In Loving Memory of Giuseppe (Bepi, Joe) Piuzzi, 88 years. It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of their much beloved father and Nonno, on December 10th, 2020. Giuseppe Piuzzi was the beloved husband of 61 years to Franca (Castellani) Piuzzi, predeceased. Loving father of Dino Piuzzi, Denise Piuzzi-Goodmurphy (husband Peter), and Lisa Piuzzi (husband Todd). Cherished Nonno to David (Chelsea), Robert, Steven, Marissa, and Zack. Bisnonno to Kendra and Jaxon. Dear brother of Mario Piuzzi in Switzerland. Bepi was very proud of all his nephews and nieces, and he loved them very much.
Giuseppe was born in San Daniele del Friuli, Italy. He lived his youth during WWII. Once the war ended, he completed his military year in San Remo, Italy. He then went to work in Switzerland, where he learned to speak French. He arrived in Nova Scotia, Pier 21 on the Queen Federica, on April 5th, 1956. He made his home in Sudbury, where he met the love of his life, Franca. Bepi was actively involved in the Caruso Club Choir, Sudbury Multicultural Club, Caruso Club, the Fogolar Furlan, and the Alpini. He often volunteered for many Sudbury events. In the mornings, you would find Joe at Gatchell pool and the YMCA. For many years, he enjoyed travelling to Italy with his wife.
Giuseppe was well-known by many in the Sudbury community, especially in Azilda. Bepi was the happiest when surrounded with family, friends, and when socializing with everyone who crossed his path. He was a role model for the Furlan culture and ensured the traditions continued to flourish. Everyone was always welcome around the dining room table, and were generously offered prosciutto and vino. He will be remembered for his kindness, his sense of humour, his knowledge of history and geography, and for his love of dogs, especially Mickey.
Private family funeral service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020. Entombment in the Civic Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. For donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.