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Innocenzo Potenza

Aldo Potenza

August 23rd, 1936 - January 19th, 2021
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POTENZA, Innocenzo “Aldo”

After 11 years of the decline of his brilliant mind into dementia, and 5 years in Long Term Care, Innocenzo “Aldo” Potenza has passed away at age 84 from Covid-19. Italian born in 1936, Aldo amazingly survived his traumatic childhood during WW II. Having lost his father to tuberculosis in 1942, the Catholic Diocese then took him from his mother and placed him in a Catholic orphanage. When she remarried in 1944, the church returned him to Florence to live with her, his sister and new step-father. Once the Western Allies had taken over Sicily in 1943, life essentials were more abundant there than on the impoverished mainland. Therefore, at war’s end, Aldo was sent for 18 months to live in Palermo with his grandmother and attend public school, where he quickly picked up the Sicilian dialect. At 16 he refused further education in order to help with the financial needs of his parents and siblings by learning the restaurant skills of service and cuisine, finally owning and operating 3 restaurants. He served his country in the Italian Marines, where he was taught plumbing and electrical installations, giving him extra means for income over the years. Aldo spoke five fluent languages: Italian, French, German, Spanish, finally learning English in 1986 after meeting his Canadian wife, Carol Baggott-Forte. His hobbies in skiing, bocce ball, swimming, language studies and other life pursuits were rewarding for him and helpful to others. Aldo’s humour, kindness, intelligence, assertiveness and affectionate nature will always be missed by his wife, Carol, his sister-in-law, Sherry, Carol’s cousins (the Baggotts, Pughs, Christensens and Vails), as well as his surviving sister, Sandra Buscioni, nieces: Elena and Anna Calamandrei, his brother, Piero, nephew, Christiano Buscioni, the Panzicas and multiple friends in several countries. In Aldo’s memory, please consider donating to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144. Online condolences may be made at CCBSCares.ca
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Mary Heanue

Posted at 07:29pm
Sincere sympathy Carol on the passing of Aldo, remembering happier days singing in Lyon, France. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Mary Heanue Nunan, Cork, Ireland

Sophia Vassiliadis

Posted at 04:13pm
An Aldo sighting during a singing lesson with Carole was a common, and always joyous occasion. It was as if he had to keep checking to make sure that he really was still married to this gorgeous, talented woman in the front room. So after asking a question about the garden, or some random chore or errand, and satisfied at having confirmed her existence in his life, he would gleefully retreat with a flourish. I will always remember his unfettered, oh-so-Meditteranean adoration for you, Carole. Together you generated beautiful memories.
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Josie

Posted at 10:24am
Deepest Condolences Carol,
How sad. We were so very shocked and had no idea of Aldo suffering with Dementia. This is such a horrible disease. He was such a gracious and lovely man. Josie and Frank Bodo
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