Mio Amato Marito and nostro Papa Francesco Emma passed away on Thursday June 17, 2021 at the age of 89 after battling with cancer. Francesco was born in Ginosa, Puglia Italy on December 20, 1931. Loving and devoted husband of Elisa Rubino Emma who were happily married for 59 years. Predeceased by his parents Nicola and Rosa. Loving father of Nicola (Loryanne), Luigi (Anna) and Rosa (Milton). Proud Nonno of Nikole, Renee, Joshua, Christopher and Stella. Loving Step Grandfather of Christopher (Sonia) and Renan.
Dad was the youngest of 14 kids. Dear brother of Gemma (In Italia) and Emmina. The family would like to acknowledge, Emmina will turning 100 years old on July 1, 2021. Che Dio di benedica in questo gioiosa occasione.
Dear Brother in law of Tonia (Franco), Ugo (Pierina), Franca (Pino) and Bianca (Pino). For the Rubino family, he was like a father figure , who respected and loved Francesco for 60 years, through the good times and bad.
Our parents immigrated to Canada from Italy in 1967. For him, family always came first. Our father was the most dedicated, hardworking, helpful and loving father. One of his major accomplishments was being the proud owner of Frank Emma Haulage Ltd. Papa, we will never forget all those Sundays you would go to your 1960 console stereo cabinet and play Ray Conniff, Frank Sinatra and Mina. In his last few years he enjoyed very much the boat rides with his son in law. Papa, we will always treasure your beautiful memories we made together and cherish the many memories with the WHOLE FAMILY.
Elisa, Rosa, Milton and Stella like to thank all of the staff at St. Peter Hospital taking exceptional care of mio caro Marito and nostro Papa.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the visitation and funeral service will remain private for immediate family only. Please consider signing the guest book below.
A donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Peter’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
May you and the sparkle of your blue eyes shine with the angels in heaven.
God Bless Papa
Tui sei sempre nei nostri cuori
You will always be loved
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Francesco Emma December 20 1931 June 17 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Hamilton, Province: Ontario