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ARDOLINO, Filomena

April 17, 1942 – January 25, 2012

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Filomena Ardolino after a courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the age of 69 years.

Filomena was born April 17, 1942 in Marigliano, Napoli, Italy. She immigrated to Calgary in 1965 and was joined shortly after by the love of her life, Luigi. Filomena and Luigi were married in Calgary on September 3, 1966. She worked as a Baker for thirty-two years at Mrs. Williams and the Co-op Bakery. Filomena retired in 1999 to become a fulltime Nonna and care for her grandchildren. For her this was the best job ever.

Filomena was a great cook. She took great pleasure in cooking for her family and friends and was happiest surrounded by those she loved. Filomena loved to share her cooking and her kindness will be missed by all those she touched. Filomena lived for her family. Her grandchildren brought her great joy and kept a smile on her face.

Filomena is survived by her loving husband Luigi; her son and daughter-in-law Giuseppe (Joe) and Tammy; grandchildren, Lucus and Kaylie; sisters, Giuseppina LaMontagna and Maria (Francesco) Ardolino; sister-in-law Anna (Domenico) Esposito of Calgary; and numerous nieces and nephews. Filomena will be fondly remembered by many family members in Italy and Australia. She was predeceased by her parents Francesca and Raffaele Esposito; brother-in-law Pasquale LaMontagna; and sister-in-law Rosetta Ardolino.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thanks to the staff of Unit 46 in the Foothills Medical Centre and Santauri Hospice for their loving care. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Filomena’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Filomena Ardolino, 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. Lana, Brian, Ryan and Braeden :

    Dear Joe, Tammy, Lucus and Kaylie.
    We are very sorry that you have lost your mother and grandmother. We know just how important she was in your lives. Although we did not meet her, you have all spoken very fondly of her over the years that we have been friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Love,
    Lana, Brian, Ryan and Braeden

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  2. Rodney, Rosa, Timothy & Andrew Ayotte :

    Our deepest heartfelt condolences to comparo Luigi, Joe, Tammy, Lucas and Kaylie. Commara was a beautiful women and will be missed by many. Here calm nature and smile on her face will always remain in our hearts. God bless all of you and may all your memories give you the strength during this difficult time.
    Love Commarella Rosa, Rodney, Timothy & Andrew

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  3. Alberto Romano :

    Joe, Tammy, Lucus, Kaylie

    Our deepest condolences goes out to your family. Take comfort in that your mother and nonna will continue to be in your heart and carefully watch over your. Prayer for her as she will always be by your side.
    Love the Romano Family
    Alberto, MT, Luca, Giulia, and Gabriele

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  4. Nick and Lina Esposito :

    Carisimi Compari, we are steeped in sadness as we pray for Comare Filomenna and her loving family she leaves behind. Our faith tells us that we will meet again, and we pray la Comare rests in blissful peace until she is reunited with all her loved ones again.
    We love the Ardolino family as our own, and we will forever hold Comare Filomena in our hearts and minds.
    Compare Nicola, Comare Lina Esposito

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  5. John, Joan, Kaden and Sarah :

    Dear Joe, Tammy, Lucus and Kaylie.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.

    Love the Valente Famiily

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  6. Maria LaMarca :

    Our sincere condolences to Luigi, Joe and their family, as well as her two dear sisters Giuseppina and Maria. Commarella Filomena was such a kind and generous person who was always so welcoming to us. Her passing will truely leave a void in everyone’s hearts.
    Love, Maria LaMarca, Bill Friday, Paul and Laura (from Toronto)

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  7. Paula (Esposito) Columpsi :

    We were so saddened to hear of Filomena’s passing. Our condolences to Luigi, Peppe and Tammy and family. We continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Paula and Curits Columpsi

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  8. Anna Esposito :

    Dear Luigi, Joe and family;
    We were devestated to hear of Filomena’s passing. She will forever be in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Anna Esposito and family

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  9. Rita, Titina e Mariangela Serpico :

    Carissimo Zio Luigi, Giuseppe e famiglia, La scomparsa di Zia Filomena mi ha colpito il cuore. Io posso solo dire di conoscere il dolore della scomparsa di un padre ma misurare il dolore della scomparsa di una donna come quella di vostra moglie e quella di tua madre Giuseppe non si puo’ misurare. E’ il suo sorriso che non riesco a togliere dalla testa. Una scomparsa del genere di un anima cosi buona non ha senso. Mia mamma essendo a Milano non e’ ancora corrente di cio’ che e’ successo ma volevo assicurare che arrivassero le nostre condoglianze da parte mia (Titina da New York) e anche da mia madre e mia sorella. Lo so che ora tutti i e due ci stanno guardando da la su.

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  10. Nives Fatovic & Family :

    Luigi, Joe & family – we are very sorry to hear of the loss of Filomena – your loved wife, mother and grandmother. We feel your pain and I am sure that she will once again share a place with my dad in heaven just as they did sharing a room at Tom Baker last May. Take comfort in knowing that she isn’t suffering anymore. Death leaves a heartache No one can heal; But Love leaves a memory No one can steal! With sympathy Nives, Petra, Angie, Hrvoje, Roko & Zara.

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  11. Everyone at Scarpones :

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family!!!

    From everyone at Scarpones

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  12. Tore Esposito :

    My condolences on Filomena’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

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