GACCIONE, Natale Pasquale


GACCIONE-NatalePeacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the age of 86.

Beloved husband of Maria. Loving father of Rose (Dan Connolly), Bruna (Terry Boissonneault), Jim (Tori Cook), Deni, Frank and Tina (Jeff Rantamaki). Cherished Nonno of Adam, Erica, Christopher, Corey, Natalie, Vince, Jesse, Nicholas and Kyle. Bisnonno of Brooke, Alexander and Mackenzie. Dear brother of Angelo Gaccione (Tuire), Maria Gallo (Frank) of New York, Carolina Elia (late Ernesto) of Italy, Immacolata Piluso (Cesarino) of Italy and twin sister Nunzia Palermo (late Ernesto) of Italy. Brother-in-law of the late Joe Cassavia (Tomasina), Gemma Masci (Angelo), Flora Reale (late Vince), Lina Rodighieri (late Richardo), late Marcel Cassavia (late Tuula) and the late Tita Zubaio (late Alberto). Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Natale was born in Acri, Italy on April 11, 1928, the oldest son of Vincenzo Gaccione and Rosa Servidio. He grew up in Italy and was married to Maria in 1954. In 1956 they relocated to Sault Ste. Marie. He retired from working at Algoma Steel. He loved to build furniture, to work in his garden and also play a good game of bocce.

Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm. Funeral Mass to be celebrated from St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 10 am. Rev. Francis Ezenezi officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

The family would like to thank the F.J. Davey Home staff, Dr. Febbraro, Dr. Booth and staff for their care and compassion.

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