After a brief illness, with his family by his side, on December 19, 2014 at 70 years of age. Beloved husband & best friend of Sheila. Loving Dad of Eric, Joanne Thompson (Gerry), Jamie (Darla), Johnny and Jay (Andrea) and step-father of Shari Rocheleau (Brad) and Tammy Blair (Jeremy). Cherished Nonno and Papa John to David (Cari), Jesse, Kaili, Jordan, Edward, Isabel, Nicholas, Tristan, Rylee, Peyton, Kaidyn, Chance and Jayce. Treasured Bisnonno of Dallas, Mackenzie, Alex, Kailyn, Jackson, Landin and Noah. Predeceased by parents Achille (1972) & Giovanna (2003). Dear brother of Stefania and the late Gian-Franco (1947). John will be sadly missed by his many friends and extended family. John retired from the Tool & Die industry, he was an avid golfer, an expert wine connoisseur, excellent chef and a long time member of the Giovanni Caboto Club, Trevisani Nel Mondo and an informal “member” of the Fogolar Furlan. If you so desire, donations to the Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation or the Italian Handicapable Association would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday, December 28 from 3-5pm & 7-9pm with prayers at 4:30pm. Funeral Monday, December 29 at 10:15am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 to St. Angela Merici Church for Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Interment to follow St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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