With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Carmela Iannelli on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the age of 83 after a brave and courageous battle. She is now reunited with her late husband Raffaele Iannelli (2005). Beloved mother to Emily (Paul), Toni, Joe (Anna) and Lina (Mark) and pre-deceased by her daughter-in-law Rosalind. Cherished grandmother of Jeff (Kristin), Laura, Sarah, Stephanie, Amanda (Daniel), Danielle and Sarina. Doting great-grandmother of Liam and Grayson and dear sister to Biaggio, Angela, Mike and
pre-deceased by her brother Paolo and her special brother Nick. Carmela’s undeniable devotion to her family and friends and her zest for life was evident in everything that she did. She will always be remembered for her compassionate, selfless, and valiant nature and the way she always put others before herself. Her selflessness and kindness leaves an indelible positive impression on everyone she had touched during her life. Carmela showed her love in so many ways but one of the most prevalent was through her cooking. Not only were family and friends always treated to their favourite meals but her “open door” policy meant everyone from friends of her children to support workers were welcomed into her home to share in the delicious offerings. Carmela was always happiest with her family and whether it was decorating the Christmas tree with her grandchildren or frequent visits to the Mandarin with her sister Angela, that happiness was always contagious. The only thing that matched her dedication to her family and friends was her strong religious faith and her devotion to God. Her compassionate nature and sense of humor will be dearly missed by her family and friends, especially her long-time neighbors Emma and Filomena. The family wish to extend special appreciation to Dr. Vincent Maida for his dedicated and compassionate care. Visitation will take place at the Ward Funeral Home (4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge) on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-9 pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Airways Church ( 7407 Darcel Avenue, Mississauga) on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of Vaughan would be greatly appreciated.