Ilario Boaro passed away peacefully at Cassellholme on October 9, 2021 at the age of 89. Ilario is survived by his wife, Albina, children Rose Boaro, Loretta Hepburn (Brian), John Boaro (Kim) and Nancy Boaro. Grandfather of Heather, Melanie, Amy, Jessica, Kristopher, Justin and Adam. Great grandfather to Caitlyn, Ethan, Mckenzie and Saphira.
Ilario was born into a large family in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy on June 11, 1932. He grew up on a farm and enjoyed gardening and caring for the animals. As a young man, Ilario entered military service with The Alpini – The Italian Army’s Specialist Mountain Infantry and served for two years. He immigrated to Canada in 1955 and was married to Albina Moschetta on August 24, 1957 at St. Rita’s Church in North Bay.
A highly respected carpenter, he contributed to the construction of countless homes in North Bay, as well as contributing to the construction on the hospitals in North Bay, St. Joseph’s Hospital, North Bay Civic Hospital and North Bay Psychiatric Hospital. His hobbies also included making wine, bowling, bocce and playing pool. He liked to putter in his workshop and create inventive gadgets. He loved the outdoors and being in nature. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed the fruits of his labours. Ilario had a green thumb and was successful in growing peaches, lemons, grapes and figs in our northern climate. Family was very important to Ilario and he always looked forward to family gatherings. He was a man who embraced the simple pleasures of life.
He enjoyed singing and music, especially opera. He was a lifetime member of The Davedi Club and was a member of The Davedi Men’s Choir and the St. Rita’s Church Choir.
The family would like to thank the staff at Cassellholme (Maple St.). The family will be receiving visitors at the McGuinty Funeral Home (North Bay) on Thursday October 14, 2021 from 10am to 12 noon. A Funeral Service will conducted later that day at 2pm. Covid-19 Restrictions remain in place requiring the wearing of masks or face coverings and social distancing at all times in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com
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