It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Ricordo (Richard) Castellani on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at the age of 88.
Devoted husband of the late Alda Castellani (Filipetti). Loving father “Babbo” of Dan Castellani (Diana), Paul Castellani (Sylvia). Cherished Nonno of Tania (Jason), Sabrina (Matthew), and Lucas (Caitlin), and honorary “Nonno” of many. Proud Bisnonno of Thomas and Daniella. Predeceased by his parents Ottavio and Marietta Castellani (Orazietti). Brother-in-law of the late Gioseppino and Elsa Pinca (Filipetti). Zio of Roberto and Anna Pinca of Chiusi, Tuscany and cousin of Adelia, Robert, and Joseph Orazietti and families. He will also be missed by many dear friends.
Born in Fano, Italy on January 23rd, 1926, Ricordo was an active member of the Sault Ste. Marie community as a tailor (“il sarto”), restauranteur (Ricardo’s), Steelworker, Rotarian, Cancer Clinic Volunteer and all around social butterfly. His friends at the St. Jerome’s Senior Group and the West End Boys will certainly miss his sense of humour.
Funeral Mass celebrated from St. Jerome’s Catholic Church (26 Carmel Road) on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10 am. Rev. Eric Pannike officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to ARCH.
Our family is thankful for the care and treatment from many healthcare professionals throughout the years. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the angels at ARCH who guarded him in his final weeks.
Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 705-759-2522. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.arthurfuneralhome.com
“Thanks for the memories…”