SILVANO, Ermelinda


Born June 20, 1950, Aiello Calabro, Italy. It is with great sorrow and profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ermelinda Silvano, with her two loving daughters by her side on Thursday March 26, 2020 in her 70th year at ARCH.

Beloved wife of the late Frank Silvano. Loving mother of Maria, Lucy and the late Lori Silvano. Daughter of the late Fernando and Giuseppina Pagnotta. Dear sister of Eugenio Pagnotta (Angela), Michael Pagnotta (Franca), Arturo Pagnotta (Ida), Carmella Guidoccio (late Gabrielle), Orlando Pagnotta (Maria), Rosetta Fiorelli (Giuseppe) and Egido Pagnotta (Maria).

Daughter-in-law of the late Pasquale and Maria Silvano. Sister-in-law of the late Antonietta Ranieri (late Harry), Giovanni Silvano (Anita), late Alex Silvano (late Teresa), late Alberto Silvano (late Camilla), late Antonio Silvano (late Grazielle), Peter Silvano (Anna), Giuseppina Nocent (late Luciano) and Luisa DiBerardino (Mike).

Special aunt and cousin of many in Sault Ste. Marie, Georgetown, London, Montreal, Edmonton, Hinton, Italy, and Belgium. Loved by my Godparents Adolfo and Rita Ingribelli.

She will be dearly missed by many of her friends.

Thank you for being with her, keeping her company and just being there for her. She enjoyed being around others and the conversations she had with her friends. She will always be remembered for her unconditional love, courage, and devotion. She had such a big heart and always there for everyone.

Mom will always be remembered for her cooking, her baking, the making of homemade pasta, ravioli, lasagna, cullurielli, pizza and her famous bread. She always had an open door for everyone.  She had a special bond with her two sisters Zia Carmella, Zia Rosetta, and her sister-in-law Zia Angela who always talked to each other on the phone.

A private family service has taken place at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758). Father Trevor Scarfone officiated. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations to the Sault Area Hospital Foundation or ARCH would be appreciated.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to the Sault Area Hospital team of doctors and nurses, as well as ICU and the Palliative Care team on 3B, especially Dr. Wilson and Dr. White.

We would also like to thank the ARCH nurses and staff for their compassion and care for our mom. A special thank you to the Sault Ste. Marie Paramedics that came to help.

Thank you to CBI staff and Personal Support Workers for their compassion and care to my mom over the years. A special thank you also to our Healthlinks Nurse Corrina Gauza for her compassion and support shown to my mom.