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Born: Apr 01, 1928

Date of Passing: Dec 02, 2021

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April 1, 1928 – December 2, 2021

It is with profound sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Carmelo on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Calvary Place.
Carmelo is survived by his wife of 66 years, Paolina, son Raffaele, daughter Cathy (Murray), grandchildren, Beau (Brandi), Cameron, Rebecca (Danny), Claire (Austin), Joseph and great-granddaughters, Malone and Clarke Wilks. He was predeceased by his parents, Raffaele and Caterina, brothers, Guiseppe, Andrea, Francesco and sisters, Maria and Carmela, as well as daughter-in-law Linda Parker.
Carmelo was born on April 1, 1928 in Amato, Italy and came to Canada in February 1950 at the age of 21 years. He married Paolina in 1955 and settled in the West End of Winnipeg to raise their family. Carmelo sponsored his brothers-in-law and brothers to Canada to give their families an opportunity for a better life and eventually was able to convince his parents to move to Canada to be with all their children and grandchildren.
He was a family man first and was always there to help and offer guidance whenever asked of him. He was always referred to as a good man who was liked by all and very loved by his family and friends. He especially enjoyed making wine and sharing his plentiful garden of fresh vegetables with everyone. Carmelo and Paolina enjoyed a rich social life travelling to warm destinations with family and friends and being actively involved in the Amatese Club. His greatest pleasures were spending time with his children and grandchildren sitting around the table telling stories of his youth and listening to them share their adventures with him and Nonna. Sunday pasta was always a highlight with all the grandchildren's favourites being served and Nonno telling them to "shovel in". He also loved his time at the cottage in Gimli where many happy memories were created and good times were shared. Nonno and Nonna's door was always open, whether it was the house or cottage everyone was welcome and enjoyed the delicious food and company.
Carmelo worked for the CNR as a machinist for 38 years and was very proud to have a job he loved and that provided his family with a comfortable lifestyle. He was always present for all those around him and would say what a lucky man he was to have lived such a fulfilling life and have the riches of great family and friends. We are going to miss him and reminisce about all the funny stories and great times we shared as a family. We find comfort in knowing he is with all his loved ones and that we had the opportunity to be with him as he left this world.
A family Funeral Mass took place on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Holy Rosary Church, with entombment in the Queen of Heaven Mausoleum at Assumption Cemetery.
We would like to thank the staff at Calvary Place who took the greatest care of our dad over the last few years, as well as our family and friends for their prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I was saddened to hear of Compare Carmelo's passing. Compare Camelo was a kind, generous, wonderful man. He was always available for his friends and neighbors. Our condolences to Paolina, Ralph and Cathy. God Bless him and the family. - Posted by: Jack Abiusi (Compare ) on: Dec 23, 2021

  • Aiello family, my deepest condolences to the family in the passing of you husband father and grandfather. Thinking of you at their time. Bev, Barry and family - Posted by: Bev (Neighbour) on: Dec 15, 2021

  • Dear Pauline, Ralphie and Cathy: sending our condolences in the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Your mom and dad were wonderful neighbors to our mom and us 4 girls. My mom always enjoyed her visits with them and your aunt that lived next door. Hugs to u all and keep your memories close to your heart. Sincerely Margaret and Ron DeLa Wyche Howarth, Killarney - Posted by: Margaret (DeLa Wyche)Howarth (Neighbor from Banning Street) on: Dec 14, 2021

  • I just heard about Nonoo (spelling?) passing yesterday and my heart goes out to the entire Aiello Family. I have fond memories of sharing some Sunday afternoon meals and a little "Bingo" with Poalina and Cam and always fun at some family celebrations. Rest In Peace, you will be missed. xoxo Su Lowery - Posted by: Susan Lowery (friend of family) on: Dec 14, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences go out to Comare, Ralph, Cathy and the entire family. We know you have so many wonderful memories to cherish during this difficult time. Compare Carmelo was always a kind and happy man when surrounded by family and friends. He always made you feel so welcomed in his presence and always happy to see you when visiting his home. - Posted by: Silvana Catanese (Family friend) on: Dec 14, 2021

  • Dear Raf; Claire; Joe and all of the Aiello family, Sincere sympathies on the passing of your Dad, grandfather Carmelo. I met him a few times in earlier years and he was a kind, funny man who welcomed people with a quiet, smiling demeanour. I know he was a wonderful father and Grandfather and lead a meaningful life devoted to his family. He lived a long life & will be missed l know. May your warm memories comfort you when you think of him. Heartfelt condolences, Cindy Parker - Posted by: Cindy Parker (ex- wife of Bruce Parker ( uncle to Claire & Joe)) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • Our hearts and prayers go out to the Aiello family . - Posted by: David Bevilacqua and family. (Friend ) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Compari, Peter Grande - Posted by: Peter Grande (Compari ) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tony & Maria Anania - Posted by: Tony & Maria Anania (Friend) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • Dear Aiello family, my heart goes out to all of you. I have very fond memories of Carmelo from when I was growing up. Cherish the beautiful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Rosanna Guzzi and family - Posted by: Rosanna Guzzi (Family friend) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • My condolences on the passing of Carmelo. I have very fond memories of him and family at Gimli. May he rest in peace and may Gods blessings be upon him and family. Frank Caligiuri - Posted by: Frank Caligiuri (friend) on: Dec 11, 2021

  • R.I.P Carmello You were a great neighbour and friend I have so many fond memories of you. We had lots of visits and lots laughs. Till we meet again dear friend. Gloria Nagy - Posted by: Gloria Nagy (friend) on: Dec 11, 2021

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