September 24, 1919 – January 19, 2011
With much sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, nonna and great nonna Luisa, on January 19th, 2011, at the age of 91 years.
Luisa was born on September 24, 1919 in Arce, Frosinone, Italy. She was raised in the small community of St. Eleuterio and it was here she met and married her husband Rocco. In 1949, after the birth of their two sons, Luisa and Rocco immigrated to Canada and made their home in Calgary where their daughter was born. Luisa’s greatest joys were her family and friends. She was a wonderful cook and no one ever left her home hungry. She was especially known for her pasta sauce and pastries.
Luisa will be lovingly remembered by her sons Larry (Peggy), and Frank (Rosalina) and by her daughter Rita (Greg) Bellotto; her grandchildren, Shawn Conte, Jennifer Philcox, Dean and David Bellotto, Michael and Elissa Conte; and eight great grandchildren; her sister-in-law Anna DeSantis, Arce, Italy and many nieces and nephews in Calgary and Italy.
She was predeceased by her husband Rocco Conte in 1969.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, January 27, 2011 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 Friday, January 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences 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 Luisa Conte, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences