Francalanza obit picWith the deepest sorrow, the family announces the peaceful passing of Antonio “Tony” Fracalanza at the age of 80. Tony has been a resident of Sarnia since 1958.

He was the cherished husband of 49 years to Carla, and father of Marco (Heather), Paolo, and Susan. He is also survived by siblings Yolanda (Nun of the Franciscan Order), Gisella, Dr. Alessandro, Maria, and Fausto Fracalanza, as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Remigio and Maria, and brother Andrea.

Tony was born on May 24, 1933, in Piombino Dese, Italy. He was a brick and stone mason, where he developed a passion and love for architecture. Visiting historical landmarks was one of his greatest pleasures. He was also a keen reader, researcher, and gardener. His sense of humour will be greatly missed.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, September 22, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron Ave., Sarnia. Entombment to follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).

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