RESTIVO, Ignazio (Harry) It ...

RESTIVO, Ignazio (Harry) It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ignazio on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, one day short of his 85th birthday. He is reunited after 36 years with his beloved wife Giuseppina (Infurnari). Loving father to Luigi (Nida), Maria (Tony Pocobene) and Joe. Proud nonno to Matthew, Patrick, Lukas, Phoenix and Zara. Reunited with his parents Luigi and Maria and his in-laws Giuseppe and Angela Infurnari. Will be missed by his sisters Carmela (Calogero Ippolito) and Margaret (Luigi Collura). Predeceased by his sisters and brothers-in-law Pauline and Calogero Alfano, Lillian and Tino Genovese and Lorenza Restivo. Missed by his brother and sister-in-law Calogero and Francesca and the late Giuseppina Infurnari. Predeceased by Nicola (Gwen) Infurnari, Rosetta and Carmelo Cino and Elvira and Salvatore Amato. Will be fondly remembered by all his nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. Ignazio came from humble beginnings in Racalmuto Sicily, Italy. At the young age of 16 (1949) he came to Canada with his parents and all his sisters to build a future together. He returned to Racalmuto in 1960 and married Giuseppina. They returned to Canada and shared 22 loving years together. He devoted the rest of his life to his children and his grandchildren. Ignazio led a simple life with a big loving heart. We are grateful to all those who cared for dad the last two years especially the staff at the Carlisle Retirement Residence and the Arbour Creek LTC. Visitation will be held at FRISCOLANTI FUNERAL CHAPEL, 43 Barton Street East, Hamilton (near James) on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Vigil prayers at 2 p.m. A Funeral Mass will take place at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church (305 E 37th St., Hamilton) on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or to a charity of your choice.

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