Arabia, Giovanni

Saturday, December 9, 2006

It is with great sadness that the family of Giovanni Arabia announces his passing to be with our Lord and Savior. Giovanni passed away at TBRHSC with his wife and niece by his side on Friday December 8, 2006 at the age of 82. r r Giovanni was born in Paterno Calabro, Provincia Cosenza Italy on February 7, 1924. Giovanni married Rosina Porto on December 18, 1949. He came to Canada in 1953 and was joined by Rosina in 1955. He was employed by the Ministry of Health until his retirement in 1989. r r Giovanni enjoyed spending time gardening, socializing with family and friends and in making his own wine and sausages. r r Giovanni leaves to mourn, his wife Rosina of 57 years, brothers Frank (Franca), Tony (Liliana), Renato (Benita) of Toronto, sisters Maria Parise, Rosa Mazzei of Italy, brothers-in-law, Francesco Porto of Thunder Bay, Angelo Ferraiolo of England, sisters-in-law, Marietta Brescia of Thunder Bay, Josephina Ferraiolo and Antionetta Porto of Belgium, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews of Belgium, Italy, Toronto, England and Thunder Bay. r r Giovanni is predeceased by parents Salvatore and Caterina (nee Carpino) of Italy, parents-in-law Luigi and Chiara Porto of Italy, brothers Michele (Maria) of Thunder Bay, brother Pietro (Albina of Toronto, sisters Ninna Scozzese (Carmen) of Italy, sisters Giuseppina Ferraiolo of England, brothers-in-law Francesco Mazzei of Italy, Giuseppe Parise of Italy, Vincenzo Brescia of Thunder Bay, sisters-in-law Angelina Porto of Thunder Bay, Saveria (Michele Nerino) of Italy. r r Funeral services for the late Mr. Giovanni Arabia will be held on Wednesday December 13, 2006 at St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church, 292 Red River Road at 10:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday December 12, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. with parish prayers starting at 7:30 P.M. at St. Andrews Roman Catholic Church. r r In lieu of flowers donations to the Kidney Foundation or charity of your choice. r r On line condolences

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