Enrico Henry Mancinelli March 04, 1925 - September 10, 2006 It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of a great man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and selfless community leader. After a valiant and heroic battle with illness, peacefully, and in the arms of his loving family at St. Joseph's Hospital he surrendered his life to God on Sunday, September 10, 2006. Beloved husband of Rosa Mancinelli (nee Nori) and predeceased by Vittoria Calcagni in 1970. Loving father of Joseph and wife Enza, Anna Colomba and husband Rudi Spallacci, Cristina and husband Ricardo Persi. Deeply loved and adored by his grandchildren Rosalina, Victoria, Stefania, Enrico and Michael Mancinelli; Amanda, Rudi, Silvia and Sabrina Spallacci; Eric, Analisa, Adam and Vanessa Persi. Enrico will be sadly missed by his brother Leo, sister Mina and families in Italy and by the Calcagni families, numerous nephews, nieces, his extended LIUNA family and many dear friends. Enrico was born in Corbellino, L'Aquila, Italy on March 4, 1925 and immigrated to Canada in 1952. He touched the lives of many people. With his charming demeanour and his endless energy he served his community, leaving a legacy of generosity for generations to come. As Canadian Director of LIUNA and as Vice President he was loved by all the members. He has forever transformed the lives of working people. His kindness was contagious and he was honoured for his selflessness. A few of those honours and accomplishments include the establishment of the New Canadian Club for immigrants in 1956; always a strong advocate of immigrant rights, in 1979 he was named the Italian Canadian Citizen of the year; in 1987 he received the State of Israel Solidarity Award; in 1995 he was inducted into the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction; in 2000 he received the National Award for Italian Canadians from Prime Minister Jean Chretien; also in 2000 he was honoured together with his son Joe by the Jewish National Fund; and in 2002 was bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate from McMaster University. Special thanks for the care at St. Joseph's Hospital, especially to Dr. Kevin Smith, Dr. Higgins, Dr. Ribic, Dr. Holbrook, Dr. Angelo Zizzo, all the nurses in the CTU, especially Robert and Anne and in the CCU, especially Miranda, Lindsay and Christine. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Firestone Respiratory Research Foundation, payable to St. Joseph's Foundation; to McMaster Sick Kids Fund, payable to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation; to the Enrico Henry Mancinelli Professorship in Labour Studies, payable to McMaster University, or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Family and friends are welcome to sign the book of condolences at www.friscolanti.com Visitation at FRISCOLANTI FUNERAL CHAPEL, 43 Barton Street East (near James) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-9 p.m. Vigil Prayers on Friday at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Church, 20 Idlewood Ave., on Saturday at 10 a.m.. Entombment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum. In Enrico's words "Sempre Avanti"