Resident of Twin Lakes Terrace / LTC, Sarnia, Ontario, passed away peacefully on the 6th of November 2012 at the age of 90. Nettie was born March 2, 1922 the fourth child of Michael Angelo and Lena Todero. Many of her cherished memories were of her family home on McTavish St. in Fort William (now known as Thunder Bay). How she enjoyed the wonderful family gatherings around the dining room table. Nettie cherished lasting friendships throughout her years in Thunder Bay, Windsor and in her later years Sarnia. Her many interested included gardening, music, girl guides, making wine and baking bread. Nettie was an avid reader, a meticulous seamstress and enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She loved playing euchre, pepper, yahtzee, rummikub and shouting bingo. Nettie loved birthdays and presents, a kid at heart, she always said “I’ve never met an ice cream that I didn’t like”. Her most pleasurable times were centered around her friends and family, especially her grandsons and great-grandchildren. Mom will be greatly missed by her only son Michael and her daughter-in-law Mary Sue. She will be forever cherished as a loving grandmother by her two grandsons Scott (Kerri) and Kevin (Jennifer). Fondly remembering their Nonna, her hugs, her giggles, and her candy dish, are her five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Rachel, Lanae, Katrielle and Neleigha. Nettie is survived by her brother Louie Todero (Carrie) and her sisters Mary Cipparone (Joseph) and Anna Nagle (Clifford), as well as many nieces and nephews. Nettie is predeceased by her parents Lena and Michael Angelo Todero, her husband Thomas George (1979), her sisters Gelsamina Trevisanutto (Carlos) and Vincenta Cryderman (Joseph). Family and friends will be received on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A Celebration of Nettie’s Life will take place at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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