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Luigi Lisanti

March 23, 1928 - February 25, 2016


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Luigi Lisanti, who passed away at the age of 87 at Mountain Lake Seniors’ Community in the early hours of February 25, 2016.

Luigi, the third of nine children, was born on March 23, 1928 in Muro Lucano, Italy, to Vincenzo Lisanti and Maria Lucia Piccirilli. He married Antonietta Corsetti, the love of his life, in 1952 and they were soon blessed by the birth of their son Tony. Though they were happy living among their close-knit family, Luigi and Antonietta were attracted by the opportunities Canada had to offer, and settled in Nelson in 1956. Luigi soon started working for the City of Nelson public works department, and Luigi’s family became a little bigger with the arrival of his daughter Lucia.

Luigi became a fixture in Nelson’s Italian-Canadian community. He was known by friends and neighbours as a kind man who was always willing to lend a hand when a rock wall had to be built or a cement pad had to be finished. He loved music and gladly took up any opportunity to play his accordion. Adored by his very large extended family, Luigi was everyone’s favourite zio (uncle), and memories of his story-telling will always bring a smile to those he left behind.

Luigi leaves behind Antonietta, his wife of 64 years, children Tony and Lucia, son-in-law Rocco Mastrobuono, grandchildren Giovanni and Luigi, siblings Teresa Russo, Brigida Tummillo and Gerardo Lisanti, and many nephews and nieces. Luigi was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Antonio,  Maria Luigi, Fraustina and Pietro.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday  March 2, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC.

The Lisanti and Mastrobuono families would like to thank Dr. Noiles, Dr Janz, and all the staff of Mountain Lake Seniors’ Community for the care they provided Luigi. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, 3 View Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 2V1.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lucia Pardek
Relation: Niece

You will be greatly missed Zio. We will never forget the wonderful memories. You were always kind and caring. We enjoyed your stories and when you played the accordian. We loved when the family would get together, the laughter and good times. Wish we were able to come visit you more. Thinking of all of you. Lots of love Lucy, Giulie, Donna and families

From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: Met at Mountain Lakes.

I wanted to offer my condolences to Lucia, Tony and Antonietta on the passing of their beloved Luigi. I was privileged get to know Luigi at Mtn. Lakes. My Dad Leif and Luigi knew each other for many years. They were friends and ‘coffee buddies’. Shortly after my Dad moved over to Complex Care. Luigi moved in as well sometime after. To the same cottage my Dad lived in. They sat at the same table for meals. I had the privilege of sharing a meal with Luigi and his lovely daughter Lucia every Thursday night for many months, until my Dad passed away.

My Dad would always inquire about Luigi if he was not already at the table for meals. Luigi would do the same asking, ‘Where is Mr. P.’.

You will be missed Luigi.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Former City of Nelson Employee

I remember Luigi well from my City of Nelson days…he was such a nice man!!
Keeping you all in my prayers!
M Joey Gatchell

From: Lawrence Kosiancic
Relation: Coworker and friend

I am very sorry to hear of Luigi,s Passing he was a quite polite man always a pleasure to work with.
Lawrence Kosiancic

From: Derrick (Yogi) MacDonald
Relation: Met through work

I first met Luigi when I worked at Tiptop. From there our paths would cross thru out the years even to morning coffees at A&W. He was always polite and considerate. My sympathy to the family.

From: Adriana Cerone
Relation: Family Friend

To Antonietta, Tony, Lucia and to Luigi’s entire family, please accept my most heartfelt sympathies. I was so sorry to hear of Luigi’s passing. He was such a sweet and kind man. May your many wonderful memories of him bring you comfort during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Dewey Riesterer
Relation: Neighbour

I remember Luigi, so well, from when he bought the lots from my parents and built the house. This, was about 1970 and I liked him right away as he was among the nicest, kindest men I have ever kniown. My parents liked him and my late “Pop” always spoke of him with great respect abd affection. I am so sorry to learn of his passing, but, if ever a man went to Heaven, Luigi, sure would. God Bless all of you, Dewey

From: Linda Zeznik
Relation: my grand parents neighbor

Luigi was my grand parents Mayer’s much loved neighbor for many years.
It was such a caring , friendly place to live where they looked out for one another. I remember him always smiling and being so sweet and friendly. What a wonderful legacy to be remembered for -being such a good person.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 2, 2016
Beginning at 10:30am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T4

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation

#3 View Street,
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 2V1

Thank You Notice

The Lisanti and Mastrobuono families would like to thank Dr. Noiles, Dr Janz, and all the staff of Mountain Lake Seniors’ Community for the care they provided Luigi.

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