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CECERE, Maria Luisa

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.

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  1. Florinda, Tina, Fran and Pina – my mom had been keeping me updated as to your mom’s health and I am now sorry to hear of her passing. I’m also very sorry I will be unable to attend either the memorial or the funeral but hopefully we can all get together once my mom has return from her trip.

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  2. Josie & Gerry Scalise :

    Fran, Luciano & family;

    Fran, So Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

    Josie & Gerry Scalise

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  3. Colleen Saunders :

    Florinda and Family;

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

    Sincerely,
    Colleen Saunders

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  4. “May the angels protect you and
    sadness forget you.”

    My deepest sympathy,
    Nyckie (Maria) Rea

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  5. Mery de Somma :

    My prayers are with you and your family, Fran. In questo momento di dolore, vi giungano le mie piu sentite condoglianze.

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  6. Mery de Somma :

    Take care. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

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  7. Florinda and Family
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your mother
    “Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.”
    You will be in our thoughts, Our Condolences
    Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
    Bob & Candy Jordan

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  8. Maureen Assié :

    Dear Florinda and family,

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With my deepest sympathy,
    Maureen Assié

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  9. Luciano, Fran and family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. May the memories you have help you during this difficult time.

    Lou and Michael Dalla Costa, John, Gina, and Marcello Fontana

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  10. Rosanna Maggipinto :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your time of sorrow. May God Bless all of you with the strength to move forward. My prayers will be with you all tonight,tomorrow and always.
    Love
    Rosanna Maggipinto and the family

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