DELLORUSSO, Grace

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

It is with the deep­est and pro­found sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our dear mother, Grace Dellorusso who passed away very peace­fully sur­rounded by her fam­ily and close friends on Fe­bru­ary 6th, 2017.

She was a gen­tle and kind soul with a strong in­ner strength that en­abled her to sur­pass so many tri­als in her life in­clud­ing her lengthy ill­ness with de­men­tia which she fought bravely and with great dig­nity un­til the very end!

As a young woman, mom al­ways dreamed of pur­su­ing a life of ad­ven­ture in a new coun­try so at the young age of 16 she bravely left her beloved coun­try of Vasto, Italy and jour­neyed her way to Mon­treal, Canada to start her new life! There, she learned a new lan­guage, a new cul­ture and em­braced a new life! Shortly after­wards, the love of her life, Francesco Dellorusso, a fel­low coun­try­man en­tered her world and that was the be­gin­ning of a great ro­mance for the next 49 years un­til our dad’s pass­ing. To­gether mom and dad forged a life of strong fam­ily ties and the value of hard work to suc­ceed in life.

We are so grate­ful for the won­der­ful val­ues that our mom brought into our lives and to this we honor her... She has taught us the im­por­tance of stay­ing close to another and to never lose touch, to honor & re­spect one another. To be for­giv­ing and lov­ing at all times, to re­mem­ber where we came from...our her­itage, our cul­ture, our beau­ti­ful mu­sic. Also, she taught us the art of great Ital­ian cui­sine! We will miss her gen­tle pres­ence & smile but we will for­ever cher­ish our fond mem­o­ries of her.

She leaves be­hind her chil­dren & grand­chil­dren, Anna (Marco) Dellorusso, Emilia (Pat & Francesca Cop­pinger),Lorenzo (Shauna, Daniel ) Dellorusso, Gabriel Dellorusso & Lau­rie Mar­shall,Paul & Iman ( Sami, Na­dia) Dellorusso. She also leaves be­hind her only liv­ing brother, Wil­liam Del Bor­rello and his fam­ily, Mon­treal.

We would love to thank so many peo­ple who gave us en­cour­age­ment & sup­port but es­pe­cially our mom’s care­givers for their amaz­ing care, love & loy­alty! Sin­cerely, Dellorusso Fam­ily. A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held 2 p.m. on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 11, 2017 at the SW Chant & Son Fu­neral Home , 564 Alexan­dra St., Syd­ney with Rev. Shel­don Chant of­fi­ci­at­ing.

A light lun­cheon af­ter the ser­vice with the burial to fol­low in Res­ur­rec­tion Ceme­tery, Syd­ney Forks

On­line con­do­lences may be sent to our web­page at www. chant­fu­neral.ca.

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