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Francesco "Frank" Chiaino

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Francesco passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020 at the age of 101. Beloved husband of Antonietta, loving father of Gina (Pepe) and Silvana, and proud grandfather of Frank. He was a hardworking man who always put his family ahead of himself. He loved school and learning and instilled the same interest in his children. You would often find him sitting in the sun by the sliding door with a pad of paper writing stories about his life and his experiences in the war.

His faith in God was never wavering and he was always eager to share his hope with others. Francesco loved his vegetable garden, especially his beans, and he enjoyed making wine and prosciutto every year. These skills he proudly passed on to his grandson. He loved the outdoors, nature shows, hunting and fishing, and he loved watching Totò movies trying to keep the laughter in but to no avail. He loved to reminisce about his hometown Controne, Italy and the many friends he had there growing up. Often you would find him sitting next to his wife in the family room talking about the old days in the town. Francesco had a sweet tooth. He was always the first in line at the sweet table at weddings.

Francesco loved his wife dearly and was always concerned about her well-being, and until recently had breakfast ready for her on the table each morning. He was a great father and to his last days we went to him for advice. Thank you Daddy for giving us so many beautiful memories and such a wonderful life.

A private burial will take place on Monday, March 30th. A memorial service is planned for a future date once the pandemic has passed.
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    Ward Funeral Home, "Weston Chapel"
    Address
    2035 Weston Road
    TORONTO, ON M9N 1X7
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    Private Family Interment

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The Manfredi Family

Posted at 02:03pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Uncle Frank was a great person. He will surely be missed.
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Eva Buckley

Posted at 10:01am
Dear Chiaino Family
I want to extend my deepest of sympathy and love.
May Jehovah grant you comfort and hope.

Eva Buckley
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Teresa

Posted at 09:04pm
To my dear Uncle Frank
With deepest sorrow and sympathy I write these few words. I grew up in the same house for 7 years. He was always such a strong father figure for me. Whenever there was a problem he always knew what to say and with his calm, resolved everything with his wisdom and great knowledge. He will be greatly missed by us all.
His niece,
Teresa

Lv Bianco

Posted at 04:49pm
A wonderful man. He will Rest In Peace

Maria Caprarella

Posted at 03:18pm
Sending our deepest condolences. Zio Francesco was a wonderful, caring and a very intelligent man. We will never forget
him, he will always be in our prayers and memories. May he rest in peace.

Maria & Rocco Caprarella & Family
Raffaele , Norma & Renato Ferrara
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