Departed on the 61st anniversary of her arrival to Canada from France, peacefully on October 11, 2017. Reunited with her beloved husband Pierre (1979). Loving mother of Lucien, Sylvie (Dan) and Gérard (Kimberly). Treasured Mémé of Daniel, Christophe, Robert, Michel and Lauren. Precious daughter of the late Angelo and Antonietta Rupolo. Dear sister of the late Luisa (Armando Lenisa), late Giovanni Battista Rupolo, late Fernanda (Jimmy Battistuz) and the late Giovanni Rupolo (Silvana). Dearest Zia of Mirto Lenisa (Anna), Sr. Lucy Battistuz, Angelo Battistuz (Barbara), Victor Battistuz (Janet) and most loved cousin of the late Annie Gava, Maria-Teresa and Charlie Mazowiecki, Claudia Monte and Elena Bet. She will be sadly missed by numerous other in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews throughout the USA, France and Italy. Special long-time friend to Rita and Denise Forton. Assunta was a poet, writer, conservationist, world traveller and a free spirit. She won numerous gardening awards with The Windsor Beautification Program. She and her “Rosary Girls” made rosaries for over 40 years, which were donated to third-world countries. They also taught the communion classes to make rosaries throughout Essex County. Special thank you to Ann, Tiffany, Joanna Dyck and all the friends at the Leamington Mennonite Home. If you so desire, donations to a memorial bursary or towards Friends of Point Pelee:  Adopt-a-Bench for mom would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Sunday 2-5pm and 7-9pm with parish prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Monday 10:15am, leaving from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici for Mass at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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