Margaret (Marg) Nancy Michelazzi
Michelazzi, Margaret – Passed away peacefully in her 89th year at Hospice Wellington in Guelph on March 16, 2021.
From the start, Marg had the gift of gab and never met a man, woman or child that she wasn’t happy to talk to. As the oldest daughter in a family of 7 children, she had a front row seat to all the antics of a busy Italian family. Add some chickens in the backyard, a large vegetable garden, some bunnies, the occasional goat – it was a lively household. As the siblings got married and added to the extended family, the large Sunday night dinners were memorable - lots of food, always loud, and always fun.
Marg spent several years working in Guelph as a highly regarded legal secretary before she moved to Hamilton to get married and start her family. As a mother of three, she still found time to enjoy activities at the local church, singing with Sweet Adelines, and oil painting. She had a regular circle of friends that she enjoyed going out with to movies, restaurants, theatre, and especially dancing.
After her children were grown, Marg went back to school and returned to work again, making new friends and colleagues along the way. Always independent, she loved living in her home and puttering around the garden, only moving to a retirement home at the age of 82. Marg never lost her love of chatting with people, good food, good music, and dancing - in fact, at the age of 85 her now legendary dance moves stole the show at her granddaughter’s wedding.
Marg was a loving mother to Karen, Karl, and Christine, mother-in law to Frank and Katrin, and a dear grandmother to Kristen, Justin, Nicole and Jasmine. Beloved daughter of the late Gerlando and Josephine Ferringo, and sister to Jerry Ferringo (predeceased), she will be lovingly missed by her siblings Michael Ferringo, Sandy Ferringo, Carlo (Gillian) Ferringo, Nancy (George) Pigozzo, and Linda (Joe) Fabbian all of Guelph. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, extended family in Guelph, and many dear friends and neighbours in Hamilton and Guelph.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at Stone Lodge Retirement Home in Guelph and The Villa Italia Retirement home in Hamilton where Marg received wonderful care and had many happy memories. A special thank you to all of the staff at the Hospice Wellington and Guelph General Hospital for their exceptional care and support in her final days.
In keeping with Marg’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Internment of cremated remains will take place at Marymount Cemetery in Guelph with her beloved parents and brother Jerry.
In memory of Marg, and in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to: Hospice Wellington
, Heart and Stroke Foundation
, or The Arthritis Society
. For expressions of sympathy, please send your condolences to www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com
GO IN PEACE AND KNOW YOU WERE LOVED