DiFRUSCIO, Carmela (Pepe) - Born on February 11th, 1936 in Nusco, Avellino, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1953.

Passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 at Hospice Niagara in her 83rd year.

Beloved wife of Armand for 63 years. Loving mother of Angelo (Diane), Flora and Tony (Marlene).

Dear grandmother of Giulio (Ashley), Mark (Sabrina), Sera, Adam, Cassandra, Andrew and Nicholas. Great grandmother of Leo. Survived by sisters Nancy (Jerry) Dellavechia & Joanne (Vic) Gigante and brother Peter (Maureen).

Predeceased by parents Vito & Fiorina, sister Emelia and great niece Shelley. Carmela will be missed by her sisters-in-law, many nieces & nephews and cousins.

Her passion was cleaning, cooking, baking, gardening and entertaining her family.

She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Club Roma. Thank you to Dr. Rose, Walker Family Cancer Centre, Hospice Niagara and Father Bill Derousie.

The family will receive friends and family at the Haine funeral home, 26 Ormond Street South, Thorold on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Vigil Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 7:30pm.

Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Church (316 Queenston St, St. Catharines) on Thursday, June 14th at 11:00am. Rite of Committal at Victoria Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Cancer Research Society would be appreciated by the family.