Obituary of Paolo Padiglia
PADIGLIA, Paolo “Paul” - Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family, at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Paolo Padiglia, at the age of 88, passed on Thursday, October 15th, 2020. Beloved husband for 63 years to Tomasina (Piras) Padiglia. Loving father of John Padiglia and his wife Lisa, Grace Cloutier and her husband Dan, Toni Padiglia (Paul Butler), and Giulia Thompson and her husband Jake. Cherished Nonno to Sara, Alessandra, Paolo, Christopher (his fiancée Jenny), Taylor (her fiancée Daniel), Samantha (her husband Anthony), Brooke (her husband Jake), Jessica, Stella, Josie, and Savannah. Bisnonno of Isaac Benacquista and Nash Goudreau. Zio to many nieces and nephews in Italy and Europe. Predeceased by his parents Angelo & Maria Gavina (Masia) Padiglia and siblings, the late Gavino (his wife the late Vittoria), the late Peppina (her late husband Salvatore), the late Giovanni (his wife Mena), survived by his sister Sebastiana (her husband the late Salvatore), Maria Elena (and her husband Salvatore) and Salvatore (and his wife Luisa).
Paolo always strived to ensure his family came first. His most treasured and precious moments were shared with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born on July 20th, 1932 in the town of Olmedo (SS) Italy. It was here that he met the love of his life at the age of 21, married in 1957 and departed for Montreal, Canada only one month later to selflessly and courageously provide for his family. During his time in Montreal, he established and cherished many loyal and loving friendships, whose love will always continue on. Paolo was such an inspiring man who overcame many obstacles with hard work, love and dedication to create such a beautiful life. He was very involved in the Italian community and loved to spend time with his friends at the Dante Club and the Bocciofila. His life was a blessing and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Words cannot describe how beyond blessed and thankful to Dr. Evan Lilly and all of the St. Joseph’s Hospice staff, caregivers, and friends and family for their love and compassionate care.
Visitation will be at the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTRE, 431 N. Christina St., Sarnia, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Please note that masks/face coverings are mandatory and maximum visitors at one time will be strictly enforced. Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Anthony Eboh at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Mercy Mausoleum. As an expression of sympathy and to honour Paolo, please send memorial donations to St. Joseph's Hospice, 475 Christina St., N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3 or St. Vincent De Paul, 106 East St., S., Sarnia, N7T 3R1 (cheques only at the funeral home please). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Paolo Padiglia, please visit Tribute Store