The family of Rose-Anne wishes to announce that after 53 years of love, flying, sailing, laughter and adventures Joseph “Pepi” DiGiacinto has departed this world. Pepi was born in Fredericton, NB, March 31, 1931.
Pepi enjoyed life. His love of flight took him to many places. He flew for Maritime Central Airway where he worked in the north for the Dew line. He worked for his father, Guy, with Fredericton Aviation flying contractual flights within Canada and USA. He was hired by Pan International and Bavaria German in Germany, flew to the Azores, Canary Islands and within Europe. He flew 747 for an American Company then to Saudi Arabian Airlines from which he retired from flying Tristar 1011. He moved back to Fredericton to work in construction and renovation.
Pepi was a member of St. Dunstan's Catholic Church and a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He also belonged to the Turnbull (NB) Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society.
Pepi is survived by his wife, Rose-Anne Michaud. Also by his sisters, Mary (late William Spurrell) of Mississauga, ON and Nina (late Victor Bober) of Fredericton, NB; nephews, Gordon Spurrell (Sandra) of Mississauga, ON and Kris Bober of Halifax, NS. He leaves several cousins, in-laws and special family, Moreau-Mailhot Gaétan, Nathalie, Jacob and Charlotte.
He was predeceased by his parents, Cavaliere Guy and Adela DiGiacinto.
A special thank you to the staff at Neill Hall where Pepi was for the last 11 months. Your good care and love was always appreciated… especially his back scratch!
There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church on Monday, November 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm with Fr. Suresh as celebrant. For those who wish, donations in Pepi’s memory may be made to St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus or the Alzheimer Society of Canada.