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Carmelina Boncoddo

Carmelina Boncoddo (Polillo)

Tuesday, August 29th, 1933 - Saturday, February 27th, 2021
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On Saturday, February 27th, 2021 our beautiful, precious mother Carmelina (nee Polillo), in her 88th year passed away peacefully in our arms with dignity and grace. She is now free of pain and suffering, home with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus, and happily reunited with Giovanni, her beloved husband of 60 years.

Carmelina’s greatest source of joy was her family. Her devotion enriched the lives of her children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Her affectionate and loving ways touched the lives of all those who knew her. Carmelina’s most cherished memories were of growing up and working alongside her grandparents and relatives on the family farm in Spezzano Piccolo, Calabria. She enjoyed sharing her Sicilian cuisine with loved ones as well as singing her favourite Italian songs with that angelic voice for others to appreciate.

Adored mother of Antoinette (Rolf) Schneider, Philip (Sharon) and Frank (Cheryl). Loving Nonna of Jason (Marta), Paul (Jessica), Lauren, Stephanie, John, Julia and Francesca, and great-Nonna to Valentina, Luca, Sienna, Christian and Gia. Dear and special sister to Tonina and Gennarino Lamacchia (predeceased) Gaetano and Caroline Polillo (predeceased), Anna and Manlio Alfano, and Frank and Maria Polillo and by her parents Lucia and Pietro Polillo (predeceased)

Carmelina will be deeply missed by all her cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Italy.
Some of the strongest memories of our Nonna are of her kissing the photos of her deceased family members before she went to sleep, as well as Jesus, Mary, and Padre Pio. She would spend at least 10 minutes before bed dedicating herself to the remembrance of these loved ones and how special they were to her. This action says a lot about the person she was: one who loved everyone passionately and unconditionally, with her whole heart.

She was gracious, generous and accepting; quick to show people mercy and give them grace. She was wise and sensitive, and her smile was the biggest and brightest. Her laugh was infectious, and I don’t like to use the word was, because I can still hear it in my head. She loved to laugh and joke, make other people laugh, and was excellent at doing impressions and telling stories. She didn’t take life too seriously, however, that all changed when she had a task to do. She was focused and meticulous- a person of excellence. Everything she did or made, whether it was a meal or a craft, she put her all into it.

She tried her best in all that she did, and even when she could barely walk anymore because of her weak bones and arthritis, she still pushed herself to do things on her own, like walk to the bathroom or fold her clothes on her bed. She suffered many years with pain, anxiety and discomfort but she always had the strength and will to persevere. 

Carmelina Polillo was the oldest of 5 and lost two young sisters. She grew up on a farm in Calabria and worked hard on the land her family owned, picking chestnuts, and caring for their animals. When she met her husband Giovanni, she moved to Messina, Sicily and started a family, after 15 years she moved to Canada with her husband and their 3 children, to join the rest of her family who had immigrated there. She worked hard at her job and making a life for her family. She adored her children and grandchildren, animals, gardening and anything and everything beautiful or shiny. She was amazing with her hands and created crafts and meatballs, pizza di Natale, lasagna and polpettone that were the best you ever tasted. She was also the only grandmother I knew that didn’t miss a Friday night WWE smack down. 

Singing was her true passion and she wanted so badly to pursue lessons as a child but never got the opportunity which disappointed her deeply. Her voice was unique and beautiful, and she dreamed of being a singer. Unfortunately, she was only able to finish Grade One as her education was interrupted by the war, and she lived through many hardships and difficult times, but her family was her support and her everything. 

Our Nonna was so affectionate, and we will miss her big hugs, plump lips, butterfly kisses and angelic voice. As well as her loving and tender touch, and her genuine compassion for everyone. She was short and funny, sassy and cute, and distinguishably one of a kind. Her strength and ability to love unconditionally and always do the right thing came from her total trust in God, and she worshipped him with her every being. She made it her priority to honour Him and do good, and we are comforted knowing she is now free any suffering and enjoying His special place for her in paradise.

A private Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday March 3rd /21 at St. Basils Parish, followed by Interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Carmelina Boncoddo can be made to the:

Cancer Society - online - www.cancer.ca or call 1-888-939-3333
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Alzheimer Brant - online – www.alzhn.ca or call 519-759-7692
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    50 Palace Street
    BRANTFORD, ON
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    Officiant
    Fr. Kevin D'Souza
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Joseph's Cemetery
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Giacinto & Teresa Carrieri

Posted at 06:56pm
Deepest condolences to the Boncoddo and Polillo Families.
Giacinto & Teresa Carrieri
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Linda Luciani

Posted at 11:18pm
Dear Boncoddo Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. I have fond memories of her and your family at the Lamacchia's house, while growing up on Chatham Street. She always had a smile on her face and always had a kind word. I loved seeing her and the whole family at your family picnic's at Mohawk Park. She will truly be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Linda Luciani (Minutillo)
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Toni De Lucia

Posted at 09:08am
We are very sorry for your loss Antoinette & Rolf and family. Carmelina was such a beautiful light to everyone who would surround her. She will be dearly missed and loved forever. May she send you all peace from heaven and she will be with you all in spirit forever. We all love you all, Toni & Phil De Lucia and family.
 
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Antoinette Posted at 05:15pm

Thank you, Phil and Antoinette and family, for your prayers and condolences. Mom left a beautiful legacy of love. She is now at peace, and happily reunited with my father. Thinking of all of you, love Antoinette, Rolf and family.
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Toni Pantusa

Posted at 03:10pm
Dear Antoinetta, Philip, Frank & Families~~~Your beautiful tribute to sweet Carmelina, an extraordinary woman who lit a room up when she walked in is very touching. She was a kind, loving & very welcoming person. Fun was to be had at all our Sunday picnics in Brantford & Niagara Falls and with all the great food & drinks with a lot of love. She now joins your wonderful father, John who will be waiting for her with open arms. She will forever be in you're hearts & her memories will live on to the next generation. With much love & prayer, cousins Brian & Toni
 
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Antoinette Schneider Posted at 07:40pm

Thank you for your condolences and kind words, Antoinette Philip, Frank, and family
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