Obituary of Carmine Vettese
November 10, 1926 - June 14, 2017
Surrounded by his family whom he adored, Carmine died peacefully in the home that he built and lived in for 46 years.
Born in Cassino, Italy to Luigi and Felicia, he was one of eight siblings. Having endured the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II and the hardships that followed, Carmine moved to Canada to create a better life for himself and his future family. He became a very proud Canadian, truly believing it to be the best country in the world.
In 1955, he was reunited in Toronto with Natalina, the love of his life, and they married soon thereafter. Happily married for 61 years, they had three children and six grandchildren. Carmine dedicated his life’s work to his family and their prosperity and wellbeing.
Ever dignified, Carmine was a man of high integrity, who was deeply respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was insightful and wise beyond the limited education he was afforded.
Survived by his wife Natalina, his children Anna (Doug), Frank (Cinzia) and John (Claudine) and his grandchildren Alessia, Andrew, Justin, Isabella, Sebastian and Noah.
Visitation will be held at the R. S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St. (at Goulding, south of Steeles) on Sunday, June 18 from 2-4 and 6-9pm. Funeral Mass at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 92 Steeles Ave. W., on Monday, June 19 at 9:30am. Private entombment.
In recognition of the years of compassionate care provided by Dr. Andrew Smith, donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences www.rskane.ca