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MESSINA, Giuseppina (nee Verrilli)

May 26, 2023 87


Giuseppina Messina (nee Verrilli)
November 7, 1935 - May 26, 2023

Giuseppina, predeceased by her husband of 64 years Adolfo (2019) and her siblings, Francesco, Filomena, Vincenzo, and Carmela. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Manon), and John (Marie), her grandchildren Stephen (Olivia), Mathieu (Kayla), Claudia (Blair), and Philippe (Tonia), as well as her great-granddaughter (Alice). Predeceased by Christopher, her eldest grandson, who passed away in 2017.

Born in Faeto, province of Foggia in central Italy, Giuseppina emigrated to Canada with her mother in the early fifties, to join her sister in Sudbury. She met Adolfo while working at the cafeteria at Woolworth's in downtown Sudbury. They married in 1955, and she was a lifelong employee of the Sudbury General Hospital, housekeeping department. She witnessed the birth of many of us!

She was an incredible cook, like most Italians of her generation. Her Blueberry pies and pasta dishes were simply the best!

After the death of Adolfo, she moved to Ottawa to be closer to family, and made many friends at the Villagia in The Glebe retirement home. She passed away suddenly Friday morning.

We will celebrate her life on Wednesday May 31, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Lougheed Funeral Home, 252 Regent Street, Sudbury. Her funeral service will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 39 Walford Road on Thursday June 1, 2023, at 10:30 AM.

Donations to the CHEO (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario) are appreciated. For donations or messages of condolence,


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Provided by: Lougheed Funeral Homes