Giovanna “Joanna” Arancio of Calgary passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 9, 2007 at the age of 83 years. She was a strong person who endured many medical set backs in her life, yet she always remained positive. Giovanna was a very attentive caring wife, mother and nonna who loved to spend time cooking and feeding her family.
Giovanna is survived by her son Rico, four daughters and three sons-in-law, Lina and Serafino Scarpino, Mary Priolo, Eva and Darrel White and Adela and Dave Shapka. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Lisa (Gordon) Choquette, Mario and Michael Arancio, Vincenzo and Ermelinda Scarpino, Louis (Nicole), Gina (Andrew) Priolo, Taven and Joanna White. Giovanna was predeceased by Mario, her loving husband of fifty-one years in 2000.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, August 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Giovanna Arancio, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences