Antonietta Raimondo(nee DiMaulo) , passed away peacefully on March 3rd, 2023 at the age of 98. She is now reunited in heaven with her beloved husband Paul Raimondo of 65 years.
Antonietta will be deeply missed by her children; Nicole(Basil), Angela(Laurie), Ann(Michael) and former son-in-law Scott. Nonna will be sadly missed by Angela, Steven(Linda), Melissa(Daryl), Michael, Sarah, Laura(Duncan), David, Alex(Yvonne) and Corey. Bisnonna to Mia, Liam, Matthew, Jacqueline and Thomas. Antonietta will be lovingly remembered and held dear in the hearts of her family , friends and all those who knew her.
Antonietta was born in Italy on November 3, 1924 and grew up with her close knit family in a small town called Montorio. When she was a young woman, she fell in love and married her sweetheart Paulo Raimondo, and a few years later, she immigrated to Canada in 1951 to begin her new life.
Antonietta’s focus and passion was her love for her family-being a wife, mother, Nonna and Bisnonna. She was fiercely devoted to her family and treasured each.
Antonietta was famous for her homemade cooking, particularly for her Sunday sauce, pasta and meatballs, sausage, braciole, pizza and chocolate cake. Sunday lunches at Nonna and Nonni’s house were the best!
Her hands were rarely still. She was an expert seamstress. If she wasn’t cooking and cleaning, she was sewing, knitting or crocheting. Always working tirelessly into the night and early mornings in order to complete her many creations.
One of Antonietta’s favorite past times with her grandchildren was playing cards. She loved playing War. Somehow, she would always come up with the winning Ace, just when you thought you had her. The games would go on and on and Nonna was always winning.
Antonietta was certainly a very good storyteller. She loved making up adventures and reciting stories about a little rabbit. No matter how old we got, it was always fun to hear those tales.
One of Antonietta’s guilty pleasures was reading her favorite Italian Newsletters-The Messagiaono-from corner to corner. It gave her great pride whenever a family member or a paisano was featured in it.
A special part of her day was listening to the Catholic Mass in Italian. It gave her great comfort and she would regularly pray to her two favorite saints-Saint Antonio and Saint Costanzo. She would always ask them to watch over her family.
Antonietta will be held dear in the hearts of her family, relatives and friends.
The family wish to extend many thanks for all the love and support.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.ca will be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.