Obituary of Nino Monaco
In Loving Memory of Gaetano Monaco
Oct 30, 1945 – Sep 17, 2023
Gaetano Monaco, 77, affectionately known as “Nino” by his family and friends, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2023, with his loving wife and children by his side at St. Joseph’s Hospice. Born on October 30, 1945, in Agnone, IS, Italy, Nino was the cherished son of the late Domenico and Angiolina Monaco. Nino was a devoted husband, a loving father, father-in-law, Nonno, uncle, and a loyal friend. Nino touched the lives of many through his kindness, generosity, and unwavering love for his family.
At the young age of 19, Nino immigrated to Canada, and on August 28, 1971, he married his beloved wife, Felicia (Rossi). Together, over the past 52 years, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and countless memories. His gentle, welcoming nature and warm smile brought joy and happiness to all who knew him, and their home was always open to family and friends, where the table was soon set, and delicious food and a glass of wine were always ready.
As a proud father and Nonno, Nino was dedicated to his children and grandchildren, Angela and Mike and their children Nico and Briella, Michelle and Vitor and their son Mateo, and Cristina and Doug and their children Holden and Fiona. He instilled the values of family first, hard work, integrity, and compassion in them.
Nino also survived bv his brother, Paolino (the late Mercedina) (Italy), his sister Concetta (Mario) (France), his brother-in-law, Joe (Onelia), sister-in-law, Luisa (the late Mario) (Antonio), and brother-in-law Angelo (Heather), and numerous nieces, nephews and Godchilldren.
Predeceased by his in-laws Loreto and Rosina, his brother Raffaele (Graziella), his sisters Teresa (Victor), Concetta and Mercedina.
Nino worked at Ford Motor Company in Talbotville for 38 years, He had an exceptional work ethic and earned all his co-workers respect and admiration.
Those who wish to visit with the family and honour and pay tribute to Nino’s life will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, on Wednesday, September 20 from 3-5 and 7-9 o'clock. Prayers will be held Wednesday evening at 8:15pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 345 Lyle Street at York, London, on Thursday, September 21 at 11 o'clock. Entombment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to St. Joseph's Hospice in London, a place that provided incredible care and support to our beloved Nino during the final two months of his life.
In honour of Nino please consider donation to St. Joseph's Hospice, London.
Nino's kind heart and unwavering love will forever be engraved in our hearts. While his physical presence may be gone, his spirit will continue guiding and inspiring us daily. He will be dearly missed by all who had the honour of knowing him.
May his soul rest in eternal peace and find peace in the loving arms of those who have gone before him.