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George Arnone

George Arnone

Sunday, October 6th, 1935 - Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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Arnone, George Charles

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George Arnone surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Juravinski Hospital in his 85th year. Beloved husband of 60 years to Ludmila. Loving father of Cita, Patricia, and Charles. Dear grandfather of Evan, Dean, Julia, Nicholas, Blaize, Lucas, and Lee. Loving brother of Rosie, Heather, Mary, Valerie, and Doug. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Amelia, and brothers and sisters, Shirley, James, Billy, and Clifford. George had a great love for his family especially his grandchildren who he spent much time with. He loved sports and played on and coached many teams. George has been a well known saxophone player that played in countless bands over many years and was the founder and leader of the George Arnone Big Band, where he played until his retirement two years ago. He will be forever remembered for his kindness, generosity and caring nature. He will be dearly missed by so many especially his family that loved him dearly. Visitation will be held at P.X. DERMODY FUNERAL HOME, 796 Upper Gage Ave., on Friday, January 10th from 5-9pm. Prayers will be said on Friday. A Funeral Mass will be offered at Blessed Sacrament Church on Saturday, January 11th at 10am. Entombment to take place at Our Lady of Hope Mausoleum at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line Condolences can be made at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    P.X. Dermody - Upper Gage
    796 Upper Gage Ave.
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Blessed Sacrament Parish
    Fennell Ave. East
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    Fr. Mark Gatto
  • Interment

    Resurrection Catholic Cemetery
    254 Garner Rd. W
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Michael Berens

Posted at 01:34pm
You may not remember my name, Michael Berens, but I was in a couple of bands with George including his own orchestra. I played trombone but in another band I also did spot vocals. George and I got together a few times at my own house to jam so that’s how you may remember me. If not, I understand but please accept my condolences to you and your entire family. He was a gentle, wonderful friend and musician who will be missed by all of us who were blessed to know and work with him.

Larry Havers

Posted at 02:19pm
So sad to say goodbye to my old friend of over 70yrs.George was the nicest pal I ever had.I have such great memories of him and Jimmy.We worked together at HP Ruggles many yrs ago.I witnessed his first sax lesson at Borselino’s.He once worked at Evel casket company and pranked a fellow worker by hiding in an empty casket.He loved his dad and together we dad plans to visit him in California.George will now be joining the big band in heaven.My sincere condolences Larry Havers(Cita’s godfather)

Kathryn Gallant

Posted at 11:54am
Sincere sympathies to George's wife and children - I had the pleasure of meeting George in the early 80's when I joined the Lorne Scots Regimental Band in Oakville - I have wonderful memories of him during this time - he was a talented musician.

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