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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Laura Ann Diniro (nee Camilucci) on August 8th, 2017 at the Maison McCulloch Hospice. Devoted wife of Guido Diniro (predeceased January 2000). Loving and adored mother of Leanne (husband Richard Daypuk) of Sudbury and Steven (wife Jill Innes) of Toronto. Cherished Nonni of Vanessa and Jenna Daypuk of Sudbury, and Ellie and Nathan Diniro of Toronto. Dear daughter of the late Enio and Mafalda (Longarini). Special sister of Norma Morin (Gerry predeceased), Dora Grimaldi (Frank; both predeceased), Jack Camilucci (predeceased; wife Patricia), Gord Camilucci (Judy) of Niagara Falls and Arlene Sukey (Jim) of Sudbury. Special sister- in-law of Maria Thibault. Much loved auntie to many nieces and nephews. Laura grew up in Copper Cliff’s “Little Italy”. She was employed for 30 years with INCO as a clerk stenographer and retired in the compensation department. Laura loved working and instilled a hard work ethic in her children. After retirement Laura was very involved with the Copper Cliff Italian Club, holding many positions on the Executive Committee and was past President of the Ladies Auxiliary. She worked tirelessly in the kitchen, cooking for the Thursday night buffets and making pasta and lasagna to raise funds for many charities. She utilized exceptional organizational skills as the Convenor of the Northern Ontario Ladies Auxiliary. After retirement in 1994, came the new role of Nonni. She took great pride in the daily interests and activities of her grandchildren. She attended every dance recital, singing performance, musical theatre and sporting event in Sudbury. When visiting Toronto, she did the same. She had a very important role in her grandchildren’s lives. She was a familiar face at St. Raphael Elementary School. She helped out in her granddaughters’ classrooms and went on many of their school outings. She was “Nonni” to everyone. Laura loved to cook and bake and was always making sure people were well fed. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone she could. She was an inspired mentor and dedicated mother to her children, and she cherished their spouses. Laura was the heart and soul of the family. Her legacy as a Mother, Nonni, Sister, Auntie and friend will live on in all of us. Life will never be the same without her. Memorial mass to be held at St. Stanislaus Church in Copper Cliff, Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations to Maison McCulloch Hospice (by cheque please) would be appreciated. A celebration of her life will follow at the Copper Cliff Italian Club, 7 Craig Street, Copper Cliff, Ontario. Arrangements in care of Simple Wishes of the North. (705) 470-7070

Condolence Messages

  1. Dianne and Ron Falcioni

    09 August 2017 2 years ago

    Dear Leanne, Steven and families: Our heart goes out to you all at this very difficult time. Laura was always ready for anything. Noila is certainly going to miss her Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Rhonda Dobranic

    09 August 2017 2 years ago

    Leanne and family – my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom and nonni. It is difficult to find words to offer as comfort during such a tremendous time of grief. You will rely on your wonderful memories together and the love of family, friends and colleagues to sustain you in the days ahead. Thinking of you.

  3. Chris and Michelle More

    10 August 2017 2 years ago

    Leanne, Steven and families, my sincerest condolences for your loss. Your Mom and Nonni was an amazing person. We are all better for knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

  4. Carla Nurmi

    10 August 2017 2 years ago

    To Leanne and family,
    I was very saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    My deepest sympathy

  5. Rob Weber

    10 August 2017 2 years ago

    Hi Steve and Jill…I am so very sorry for your loss…she sounds like a wonderful lady that will be dearly missed.

  6. Kim Kanerva

    14 August 2017 2 years ago

    Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your Mom, Nonni, Sister and Aunt. May your memories keep her close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Joan Carmichael and Kim Kanerva

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