79, Whitney Pier
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of our loving father and grandfather, Annuncio ‘Nunzi’ Diflavio on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in palliative care at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Born in Pietralta, Italy, Annuncio immigrated to Canada in 1955 with his family.

Nunzi, as he liked to be called, was an active member of the Whitney Pier Italian Association for many years. He worked in construction most of his life and also owned and operated Nunzi Pizza in Whitney Pier. Nunzi will be remembered by family and friends for being an overall ‘nice guy’.

Nunzi was predeceased by his father, Luca, mother, Clementdina, daughter, Patricia, son-in-law, Keith, daughter-in-law, Charlene and his wife, Frances.

Left to mourn Nunzi, are his children, Luke, Tony, Joey, Fina and Mary; sister, Nancy (Quinto); niece, Anna; nephew, John, Ontario; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation for the late Annuncio ‘Nunzi’ Diflavio  will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.

Donations in memory of Nunzi may be made to Hospice Palliative Society of Cape Breton County or charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                              Online Condolences

From:  Stan & Marie Margettie

Deepest sympathy going out to Tony and all the DeFlavio Family on Nunzi's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:  Mary Phillips

Mary and Luke..We want to extend our condolences to you both and the rest of your family on the loss of your father. Mary, we spent three weeks in the hospital in room 4137 with our fathers and it was nice getting to know you and to meet your brother Luke, whom my husband Tom spoke so highly of. You will always miss your dad and he will be with you in all the memories you made together. God Bless you all.
From:  Marie & Tom Wilson

I got to know your Dad over past three years playing cards. It was always pleasant. I also remember growing up in the Pier and his great pizza. A great lost to both your family and community. God will carry you all through your grief
From:  Sister Nichols -Mac Adam

We the families of Chester & Laura Borden send our heartfelt sympathies to the Diflavio families. Our thoughts and prayers are with during the loss of your Father. May he rest in peace and God Bless you all.
From:  Mary Borden, Deborah Borden-Reddick, Margaret Borden-Parker and Chester Borden Jr.