Carobelli FrancoCAROBELLI, Franco Joe - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Franco, surrounded by his loving family at the Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in his 84th year.

Beloved and devoted husband of the late Angela (nee Fortino) for 53 years. Loving Father of Mike and Lucy, Enzo and Gabriella and Frank and Elisa. Adoring Nonno of Nicole, Melissa, Matthew, Daniel, Mia and Alexa.

Dear brother and brother-in-law of Mario and Elena Carobelli, Gina and the late Luigi Carobelli, Giuseppe and the late Nella Barone, the late Maria and Stan Filice, Gina and the late Umberto Spagnuolo, Pileria and the late John Fortino and Ada and the late Armando Caruso. Franco will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Franco was a strong, selfless man, his garden was his passion and it gave him pleasure to share the fruits of his labour with his family, friends and neighbours. Franco's family was everything to him. He had an undying love for his wife Angela, and his grandchildren gave him the utmost joy. Franco leaves behind a legacy of love and loyalty to his family.

As a partner in Fortino's Supermarkets, Franco's strong work ethic left an indelible mark on his family, partners, employees, and his customers.

Resting at Friscolanti Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 2, from 6-9 p.m. and Friday, August 3, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Vigil prayers on Friday 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Margaret Mary Church, 20 Idlewood Ave, Hamilton, on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment to follow.

"Don't worry about me, I'm ok."