IN MEMORY OF ROSINA DOMANICO
On behalf of our family Carmela, Ralph, Adrian and I (Anna), we would like to thank each and every one of you who reached out to our family and gave us your overwhelming support and love through this difficult time since our beautiful gem Rosina’s passing. We would like to thank my dad Armando, our extended families, Marianne and Joe, and Ralph and Nadia for rushing to assist us with Carmela when first responders arrived. We don’t know what we would’ve done without you. I know Rosina would’ve been happy that her mom was being taken care of since Carmela was Rosina’s Queen. Carmela was Rosina’s best friend and confidant her entire life. She never wanted her mom to have a hair out of place. She always wanted her to be clean and dressed beautifully. There are no words to express our gratitude to my mom Yolanda and my dad Armando who took Carmela, who is like a sister to them, into their home without a thought and took care of her while we couldn’t. We would also like to thank Agata and Rosetta for being by our side when we initially arrived at the hospital, and we knew as soon as we called our cousins, aunts and uncles, friends and extended families, you would be by our side when we needed you the most. We would not have been able to get through this without your support and love at the hospital, the vigil every night and being there by Rosina’s bedside in her final days. Rosina really loved her family. Thank you to the Vitello family for scrambling around and finding Father Mike to give Rosina her last rites and comforting us as we said goodbye. Thanks Father Mike for your blessings to all of us. Thank you Dr. Brenda Copps for your phone calls and compassion. We would like to thank everyone for your overwhelming generosity for providing us with food throughout the last few weeks and also to everyone who provided us with pizzas, coffee and desserts while we were at the hospital. And to all of you who provided us with your love and support through phone calls, through texts, online condolences and for stopping by my parents’ home to check on Carmela. We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the outstanding staff at Friscolanti Funeral Home, especially Adriano, for your compassion in assisting us with the funeral arrangements. You helped us give Rosina the true honour that she truly deserved. Thank you Mary from St. Anthony’s parish for helping us with the funeral arrangements. We would also like to thank the vocalists Tanya and Cristina for comforting us in song. Thank you Father Charles Galea for the heartwarming and compassionate words during the beautiful funeral service for Rosina. And also to the teaching staff for the honour guard given to Rosina as we left the church. Beautiful! What a tribute and an honor to a beautiful soul. We would also like to thank Agata, Rosetta and Virginia for going out and making sure Rosina looked liked an angel. You took so much care in buying an outfit that you knew Rosina would have loved. Thank you so much to Ralph and Nadia Olivieri for providing us with the food at the funeral home. There are no words to express how we feel about you. We love you all. Thank you so much to Cindy and her coworkers at Lifetouch for going above and beyond to retrieve the beautiful picture of Rosina. Carmela loves it! We would also like to thank the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic school board staff, especially Principal Flora Nordoff, Rosina’s coworkers/ colleagues from both schools she taught at (Saint Bernadettes and Saint Matthews) for what you have done to honor this lovely gem Rosina. Special thanks goes out to you both, Sabrina and Pam, Rosina’s “partners in crime”, there are no words to say what it meant to us what you both have done to give Rosina the honor that she truly deserved by providing us with all the cards from the children and the beautiful tributes at the school front lobby and also at the funeral home. Absolutely beautiful! We sent all the beautiful cards to heaven with Rosina so she can read them everyday to remind her of all the love that surrounded her. Rosina was a dedicated teacher for many years. She was selfless, beautiful, compassionate, patient, a dedicated educator, gentle, kind hearted, loving, cherished, gifted, tender, friendly, always a smile and a hello - these are the words taken from online condolences from her coworkers, students and parents of the students, and friends and family. To all of the children she has taught for all these years she has been a positive influence in their lives and they feel they were lucky and grateful to have had her as their incredible teacher. Her students absolutely adored her just as she adored them and she will be greatly missed by all. Thank you to the overwhelming number of friends and family, parents and children who paid their respects at the visitation and funeral. Truly touching! For those that have given us cards of sympathy, donations made in memory of Rosina, Mass cards, the beautiful flowers and personal gifts, your thoughtfulness was much appreciated and heartwarming. She has left a major hole in our hearts. Gone too soon, but we are so thankful that we had the chance to have had her in our lives. What we’ve learned is life is so fragile and all it takes is a single moment to change everything you take for granted. We need to focus on what’s important and be grateful. We need to focus on the simple blessings that surround us each and every day, and give a hug to someone who really needs it. Rest In Peace our beautiful angel Rosina. We know you are in the arms of your dad, your grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles since now you have been reunited with them and your dog Teddy. You will never be alone!! And rest assured we will continue to take the best care of mom, Queen Carmela, just as you did selflessly. Rest In Peace our sister and adored aunt and daughter, Rosina.
Love Mom Carmela, brother Ralph, sister-in-law “sister” Anna and adored nephew Adrian Leo.
If tears could build a stairway, and memory a lane, I’d walk right up to
Heaven and bring you home again.
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at St. Anthony’s Parish.