Funeral Details10:00 AM
Saturday 9th March 2013 at St Lukes Catholic Church, 1 David St, Lalor, VIC
(03) 9464 0411
4 December 1946 - 1 March 2013
Passed away peacefully aged 66 years..
A loving father and father-in-law of Adrian and Vanessa, Belinnda, and Roberta.
Adored Nonno of Mikayla.
Much loved brother of Guido and Loreta. Brother-in-law to Iolanda and Franco.
A chrished uncle to all his nephews and nieces.
March 12th, 2013 at 9:55 pm
Dear Orlando, I have known you for so long. You prepared the funeral arrangements for my Nana Dalton (Marie Patricia McKay) in September 2003, and for my late father, Bernard Thomas Dalton, in December 2011. We had a great deal to talk about. You were overly impressed by my fluency in the Italian language, even though I am not of Italian background. The last word I had with you was about the 'Year of Faith'. I explained so well (in Italian!) the start and finishing dates for this special year. I remember your beaming face so vividly. You are now with God. No more pain and suffering. You will always be remembered by St. Luke's parishioners so fondly. You were a true Christian soldier, and a staunch defender of the Catholic faith. Le mie condoglianze alla famiglia dalla mia parte, e dalla famiglia Dalton.
March 11th, 2013 at 10:48 pm
Dear Orlando, I met you more than 25 years ago and you were as friendly and warm then as you were now. You have been an inspiration to us all and i know that you are resting in God's heavenly kingdom. Thank you for being the amazing person you were and your funeral was a real testament to the amazing person you were. i will miss you but I will always remember that infectious and beautiful laugh of yours. May you rest in peace beautiful Orlando and may you know how loved you are. On behalf of myself and my family we extend our sincere condolences to your beautiful children and family. Rest in peace my friend - with love, Clara Abate and family xxxxxx
March 9th, 2013 at 3:50 pm
A reflection on Orlando, Starting with Tobin Brothers in July 2012 along with 4 others I was positioned to start my training in Thomastown... Being new to Melbourne and not knowing anywhere this was very daunting for me! This was until I was greeted by a fantastic team being Bill, Theresa, Linda, Serafino and of course our Orlando! From the first day I met Orlando we clicked and got on fantastic. Orlando taught me a lot, from pruning flowers for the Thomastown chapel, chatting to families who had lost a beloved and even down to the recycling of the plastic sticks used to hold the note cards in floral tributes!! "recycle michael! recycle is good!" new to the funeral industry he made me feel comfortable on funerals with his easy go way with mourners and families. A much loved and respected gentleman by all. Not that long ago we laughed about how many people he knew.... Any Italian that walked through the door of a funeral you would be sure Orlando was hooked onto them chatting, laughing and joking and them vice versa! I was amazed by the amount of people he knew but he was quick to inform me that they were his village people! after months of working with him i came to the conclusion that this was a massive "village" Orlando came from. Many a time I said to him "Orlando we are gonna need the MCG for your funeral" and his reply was.... "BIGGER Michael!" Orlando will always be a man that in years to come I will remember and be privileged to have met! He took me under his wing as I was starting a new chapter in my life in the funeral industry and I'm sure there are plenty of angels awaiting Orlando now to take him under their wings after his passing. God Bless and rest in peace friend x
Don smarrelli oam
March 9th, 2013 at 2:51 pm
On behalf of all the the Smarrelli Family I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Orlando's family on this very sad occasion. He was a man of integrity and compassion always worried about others ahead of himself. He was a true champion of the Toccolan Community, never forgetting where he came from. It is with great sadness that we farewell someone who has been been such a great ambassador for our community in general. All of us have something to learn from your unselfish approach to life. May your legacy continue to live on through your children and your employers and trust that there will be someone who will save me a seat at the next funeral as you always did for me. God Bless you for all the good work you did for our community, especially all the Toccolani that held you in such high esteem. Rest in Peace. Don
March 9th, 2013 at 8:45 am
My dear funny friend, we started at Tobin Brothers the same year, I was your little side kick for a few years, listening to you receit "Footsteps".I shall remember you fondly, Rest in Peace dear Orlando.x
March 9th, 2013 at 8:34 am
I don't think I've ever known anyone who cared for so many people, and in turn was cared for by so many people. There was never a time when you didn't come across someone you didn't know. And this is because of the wonderful person you are. Upstairs will be a much better place now that you're there. We're going to miss you for a very long time on our end. Sincerest condolences to your family. May you rest peacefully, Orlando.
March 9th, 2013 at 8:32 am
It is with great sadness that we lose a great colleague and friend in Orlando. I feel priveleged to have worked with him where his guidance and assistance was always appreciated. His friendship extended to me and my family will always be remembered. Orlando's special qualities set an example to us all and the world would be a better place with more like hime. May I extend my condolences to Orlando's family.