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Donato De Franco

Posted By Egan Funeral Home On April 24, 2022 @ 1:26 pm In Bolton Area,Obituaries | 26 Comments

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Born in Roseto, Valfortore, Italy

Died peacefully at home on April 22, 2022

Donato is survived by his wife Elaine of 53 years.  He will be sadly missed by his children Maria (David) and Joseph (Christy).  He was the cherished “Papa” to his granddaughters Sabrina, Chloe and Camy.  He will reunited in heaven with his predeceased parents Antonio and Gracia, his brother Antonio and his sister Mary.  He was the beloved brother of Michela (Peter) and Lucia (Kevin).  Donato will be held dear in the hearts of his brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and his many cousins.  He will truly be missed. 

Funeral Mass will be held in Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, 60 Allan Drive, Bolton on Thursday morning, April 28 at 11 o’clock.  If attending the Mass, please go directly to the church. 

Interment Morningside Cemetery, 384 Pine Avenue, Palgrave.  

If desired, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario (https://www.heartandstroke.ca/) would be appreciated.  

Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com



Condolences for the family of “Donato De Franco”

Condolence from Tony and Sam De Ruyte on April 24th, 2022 4:07 pm

Our most sincere condolences to Aunt Elaine, Joe, Maria and families for your loss. Sending all our love to you in this difficult time. Uncle Danny was a very giving and loving man, quiet spoken yet strong, his strength will always be fondly remembered.

Love always

Condolence from Carmelina and Bert Oliveira on April 24th, 2022 8:17 pm

Our sincerest condolences Elaine, Maria and Joey at this very difficult time. Danny was such a kind, soft spoken man. Our families spent a lot of time together when we were kids and we have many wonderful memories that we will always cherish. May he rest in peace as he will never be forgotten.

Love Carmelina and Bert

Condolence from Mary Turi on April 24th, 2022 9:03 pm

Our sincere condolences to you Elaine, Joey & Maria and your families on the loss of your husband & father Danny. He was such an amazing man, soft spoken but strong. He will be greatly missed!! RIP Danny!!
Mary & Jerry Turi & Family,

Condolence from Mary Ciuciura on April 25th, 2022 7:56 am

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Aunt Elaine, Joe and Maria and your families. Uncle Danny will always be remembered as the gentle giant. His kind smile reached his eyes as they twinkled when he greeted you. I will remember him fondly as the patient Uncle who would bring us to the candy store and let us wander around for what seemed hours to pick just the right candy. The Uncle who helped me out of high school and moving to Toronto, by giving me my first fulltime job. And the Uncle with the funniest stories. You will be missed dearly.
Love, Mary Anne & Steve

Condolence from Doug & Gail Lister on April 25th, 2022 2:30 pm

It was such a pleasure getting to know Don many years ago during the time Sabrina attended my daycare. I had a number of chats with him in local stores since, catching up on the family. Such a kind, gentle man always with a warm smile. Our sincere condolences to all the family as he will be so missed. God bless you with His comfort, peace and strength as you grieve. With love, Gail

Condolence from Rina & Tony Policelli on April 25th, 2022 4:06 pm

Elaine, Mickey, Lucy & to everyone in your families. We are so very saddened to hear of Danny’s passing.
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to your entire family. I always fondly remember our days as wonderful
neighbours on Hallmark, and being close to your family, as Mary & I truly became the best of friends. And who would have known that we would later become related.

Danny was a wonderful Man – with a very calm way about Him, even when we were up to no good. A kind, respectful Gentleman, always with a welcoming, warm, and beautiful smile on His face.

May God give you the strength to get through this very sad and difficult time and may all of the wonderful memories that you have of your Beloved Danny keep Him in your hearts forever.

Love Rina & Tony Policelli

Condolence from Rose Aita and Giuseppina Policelli on April 25th, 2022 6:52 pm

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Elaine, Michelina, Lucy & to everyone in the family. May the memories of our cousin Donato remain in your heart and give you strength through the days ahead. Rest in peace Danny.

Love Rosetta & Giuseppina Policelli

Condolence from Crystal on April 25th, 2022 7:47 pm

I will always remember Uncle Danny as a quiet and gentle man who loved his family. My hugs go to Aunt Elaine, Maria and Joseph. I have wonderful memories of him from the day he married Elaine until his passing. May his memory always be a blessing. God bless him.

Condolence from Annette Cotoia on April 25th, 2022 8:17 pm

My condolences Elaine, Maria and Joey on the loss of this special man who dedicated his life to his family. I have many wonderful memories of my cousin Danny that I will hold close to my heart. He always had a smile on his face and was always so happy to see us and talk about the old days. We shared so many good times together. I will miss him dearly. I wish you all strength to get through this difficult time and may you cherish the many memories you have.

Love Annette

Condolence from Nick Cotoia on April 25th, 2022 8:27 pm

To Elaine and family,

My most sincere condolences on the passing of my Godfather Danny. He was a good and kind man. We are so sorry to hear of this sad news.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief.

Love Nick and Susy Cotoia

Condolence from Rachel DeRuyte and Paul Sullivan on April 25th, 2022 8:36 pm

Our love goes out to Aunt Elaine and family upon the loss of Uncle Danny. We will remember him for the tranquil air of his presence, and the warm feeling his smile brought to our hearts. He was a truly benevolent man and will be missed sorely.

Condolence from Antonietta Ruggiero on April 25th, 2022 8:38 pm

Our deepest condolences to you Elaine and the whole family at this difficult time. Sending prayers and love to you all.
May Danny rest in Peace and may you always hold on to all of your beautiful memories.
Much love Pompeo and Antonietta Ruggiero and family.

Condolence from Katergos Family on April 25th, 2022 9:15 pm

Our deepest sympathies to Aunt Elaine, Joe, Maria and families. Uncle Danny always lovingly embraced us with gentle hugs, a warm smile and the gentle squeeze of our hands. We were truly loved and blessed by our caring Uncle and will cherish the lifetime of memories forever. Love Jane, Gary, Laura, Chris, Michael & Louis.

Condolence from Barbara Mann & George DeRuyte on April 26th, 2022 1:58 pm

Our sincere condolences go out to you Elaine and your children Maria and Joseph in the loss of your best friend, husband and father. May the many fond memories you have of him give you comfort as you grieve. God bless you Danny.

Condolence from AnnMarie Foster on April 26th, 2022 4:14 pm

Dear Elaine , Maria ,Sabrina , Joey and family :
We were very saddened to hear of the passing of your Dear Husband ,Father and Papa .
Keeping you all in our thoughts at this difficult time .
AnnMarie , Jeff Foster and Family

Condolence from John De Ruyte on April 26th, 2022 8:53 pm

Elaine and family, please accept our condolences. At this difficult time our thoughts and prayers are with you. Danny was always friendly towards us and always had something nice to say. That is how we will remember him.

Vicki Warring and John De Ruyte

Condolence from Blair Dowell and Julie Devaney on April 27th, 2022 12:02 am

Uncle Danny was a great man. He kept his own council much of the time, but when he spoke, everyone listened.

Our condolences to Elaine, Maria, Joe and all the family. Danny will be missed.

Condolence from Liz McBryan on April 27th, 2022 9:08 am

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Don. His ability to extend love to those around him was a great gift. You are all in my thoughts.

Condolence from Lina Partington on April 27th, 2022 11:32 am

Our sincere condolences to everyone. Over the years we’ve loved seeing Danny at so many family events. His charming smile showed how much he treasured time spent reminiscing and catching up with his relatives. I will always remember the time our family was invited to share a meal at Danny and Elaine’s house in Bolton. We received a very warm welcome and had a wonderful time together. My father Joe DiFranco would like us to pass on his deepest sympathy. He has many fond memories of his dear cousin. Danny will remain forever in our hearts.

Love Lina and Jim Partington

Condolence from Maria Guida on April 27th, 2022 1:01 pm

Our deepest condolences to Elaine and all the family. We will always remember Danny’s warm, kind and thoughtful ways. We will cherish our memories of special times spent in his company.
Our parents, Joe and Filomena DiFranco, would often tell us lovely (funny) stories about the times they spent together in Port Colborne.
Joe wishes to pass on his sincere and heartfelt ❤️ sympathy to the entire family for your great loss of a such a very special person.
God’s Blessings,
Love Mary and Joe Guida and family

Condolence from Ben and Mary DiFranco on April 27th, 2022 7:08 pm

Our deepest condolences Elaine, Joseph and Mary. Danny was a great man that we all respected. He was kindhearted and generous.
He was very helpful to my father Joe when he needed a ride to and from Port Colborne in the early sixties. We will miss him and his great smile!

Love you all Ben and Mary DiFranco

Condolence from Judy Marren on April 27th, 2022 9:38 pm

So sorry for the loss Of Danny, to you Elaine and your families. Prayers for you all to have the strength to go on.

Condolence from LeeAnn Major on April 28th, 2022 4:28 am

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Mr. DeFranco was always a proud grandfather and special member of our Kleinburg Christian Academy family when Sabrina was a student. He will be missed.

Condolence from Danny and Rosa Di Franco on April 28th, 2022 7:35 pm

Elaine, Maria, Joe and Family,

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Danny wasn’t just my cousin, but my cherished friend. Danny and I have shared many memories together especially in our early years….such great memories and happy times. I will forever remember him and his smile.

Our Condolences,

Donato & Rosaria Di Franco

Condolence from Michelina Policelli on April 28th, 2022 10:23 pm

We are so sorry for your loss and offer our deepest condolences to the entire family. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace.

Michelina Policelli & Family

Condolence from Gord & Marg Adams on April 30th, 2022 10:14 am

Sending sincere condolences to you Elaine and your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Cherish the many memories.

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