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Avis de décès de Gaetano Garasto check_circle

It is with great sadness that the Garasto family announce the passing of a wonderful Husband, Father, Nonno, Brother, Son, Uncle and friend on May 25, 2016 at the age of 76 after a strong courageous battle with Cancer. Gaetano went in peace surrounded by his family.

Gaetano is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Carmela Garasto (Ianni), his children: Anna Lina Garasto, Lidia Garasto, Cathy Melo (Marc Melo), Patrick Garasto (Julie Garasto), his grandchildren: Cassandra Kranjec, Brandon Kranjec, Anthony Garasto, Andrew Garasto, Mateo Melo, Amelia Melo and great-grandchild, Angelina Kranjec.

Gaetano was predeceased by his parents Pasquale Garasto and Anna Lardaro-Garasto from Italy. He was loved by his Mother-in-law, Angela Ianni and Father-in-law, the late Ottorino Ianni, brother-in-laws, Oswaldo Ianni, Sergio Ianni. Maurizio Ianni and the late Antonio Ianni and their families. He will be missed by his brothers Leonardo Garasto, Francesco Garasto, Alessandro Garasto, the late Antonio Morrone and sister Lucia Garasto and their families.

Gaetano was known as an extremely hard worker, great businessman with a wonderful talent in Custom Home Building and Masonry.

Gaetano was proud to tell you his story of immigration from Corigliano, Calabria, Italy. He was born and raised in Italy and was so proud to be an Italian Canadian. At age 18 he left Italy for Germany to work as a Mason. He wanted more of a challenge and took the chance on Ontario in 1963, after hearing they needed skilled workers. He went to Orangeville and from there settled in Waterloo where he made a name for himself as a talented Mason and Home Builder. He was always fair and kind to everyone he crossed paths with. He worked and mentored so many people and was well respected by Tradesmen, Employees and Customers. Garasto Masonry Construction’s success was his life time goal and he achieved it. His legacy will always live through his work in the city, with his construction of custom homes and commercial buildings.

Although his career was amazing, his pride and joy was his family. His biggest achievement was his children and always helped them through every aspect and milestone in their lives. His grandchildren were his world and he enjoyed spending as much time as he could with them at home, in the backyard or the cottage. He was their (super fan) watching their sporting events and dance competitions, screaming the loudest (Bravo) in the crowd.

In a few words, we could describe Gaetano as a family man with strong family values, loyal, proud, heavy duty, smart, talented, hardworking, loved by all, proud Italian spirit and very generous with his love and time. He touched so many lives and his loss will impact so many people who loved and respected him.

We want to thank the following health care professionals for their constant care and support;
Dr. Califaretti, Dr. Shahi, Dr. Cescon, Dr. Ward, Dr. Casey, the nurses, PSW’s, staff and volunteers at Innisfree House and his home care nurse Vanessa.

The Garasto family would like to extend a big thank you to all our family and friends for their ongoing support and love during this difficult time.

Gaetano’s family will receive relatives and friends from 7 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 and 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. with parish prayers at 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 12 p.m. (noon) at Our Lady of Lourdes (173 Lourdes St. W. Waterloo). Interment at Williamsburg Cemetery with reception to follow at Williamsburg Dedication Centre.

In lieu of lowers, donations to the Innisfree House or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

Visit www.henrywalser.com for Gaetano’s memorial.

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