Born on February 15, 1930 in Domanico, CS, Italy. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on December 26, 2014 in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 59 years to Lucia (nee Traulo). Cherished father of Carmine DeRose, Carmela & Tony DiPonti, Patrizia & Aldo Isabella, Antonella & Dan Renaldo, Steve DeRose (Theresa Decaire), and Cindy & Del Ives. Adored nonno of John and Joe (Erin); Ray (Cristina), Dave (Andrea), and Mike (Louisa); Rosie (Roberto), and Felice (Sharel); Matthew (Melissa), Daniel (Kaela), and Daniella; Adrian and Luca; and Anthony, and Brandon. Loving great-grandfather of Dante, Emma, Cecilia, Silvana, Antonio, Matteo, and Massimo. Predeceased by his parents Carmine & Carmela DeRose. Loving brother of Fiorina Turco (Mario), Francesco DeRose (the late Giuliana), Rosetta Salituri (Giovanni), the late Pina DeRose, and the late Raffaele DeRose. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and extended family members in Canada and Italy. Giovanni was retired from Dominion Forge, Canadian Motor Lamp and DeRose General Cement. If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Monday at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass at 11:00 a.m. Entombment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at


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