Franca Costantino

Franca Costantino

Monday, March 2nd, 1942 Sunday, April 5th, 2020

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Obituary for Franca Costantino (Mauro)

It is with Heavy Hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, God mother and friend Franca Costantino at the T.B.R.H.S.C. on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Born on March 2, 1942 in Grimaldi, Italy to Assunta and Agostino Mauro, Franca was one of 10 siblings. She was married to the love of her life Tony Costantino on June 27, 1965 in Nicastro Italy, then moved to Thunder Bay to start a family and a new life in Canada.
Franca will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her Husband Tony, Daughter Angela (Dominic) Sons Sam (Ernestine) and Lucio (Anna), Grandchildren, the joys of her life, James, Mateo and Marco, Sisters Elena, Vittoria, Norina (Emilio), Lina, Alba, Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law Roserina, Rosa (Phillip) Lina, Pina, Dominic (Theresa), as well as by numerous Nieces and Nephews and other relatives both in Canada and Italy and her loving friends Noreen (Frank), Giovanna, and Lena.
Franca was predeceased by her parents and In-laws, Brother Pasquale, Sisters Maria Turco, Emelia Francella, and Annetta Ruberto, Brothers-In-laws Rafelle Iachetta, Fernando Iachetta, Etore Turco, Luigi Francella Frank Costantino, Mario Filice, Frank Ruberto, Frank Colistro, Michael Curcio and Antonio Bonadio.
Her family, especially her grandchildren, was her main focus and she spent her life making sure that they were always cared for and not wanting for anything. She passed her love of cooking onto her children and could be seen on many Sunday’s preparing a feast for the family, a tradition that will be carried on by her children. She and Tony enjoyed travelling all over, especially to Acapulco where they forged many wonderful friendships and made many cherished memories.
The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the nurses and staffs of 2A, 2B and 2C at the T.B.R.H.S.C. for the care and compassion shown to Franca and her family during her time at the hospital. We are thankful that her suffering has ended, and she is in a better place. We will miss her dearly.
A funeral service to celebrate Franca’s life will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 N. Court Street, with Rev. Luigi Filippini presiding. Though, due to social distancing restrictions, friends may not attend, all are invited to view the services on-line by going to and clicking on the link for Franca Costantino. At the bottom of her page under “webcasting” is the link to view the service. The entombment will follow in St. Andrew’s Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorials to the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at

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  • Service

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    The New Chapel of the Sargent & Son Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
    Thursday, April 9th, 2020
    Rev. Luigi Filippini
  • Interment

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020 |
    Our Lady of Charity Mausoleum St. Andrew's R.C. Cemetery
    690 Oliver Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
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    Thursday, April 9th, 2020


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Nancy Marques-Cascini

We would like to send our deepest condolences on the lost of your beloved mother and sister. We hope the many good memories you share bring you solace at this difficult time.

With sympathy,
Dan, Paul & Nancy Cascini
Comment | Posted at 01:09pm via Condolence

Silvana Carello

Sincere condolences on the passing of your dear mother. Holding you close in my heart. Silvana xo
Comment | Posted at 08:43am via Condolence

Steve Mauro

Dearest Tony, Sam, Angela and Lucio,
I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Franca’s passing. She was such a wonderful and giving person. I have many fond memories of her from the Landmark Inn to the many home visits making sopressata. Always the most gracious host, she insured I never left the house on an empty stomach. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be truly missed.
Steve Mauro & Family
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Ramon, Lisa, Olivia and Luca Verardo

With loving memories of "Franca Costantino", thank-you for the memories.
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Rose Horde

We were so sorry to hear of Franca's passing. I worked with Franca at the St. Josephs hospital in the early 60 and she was so kind and helped all the high school students. Years later she always had a smile and conversation when ever we met. My condolences to the family. Cherish the memories Hugs from Rose Horde.
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