Annina Raso

Annina Raso

Sunday, September 18th, 1938 - Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Raso, Anna

September 18, 1938-May 13, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anna (Annina) Raso (nee Capone) surrounded by her loving family, on May 13, 2019 in her 81st year. Beloved wife of 55 years to Giovanni. Devoted mother to her children Nunzio and his wife Lisa of London, Rosemary Hill and her husband Paul, Tony and his wife Rita of Guelph, Nella Raso of Guelph, Annamaria Daynes and her husband the late Mark. She is happily reunited in heaven with her predeceased children Rosa Mary and Roberto as well as her mother Pietranila Capone of Italy. Adored Nonna to Giancarlo, Joshua, John, Martino, Eric, Nina, Noah, Ellise, Joseph, Evan, Michela, Chelsea and Robert. Predeceased by her sisters Fortunata Curra, Teresina Barbieri, and brother Nazzareno (Liberata) of Italy. Sister-in-law to the late Vincenzina and Giovanni Mammoliti, the late Francesco, and Anna Raso, of Italy, Vincenzo Raso and the late Antonietta, the late Concetta and Antonio Marchesano, Antonietta Garaffa and the late Angelo, the late Guiseppe Raso, and Filomena, Assunta and Pasquale Agostino.

Anna was born in Vibo Valentia, Italia on September 18th, 1938. After the war she moved to France for a year and a half. She then moved to the community of San Giorgio for 10 years before returning to Vibo Valentia. She met the love of her life Giovanni and they courted for 8 years before he emigrated to Canada in 1962, working for a year to pay for her voyage here. During the year apart Anna and Giovanni stayed in touch by writing pages and pages of letters to each other. She landed in Canada in September 1963 and they were married on December 7th at Church of Our Lady in Guelph. Anna loved to cook sumptuous feasts for her family and was an expert baker. Her homemade bread, pastas, and pizza were favourites of her children. She took great pride in her large family and though she suffered losses early and later in life Anna showed incredible strength and fortitude. She will be remembered as one who loved her children with great devotion and an unparalleled fierceness. She loved to teach us about her life in Italy and imparted her wisdom daily as we worked, played, suffered and celebrated together. Anna had an iron will, quick wit, sharp mind and incredible sense of humour. She loved to laugh. We are thankful that she is resting in the arms of Christ, at peace at last. Until we see you again. We love you.

Many thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of Guelph General Hospital.

Friends will be received at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St, Guelph, on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 from 5-9pm. A funeral mass for Anna will be held at Holy Rosary Church, 175 Emma St, Guelph, on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment at Our Lady Immaculate Mausoleum, Marymount Cemetery, Guelph.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Foundation of the Guelph General Hospital, or to the Diabetes Association. Donation cards are available at the funeral home (519-821-5077), or online condolences may be left at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, May 16th, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, May 17th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, May 17th, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario N1G 4X9
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, May 18th, 2019 10:30am
    Holy Rosary Church
    175 Emma St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1E 1V6
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    Fr. Vernon Boyd
  • Interment

    Marymount Cemetery
    5400 Hwy. 6 N.,
    Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
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  • Reception

    Italian Canadian Club
    165 Ferguson St.
    Guelph, Ontario N1E 2Y7
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Ron & Susan Ferraro & Family

Posted at 06:22am
We send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I'm sorry that we were not able to attend as we were out of town. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincere sympathy,

Ron & Susan Ferraro & Family

Luisa Dal Cortivo

Posted at 08:32am
Ho conosciuto Anna più di 30 anni fa a Guelph e l’affetto che provava per mio zio, Father Tony, l’ha trasmesso anche a me con una grande ospitalità! L’ho sempre ricordata in tutti questi anni con affetto. Ora sei in Paradiso e veglierai sempre su tutta la tua famiglia che abbraccio forte!

Tamara Dubee

Posted at 10:17am
Sending our deepest condolences to the Raso family at this very difficult time. I am sorry we were not able to attend but please know you are in our thoughts. Hugs from Tamara and Ordell

Sandra Pobega

Posted at 04:00pm
Carissimo Giovanni e famiglia:
It is with a broken heart that I learned of the passing of a dear wife, mother and friend Annina.
We go back many, many years in friendship and I have such wonderful memories. I am so sorry, my deepest sympathy to you all. I am ill at this time and unfortunately cannot attend the visitation or funeral. Please remember she will always be in my heart and my prayers and thoughts are with you all. Con tanto affetto.
Sandra Pobega

Rob Gobbi

Posted at 02:24pm
My deepest condolences to the Raso family. My prays and thoughts are with you in this very sad time.

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