alzheimer Society of Canada on behalf of the Galati Family by clicking the links at the bottom of the obituary page.

Visitations will take place at the DeMarco Funeral Home (Woodbridge Chapel) (8003 Weston Road, Woodbridge, Ontario, Tel-905-850-9500) on Sunday May 12, 2024 from 2-4 & 6-9pm. The Funeral Mass will take place the following day on Monday May 13, 2024 at 9:30am at St. Jane Frances Roman Catholic Church (2747 Jane Street, North York, Ontario). Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (7300 Hwy #27, Woodbridge, Ontario).