February 16, 1922 – Bonefro, Campobasso, Italy
October 5, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maria Luisa Cecere (nee Colombo) on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Maria Luisa was surrounded both in her life and in her passing by her loving family.
Maria Luisa was born on February 16, 1922 in Bonefro, Campobasso, Italy to Clementina Iarocci and Antonio Colombo. In 1942, Maria Luisa married Pardo Cecere and in August 1955, they immigrated to Calgary. After fourteen years of marriage, they were blessed with their first daughter Florinda in 1956, followed by Clementina, Franceschina (Luciano Raho), and Giuseppina (Paul Smith).
Maria Luisa worked in the bakery of F.W. Woolworth for twenty years. She was passionate about her strong Catholic faith, and enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, sewing, and crocheting. Maria Luisa loved bringing her family together for big Sunday dinners, as well as spending hours talking to her loved ones on the phone. Maria Luisa’s greatest joy came from her five beautiful grandchildren; Nicole, Amanda, Adrianna, Kristin, and Aaron. She was predeceased by her loving husband of fifty-two years, Pardo, in 1993. Maria Luisa is also survived by her sister Nicolina Fantetti, nephew Francesco Fantetti, both of Bonefro, nephew Antonio Fantetti of Frankfurt, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Calgary, Montreal, and Brantford, Ontario.
Forever Loved. Ciao Bella. Gesu, Giuseppe e Maria.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, T2H 2S3. Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
In living memory of Maria Luisa Cecere, 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