Franceschino, Renzo of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 24th, 2016, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital , at the age of 88. Dearly loved husband of 60 years of Rina (Molinaro) Franceschino and loved father of the late Meri Franceschino Ortali and son-in-law Rob of Toronto, Luciana and husband Paul Gardner of St. Thomas and Franca and husband Dave Dunn of St. Thomas. Much loved Nonno of Vanessa, Marco, Jeff, Jessica, Melissa, Leanna and her husband Danny and Darren. Sadly missed by brother Secondo and sisters in law in Italy and by a number of nieces and nephews and cousins. Renzo was born in Cornino, Italy on May 13, 1928, the son of the late Francesco and Lucia (Hoortis) Franceschino and brother of the late Umberto. He worked over 40 years for Elgin Construction. Renzo was a member of St. Anne’s Church.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas for visitation on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Prayers will be recited at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:45 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. Remembrances may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or to Breast Cancer Research. Please ignore the flower tab as the family does not wish flowers.