Peacefully on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at Humber River Hospital in his 89th year. Predeceased by his longtime friend and love Gilda, his wife of 54 years. Loving father to Filomena (Michael) Lettieri and Franca (Danny) Roppa. Cherished and devoted Nonno of Marianne (Michael), Melissa (Christopher), Simona (Salvatore), Daniel, Marcogildo and Laura. Bisnonno to Alessandro and Paolo. He treasured his grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. Forever loved by his brothers, sister, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and countless friends and family. Francesco deeply loved and touched his entire family. Proud and longtime member of LiUNA Local 183. Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Road (North of Lawrence Ave. W.) Weston, on Friday, January 17th, 2020 from 2-4 and 5-9 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Jane Frances Catholic Church, 2747 Jane St., Toronto, on Saturday at 9:30am. Entombment to follow at Beechwood Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.