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CUSANELLI – Gabriele

October 16, 1931 – November 15, 2010

Gabriele Cusanelli, beloved husband of Vitangela of Calgary, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2010 at the age of 79 years.

Gabriele was born on October 16, 1931 in Sepino, Campobasso, Italy and immigrated to Canada in August of 1956. He and Vitangela were married on July 18, 1959, and recently celebrated their 51st Wedding Anniversary. He worked for CPR for forty years after which he retired to spend more time with his loving family and friends. Gabriele had many hobbies which included gardening, making wine, hunting, fishing, and working on his hobby farm. His true passion and number one priority was his family, especially his grandchildren, who he loved dearly.

Gabriele was loved by many and will truly be missed by his family and friends.

Besides his loving wife Vitangela, Gabriele is survived by his three sons, Domenico (Angela), Giovanni, and Serafino (Julie-Ann); grandchildren, Victoria, Gabriel, Lucas, Matteo, Emanuel, and Kristopher; sisters, Concetta Cusano and Antonietta (Sebastiano) Petrillo; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joe and Bianca Iafrancesco; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Gabriele was predeceased by his parents, Domenico and Serafina Cusanelli; and brothers-in-law, Michele Cusano and Giovanni Iafrancesco.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forward through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to World Vision Canada, P.O. Box 76067, #240, 70 Shawville Boulevard SE Calgary, AB T2Y 2Z9 Telephone: (403) 254-6460, www.worldvision.ca .

 In living memory of Gabriele Cusanelli, 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. Vitangela & Family

    I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart is filled with sadness. I have many fond memories of Gabrielle & I will always cherish them. He is now in the arms of the Lord. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    All my love, Lora Greco & sons

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  2. CARLO E GIOVANNA ODDONE :

    CARLO E GIOVANNA ODDONE E FAMIGLIA
    A VOI TUTTI LE NOSTRE PIU’ SINCERE
    CONDOGLIANZE PER LA PERDITA DEL VOSTRO CARO MARITO PAPA’ E NONNO

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  3. Frank and Gina Vigna :

    Patina Vittucia and family,
    It is with true sadness that my family sends their condolences on the passing of Patino Gabrielle. He was always very nice to me and my family. He will be fondly remembered every time a hunting story is repeated by my boys and we will miss him.

    Patina Gina and family

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  4. Albertina Ficocelli :

    Isidoro e Albertina Ficocelli

    Alla Famiglia Cusanelli
    Le nostre piu’ care e sincere Condoglianze.
    Albertina e Isidoro

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  5. Jack and Paola Olivieri :

    To Vitangela and all your family:
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to all of you.
    Jack and PaolaOlivieri… from the General Hospital.

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  6. Giovanni and Maria Petrillo :

    We are truly very sorry for the loss of your husband. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Giovanni and Maria Petrillo

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  7. Orlando and Carmela (Muzzo) Russo :

    Dear Friends, sending you all heart felt condolences on the passing of our friend Gabriele. We will miss his smile, his laughter and his genuine concern for his friends and family. From the Russo Family and your old friend Genoveffa Muzzo.

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  8. Gilberto, Nina Giustini and Family :

    We wanted to let you know that you have our deepest symapthy, and our hearts are truly saddened.

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  9. Gianni and Elena Marcelli (Giustini} :

    We are so sorry about you great loss, and may your memories live forever.

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  10. LAZZARO & ALBA MAUTONE :

    Our deepest regrets and condolences on your loss. It is an unfortunate byproduct of life and I am sure he lived life to the fullest.

    Love and Peace to the family.

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  11. INAMAY & DAVE BROOKS :

    Angela and Family,

    We were so sorry to hear of Gabriele’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. He was a wonderful man, kind, generous and loving with a great sense of humour. We will miss our visits with him.

    With sympathy
    Dave & Inamay Brooks

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