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Franco Onorati

Franco Onorati

Thursday, January 6th, 1944 - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Obituary

Born in Veroli, Frosinone, Italy in 1944; it is with great sadness that the family of Franco Onorati announce his passing at Humber River Hospital, peacefully with his daughter by his side on July 21, 2020 in North York, Ontario Canada. Beloved husband of the late Luisa Onorati, loving father of Angela Onorati and her spouse Mark Sproule, and proud nonno of Gianluca Onorati-Sproule. Dear brother of the late Paul Onorati ( Adele ), Carlo Onorati ( Antonietta ), the late Filomena ( late Ercole ), and Joseph Onorati ( Mary ). He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and members of his community.

He was a lover of nature, and a natural gatherer who was passionate about life. He had the biggest heart, and naturally had an immense need to provide for his family. Franco amazed loved ones with his ability to find great deals which he shared with them by often bringing them to their homes--special delivery. He was a fun loving individual who could be hilariously blunt at times, but to everyone who knew him he was a warm and kind teddy bear. Franco was a skilled card player who enjoyed spending his free time at his local community centre, completing crosswords, and most importantly loving his family unconditionally. His special bond with his grandson Gianluca was to be admired, especially all the nerf dart hits he endured willingly to make his favourite person happy. He will be greatly missed, and there will forever be a void in our hearts and in our lives. He is now reunited with his wife Luisa, the woman he said he was going to marry the first time he laid eyes upon her. We find comfort in knowing that he will not be missing her anymore as he did daily after her passing . The family would also like to thank all of the support workers for all the love and kindness they have shown Franco Onorati and us during these difficult past two and a half months. They were truly heroes and helped make a heartbreaking experience more bearable. Some people come into our lives for a reason, and Franco's reason was to teach people how to be honourable, honest, and devoted to the important things in life. He made an impact in the lives of everyone he encountered along his journey here on earth.

In lieu of flowers donations in Franco's honour can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association as well as the Make a Wish Foundation.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Ward Funeral Home, "Woodbridge Chapel"
    Address
    4671 Highway 7
    Vaughan, ON L4L 1S6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In accordance with the directives provided from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, funeral services may be held within the funeral home with 30 % capacity of visitations rooms and the onsite chapel. Funeral Services may also be held at a place of worship with the same 30% capacity mandate. To allow your extended family and friends to offer their condolences, our spacious rooms and chapels continue to allow for social distancing requirements. Please RSVP at the link provided below. Wearing of masks, or face coverings, by everyone is mandatory as per the directives of the Bereavement Authority. This includes ALL staff and attendees. Masks will be provided to those guests who may not have their own.
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Ward Funeral Home, "Woodbridge Chapel"
    Address
    4671 Highway 7
    Vaughan, ON L4L 1S6
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In accordance with the directives provided from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, funeral services may be held within the funeral home with 30 % capacity of visitations rooms and the onsite chapel. Funeral Services may also be held at a place of worship with the same 30% capacity mandate. To allow your extended family and friends to offer their condolences, our spacious rooms and chapels continue to allow for social distancing requirements. Please RSVP at the link provided below. Wearing of masks, or face coverings, by everyone is mandatory as per the directives of the Bereavement Authority. This includes ALL staff and attendees. Masks will be provided to those guests who may not have their own.
  • Service

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 9:30am
    When
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 9:30am
    Location
    Immaculate Conception Parish - Woodbridge
    Address
    300 Ansley Grove Road
    WOODBRIDGE, ON L4L 3W4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    In accordance with the directives provided from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, funeral services may be held within the funeral home with 30 % capacity of visitations rooms and the onsite chapel. Funeral Services may also be held at a place of worship with the same 30% capacity mandate. To allow your extended family and friends to offer their condolences, our spacious rooms and chapels continue to allow for social distancing requirements. Please RSVP at the link provided below. Wearing of masks, or face coverings, by everyone is mandatory as per the directives of the Bereavement Authority. This includes ALL staff and attendees. Masks will be provided to those guests who may not have their own. A live stream link via Zoom will be available on July 25 @9:30am to watch the funeral mass for Franco Onorati. Please click on the Photos/Videos tab to access this link from the comfort of your own home.
  • Interment

    Location
    Glendale Memorial Gardens
    Address
    1810 Albion Road
    TORONTO, ON
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Giovanna Campanella

Posted at 01:54pm
My deepest condolences on your loss. You are in our prayers.
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Ben Scott

Posted at 03:12pm
My deepest condolences to the Onorato family. I am deeply sorry for the loss of Frank (and Louisa), you have been nothing but great friends to my daughter, my wife and I, and accepted and treated us like family. Frank will be forever in our hearts.

Ben Scott
MD

Marisa D'Angicco

Posted at 12:48pm
My Deepest Condolences Angela for the Loss of your Dad.... Frank RIP,,,
Our Deepest Sympathy...
Marisa, Lino & Sabrina
Giulia Ferrone
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Luisa Loffreda

Posted at 11:22am
Angela, those who we hold closest to our hearts never leave us. They live in the kindness they have shared and love they have brought into our lives. RIP Frank. Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all the Onorati family. Luisa, Tony, Anthony, Iolanda, and Alex Loffreda.
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Enrico D'Amico

Posted at 11:20am
Please accept our condolences for Franco's passing. Living next door to his sister and brother-in-law (Filomena and Ercole) for many years, Franco was a gentle and warm man who always made the time to say hi and share a laugh. Angela, Mark, Gianluca, Adele, Carlo, Antonietta, Luisa, Joe, Mary and all your families, we are very sorry for your loss and please know that your are in our thoughts and prayers.

Antonietta D'Amico and family.
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