Obituary of Eddie Mariconda
MARICONDA: Edward "Eddie"
It is with sadness that the family of Eddie Mariconda announces his passing on Saturday, January 7, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.
Edoardo Dominico Settimio Mariconda was born in Serino Avellino, Italy, and immigrated to Canada after completing his training as a Master Tailor.
Once in Canada, he joined his soon to be wife Diane (Diamantina Matteis), and they were married on February 14, 1953.
Dad was also a Merchant, and spent the better part of 70 years in Downtown Chatham, as a haberdasher and investor. Dad served on numerous boards, committees, and service clubs. One of his proudest service roles was as President, and later, as a Paul Harris fellow, with Rotary International. Dad was also a master gardener, and annually shared his bounty with family and friends. Dad‘s greatest pleasure came from spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to play cards, bocce balls, and to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dad left us with a legacy of sage and witty one-liners.
He is survived by his wife, Diane… just 5 weeks, shy of their 70th Wedding Anniversary, children: Rosalina, Joe, Virginia (Michael) , and John, and grand children, Kristina, Whitney (Michael, great grandson Maverick) Zachary, Kendra (Aaron, and soon expected great-grandson) Holly, and Mallory. Also survived by sister-in-law, Marianina, brothers Gennaro (Ida), Tony (Ada), and sister Anna (Saverio).
Predeceased by parents Joseph and Irene (Orcomeno), and siblings: Rosa (Sabato), Filomena (Liberato), Lorenzo, and Emilio (Maria).
Family and friends will be received at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street Chatham on Monday, January 9, 2023 from 3-5p.m. and 7-9p.m., and a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. A Celebration of Dad's life will occur on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, in the Funeral Home at 11am. Reception and luncheon to follow at McKinlay Reception Centre. Cremation to follow with interment at a later date.
Donations to Rotary International or the St. Vincent De Paul Society would be appreciated by the family.
McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street, Chatham