Marcello was born in Sora, Frosinone in Italy on January 5, 1958. His parents, the late Giovanni and Concetta Bruni were hard working Italians who moved their family to Canada.
Growing up in New Brunswick, Marcello and his sister, Anna grew up in a family that valued unity, respect and love.
After moving to St Clair in Toronto, Marcello spent many days playing street hockey, soccer and stealing pears from his neighbour’s trees. As a teenager, he loved hanging out with his friends and having parties at home. Marcello’s house was always the meeting point, where all the friends would gather before going out.
Marcello was an artist in every sense. He enjoyed working with his hands and became a very talented hair stylist and builder. He was someone who liked to keep busy and have his hands in everything.
Marcello was always there to lend a hand. When it came to helping raise his niece (Teresa Mastrogiacomo) and nephew (Giovanni Panetta) he did not miss a day. From overseeing Giovanni’s love of hockey and carting him around to games, practices and tournaments to picking them up at school on cold days, he was there. Marcello loved to travel. Visiting places like Italy, Brazil and Jamaica, anywhere with sand and water. He loved the sunset and cutting hair on the beach. He loved telling stories about his trips over a glass of wine and making people laugh. His stories were always full of life and never got old, no matter how many times he told them. Marcello was famous for his homemade wine, vegetable garden and french fries. More than anything though, Marcello loved a cozy night in at home with his whole family, including his great nieces and nephews (Angelina, Adriano, Gabriella and Gianpaolo) and his beloved Carlito. As he got a little older, he dedicated most of his time to helping out in all the DIY projects at Teresa’s (and Nick) and Giovanni’s (and Mariangela) homes. Always a perfectionist, he wouldn’t rest until it was done right.
Marcello will be missed immensely by his family and friends but one thing that will remain is the love he shared with them and the good natured feeling he left with everyone he came into contact with.
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