Giuseppe D’Agostino

Giuseppe D’Agostino

(November 2, 1946 – April 13, 2021)

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Giuseppe D’Agostino after losing his short-lived battle with cancer.
Giuseppe passed away peacefully at home alongside his family on April 13, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife, Lidia and is a cherished father to Teresa (Sergio), Giuliano (Maria) and Marco (Kayla).  He is a proud and loving nonno to Arianna, Davide, Giuseppe Jr. (Joseph), Sophia, Caleb and Nathan.  He was the youngest of 6 children.

Giuseppe was born on November 2, 1946, in Viticuso, Provincia di Frosinone, Italy. He first heard about Jehovah in Switzerland and studied with a bible student for a few months.   Shortly after he had to return to Italy, but the seed of truth was planted in his heart.   He met Lidia, and 3 months later they were married on April 30, 1970.  They immigrated to Canada where he worked diligently to provide for his growing family.  When in Canada he began to study the Bible once again, and immediately fell in love with what he had learned and was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness on May 14, 1974. Giuseppe’s life always reflected his deep love for Jehovah and others.  He did his best serving Jehovah in the congregation, and took every opportunity to share the Bible’s hope for the future with anyone.

Giuseppe had a passion for his garden, but was especially known for the love he had for his family.  He enjoyed the company of his family and friends, and always opened his home to everyone with a smile.  He always told his children and grandchildren to serve Jehovah, no matter what.  He did not merely use words, but by his example he demonstrated his love for Jehovah to the very end.

Giuseppe touched many lives and he is deeply loved, respected and cherished by his family and friends.

 

“I will praise Jehovah all my life.  I will sing praises to my God as long as I live.”  -Psalm 146:2

 

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“Because he has affection for me, I will rescue him.

I will protect him because he knows my name… He will call on me, and I will answer him…”- Psalm 91: 14,15

Due to current circumstances, in person visitation for immediate family only will take place at the St. John’s Dixie Funeral Home in Mississauga, on April 17, 2021.  Family and friends may join from home via Zoom on April 24, 2021 at 1:30pm for memorial talk. 

 

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42 replies
  1. Charlie & Jennifer Bonadonna
    Charlie & Jennifer Bonadonna says:

    While words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, we look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of having our heavenly Father return Giuseppe to you.
    We hope that knowing we are praying for your family offers some comfort.
    Warm Christian Love,
    Charles and Jennifer Bonadonna

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  2. Jack & Agata Hsu
    Jack & Agata Hsu says:

    We want to express our deepest condolences for the D’Agostino family for the loss of a beloved husband, father and grandfather. We will surely miss his warmth, kindness and loving disposition.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the remaining family members. We look forward to seeing our dear faithful brother in the new world!

    Jack and Agata Hsu

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  3. Rosamaria and Ian MacDonald
    Rosamaria and Ian MacDonald says:

    Our deepest condolences to the families. Giuseppe was a wonderful, caring elder in the Lido congregation. I remember fondly working out in the ministry with him and the help he gave me as a young one. I look forward to seeing him again soon when all is new.

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  4. Tony and Annette Sturino
    Tony and Annette Sturino says:

    Dearest D’Agostino and Nigro family. We are very sorry for the loss of your husband and father. May Jehovah be with you all at this time and give you the strength you need.
    Christian love from Tony & Annette Sturino

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  5. Anna, Sean & Ethan Joyal
    Anna, Sean & Ethan Joyal says:

    Our deepest and heartfelt condolences.😥You and your Family are in our thoughts and prayers. May Jehovah of all comfort give you the strength to cope during this very difficult and sad time. Sending lots of love. Ps 34:18 Anna, Sean & Ethan Joyal 🌹♥️

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  6. Cheryl and Jim Pasternak
    Cheryl and Jim Pasternak says:

    Our hearts ache with and for you and the family with the passing of our dear brother Joe. We will cherish our memories of his beautiful love of the ministry. And the coaching and sharing his secrets to a bountiful garden!
    We so long to be with you to hug and comfort you. Jim and Cheryl

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  7. Alex, Maddalena Caruso & Family
    Alex, Maddalena Caruso & Family says:

    We are truly sorry for your loss and our hearts go out to you. We will always remember Joe’s kind smile, hospitality and his love for Jehovah and the friends.
    We don’t know from one moment to the next what can happen in this old world, but regardless of where life takes us, we have the solid hope knowing that we will be reunited in a beautiful paradise, where ‘Jehovah will call, and he will answer.’ (Job 14:15)
    May Jehovah continue to sustain you and wrap you in comfort, peace of mind and love during this difficult time.

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  8. Christina Surujbally
    Christina Surujbally says:

    Dear Lidia, Teresa, Guiliano, Maria, Sergio and Family, Marco and Family.

    I am so sorry to hear to the loss of your dear one Joe. You have my heartfelt condolences.
    I do not know exactly how you feel, but I do know Jehovah knows exactly how you feel. He Is waiting to comfort and console you
    in this sad time,
    I remember Joe as kind, funny and loved his gardening. He loved his grandchildren and he had a great zeal for the Ministry, despite the challenges he faced, he was faithful right down to the end
    . Our brother will be greatly missed. But soon Jehovah will fulfill his promise of the resurrection and you will be able to see your loved one again..

    Job 14:15-“You will call, and I will answer you.
    You will longa for the work of your hands.”

    Isaiah 41: 10-“Do not be afraid, for I am with you.m
    Do not be anxious, for I am your God.
    I will fortify you, yes, I will help you,
    I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness”’

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  9. Roger, Nicole, Jalen & Miles Best
    Roger, Nicole, Jalen & Miles Best says:

    Dear D’Agostino Family: Our family conveys our deepest sympathies to all of you (1 Pet 5:9). Knowing him was an honour, seeing his zealous example in serving Jehovah. It will be wonderful when we can greet our loved ones again. Until that time, may Jehovah be with you, giving strength and comfort during these last days.

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  10. John, Rosie, Joshua, Michael Favaro
    John, Rosie, Joshua, Michael Favaro says:

    Nostra cara Lidia, D’Agostino family & Nigro family,

    We know that there are no words to ease your sorrow. Only Jehovah’s promise that we will see our dear loved ones again can help us all to cope with the horrible pain of death in this system. We will miss him but we will also remember all the beautiful memories we shared together especially at my parent’s house in the “good old days” having him as our book study conductor when we were all in the Lido congregation! Even though we don’t see each other as often anymore, please know we love you!

    All our love,
    John, Rosie, Joshua and Michael

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  11. Tony DiCarlo
    Tony DiCarlo says:

    Le nostre sentite condoglianze. Ricorderemo sempre con apprezzamtento l’aiuto che Joe ci ha dato quando costruivamo la Sala di Wilson. (Isa. 26:3)
    Tony, Liliana e Priscilla Di Carlo

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  12. John, Rosie, Joshua & Michael Favaro
    John, Rosie, Joshua & Michael Favaro says:

    Nostra cara Lidia, D’Agostino family & Nigro family,

    We know that there are NO words to ease your sorrow. Only Jehovah’s promise that we will see our dear loved ones again can help us all to cope with the horrible pain of death in this system. We will miss Joe and remember all the beautiful memories we shared together especially at our house in the “good old days” having him as our book study conductor when we were all in the Lido congregation! Even though we don’t see each other as often anymore, please know we love you! John, Rosie, Joshua & Michael Favaro

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  13. Leo and Virginia Centofanti
    Leo and Virginia Centofanti says:

    Dear Lidia and Family
    We are very saddened to hear that Joe ha passed away. We have very fond memories of studying the Bible together and sharing meals together, which we will always treasure. Good memories never die, only to be added to, very soon, according to the beautiful promise that our Creator and Father has made (Job 14: 14, 15)
    May all you draw comfort from the good memories and the beautiful promise we have to be reunited very soon with our loved ones in a righteous new world

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  14. Mark & Angie Andricciola
    Mark & Angie Andricciola says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family for your loss. We will miss our dear brother and always remember his kind smile and his love for Jehovah and the brotherhood. We will always think of him as a pillar in the congregation and look forward to seeing him again in a perfect world. Until then we pray that Jehovah keep you all in his care and keeping.

    With all our love,
    Mark and Angie Andricciola

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  15. Luz Dela Cruz
    Luz Dela Cruz says:

    My dearest Lidia, le mie più sincere condoglianze per la tua grande perdita. La tua perdita è anche la nostra perdita. Ci mancherà Joe. amiamo te e la tua famiglia.

    My dearest D’Agostino & Nigro family,

    Words are not enough to express the sadness I felt for our beloved Joe. I have not known him for long but the short time I get to know him and Lidia, I felt I know them for so long. His love for Jehovah is so amazing and working side by side with him in service via zoom practically everyday, despite being sick makes it much more hard to think. . Our service would never be the same without Joe.

    But think for a moment, the promise of God fulfilling his promise of a resurrection will be so impressive that the difficulties and sadness we are experiencing right now will pale into insignificance. In the coming paradise the blessing from Jehovah will far surpass our imagination.

    May Jehovah give you the strength that you need. We will always be here for your family and continue to support all of you.

    This is Joe’s picture during one of our zoom service. This is taken three months before his death, still happy to serve Jehovah.

    We love you D’Agostino and Nigro family.

    Luz

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  16. Mike and Stella Pellegrino
    Mike and Stella Pellegrino says:

    Dear Lidia,Teresa, Giuliano, Marco, and family,

    Mike and I would like to express our deepest condolences for your great loss. We share many years of memories. One day soon, under God’s Kingdom, we will see Joe again. God does not forget his faithful servants. John 5:28.

    May his promises for the future bring comfort to all of you,

    Brotherly love,

    Mike and Stella Pellegrino

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  17. Claudio, Lori, Christopher, and Jacob Carbone
    Claudio, Lori, Christopher, and Jacob Carbone says:

    Our sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Joe, especially how nice he was to our children. We also appreciate the teaching we received from him as our book study conductor.

    We are thinking of you all during this difficult time and may Jehovah strengthen you.

    All our love,

    Claudio, Lori, Christopher, and Jacob Carbone

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  18. Al Eva Thornton
    Al Eva Thornton says:

    So sorry for your loss, your father was a great person, he made us a part of his life, always there to help, advise, always cared, RIP

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  19. Brad and Cathy MacEachern
    Brad and Cathy MacEachern says:

    Dear Lidia, Teresa, Giuliano and Marco and Family,
    We wanted to let you know how very sad we were to hear of Joe’s passing. He was such a kind, caring and generous brother and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. It was wonderful to share many years together with your beautiful family in the Applewood congregation. We know that Joe’s beautiful record of faithful service is secure in Jehovah’s memory and one day soon you will see him again in perfect health. Until then our hearts and prayers are with you.
    With love and deepest sympathy,
    Cathy, Brad and Family

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  20. Enzo & Vittoria Alcamo
    Enzo & Vittoria Alcamo says:

    D’Agostino Family: Our deepest condolences to all of you. May Jehovah give you all strength and comfort in these difficult days. We all look forward to the day we can hug our loved ones again. Enzo & Vittoria

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  21. Patricia Pasher
    Patricia Pasher says:

    Our family shares your heavy hearts at this time. Joe will be missed and was and is loved by many.
    Sorry for your loss
    John and Patricia Pasher
    And
    Pat Duncan

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  22. Jim & Sherry
    Jim & Sherry says:

    Our sympathy to Marco, Kayla, the young ones and all the family on death of dad and nonno. We look forward to getting to know him much better in Jehovah’s system when life is full and safe forever.

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  23. Franca Guglietta
    Franca Guglietta says:

    My deepest condolences to you my dearest Lidia, Teresa, Sergio, Giuliano, Maria, Marco, Kayla, Arianna, Davide, Joseph, Sophia, Caleb, Nathan and extended families. May Jehovah love and care comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. Giuseppe will be missed terribly and never forgotten. His kindness, his warm smile and way of welcoming, and always ready to help everyone. He was such a great role model for all that knew him. His love for the truth, his loving Lidia and family and all that knew him. I will cherish the wonderful memories, and one day we will see him and all our loved ones that passed away. What a wonderful day that will be. Praises to our loving father Jehovah and his son Jesus Christ. Sending you all a big hug and my Christian love.

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  24. Rosaria Nigro, Aldo & Miriam Tarantino
    Rosaria Nigro, Aldo & Miriam Tarantino says:

    Dear D’Agostino and Nigro family. We are so saddened for your loss. We will miss Giuseppe’s warm and friendly smile that always made you feel welcome. May Jehovah give you all the strength and comfort you need as you await the day when you’ll embrace him again.
    Love. Rosaria Nigro, Aldo & Miriam Tarantino
    John 6:40

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  25. Debora, Carlo and Samuel Caranci
    Debora, Carlo and Samuel Caranci says:

    We’re so sorry for the loss of Giuseppe. He was a very kind person. He will be greatly missed. May Jehovah give you strength and courage during these hard times. Sincere condolences.

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  26. Dina and Donato Frazzano
    Dina and Donato Frazzano says:

    Lidia and family
    We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our heart goes out to you and your family. Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time. Our warmest condolencès.
    Frazzano family

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  27. Joe & Amalia Gagliano
    Joe & Amalia Gagliano says:

    Our deepest condolences . May Jehovah give you strength and comfort during this very difficult time.
    All our Love Joe and Amalia Gagliano

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  28. Enzo e Maria Gaspari
    Enzo e Maria Gaspari says:

    Condoglianze per la perdita del nostro caro fratello Giuseppe. Dietro l’angolo. Possa Geova confortarvi mentre aspettiamo il giorno.

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  29. TONY & ADA CICCONE
    TONY & ADA CICCONE says:

    Dearest Lidia with all our hearts we express to you and your family our deepest sympathy. Joe wad truly a lovely kind gentle man. This was evident in the love he showed for Jehovah, for you his lovely wife and his children.
    May his memories comfort you until you embrass him once again.
    Cara Lidia possa Geova confortarti in questo momento difficile.💜

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  30. Gino and Mimma Raffaele
    Gino and Mimma Raffaele says:

    Please accept our deepest condolences. May Jehovah give you all comfort and strength during this very difficult time. Your friends Mimma and Gino Raffaele

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  31. PietroTersigni
    PietroTersigni says:

    Cara Lidia condoglianza a te e alla tua famiglia. Joe era un brav’uomo con un cuore enorme.

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  32. Frank & Rose D’Uva
    Frank & Rose D’Uva says:

    Dear D’Agostino and Nigro family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. May Jehovah our God of comfort sustain you all during these difficult moments. We look forward to seeing all our loves ones in the resurrection.
    Love,
    Frank and Rose D’Uva

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  33. Paul-Anthony Defrancesca
    Paul-Anthony Defrancesca says:

    I will always remember the smiles and laughs with uncle Joe, Nonna always talked so fondly of him and always looked up to her younger brother. He’ll be missed but never forgotten.

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  34. Debbie Marolda
    Debbie Marolda says:

    Our deepest condolences go out to Lidia, Teresa, Sergio, Giuliano, Maria, Marco, Kayla, Arianna, Davide, Joseph, Sophia, Caleb, Nathan and extended families.
    We are so saddened by the loss of our dear brother Giuseppe. Giuseppe was such a kind, loving and spiritual man. His smile and genuine care for others will never be forgotten. We have fond memories of him, especially after he conducted the book study in my parents home, afterwards the family would sometimes stay a little longer for some fun association.
    After my father passed, Giuseppe, despite what he was facing would always take the time to check in on my mom and encourage her, Giuseppe always put others before his own needs.
    May Jehovah comfort and strengthen you, as we await the day to see him again, along with the many others we have lost.
    Revelation 21:4.
    Lots of love, Vito, Debbie, Miranna and Matteo Marolda and Anna Aristodemo

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  35. Rosario Taglienti
    Rosario Taglienti says:

    Wee send you ours condolences for the lost of Giuseppe be strong he his in Jehovah memory soon wee will see him again your brother and sister in the faith Rosario Angela Taglienti

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  36. Danny and Lidia Cirino
    Danny and Lidia Cirino says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Danny and I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to your families during this difficult time.

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  37. Hilda Elshatanofy & little Josh
    Hilda Elshatanofy & little Josh says:

    So sorry to lose a lovely brother we’re going to miss him 😢but we’re assured we’ll see him soon in better health 1Thessalonians 4:13

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