ANDRISANI, Filomena (nee Lariccia) - Went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2018 at home at the age of 87.
At her bedside was her devoted sister and loving caregiver of 47 years, Rosa Laurienzo.
Filomena is the mother of Liborio (Anthoula) Andrisani and grandmother of Michael and Leanne Andrisani.
Filomena is the eldest of seven children born in Matrice, Italy on September 23, 1931 who emigrated with her parents and siblings to Canada in 1954. She is predeceased by her father, Giuseppe Antonio Lariccia, her mother, Antonietta Lariccia, and by her sister Maria Facchini (Tony).
She is survived by her siblings, Rosa Laurienzo of Pickering, Ontario, Canada; Giovanna Santacroce of Caserta, Italy; Sylvia Paglia (Tony) of Rochester, New York; Nicholas Lariccia of Rochester, New York; and Mario (Michele) Lariccia of Rochester, New York.
She has many nieces and nephews in Canada, Italy, and the United States who deeply mourn her passing.
Along with the support of her family, we wish to thank her many personal support workers such as Jennifer, Heather, Willie, Gina who were responsible for assisting with her daily care.
Filomena's life touched many by demonstrating how beautiful families can support each other and care for their loved ones. Rosa is a role model and has demonstrated selfless devotion to her sister. Filomena will be dearly missed by all those who loved her.
Visitation is on Sunday, November 4th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 5th at 11:00 am with final visitation held prior to the service between 9:30-11:00 am at Accettone Funeral Home, Ajax. Interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated.