PULENTE, Giovanni (John)

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“The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.”

We deeply regret to announce the passing of Giovanni (John) Pulente, in his 90th year. Much loved husband of Rachele for 71 years. Father of Gino (Rosa), predeceased by Jimmy (late Sandy), Armando (Teresa), Filomena Maione (Frank), Victor (Brenda), Tony (Penny) & Carmen. Special Nonno of John (Allyson), Rachel Girardi (Martin), Pina Pacione (Angelo), Phyllis MacIntyre (Chris) Windsor, ON, Rachel Mauro (Tom), the late John, the late Gina, Phyllis Ladouceur (Jason) Parry Sound, ON, John (Terri Lynn) Ottawa, ON, Gino (Jennifer) Ottawa, ON, Rachel (Ernesto DiBerardino), Lisa DosReis (Manuel), Tony Maione (Ashley) Oshawa, ON, John Maione (Nicole), Michael Maione, Jimmy (Ottawa, ON), JoAnne (Marco Niro), & Samantha. Brother of the late Brigida Di Palma (late Antonio) Italy, the late Armando (Anella), the late Ettore (Giuseppina) Italy, the late Antonio (late Raffelina) Italy & Umberto (Lois Brunke).

Giovanni will always be remembered for his love of life and spending time with family of which he was the rock!

Proud of his years working for Algoma Contractors, his love for soccer and the many years he spent coaching. Most of all he was the proud founder of the Pulente Brothers, a band that entertained in the Soo, and in many Italian clubs throughout Canada for four decades.

Giovanni immigrated from Italy in 1958, and began entertaining during Italian shows as a comedian and singer at the Princess Theatre on Gore Street. He will always be loved and respected by family, and the many friends he had.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews in Italy and Canada, and will be missed by his many great-grandchildren.

The Pulente family would like to thank Dr. Mario Febbraro for the many years of care and recently Dr. Charles Jenkins. Thank you to all of the nurses on 3B and 3C at the Sault Area Hospital and a special thank you to the great staff in the Intensive Care Unit.

God bless you all for your care.

Friends may call at the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre on Wednesday February 17, 2016 at 6pm to 8pm. Service to be held Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10am.

Memorial contributions to the Sault Area Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.arthurfuneralhome.com