Mario was a loving and devoted husband for 66 years to Guiseppina (Locatelli). Caring and adoring father to John (Taina), Anthony (Angela) and Lucio (Pamela). Nonno to his cherished Grandchildren Derek, Tina, Alexandrina (Brodie), Justin (Erin), Cierra and Ariel (special friend Luke). Proud Great Grandpa to Jake, (Late) Zachary, Carter, Quintin and Gavin. Predeceased by his parents Nina and Pietro Pezzotti, Son in Law of the late Luigi and Placidia Locatelli. Predeceased by his brother Pietro and sisters Lena (Francesco) and Anna. Predeceased by brother in law Francesco, sister in laws Antonietta (Jordano), Teresa (Mario), Maria (Salvatore), Lugia (Italo), Dorina (Domenico). Survived by his brother in law Donato and many nieces and nephews in Italy.
Mario came to Canada from Italy in 1951 to make a better life for his family. He worked as a gold miner in Beardmore, Ontario, in construction in Sault Ste. Marie, at Abitibi Paper mill and Algoma Steel until he retired after 30 years of service. Mario was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and pick mushrooms. He loved nothing more than to be with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren who were the love of his life. He will be dearly missed everyday by his family. Ciao papa, Ti amo tanto.
Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 11 am until 1 pm. Funeral Mass held from St. Gregory’s Catholic Church on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Rev. Alex Saurianthadathil officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com