AMANTEA, Concetta “Connie” Teresa (nee Buccini)
May 8, 1919 – Calgary, Alberta
August 23, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Connie Amantea passed away peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2013, comforted by her family and beloved rosary.
She lived a long and beautiful life gracing those who knew her with love, kindness, generosity and compassion. Connie was born in Calgary to Giuseppe and Maria Buccini. Everyone knew her as a great cook – her best recipe was “give your family lots of love”. Connie will be sadly missed by all. Her warmth and love will continue to live on with family and friends.
Connie is survived by Mike her loving husband of sixty-four years; children, Robert (Liz), Joe (Ann), Mary (Ralph), and Rick (Christine); grandchildren, Kevin (Megan), Patrick (Cheryl), Connor (Ella), Brittany (Kyle), Cole, Michael, Chelsea, Amy, Justin; great-grandson Bailey; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear sister-in-law “Honey”. Connie was predeceased by sisters, Dora, Isa, Lilly, and Millie; and brothers, Don and Fred.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Mausoleum at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Those wishing to make memorial tributes in Connie’s honour can be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Connie Amantea, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences