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Born: Sep 13, 1928
Date of Passing: Feb 06, 2018Offer Condolences or Memory
PAUL FARACI The Inventor of "PIZZA POPS" It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Paul Faraci at 89 years of age. Paul was born September 13, 1928 in Winnipeg, MB. He passed away February 6, 2018 in Vernon, BC. He is survived by his son Paul (Angela) Faraci (King City, ON), brother Phil (Clara) Faraci, sister-in-law Joan Faraci, grandchildren Chris Faraci, Jenn Campbell, Paull Faraci and Quinn Faraci, stepchildren Kerry and Chris Harrison, many nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed especially by his nephew, Phil (Cindy) Faraci and family, Philip and Anthony Faraci. Paul was predeceased by his parents, Phil and Michelina Faraci, sisters Antonina "Nellie" Faraci and Agnes "Tootsie" LaMonica, brother-in-law John LaMonica, niece Debbie LaMonica, brother Sam Faraci, first wife Belva, stepson Wayne Faraci, and son Rick Faraci. Paul was an entrepreneur. In the 1960s he owned many businesses such as The Fort Garry and St. Vital driving schools, restaurants, etc. Then he came up with an item that people loved and became a standard in which many people would try to copy, The Pizza Pop! Although he sold the Pizza Pops' business, he handed down the original recipe with hopes that one day the original Pizza Pops would be produced by his family again! Paul loved playing the horses, poker and later on in life visiting the casinos. Special thanks to Paull Faraci for looking after his Grampa these last few years. Cremation has taken place and Paul will be returned to Winnipeg and buried in the family plot with his mom and dad. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Those we love we never lose, For always they will be, Loved, remembered, treasured, Always in our memory.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 24, 2018
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
HI----I THINK WE'RE RELATED----- MY FATHER WAS JOSEPH FARACI. HE HAD 4 BROTHERS & ONE SISTER--PAUL, JOHN, TONY, PHIL & MAE.---HIS FATHER WAS PAUL & MOTHER WAS AGATHA.---MAE MARRIED & LIVED IN NEW YORK WITH HER BARBER HUSBAND (NO KIDS)---PAUL LIVED IN CALIFORNIA & HAD 2 KIDS(PAUL & CAROL). JOHNNY LIVED IN TORONTO & HAD 2 KIDS (PAUL & LOUISE). TONY & PHIL WE LOST CONTACT WITH, BUT I THINK THEY WERE IN ANOTHER PROVINCE.I REMEMBER MY MOTHER TALKING ABOUT A NELLIE WHO LIVED IN WINNIPEG.I HAD A COUSIN TOOTSIE, ALSO. I'M A RETIRED R.N. I HAVE A SISTER GRACE. DO YOU THINK WE ARE CONNECTED? UNCLE JOHNNY HAD A RACE HORSE---MY FATHER LOVED CARDS. AGNES - Posted by: AGNES FARACI (I THINK WE'RE RELATED) on: Jun 09, 2018
It was the summer of 1970 that I met Paul. He was my driving teacher for almost three months. I was a bad driver and failed many tests. Paul was patience with me and kept me going. There were two things I remember of him. The first one is that he liked to sing Italian songs and he had a very sweet voice. I told him he sang like Dean Martin, which was true. The second thing is that he kept talking about his Pizza Pop, how he was working on it and trying to sell them. It was such a long time ago, but I can still clearly remember Paul. R.I.P. my teacher. - Posted by: Louis Leung () on: Feb 27, 2018
Paul gave me my first job working at Pizza Pops on Higgins Avenue and in Old Market Square. And he also gave me a chance to make extra money at making pizza crust on the weekend. I also had the pleasure of meeting his son Rick. Sorry to hear about your dad Rick. I have often wondered how your kick boxing turned out. My condolences to you and your family. Still to this day, he is the best man I ever worked for. R.I.P buddy - Posted by: Bob Cowan () on: Feb 27, 2018
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