web_depaoli_sergio“As well spent days brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”  -Leonardo da Vinci

We announce the passing of our cherished father, Sergio De Paoli, on January 15, 2013 with his daughters by his side.  Beloved husband of Virginia (2009) for 48 years.  Devoted and loving Father of Linda and husband John Raco, Brenda and husband Al Testa, Audrey and husband Luigi Albano.  Treasured Nonno of Argelia (Ryan), Robert, Alyssa, Jarek, Marcello, Amadeo and Zaira.  Dear brother-in-law of Armando and Leona Ceccucci, Argelia and Mario Crosta (Italy), Giuliana and the late Quinto Ceccucci (Italy).  Loving uncle of Dino Ceccucci (Shannon), Laura, Paola, Silvia, Cinzia, Claudia (Stefano).  Great-uncle to Sofia and David, Chiara, Davide, Valerio, Federico, Alice and Marta.  Predeceased by parents Natalina and Giuseppe De Paoli and son-in-law of the late Zaira and Bernardino Ceccucci.  Survived by many relatives in Canada and Italy.  Sergio will be remembered by many caring neighbours.  Sergio was an extraordinary Fine Artist and Master Violin-Maker with accolades worldwide.  He was a master portrait artist, (the Official artist for the Windsor-Essex County Sports Hall of Fame), a passionate Visual Arts Teacher, Department Head (Essex High School, Willistead Manor, St. Clair College, De Paoli Studio of Fine Art), inspiring humbly his numerous students with his gentle demeanor and modest approach.  He shared his gifts with great kindness and knowledge, putting others first and encouraging all to follow their dreams.  In this, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.  Special thanks to Dr. J. Cohen and staff of 7West, Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Gilbert and Ernest from CCAC.  If you so desire, donations to the University of Windsor CoQ10 study for Parkinson’s or De Paoli Studio of Fine Art Award would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.  Cremation was held.  Memorial Visitation Friday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m., with Eulogy at 8:15 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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