PULENTE, Rachele


She had an open door and a warm smile for family and friends, especially her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

The table was always set, no matter how many came through the door each day.  Andrew Street was a second home for all of us. 

Peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital, surrounded by her family on Friday, February 2 , 2018 at the age of 91.

Beloved wife for 71 years to the late Giovanni (John).  Daughter of the late Geremia and Carmela Luttuoso. Loving mother of Gino (Rosa), late Jimmy (late Sandy), Armando (Teresa), Filomena Maione (Frank), Victor (Brenda), Tony (Penny) and Carmen.

Special nana of John (Allyson), Rachel Girardi (Martin), Pina Pacione (Angelo), Phyllis MacIntyre (Chris), Rachel Mauro (Tom), the late John, the late Gina, Phyllis Ladouceur (Jason), John (Terri-Lynn), Gino, Rachel (Ernesto), Lisa Dos Reis (Manuel), Tony Maione (Ashley), John Maione (Nicole), Michael Maione, Jimmy, Jo-Anne (Marco) and Samantha (Bailey).  Great nana to 33.

Dear sister of Carmelina Caliendo (Pasquale), the late Pina Esposito (late Angelo), Nunziata Esposito (late Francesco), Antonietta Falco (late Guiseppe).

Rachele will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews and many dear friends in Canada and Italy.

Friends may visit at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. – 705-759-2522) on Tuesday, February 6 , 2018 from 11:30 to 1:30 pm. Funeral Mass to follow at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 2 pm. Rev. Paul Conway officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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

Special thank you to the nurses and staff at the SAH on 2A, 3A, 3B and to Dr. Jenkins and all the Dr.s involved in mom’s care and to Manuel Dos Reis at the Medicine Shoppe.

Also special thanks to Catherine Wray for her care.