PAOLA, Francesco- Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 23, 2004 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital in his 101st year. Loving husband of Rita Pettinato of Italy, loving father of Rosina (Peter) De Luca of Niagara Falls, Antonietta Paola of Italy, Nancy (Felix) De Luca and Santo Paola, both of Niagara Falls, and loving brother of Pasquale of Italy, predeceased by his parents Santo and Rosina, his brothers Angelo and Giuseppe and his sisters Maria (Tommaso) Gentile, Antonietta (Luigi) Marasco and Franceschina (Massimino) Caligiuri, loving grandfather of Vince (Diane) De Luca of St. Catharines, Nicolina (Andrew) Howcroft, Rita (Wayne) Gates, Frank (Tina) De Luca, Michael (Lori) Cocucci and Vincent (Kris) De Luca all of Niagara Falls, Nick (Theresa) De Luca of Penetanguishene, Frank (Valerie) De Luca, also of Niagara Falls and great-grandfather of twelve. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Paola came to Canada in 1954 and worked at Port Colborne Quarries until his retirement in 1972. He went back to Italy in 1987 and returned to Canada in 2002. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Patterson Funeral Home, 6062 Main St., Niagara Falls on Tuesday, May 25, 2004. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas More Church followed by the Rite of Committal with entombment at Fairview Mausoleum. Vigil Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.