In Memory of




Obituary for John Duilio Pianosi

Pianosi, John Duilio: May 14, 1942 - January 10, 2020.

John was a devoted husband to Sheila (Orasi) for 52 years, and a loving father to Marie, and to the late Vicki-Lynn. He cherished his role as Nonno to Vicki and David’s children, Ben, Jillian, and Joey. John was the first born in his large family, and will be missed by his siblings Jean Beaudet (the late Andre), Margaret Faye (Peter), Barb Jennings (Greg), Pauline Welsh, Jim Pianosi (Ann Coles), David Pianosi (Aimee), and Gary Pianosi (Lucy). Dear brother in law to Shirley Orasi (John Hynes), and a beloved uncle to dozens of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sisters Diane Henderson (Randy) and Mary Ann, and by his parents Ezio and Olvide (Biondi).

John was a dedicated teacher and principal, who inspired generations of students throughout the Greater Sudbury area. His many friends in Capreol and Sudbury will have fond memories of floor hockey, bowling, and sharing funny stories.

Resting at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home
233 Larch Street, Sudbury
(Friends may call 2-4; 6-8pm Tuesday with parish prayers 3pm Tuesday).
Funeral Mass in
Our Lady of Hope Church
591 Brennan Road, Sudbury
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 10:30am.
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of John to the Cardiac Inpatient Fund at Health Sciences North would be most appreciated. Online donations can be made at, and for donations and messages of condolence,