It is with great sadness that the family of Maddalena Barbuto announce her passing. She passed away at home on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 96 years.
Maddalena was born on October 1, 1909 in S. Martino di Finita, Cosenza, Italy. She married Bruno Barbuto on December 29, 1935. She immigrated with her children to Canada in December of 1957 to join her husband. They continued their life together in Calgary until his death in February 1975.
Maddalena was an unbelievably strong woman who was always ready to show love and compassion. She will be remembered for her intense faith and spirituality, generosity of spirit and hospitality. Her home was a welcoming place for family, friends and many new immigrants, especially in the early years. Her sense of humour and loving nature endeared her to all those who had the privilege of meeting her.
Maddalena is survived by her sister Letizia Santoro and family of Milan, Italy as well as her four children and their spouses, Maria and Vincenzo Sacco, Dorina and Pietro Zappa, Frances and Tony Casello, and Aldo Barbuto. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren and their families, Johanna and Renato Cussigh (Marco), Bruno and Ann Sacco (Meagan and Matthew), Claudio and Anne Sacco (Claudia and Emma), Sara and Len Bates (Ariel and Jarod), Victor and Franca Zappa (Nicholas and Angela), Sandra and Ken Huyghe (Evan, Luke and Curtis), Adriana and Pat Martin (Gabrielle and Carter), Pia Casello (Jordan) and Diane Casello. Maddalena was predeceased by her husband Bruno; infant son Saverio; great-granddaughter RenÚe Cussigh; and many special friends along the way.
“As we loved you so we miss you.
In our memory you are near.
Loved, remembered, loved for always.”
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (321 – 90th Avenue S.E.) on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Dephoff SAC, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In accordance with Maddalena’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Cardiology Clinic/Oncology Clinic, #300, 1021 – 10th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0B7 Telephone: (403) 209-6134. Our sincere thanks go out to Pat Toth, Irene Jenkinson and Sharon Paul, the Home Care Palliative Care Team, and Nurse Marsha for the great care and attention given to Maddalena and her family!
In living memory of Maddalena Barbuto, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences