Mrs. Giulietta (Giulia) Polidoro

Obituary of Mrs. Giulietta (Giulia) Polidoro

Giulia Polidoro, age 96, passed away peacefully January 24, 2020 with her family by her side. Giulia was born on July 13, 1923 in Fossacesia, Italy, the youngest of seven. Wife of late Rocco Polidoro, beloved mother of Domenico (Filomena), Vincenzo (Barbara), Antonio (Gail), devoted grandmother of Kimberly, Julie, Rocky, Cristina, Vince Jr, Marc, Nicholas, Loredana, and Brandon. Great grandmother of 10. With her husband, Rocco and two sons, Domenico and Vincenzo, Giulia immigrated to Canada looking for a better life for her young family. They arrived via the Nicholas at Pier 21 in Nova Scotia the first week of November in 1954. They settled in Scarborough, Ontario where they stayed with her sister Addolorata and brother-in-law Michele. Rocco and Giulia worked hard to build a life for their sons and eventually added one more son, Antonio to their family. All their sacrifices paid off and in 1957 they purchased their first home on Winette Avenue in Toronto. Raising three sons and keeping up with Rocco was a full time job but Giulia still found time to help other relatives who recently immigrated and settled in Canada. She housed and fed family members from Italy until they could be self-sufficient and start their own lives in their new home country. Like many Abruzzese women, she was a wonderful cook, but where she really shone was in the garden. In 1967 Giulia and Rocco moved their family back to Scarborough on a half-acre of land on Kennedy Road where Giulia could have her garden. They tended an enviable vegetable garden filled with tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers and more. Her green thumb did not stop there. Giulia’s flower gardens were full and vibrant and meticulously maintained. Any flower or plant she touched would flourish. On March 14, 1990, Giulia faced the biggest hardship of her life when her soul mate, Rocco, passed away. As time passed, Giulia began to heal and learned to live her life on her own and became the strong and loving matriarch of the Polidoro family. Giulia lived alone, with help from her family, until the age of 95. Giulia was the light of our family and will be forever in our hearts. Ti vogliamo tanto bene, Nonna. Donations can ben made in Guilia Polidoro’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto at alz.to