In memory of

Rocco Pagniello

November 21, 1922 -  November 11, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rocco Pagniello on November 11, 2017 at the age of 94 at Mackenzie Health hospital in Richmond Hill. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was a loving husband to Maria Luigia. Loving father of Joanne (Arcangelo), Lorenzo (Frances), Tony (Patricia) and Rocky. Proud grandfather of Dalma, Mary Lou (Roland), Adam, and Vania. Proud great grandfather of Christian, Ava and Nicole. Rocco is predeceased by his brothers Nicola and Giuseppe. Also leaves behind his sisters Assunta, Rosanna (Vito), and Antonietta (Carmelo); and his in laws Angela, Giovanna (Giuseppe), (Rosina), Vincenzo (Giovanna), and Antonio (Lina). He will be deeply missed by extended family and friends. Our dearest father and grandfather will be remembered for his love of family and life and for his fighting spirit until the end. We will cherish our many loving memories of him and he will remain forever in our hearts. Gratitude is expressed to the staff at Villa Colombo Vaughan. Visitation at PINE HILLS CEMETERY & FUNERAL CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229) on Wednesday, November 15th from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, November 16th from 2-4 & 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service on Friday, November 17th at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Rocco’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation.


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Anthony Coffa 

Entered November 13, 2017 from Burlington

Our deepest condolences to Rocky and his family. Rocco was a wonderful man, full of love and kindness for his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love and hugs, Anthony, Marijke, Joseph & Stefan Coffa

Mino Coffa (Friend)

Entered November 13, 2017 from Waterdown

You were always Signore Pangiello for me but my Dad it was always "Compar Rocco". You are an amazing person and always had so much respect for you. He always had an incredible smile and respect for others. In my life time, I have met few people who had such basic love for their family, worked hard for everything they accumulated and still helped their children/Adults.

I have the ultimate respect for Signor Rocco. His longevity could teach so much to all of us. He was a person who respected people. Something that seems to be lacked in our society. A man who who held respect and family to be his way of living. i know that not only my parents, but myself, have always had the highest respect for you.

A truly sad loss, but may Signor Rocco RIP.

Mila Rapos, Lani, Heidi & Armond (Rolly & Marylou's family)

Entered November 14, 2017 from North York

With heartful sympathy in the loss of Rocco. He will live forever in our memories and in our hearts.

Adele Fornasari (Colleague, friend)

Entered November 14, 2017 from Oakville, ON

Rocky, Nina and the entire family,

My deepest condolences for your loss. May he have eternal peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Adele Fornasari

John and Anna Salvatore 

Entered November 14, 2017 from Vaughan, Ontario

Rocco was always so cheery when we saw him. He will forever be in our hearts.


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