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Letizia De Summa

Obituary of Letizia De Summa

De Summa (nee Lo Russo), Letizia Peacefully, at London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the age of 86, Letizia passed away surrounded by her family. Letizia was the daughter of the late Giovambattista and Maria Lo Russo and daughter in-law of the late Antonio and Giovanna De Summa. She is survived by her loving and deeply devoted spouse of over 61 years, Elia De Summa. Loving mother of the late Tony De Summa (1993), Joanne Serra (Dino), John De Summa (Barb), and Leo De Summa. Adored Nonna of Angela Provily (Kyle), Michael Serra (Shyla), Daniel De Summa, Matthew De Summa (Abbey), Nicholas De Summa, Reid Forster, Matthew Forster. Proud Bisnonna of Scottie Rose Provily. Beloved Sister of the late Elia Lo Russo (Diamante) of Italy, Maria De Summa (late Georgio), the late Vittorio Lo Russo (Sara), Elisabetta Mazza (Raffaele), the late Esterina Sorrenti (Alessandro) of Italy, Giovanna Colafati (Telesio) of Italy, Quintino Lo Russo (Eleonora) of Italy. Beloved Sister-In-law of the late Maria Bartoch (late Rudolf), Gioconda Pileggi (late Carmelo), and the late Filipo De Summa. Letizia will be missed by her many nieces and nephews in Canada, USA and Italy. Letizia’s greatest love was her family. She nurtured and cared for her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, making each relationship special and unique. Letizia was so proud of her family, which was made obvious any time you went to visit her. Pictures of memories and love cover the walls and tables of her home. She shared her love through cooking and made sure that you always had a full belly, even though her definition of “full” never seemed to be satisfied. Her table brought love, laughter, embrace, and warmth. Her family’s favourite memories were spent around her table. Her traditions will carry on through her children and grandchildren, and there will forever be a seat saved for our beloved mother and Nonna. The family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital for all the loving care and compassion during this difficult time. Due to Covid-19, visitation will be limited to family only . Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church, 345 Lyle Street, on Saturday, February 20th at 10 o’clock. Those wishing to attend please register by email at As per the Bereavement Authority of Ontario a limited number of people are able to attend. Masks are mandatory. The family welcomes friends to view the service via Live Stream at Donations to St. Mary’s Church Restoration Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, February 20, 2021
St. Mary's Church
345 Lyle St
London, Ontario, Canada