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Connie Lanzino

November 1, 1963 — January 3, 2023

Connie Lanzino

A ROSE HAS GROWN IN HEAVEN...

You leave us with beautiful memories of a life lived with love, purpose, and passion….

From this day on we will be fighting a silent battle of surviving another day without you…..it is a wound that will never quite heal….

Connie Lanzino (Stellato) age 59 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 surrounded by love from family and friends.

A beloved wife and mother, she is survived by her husband Frank and son Noah. Her parents the late Nicola and Ida Lanzino, her siblings and spouses, Silvana (the late Peter), Vince (Vicky), the late Joe (Christine) and in laws, mother in law late Lucia Stellato, father in law Francesco Stellato, Mary (Mike), Vince (Nikki), Albert
(Tina) Tony (Frank) Gisell (Greg) and many nieces and nephews.

Connie was born in Toronto, Ontario on November 1, 1963. Born into a family of four brothers and sisters, Connie being the youngest made sure to be seen and heard. Her confidence, outspokenness, and zest for living made it easy for her to navigate through life. She was the life of the party. She was the one you wanted to be around. She was the leader, and you followed because she made it easy for you to trust her, and you knew that where she was going it was going to be fun. Her life was made up of adventure, and she never took life for granted. Her motto was, we're here for a good time, not a long time…unfortunately, her time was cut too short, but, in this short time she made her life bigger, louder, bolder, and the love she gave was insurmountable. Even when life played her a difficult hand, by losing both parents at a young age, and then losing her beloved brother Joe, Connie continued to remain strong and found faith in God. She was strong willed, positive and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. She loved to the fullest, lived life to the fullest and loved to share a meal to the fullest with family and friends.

Connie had many loves in her life, but the loves of her life were her husband Frank and son Noah. Her fairy tale began when she met and married Frank. A quiet man who complimented her bold and vivacious personality. A man who made her feel like a queen. A man she adorned, and wanted to give him the world. And in a lot of ways she did, by celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, family vacations, dinners out together, and hosting dinners at home for family and friends. Connie loved to cook for the ones she loved. Connie’s generous, kind and loving soul was a gift to all who met her. She was a friend to all, and she loved her family and friends fully and completely. Connie was the person in the room whose smile radiated and lit up the darkness. Her infectious laugh was her trademark. You couldn’t help laughing when she began to laugh. It was contagious.

Connie would tell you, her greatest accomplishment in life was being Noah’s mother. The day Connie found out that she was going to be a mother, was the greatest time of her life. When the doctor called to tell her she was pregnant, she wasn’t home, so the doctor left a message. To this day she has that message, and she even played it for family and friends at Noah’s christening. Being a mother to Noah was everything for Connie. She was a ‘mother bear’, and had the instinct that you didn’t mess with her child. If you did, there would be consequences. Connie was the kind of mother that had three important places she kept when it came to Noah. The first place to be in front to cheer Noah on for all of his endeavors past and present, the second to be behind to always have Noah’s back, and the third place to be next to Noah, so that he would never feel or be alone. Noah, even from above, your mother will continue to cheer you on, will always have your back, and will be by your side. Connie loved Noah before he took his first breath, and protected him until her very last breath.

Connie though, we won’t be able to see you anymore, hug you anymore, see your beautiful face and warm smile anymore, or hear you boisterous laughter anymore, our memories of you will live in each one of us. Noah is our reminder of the wife you were, the mother you were, the daughter you were, the sister you were, the aunt you were, the niece you were, the in-law you were, the cousin you were, the friend you were. Connie in this life and beyond you are loved, and you are FABULOUS!!

Connie we will always remember you, and share a talk about you. We will hold you close in our hearts and it is there in our hearts that you will remain, to walk and guide us through our own lives until we meet again.

Connie loved music, and her favourite band was Supertramp. So it is fitting to end this with a song verse from her favourite band…..

And I will go on shining
Shining like brand new
I’ll never look behind me
My troubles will be few
Goodbye stranger it’s been nice
Hope you find your paradise
Tried to see your point of view
Hope your dreams will all come true
Goodbye Mary, goodbye Jane
Will we ever meet again
Feel no sorrow, feel no shame
Come tomorrow, feel no pain.
Goodbye Stranger…Supertramp

This is not goodbye…..this is until we meet again
We will love you forever


Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, in Connie Lanzino's name, to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, January 9, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Second Visitation

Monday, January 9, 2023

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Service

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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, Toronto, ON

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