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Obituary of Sante Gualdieri

GUALDIERI, Sante

It is with saddened hearts that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather on March 2, 2019 at the age of 77. Dedicated husband of Angela for 54 years. Sante was a devoted father to Elena DiFazio (Luigi), the late Dora (1967), Maria Provost (Mark), Felice Gualdieri (Tania), and Teresa Lucchino (Aldo). Cherished Nonno to Felicia, Samantha, Alexandra, Luke, Lauren, Logan, Lexi, Bianca, Vanessa, Kiara, Sara, Michael (2010), Nina and Juliana. Predeceased by parents, Felice and Teodora Gualdieri and siblings, Maria, Roberto, Vittorio and Gino in Italy. Sante was known for his love of working on his peach orchard. He passed along his strong work ethic to his children and grandchildren, always encouraging them to pursue an education and to become independent adults. As a young man he proudly served in the Italian Naval Forces. Upon immigrating to Canada, he worked in Construction and then later retired from H.J Heinz, all the while tending to his farm and garden in his free time. Sante loved to be surrounded by his family, especially his grandchildren, where he passed along his wisdom and life experiences by his example. His strength was enduring and no matter what struggles he encountered, his priority was making sure that his family was always taken care of. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection at St. Michael’s Church, 29 Elliott Street, Leamington on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. Entombment Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to Erie Shores Health Foundation. Friends may share memories at www.reidfuneralhome.ca