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Marcello Faita

January 7, 1937 — February 1, 2024

Marcello Faita

Marcello Faita

January 7, 1937 – February 1, 2024

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Marcello Faita in his 87th year. Marcello passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 1, 2024. He was born in Montalto Uffugo, Calabria, Italy on January 7, 1937, to parents Francesco and Emilia. He is also now reunited with sister Mafalda, his sister who passed as an infant, and brother Mario. He will be greatly missed by his brother Vittorio.

Marcello met his beloved wife Raffaela through their families and began writing letters to Italy from Canada to her, finally having the opportunity to meet her in person in January of 1964, and were married on February 15th, 1964.

Together they had three children whom they devoted their lives to raising. Marcello will be greatly missed by Francesco (Christina), Emilia, and Rosalba (Alfonso). He was a loving grandfather to Julian, Thomas, Nadia, Veronica, Madeleine, and Christian. He was a wonderful, generous, and happy father.

Marcello was fully immersed in his job as a woodworker, spending as much of his free time as possible making furniture for around his home, as well as renovating his and his children’s homes. He was very hardworking and very highly respected by his peers. By the time he was a teenager he was a master craftsman, and as a father later he was able to share his creativity with his children.

Marcello was happiest around family, especially his grandchildren, spending time with them whenever he could. He also enjoyed spending time making traditional salami and homemade wine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church (8500 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 1X4).

Friends and family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home (4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge) on Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church (8500 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge) on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 9:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery.



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Visitation

Sunday, February 4, 2024

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

Ward Funeral Home - Woodbridge Chapel

4671 Highway #7, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1S6

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Sunday, February 4, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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4671 Highway #7, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1S6

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Mass

Monday, February 5, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church

8500 Islington Avenue, Vaughan, ON L4L 1X4

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Entombment

Monday, February 5, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Queen of Heaven Cemetery

7300 Hwy 27, Vaughan, ON L4L 1A5

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