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Memorial created 04-12-2006 by Tina ( Gino's Mom)
July 31 1974 - February 3 2005
Gino was a beautiful person inside and out. We were blessed for 30 years for having him as our Son. He was always a very family oriented person. For Gino, family gatherings were always very special. Gino and I always had a very special relationship. I remember the times that he would be down about something and wanted to talk about it. All he had to say to me was, "How about a coffee Mom?". I'd know right away that he needed to talk about it. Gino was and always will be my Sunshine. He had such a huge heart. Always thinking about helping others in any way he could have. He is very missed by all his friends and family.
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shine down to let us know that they are with us. - Mary Casper Noritz- A Beautiful Angel visiting with My Angel Gino On His Birthday 2007.
Forever in Our Hearts
A Beautiful Angel visiting with You!
Gino's 30th and last Birthday we celebrated together.
Gino and his sister Luisa loved and cared about each other so much. They were very close in age, only 18 months apart. There was so much laughter and happiness in our home when they were all together with all of their cousins. I am very thankful for having such a close family.
The Night that You Left us, I could see You walking up these Stairs that led You to Heavens Doors where God was there to Greet You with His Arms Open wide. No more Pain and No more Suffering My Sweet Angel Gino. My Heart Aches so much from Missing Your Beautiful Smile! One Day when God Calls upon us, You will Be there beside God at Heavens Doors waiting to Embrace us. Finally we will all be a whole Family Once Again, my Love.
Gino was his happiest just being around the people that he loved. He loved spending time with family and friends. It did'nt take much to put a smile on Gino's face. He was always there to give a helping hand to anyone in need. Gino was very special!!!!
This is Gino looking his finest at his sister Luisa's Wedding in St. Lucia in 2003. That was the last vacation we had together with our Beautiful Gino.
Gino and his baby sister Amanda were 12 years apart so he always had the need to protect her. They loved going out shopping together, especially for clothes as he always thought that Amanda had terrific taste in fashion.
Five years ago on Mother's Day, Gino bought me as a gift, 3 beautiful long stem rose bushes to be planted in my front garden. He always knew how much I loved roses. Every summer that went by they just grew more and more beautiful. Two years ago, when we moved, I told the new owner that had bought my home about how special those roses were to me. She understood what it meant to me to re-plant the roses at my new home so she let me take them. Gino will always be alive to me because of all the special things he left us with. Every time I smell those beautiful red roses, I see his beautiful face smiling at me.
I just Love this Picture of Gino So Much. This was the Biggest of Gino's Passion, Playing Billiards. He was Brilliant at it. He Won so many Trophies through the Years.
These are the precious memories that will always be close to our hearts. Gino you always had a million dollar smile!!!!!
I remember how Gino always bragged about his Dad to his friends. He always thought that his Dad took good care of Himself. He played Soccer and did all kinds of Sports to stay in good physical shape. He was so very proud of his Dad .
------Remember Me------- To the living, I am gone. To the sorrowful, I will never return. To the angry, I was cheated. But, to the happy, I am at peace. And to the faithful, I have never left.I can not speak, but I can listen. I can not be seen, but I can be heard. So as you stand upon the shore Gazing at the beautiful sea, remember me. As you look in awe at a mighty forest And its grand majesty, remember me. Remember me in your hearts, In your thoughts, and the memories of the Times we loved, the times we cried, the Battle I fought and the times we laughed. For if you always think of me, I will Have never gone. (Author Unknown)
We wrote your name on the sand, but the tide washed it away. We carved your name on the tree trunk, but the bark dried up and fell away. We treasured your name deep in our hearts, and not even time itself could steel your memory away.
These are precious memories that will never be taken away from us!!!!!!
These are Gino's 2 sisters and cousins. Cousin Angie at top left, Luisa his sister and Simon his cousin. bottom left, his cousin Lucy, cousin Angela, and sister Amanda. Gino will be eternally missed by all of his cousins. He was so very loved by all of his family and friends. His funny Humeur and wonderful personality is so sadly missed.
I remember when Grandma and Grandpa lived upstairs our house, those were very happy times. Since we had a very large basement in our home, a lot of the family parties were always celebrated there. My Gino was always the center of every family reunion. Oh, how much he loved it when he and his cousins would get together. He loved to remenise about the old days( as Children), growing up with his cousins. I remember hearing the laughter among all of them. His Grandparents always held a very special place in Gino's Heart. I remember Gino paying cards with Grandpa. It was one of his favourite things to do, since he knew how much his Grandpa enjoyed spending time with him!!!! I know that Gino and his Grandpa are reunited in Heaven. They are remenising about the old days living in LaSalle. And I am sure having many other games of "SCOPA" together. Their favourite card game. I remember Grandma baking her wonderful cookies and Gino enjoying them so much. She loved it so much when Gino would keep complimenting on how good those cookies were, and that no one could ever make them better than her. Gino was very big on Compliments. I Miss You So Much!!!!!!! Grandma is still with us. She will be 100 Years of age this August 15th. We have not told her about Gino leaving us. She suffers with old age Alzhimer's. I would not want to put her through all that pain of knowing he is gone.
This is such an awsome picture of Gino with his cousin Archie. It was taken during the time we were working all together. We have very many wonderful and Beautiful memories of those special days.
This picture was taken during a time where he was having so much fun sailing and swimming at the beach.
Gino was such a good person. I remember Gino telling me something that had happened to him on his way home from work one cold winter afternoon in December 2003 he saw a little old woman in the street with grocery bags in her hands who appeared lost. Gino stopped to ask her if she was ok and needed help. The woman answered that she lived around there but couldn't remember exactly where. Gino asked her if he could have driven her around so that maybe she would have remembered. After about 30 minutes of driving around the area she finally remembered where her house was. She invited Gino inside for a coffee, and he said yes. When Gino walked in her home he saw her husband about 80 years of age and not too well in health. He had been worried for his wife seeing that she was gone for quite a while. After Gino walked in she said to her husband, "this is my Angel, Gino. I got lost and he helped me find my way back home." When Gino came home that afternoon, he told me about what had happened and how bad he felt for them, living alone and not in the best conditions. Gino had kept in touch with them and always made it a point to pass by their house to bring them some groceries. He was always ready to help anyone in need. That's how special of a person he was. I Love You my Angel Gino!