NameAlberto (Albert) Coluccio , Grandfather, M
Birth27 Sep 1914, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Death5 Apr 2003, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Death Memoat home
Burial10 Apr 2003, Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge, Ontario
Burial Memothe town of Woodbridge is just north of Toronto in the City of Vaughan
ChristenBrooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Chr Memolikely St. Rosalie Church
OccupationCurator, First Director Of Black Creek Pioneer Village, Artist/Sculptor
EducationHigh School Equivalency, Ontario College Of Art Diploma
ReligionRoman Catholic
FatherFrancesco Coluccio , M (1877-1946)
MotherMaria Teresa Schirripa , F (1884-1949)
Spouses
1Kathleen Frances Givan , Grandmother, F
Birth27 Jun 1931, Toronto, Ontario, Canada1
Birth Memoat 12:10 PM
Death22 Jul 2000, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BurialQueen of Heaven Cemetery, Woodbridge, Ontario
Burial Memothe town of Woodbridge is just north of Toronto in the City of Vaughan
OccupationPhysician, Microbiologist
EducationM.D. From Univ. Of Toronto, Dip. Bac., M.A., M.Sc.,Diploma In Venerology
ReligionAnglican
FatherHarry Edward Givan , M (1890-1951)
MotherFrances Cecil Sutherland Burt , F (1888-1951)
Marriage11 Jun 1955, St. Simon's Anglican Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Notes for Alberto (Albert) Coluccio
- although Albert was born with the surname Coluccio, his father dropped the ‘o’ and the family always used the name ‘Colucci’ thereafter.
- confirmation name of Paul at age 11
- before WW2, he worked as a bus boy at Mother Kelley’s and The Latin Quarter in Miami Beach where he rubbed shoulders with famous customers such as Mickey Rooney, Myrna Loy, Henry Fonda and many others.
- Navy Service history appended to photo2
- was the founding director of Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto
- later curator of the Ontario Science Centre
Obituaries
In both The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, Apr 7, 2003:
COLUCCI, Albert. Suddenly, at home on Saturday, April 5, 2003, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Kathleen (Kay) Givan, M.D. Devoted father of Gregory, Carolyn and Cecilia. Dear father-in-law of Marie and Norman. Proud grandfather of Angelica, Julia, William, Thoreau, Natalie and Nina. Cherished brother of Artilla, Elena, Esther, Hortense and Frances, and the late Mary, Vincenzo, Luigi, Rocco and Frances. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Served in the United States Navy during W.W.II in the Amphibious Force. Decorated for the liberation of the Philippines and participated in the invasion of Japan. Attended the Art Students League in New York City. Marriage to Kay in 1955 brought him to Toronto. Graduated with first class honours from the Ontario College of Art. Founding Director of Black Creek Pioneer Village; later Curator, Ontario Science Centre. Retired in 1976 to pursue his lifelong interests in the fine arts, particularly sculpture. Albert was a remarkably thoughtful, generous and genuine individual. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. West, at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2003. Funeral Mass to be held on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 9:30 a.m. at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 728 Annette St., Toronto. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in Albert's memory to UNICEF Canada, 2200 Yonge St., Suite 1100, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2C6, (416) 482-4444.
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