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CONTE – Luisa Donata (nee DeSantis)

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.

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  1. Conte Family,

    Our sincerest condolences to your family on the loss of Nonna. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Barb & Jay Clarke

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  2. Lorrie McClocklin :

    Frank & Rosalina

    I noticed in the obituaries that your mother & mother-in-law passed away and I would like to send my condolences to you both.

    Take care of each other.
    Lorrie

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  3. Al Brown, Laurie Radics & Bonnie Thompson :

    Larry, Frank & Rita

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your families during this difficult time. Your mom always greeted us with hugs and kisses when we went to see our mom at the nursing home. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!

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  4. Louie and Sylvia Miotti :

    To all the Conte Children Rita, Frank,
    and Larry…and to their families

    Our sincerest condolences to everyone on the loss of your mom Luisa. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She will be surely missed as she was a great friend to my mom Olanda Miotti.

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  5. So sorry for your loss. She lived a great long life of family and friends, and is now with the Angels above. I’m sure she would wish only that she be remembered for the good times; and that this should be a celebration of life. Love from B.Z.
    R.I.P. Luisa.

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  6. Amy & Bob Veldhoen :

    The Conte Family,
    Our thoughts are with you in the loss of your mom, grandma, and great grandma.
    Your family will all feel a great loss without her.
    Bob & Amy Veldhoen

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  7. Joe and Laura Capone :

    Frank and Zia Rosalina

    Our deepest condolences, your our family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joe, Laura, Samantha and Christina Capone

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  8. Kevin & Colleen Grouette :

    Rita and Greg,

    We are so sorry to hear about Nonna’s passing, she was a wonderful lady. We loved her very much. We are sorry we cannot be with you today but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Love Kevin and Colleen

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  9. Dear Frank, Rosalina & family
    May it comfort and sustain you, as you remember that many people are caring about you and are supporting you in thought & in prayer, as you go through this time of sorrow. A life well lived leaves a gentle pattern on the hearts of all… treasure the many wonderful memories you have…
    With caring sympathy..
    Elaine Schulz

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  10. Nicole Stromquist :

    My deepest and sincere prayers and sympathies to your family, friends and loved ones of Luisa.

    I recall sharing many fond moments with Luisa at meal times and during activities. She loved to listen to music and dance.

    Take comfort knowing that she is now at peace and pain free and with her loving husband.

    God Bless.
    Nicole Stromquist, HCA Brentwood

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  11. Bonnie Smith nee Marr :

    The Conte Family

    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Bonnie and Gord Smith

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