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BRIGLIO, Emilia

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Peacefully, in her sleep, on February 12, 2013 at the age of 91, Emilia Briglio (nee Caruso) gently surrendered into the hands of God.   Beautiful daughter of the late Pasquale and Antonia Caruso.  Predeceased by her husband and soul mate, Edoardo Briglio with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.  Loving mother of Yolanda Guzzo (Emilio), Linda, Achillo, and Silvio Briglio (Sharon).  Devoted grandmother to Lina and Mauro Guzzo, Ryan Blain (Melissa) and Carolina Germanili (Justin).  Beloved great-grandmother of Christina (Jonathan Lazdins) and Alexandra Girard, Emily, Nicholas, and Olivia Guzzo, and Maverick, Jordan and Isabella Blain.   Dear sister of the late Alessandro Caruso (late Palmina), late Palma Briglio (Gaspare), late Ernesto Caruso (Matilda), Pietruzza Gagliardi (late Mario) all of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; Giuseppina Mazzarello (Ernesto) of Ottawa, Ortenzia Sdao (late Francesco), Christina Spina (Gabriele), Carmela Bossio (Geniale), and the late Francesco Caruso (Francesca) all of Italy.  Sister-in-law of late Nicole Briglio (Cesira) of Montreal; Chicchina Coccimiglio (Michele) of Burnaby, British Columbia.  She will be remembered with great fondness and affection by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.  Emilia was a devout Catholic and derived great pleasure from servitude to her family, friends, and community. She found great joy in pleasures such as gardening and spending countless hours in the kitchen baking and cooking for others.  Many can contest to her delectable cuisine.  Her fierce loyalty to her faith and her love of family are to be admired.  All who knew her have been touched by her strength, determination, fortitude, and generosity.  She will be greatly missed. Friends and family may call at the Northwood Funeral Home Cremation & Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Road, 705-945-7758) on Friday February 15, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Veronica’s Church (550 Douglas Street) on Saturday February 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Ron Ambeault officiating.  Entombment at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial donations made to St. Veronica’s Parish Hall Renovation and/or the Sault Area Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.  The family extends a warm thanks to the staff at the Sault Area Hospital third floor for their assistance in making Emilia’s last days as comfortable as possible. www.northwoodfuneral.com