Carmine Di Paola

Carmine Di Paola

November 18, 1958 - January 23, 2021

Carmine Di Paola was born to Elena Simeone and Armando Di Paola on November 18, 1958, and like many of his generation, grew up chasing after pigeons, skipping along with his sister and cousins, and trading candy in the city’s ruelles

When he was 21 years old, Carmine secretly started dating his sister Fernanda’s best friend and, thankfully, that turned out OK for all involved. 

Carmine and Cathy Pirollo were married for close to 38 years until his passing on January 23, 2021, and had three children together, Melissa, Jessica, and Armando. He was crazy about his kids and incredibly proud of them. 

Carmine will be deeply missed by his cherished Cathy, the kids, and Fernanda; his dear niece and nephew Alessia and Anthony Garippo; his loving sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rossana Pirollo and Pat Garippo; his beloved aunts and uncles; all his treasured cousins, of which there are too many to name; and his valued friends.

Carmine is best remembered for his love of V-neck t-shirts; driving back to Montreal from Hollywood, Florida, with his best friend Stef in the summer of 1980 with no AC and the windows rolled up because Stef had just gotten them tinted (Carmine also got into Florida shenanigans with cousins Ezio and Maurice, and Anna and Tina, but those are different stories for a different time); and, most importantly, he is remembered for his kind spirit. A man who loved deeply, gave generously, and made a difference in the lives of those around him.

An all-around good guy, that Carmine. 

BY INVITATION ONLY, DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. 


Place of funeral

The funeral will take place on January 29, 2021 at 12:30 PM at Parrocchia Madonna di Pompei (2875 rue Sauve est, Montreal, Quebec, H2B 1C6) followed by burial at Le Repos St. François D`Assise cemetery (6893, rue Sherbrooke Est Montréal (Québec) H1N 1C7)

Visiting Hours

Complexe funeraire Loreto
4975 des Grand Prairies, St.Leonard ( QC ) H1R 1A5
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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  1. Our deepest condolences Cathy, the children and Fernanda. Nino will remain forever in your hearts. May he Rest In Peace 🙏 sending you love,
    Gemma and the whole Sangiovanni family ❤️

  2. My condolences to you and your family Cathy, I am very sorry for your lost .. I wish you and your family to have strength during these hard times . I miss you a lot and wish I can hug you❤️

  3. Dear Cathy,
    I was so saddened to hear about the death of your husband. I am sending you my deepest sympathies. Lina Di Dio

  4. Dear Melissa,
    I wish to extend to you and your family my deepest sympathies for the loss of your father. He was taken from his family way too soon and too suddenly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Teresa ( Val’s Mom ) xo

  5. My dear Cathy,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. I feel your pain and suffering from losing your husband but his memories will remain forever in your heart.Stay
    strong and you are in my thoughts.My deepest condolences to you and your children. Enza

  6. My deepest condolences to the Di Paola family. (My heart breaks for you Mel). I am so fortunate to have had the pleasure of meeting you Carmine. Thank you for that last slice of pizza!
    You will be missed. God Bless you and your family always. Rest now.

    Melissa

  7. We are so saddened for your loss. We will always remember our trip to NYC and how much Carmine made us laugh! Please accept our deepest most heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time. May his memory warm your hearts, and his light continue to shine!
    Paola and Frank D’Adamo

  8. Mel, I’m so sorry to hear about this unexpected and profound loss during such a difficult time when we cannot be together with many others. I’m sorry I didn’t know Carmine but he seems like a wonderful soul, based on your stories. His generosity of spirit certainly lives on in you! My thoughts are with you and your family right now and I am here for you, too.

    Janna

  9. Rino and I would like to wish you our profound condolences to you and the family . May he rest in peace, many prayers and good wishes to you and the family.
    love Josie

  10. Hi Cathy and family
    My profound condolences to you all, I only met him a few times through CIBC events, and your wonderful surprise birthday party.
    You could tell that he loved you very much Cathy.
    He made us laugh and that quirky smile of his, that is what I will remember most. Once again Rino and I wish you our profound condolences.
    Love
    Josie Fundaro

  11. Dear Cathy,
    We are deeply saddened by Nino’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. May you find comfort in knowing he is now resting with loved ones in Heaven.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! With Love,
    Vincenza, Maria, Franco & family

  12. Our deepest condolences to the family of our sweet sweet cousin, his spirit will certainly be missed but never ever forgotten.

  13. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband Carmine. My deepest condolence to you Cathy & your children. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Carla

  14. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband Carmine . My deepest condolences to you Cathy and your children. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Carla

  15. My dear Cathy , I am so so sorry for your loss of your beautiful husband Carmine .
    My condolences to the whole family .
    May he Rest In Peace and protect all of you .
    Norine and Malik

  16. Our deepest condolences to you Fernanda Cathy and your whole family.To you dear Fernanda wish I could be there for you to help you through this as you have always been there for us.Please know that you are in our prayers.Anna Palma Gennaro Stablie

  17. My deepest condolences Cathy to you and your family. I was so sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace.

  18. Deeply saddened by the news of yr passing. Our condolences to Cathy, Fernanda, Melissa, Jessica and Armando.

    May you cherish and find comfort in the blessings of the memories you shared together.

    John, Maureen & Justin

  19. Dear Cathy,
    My sincere condolences to you and your children. You are in my thoughts and prayers.