It is with heartfelt sadness that we inform you that Giovanni (Gianni) Angeloni passed away on July 4, 2019, with his family by his side. Gianni was genuinely loved by his wife, Elsa (nee Di Felice) and his three daughters; Sonia (Lucien), Elena (Niall) and Denise. Gianni will be deeply missed by his six grandchildren, Paula (Michael), Alessia (Anthony), Lucas, Sean, Michael and Kieran, and by his three great-grandchildren, Noah, Benjamin and Asher.
Gianni was born to a farming family in the town of Varano, near Fabriano, in Le Marche, Italy. Deciding that he did not want to be a farmer, he left Italy at the age of 19 to move to France. Once there, he worked in the mines and factories, quickly learning to speak French.
In 1954, he immigrated to Canada. He became a carpenter and joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. In 1958, he met his wife Elsa while sailing back to Canada. They married in 1959 and settled in Toronto, where he worked as a Carpenter’s Foreman with Ontario Hydro for 27 years.
Gianni’s greatest joy came from spending time with his family, which filled him with pride. He was known for his ability to fix anything and for his skill as a card player. He also loved it when people told him that he looked younger than his age! During his last year, Gianni especially loved watching his great grand-children play in his family home.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Sunday July 7, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm & 6pm to 9pm
Bernardo Funeral Home
855 Albion Rd.,
Etobicoke, ON, M9V 1A3
Monday July 8, 2019 at 10am
St. Roch’s Catholic Church
2889 Islington Ave;
Toronto, Ontario M9L 2T3
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
7300 Highway 27
Woodbridge, ON, L4L 1A5