It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that the Carpanini family announce the passing of their dear father Francesco Carpanini who passed away peacefully on May 6, 2023 in Hamilton, Canada, just one week shy of his 94th birthday.

Frank was the loving father to Paul (Claudine), Gary (Gisele), Mary (Frank) and Suzy (Jamie). Cherished grandpa of Stephanie (Bob), Marco (Samantha), Katie, Patrick (Amanda), Jaclyn, Jesse and Jack. Great grandpa to Georgia.

Frank is now reunited with his wife Mary (who passed away in 2018), and is survived by his brother John and sister-in-law Ada who live in Blackwood, Wales. He is predeceased by his siblings, Lina, Rudolph and Luisa and his beloved Uncles Ron and Luigi Zani.

Frank in his younger days

Frank was born on May 13, 1929, in Cwmcarn, Wales. As a child, he returned to his parents’ hometown of Bardi to attend school. At the end of the war, he returned to Wales where he served two years in the British Army.

In 1952, Frank decided to take the long journey across the Atlantic to Canada where he called Hamilton home for the remainder of his life. He met and married his beautiful bride, Hilda Mary Jones in Cobourg, Ontario in 1953.

Frank’s wife, Mary

Frank worked at the steel company Dofasco for almost thirty years and was fortunate to enjoy a long retirement. During his retirement, he made frequent trips to Italy and Wales to visit family and friends. Never one to sit still, Frank was always very active and enjoyed playing golf, bocce, listening to Pavarotti and Bocelli and socializing with friends at the Italian Club.

If you ran into Frank, you were never a stranger, and he always had a story or two to share. Last but not least, Frank had a passion for sports especially his beloved ice hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens and all Montreal sports teams. You could also find him on any Saturday or Sunday watching football and he was a proud supporter of Parma football team.

He will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home
947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton
Thursday, May 11 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Funeral Service will be held at Bay Gardens Funeral Home “William J. Markey Chapel”
Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm

Burial at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery Ancaster
254 Garner Rd. W, Ancaster, ON L9G 3K9.

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