Francesco Pirozzo

Passed Away March 29, 2021
April 2, 2021 9 Condolences Print Obituary

January 1st, 1936 to March 29th, 2021

We are saddened that Francesco Pirozzo, succumbed to cancer at the Norwood Hospice Care, surrounded by daughters on March 29th, 2021. He fought a hard battle until the end. His family surrounded him with much love until his final moments.

Francesco is survived by his loving wife Maria of 59 years, daughters Evelina (David) Shea, Anita (Jose) Cunha, and Angela Pirozzo (Rodger), brothers Italo, Piero, Mario, sisters Lina, Maria, Rosetta, Giuseppina and Evelina, with their respective spouses, Sister in laws Rita Pagliuso and Teresa Petrucci, and their respective families.

He has left behind broken hearts in all of his grandchildren, Christopher (Andrea), Jordan (Rachel), Sandra (David) , Susanna (Al-Berto), Isabella (Joao), Thomas (Paula), Alex (Doralisa) and Justin (Hannah). Great Grandchildren Elizabeth, Lucas,, Afonso and Rafael.
His grandchildren were the smile that he woke up to every morning. He adored them to no ends.

We will always remember him for infectious laughter, his pride and joy of gardening and his friends and family all knew they could count on him for tips and seeds…. Enjoying numerous holidays with his family, his love of sports including his Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Eskimos, Napoli Premier Soccer and above all his Italian Azzuri World Soccer team. You would catch him watching the soap operas with his wife every afternoon after retirement. He looked forward to his morning walks to Northgate Mall to have coffee with his best friends, something he missed dearly in his last months.

At 83 years of age knowing his time was limited with his family, he learned how to use Facebook and called them constantly on Messenger, be it Portugal, Italy, and at home. He always looked forward to his video chats as if they were next to him.

He will continue to guide us with his love, We will never forget his advice, his smile, his loyalty, his stubbornness, and mostly how happy he was when we were all together.
Cheers Papa.

Thank you to Grey Nuns Hospital, unit 43, as well as Norwood Hospice, for the devoted attention and caring nature to our father in his last weeks.

We would like to thank everyone for all your prayers, love, and support during this difficult time.

Public Visitation (please email Evelyne Pirozzo to attend)
9:00AM - 10:00AM Tuesday April 6, 2021
St. Charles Catholic Church
17511 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5X 5X9

Mass of Christian Burial (Private with COVID restrictions in effect)
11:00AM Tuesday April 6, 2021
St. Charles Catholic Church
17511 112 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5X 5X9


St. Michael's Cemetery

Memorial Donations in Frank's Memory
Canadian Cancer Society
55 St Clair Avenue West, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario M4V 2Y7

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  1. cara Signora Pirozzo
    Dolente per la Scomparsa del povero
    Francesco vi invio le mie
    Piu Sentite Condoglianze
    Guido D’Ambrosio

    • Mille Grazie per le tue condoglianze.

  2. Dear Maria and Family
    I was very saddened to hear of Francesco’s passing.
    Take Comfort in knowing that your Loved one is now free of pain and suffering.
    I’m sure that Francesco and my Dear Husband Angelo are already playing cards or talking about their Tomatoes in Heaven.They had a strong,wonderful, treasured Friendship.
    Francesco will always be remembered for his friendship and his kindness, always sharing his wonderful garden produce every summer with his Friends..
    Sending you my Heartfelt Condolences – my Prayers and Thoughts are with you all during this difficult time of Sorrow.

    Rest in Peace 🙏 Francesco

    Ida (Angelo)DiCesare and Family

    • Thank you so much Ida, we agree with you, they are together having another coffee, talking up tomato plants 🙂 They did have a special bond here on earth and now continued in heaven. God bless you.

  3. The most sincere condolences to Maria,Evelina,Angie and their families.R.I.P.Franco.

  4. Sharing in your sadness and sending our prayers and sympathies to you all.
    Riposa in pace

    • My sisters and I along with my mother thank you very much for your prayers and support. God Bless.

  5. Our hearts go out to you all in this difficult time of sorrow of losing a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law and Nonno. He was a special person and a gift from God given to all of you. May Compare Pirozzo’s soul Rest in Peace with God and may the Perpetual Light Shine upon his soul forever. God Bless you all.

    • Thank you so much for your comforting words, hugs to each of you.

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