In Memory Of D'Alesio, Antonio

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Antonio (Tony) D'Alesio Aug. 22, 1938- Dec. 15, 2020

 

It is with great sadness that his adoring wife Mrs. Angela (Cardone) D'Alesio, his loving children Anthony (Lucy), Julio (Sofia) and Tania (Alberto), his dear grand-children Nicholas, Michaelangelo, Kayden, David, Jordan, and Noah as well as his entire family wish to inform you of the passing of their beloved Tony, on December 15, in Montreal, at the age of 82 after a courageous and long battle with Lewy Body Parkinson’s.

 

Predeceased by his parents Giulio & Clelia (Ciambella) D'Alesio, Donato & Concetta (Tremonte) Cardone, siblings Francesca and Guido D'Alesio, his dear nephew Frank Mendaglio and his cherished dog, Finnigan

 

Also sharing in the family's grief are his loving nieces and nephews: Ross (Jillian), Sabatino (Dawn), Gabriella and Marissa (Charles). His great-nieces and great-nephews: Nicholas (Valentina), Graham (Angelica), Matthew (Zoe) and Lisa; including many relatives and friends in Canada, the US and Italy.   

 

Tony was born in a small town in the mountains of Le Marche, Italy (Pietra Rotonda), on Aug. 22, 1938. He grew up alongside his many aunts, uncles and cousins, many of whom immigrated together to Canada and lived most of their life in the same neighbourhood of NDG (St. Raymond's Parish). It was in St. Raymond's Parish that he met and later married the love of his life, Angela (Cardone) D’Alesio and with whom he was married for 54 beautiful years. In the same neighbourhood, he raised his three children and created life-long friendships with many in the community and devoted much of his time helping anyone in need when not proudly working at Northern Telecom; where he worked for 37 years before his retirement. All who knew him can attest to the fact that he lived a very honourable life founded on the principles of strong family values, kindness, hard work, humility and unmatched passion for soccer and the church.     

 

The viewing will take place at St. Raymond's de Pennefort Church located at 5765 Rue St. Jacques on Monday Dec. 21st from 10:00am-12:30pm. 

 

The family thanks all those who share in their grief for their support and kindness and would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank those who called and messaged. A special thanks to the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital, all the nurses of CLSC Benny Farm and the numerous people involved in his specialized care (Anderson, Bill, Suri, Winston, Mercy, John, Lourenz, Rex and Farida who took care of Tony for many years). Father Umberto Ranieri for his support to the family for years and especially during this time. The last few days have been extremely difficult because of what he meant to his wife and family. His impact on family, friends and the community at large, as expressed in all the beautiful messages already received, has provided them much comfort and support as they try to process his immense loss. He will be forever missed but never forgotten by many.

Messages for the Family of D'Alesio, Antonio

From: Guylaine

Bonjour,
Je suis sincèrement désolée pour cette grande perte que vous vivez présentement. La mort est notre pire ennemi. Heureusement, notre grand créateur a un bel espoir pour l'avenir dans sa parole la bible. On Lit En Révélation Ou Apocalypse 21 : 4 ''Et Il essuiera toute larme de leurs yeux et la mort ne sera plus ; ni deuil, ni cri, ni douleur ne seront plus. Les choses anciennes ont disparu ''.
Bon Courage!
From: Claudia Ciampini

I was so sorry to learn of Tony's death. I remember him fondly - a kind and gentle man and a good neighbour. I extend my sincere condolences to Angie, Anthony, Julio, and Tania on the loss of your beloved husband and father.
From: Tina Paolucci

To the D’Alesio family,

My sincere condolences to the entire D’Alesio family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: Attilio Ciampini

Angela, Anthony, Julio and Tania, I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Tony.
Being a few years younger than him growing up in the neighborhood I always admired and respected the manner he carried himself. He was always friendly, respectful and humble.
I have a special memory and moment of him last year when passing in front of your house Angela invited me in to say hi to him and Angela said to Tony it’s Attilio you remember him. A moment later a tear appeared on his face which I understood it was his way to acknowledge and to say hi to me. It has stayed with me and I’ll never forget.
Stay strong as you guys have always been, celebrate his life and remember he is in a better place.
Attilio Ciampini
From: Teresa Di Stefano

Dear Angela and family,

Extending my deepest sympathy to you during this time on the loss of your beloved, husband, Antonio. My prayers and blessings are with you and your family.

Teresa Di Stefano Cote St. Luc, Quebec
From: Melanie Ciampini

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Tony, he was always so kind and was such a humble man. I will always remember as a young girl how welcome I felt in your home in any given weekend or special occasion. Our cheerleading days at the soccer field with Tania and the feast procession watching us dressed up as little angels put such a huge smile on his face. He was so proud of his children and their accomplishments. Angie, the love and care you’ve given Tony especially in the recent years where things became increasingly more difficult with his health was truly exceptional. Know that we are thinking of you and sending all our love. Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers.
Melanie, David, Finn, Daniel and Ella.
From: Giulia D'Alesio

Our Condolences. I remember your Dad holding my Dad's hand on his death bed...now I believe my Dad is holding his little brother's hand in heaven. My heart goes out to your family.
From: Brandon St Onge

To Angela, Anthony, Julio & Tania our deepest sympathies for all of you at this time.
Brandon & Diana
From: Nicola Cavallaro

Sentite condoglianze dal tuo grande amico Nicola Cavallaro allenatore della squadra Juventus che Toni era il coordinatore, il capo di tutti capi. Nessuno sarà e potrà essere come lui. Abbiamo perso un bravo e vero sportivo. Preghiamo per lui e famiglia tutti insieme.
Tina e Nicola Cavallaro
From: Dana Di Diodato

Julio, Our deepest Condolences to you & your family. May he Rest In Peace 🙏🙏
From: Enzo & Anna Ciabattoni

With deepest sympathies to the D’alesio Family for the loss of your loved one.He Will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
May he Rest In Peace.
From: Your son Julio

Pappy, Pa, Antonio, Tony, Antoine, Tiger, El Tigro grande, Helicopter, Smuggle head. I had a lot of names for you but the only one that fits is MY HERO!!.

Pa your my best friend and I love you very much. I'm gonna miss you like something I've never felt. You are my World cup, Stanley cup, Superbowl, and Heavy weight champion of the World all rolled up in one.

Heaven is a better place right now and their soccer ⚽️ team made the best trade by getting you on their team.
Only God knew how much I love you Pa, and now so do you 💖

Rest in Peace Tiger 😘 XOXOXOX
From: Linda Kagan

Dear Tania,

Sheldon and I were so very saddened to read of your dear Dad’s recent passing. May all the memories you made as a family comfort you in the days to come. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this most difficult time. Sincerely,

Linda & Sheldon Kagan
From: Gaby and Laura Cesari

Dear Angie,
Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your children on the loss of Tony. May you be comforted with the wonderful memories you both shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From: Anna Farinelli

My deepest sympathies to your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 🙏❤
From: Marisa Cesari

To the D’Alesio family,
A humble and kind man to everyone. I grew up knowing Tony, Angie and family and what an exceptional man.
Our heartfelt condolences to the family.
May he RIP and watch over his beloved family.
Marisa and Claudino Cesari
From: Linda Alfonsi

Tania, Angela and sons , sending our heartfelt condolences in the passing of Tony . A staple and treasure in the NDG community . So many memories in childhood and through the years . Memories of a humble, giving, caring man who worked hard for his family and the entire community . May his memory keep you and serve in giving you all the courage during these very difficult days. He is your angel daddy in heaven . RIP ..

Linda Alfonsi-Defazio and family .
From: Frank

Dear Angela and family, our most sincere condolences on your loss. The memories of those summer days with all our kids and Tony and Zeno will be with us for ever.

Love
Frank and Mary Todi
From: Anne & Tony Verelli

Our sympathies to all the family. May the happy memories you shared together bring you comfort during this difficult time.. our prayers and thoughts are with you..
From: Angie Santache

Dear Angie & Family,
Thinking of you ❤️.
Nothing is harder than saying goodbye to someone you love.
May time ease the sorrow you feel and leave only loving memories.
Deepest sympathies.
Angie Santache
From: Elma Santache

Dear Angie & Family

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Tony. May the fond memories of Tony be kept ever close to your heart and help you through this very difficult time. My sincere thoughts are with you.
From: Tania D’Alesio

Dear Friends,

It’s so hard to believe that it has been already two weeks since heaven gained an angel and the world lost a great man who was very much loved and will be forever missed by many. Although the pain of losing him has been unmeasurable for my mother and our entire family, we have found great comfort in the immense kindness of our family and friends. I would like to sincerely thank you all on behalf of our mother Angela D’Alesio and my brothers Anthony Jr. D'Alesio and Julio D’Alesio, everyone who supported us by writing, calling, dropping by and especially those who took the time to come to our Dad’s viewing. Seeing so many people, under the circumstances, coming out to pay their final respects to our father was so heart warming. It was a testament to us and especially to all the grandchildren what he meant to so many people in his family and the community. May that experience carry with them and all of us for the rest of our lives encouraging us all to mirror the great life he lived and the beautiful legacy he left behind. May you Rest In Peace Daddy. We will ALWAYS love you... Until we meet again.... ❤️

Forever Grateful,

Tania D’Alesio & family

(on behalf of my mother, Angela D’Alesio, my brothers Anthony D’Alesio and Julio D’Alesio and their family)