She was born in Italy March 29, 1929 to parents Andrea and GiuseppinaDeLeo (both deceased).
Lidia was predeceased by her husband Giovanni Amendola and siblings Antonio and Paulina.
She is survived by her sisters Dora in Canada and Marcella in Italy.
Lidia immigrated to Canada in early 1956 to marry Giovanni, a widower with six children. She had two daughters with Giovanni and spent her life managing this large Italian brood. She also worked outside the home over the years including a stint with the kitchen staff at Hillsdale Manor.
Lidia was a tireless, highly organized homemaker, a fabulous Italian cook, a voracious reader, gardener and hiker. She loved to be busy and the large family benefited tremendously from the structure and stability she provided with her high energy and hard work over the years.
Lidia will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children Anna, Yolanda, Lina, Dora, Carmela, Maria, Frank and Tony and their spouses as well as her 19 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Visitation to be held at ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King St E. Oshawa on Friday October 19th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Prayers at 3pm. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday October 20th at ST. MARY OF THE PEOPLE CHURCH, 570 Marion Ave, Oshawa at 10am. A private family entombment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario or the Region of Durham Hillsdale Terraces Resident Council would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences at armstrongfh.ca.