Francesco Pennacchio October 17, 1961 - August 3, 2023
It is with profound sadness, yet cherishing countless memories, we share the passing of a man whose existence touched the lives of everyone he met. Frank left us on August 3rd, 2023, leaving an everlasting mark of love and kindness on all who had the privilege to know him. Frank’s love for his wife, Sabrina, was the embodiment of a love story. Together, they built a life full of love, joy and mutual respect. His relationship with his children, Andrew and Maelisa was nothing short of perfection. A father in every sense of the word, he shaped their lives with tender guidance and unwavering support. Frank revelled in their victories and uplifted them in their defeats, forever their biggest cheerleader. His children will remember him as a mentor whose love was the foundation of their lives. Frank was the heartbeat at the center of our family. He is reunited in heaven with his beloved father Angelo and father-in-law Biagio. He will be greatly missed by his mother Maria and mother-in-law Lina. His siblings, John (Jennifer), Tina (Frank), Gerry (Melissa), and his brother-in-law Leo (Angela) will always remember him as an exceptional soul with a heart of gold. The love Frank had for his nieces and nephews knew no measure. He adored Selena (Ryan), Michael, Pietro, John, Jacob, Julianna, Joshua, Angelo and Adam. His unwavering support and love etched an everlasting mark on their lives. His generosity had no limits. Frank would readily lend his time and strengths to anyone in need, believing that kindness was the greatest gift one could give. His absence will be deeply felt by all of his aunts, uncles, cousins and God children.
Frank’s kindness was not bound by blood relations but extended to every soul he met. His wise words and actions demonstrated the depth of his thoughtfulness. He never uttered a negative word about anyone, a testament to Frank’s unwavering belief in the goodness of people. In his life, Frank demonstrated how one could face the world’s hardships with a warm smile and an open heart. As we mourn his passing, let us honour his memory by embracing the values he lived by; spreading love, showing kindness and filling our lives with laughter.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with the George Darte Funeral Home, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines. The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home on Monday August 7th from 1 to 4 pm and from 6 to 9 pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Alfred Church on Tuesday August 8th at 11:00 am. Entombment at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations may be made to his labour of love, Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital where he was employed for over 40 years.
Our world may be less bright without him, but his spirit will forever illuminate our paths.
Rest in peace, my love.