De Lucia (edited) for LFPPeacefully and surrounded by family, at University Hospital, on Friday, March 15th, 2013, Carmela De Lucia, of London, at the age of 83.  Beloved wife of Antonio De Lucia for 57 years.  Cherished mother of Phil (Antoinette) De Lucia, and Vito (Jacqueline) De Lucia, all of London.  Dear sister of Jerry (Julia) Fonzeca, Rosa (Fransceco) De Lucia and Antonio (Giustina) Fonzeca.  Loving Nonna of Daniela (John), Marcella (Blake), Leanna, Michael and Katie.  Predeceased by granddaughter Juliana and by parents-in-law Felice and Maria De Lucia.  Carmela immigrated to Canada in 1955 travelling on the ship SS Constitution to Ellis Island, then to Welland and settling in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  She moved to London in 1959.  Carmela made a new life for her family and worked at St. Mary’s Hospital for 27 years.  She will be long-remembered as a very giving Mother and Nonna:  her final gift was organ donation.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 24th, from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 7:00 p.m. at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, where the funeral service will be conducted on Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.  Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Online condolences may be made at

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