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AMANTEA, Concetta “Connie” Teresa (nee Buccini)

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.

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  1. We are so very sad to hear of your loss and our thoughts and prayers with you all.

    Sincerely
    Karen Donald and Chris Corlies

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  2. May our Merciful God welcome her in His Kingdom and give His Peace to the rest of the family.
    Amen.

    In Christ Jesus.

    Tin Kwa

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  3. So sad to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to the family.

    – Connie White

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  4. My condolences to the Amantea family for the passing of your loved one.
    Let her beautiful memories live on in your hearts.

    Sincerely,
    Maria Holly

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  5. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Rick and family. It is difficult to lose a loved one, especially a mother, but the memory of her will live with each of you and that is the greatest gift a parent can give.

    Art

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  6. Dear Rick,

    Please accept my deepest condolence on the sad demise of your beloved Mother. I was saddened to hear about her death and I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you.

    May God bless you and your family during this time and always,

    Sincerely,

    Ben Amini and Park Royal Security Team.

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  7. Nancy Small & Roth Niven :

    Rick and family – such a difficult time, and so hard to know what to say, but know that you are in our thoughts.

    All the best,

    Nancy & Roth

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  8. Joe and all of the Amantea Family

    My deepest condolence on the loss of your mother. I am sorry as I am away and can not make the funeral. My prayers are with you all at this sad time in your lives.

    Joe Ferraro

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  9. Luigi Torriero :

    Mike, Joe & Ann,
    Our most sincere condolences to your entire family.

    Luigi & Franca Torriero

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  10. Dearest Amantea family
    Connie was elegant and lively, I remember she always had a warm and welcoming smile. She is a loving presence in my memories of childhood and growing up in Calgary. My thoughts are with you.

    Maria

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  11. Don & Micki Brunning :

    Thinking of you all at this time as you say your goodbyes to your mom, grand mom. May her “recipe” live on through her children and grand children.

    Sincerely, Don & Micki

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  12. My thoughts and love are with Joe and Ann as well as their family members. The one time I met Concetta left me with an impression that she was a strong, willful woman who loved her family.

    God bless.

    Sue

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  13. Garry Anselmo :

    Mike, Mary, Robert, Rick, and Joe:

    Tony, Minerva and now Connie. The Lord is calling his best ones to His side. Connie will surely sit at His right side as she was as pure of heart and as kind of soul of any who walked among us. I know Toni, Dale, and I loved her and upon seeing her smile, always felt our hearts lift; the same with both you Mike and Mary. Very, very special people, who are in the prayers of Toni, Dale and I, as you have always been and always will be.

    You will be with Connie again, as we will be with our mom and dad. Whenever I think of them or Him, I say to myself: ” My Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God our Father in Heaven, I love You “. I say it three times and when I am done, I feel warm all over. He is in me, as He is in us all and to be able to be with Him by calling to Him is as good a feeling, and as fine a gift, as I know.

    He keeps His Arm around you all, as you do with your family Mike. You are as good a father as ever could be.

    My love always,
    Garry

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  14. Bonnie Reinbold :

    Joe, Ann & family
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

    Bonnie Reinbold

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  15. tony and karen lefebre :

    Hi Joe & Bob: our thoughts and prayers are with all the “Amanteas” during this time. Mom is Mom and no matter how long they are with us or no matter how long they have lived, when we lose them it just hurts so much. It was a real pleasure having met her and shared laughs at the numerous company xmas parties. We really hope your dad is going to be OK and a special prayer goes out to him.

    Tony & Karen

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  16. Leo and Armanda Virdis :

    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

    Leo and Armanda
    North Vancouver, BC

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  17. To the entire Amantea family who lived next door on Remington Road, our sincere condolences. Many fond memories…

    Jean, David & Bernie Sine

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  18. Mary, Ralph, Michael-

    My sincere condolonces in the loss of your mother and grandmother.
    May you be comforted by your memories of all your family times together,and find peace in the knowledge that she is with God.

    God bless and comfort you and all the members of your family at this sad time.

    Pat Peach

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