In Memory of




Obituary for Orazio De Melis

God called Orazio peacefully on March 19, 2021 at the age of 89. He was born in Alanno, Pescara, Italy on May 30, 1931. Beloved husband of Maria (nee La Rocca) for 66 years. Loving father of Freddy (Anna Campea), Bruno (Dian Svircas) and daughter, Filomena (Jack DeVito). Cherished Nonno to Daniel (Maria), Stephen, Anthony (Carolyn), Cristina (Mitchell) and Natasha, and adored Bisnonno of Emily and Vera. Dear brother to Sam (Stella) and Cesarina (Mario). Predeceased by his parents, Federico and Antonietta, brother Gaetano, and sisters Rachele, Chiarina, and Grazietta. The family would like to express their gratitude to the professionals at Chartwell Pine Grove Long Term Care who cared for Orazio in his final days. He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends.

Scheduled visitations will take place at the Vescio Funeral Home Woodbridge Chapel (8101 Weston Rd. 905-850-3332) on Monday, March 22, 2021 from 2-4 p.m & 6-9 p.m. To attend please click the blue RSVP button to reserve your time spot.

Please note if you have an appointment for visitation you MUST ARRIVE ON TIME. If you arrive early or arrive late, then you will not be permitted to enter the funeral home.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church (8500 Islington Ave.). To attend please click the blue RSVP button to reserve your spot.

Private Family Entombment to follow.
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If so desired, donations in memory of Orazio may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Sick Kids Hospital.