It is with great sadness that the familily of Giovanni (John) Franciosa announced his peaceful passing, surrounded by family members at Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.

Franciosa was born in Toronto and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Class of 1978. That was followed by a successful career in the corrugated industry in roles spanning project management to sales in organizations both small and large, culminating in the role of President at Packaging Technologies Inc. (PTI). He also served as President of the American Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC).

In his retirement, he continued to enjoy golf at Carrying Place Golf Club, making great wine and baking appetizing bread and pizzas.

The most meaningful part of John’s life was his family – his love had no bounds.  He was a devoted son to pre-deceased parents Gerardo and Antonietta Franciosa, a loving husband, an amazing Dad and Nonno and a special brother and Zio. John brought joy and laughter to every family dinner and special occasion. He has left a large hole in the lives of his wife, Mona, his children, Michael and Diana, Laura and Tyler, and his grand-children Isabella, Sofia, Benjamin and Gwen.  He will also be greatly missed by Nancy and Tony, Mary and Vito, their families and many extended family members.

John’s friendships were very important to him. He had many friends from his elementary and high school years, the “Pals” from engineering and friends through his years playing squash and golf. He was highly respected in business for his integrity and his belief in people’s potential and strengths, mentoring many.

The Franciosa family would like to thank Dr. C. Scott and Sonya in Neurology and the Integrated Stroke Unit at Mackenzie Health’s Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital and Dr. Takhar and the Palliative Care Team at Mackenzie Health’s Richmond Hill Hospital for their compassionate care.

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