It is with great sadness that the family of Camillo “Rocky” Delli Pizzi announce his passing. Camillo showed courage facing life’s many challenges and Camillo continued to be a hero and was strong until the end.
Camillo will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Beth; his daughter, Angela Tousant (Jamie) and son, Camillo Delli Pizzi Jr. (Stacey); he had great pride in his grandchildren, Kelsey, Alyssa, and Ethan. Camillo also leaves behind his sister Nella Delli Pizzi in Italy; sister-in-law Eleanor Delli Pizzi, Sharen Tedford (Carl) and brother-in-law Bryce Warren (Sharon) and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Camillo missed his parents, Angelo and Cristina Delli Pizzi and his brother Tony Delli Pizzi who predeceased him.
Many friends and family knew Camillo by his nickname, Rocky. He left many memories in the hearts of his loved ones. He could be counted on to visit daily with his group of “buddies” at Blockhouse Island. It was a huge laugh that he could be found at Blockhouse Island, sleeping in his car after everyone had left. Camillo was a huge storyteller and loved to recount stories of the “old country”, Italy. He loved and was immensely proud to be Italian. Camillo had great courage to immigrate to Canada, without anything but determination, strength and fortitude. When he arrived in Canada, he didn’t even speak English. He was proud to lean a new language and build a successful career as a cement finisher.
It was the simple pleasures in life that brought him great joy. There are many memories of him fishing with his son, Camillo Jr., along the St. Lawrence. Playing Euchre with his son-in-law, Jamie and, of course, he cheated. Camillo loved Italian soccer and could be heard for miles cheering them on. He could talk for hours on his ham radio to people far away and was an avid fan of the Brockville Braves. His personality was huge and you always knew when he was in the room because he was always the loudest and used his hands to talk as well. You could hear his unique whistle for miles.
A private service will be held at the family’s request.
Memorial donations may be made in Camillo “Rocky” Delli Pizzi’s name to the Brockville Palliative Care.
The family wishes to send a special “Thank You” to Victoria, Sierra, and Sandra at the Brockville General Hospital for their special care and compassion.