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DI MARIA, Pasqualino (Pat)

April 4, 1942 – April 13, 2012

Pasqualino (Pat) Di Maria, beloved husband of Antonietta Di Maria of Calgary, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on Friday, April 13, 2012 at the age of 70 years.

Pasqualino was born in Santa Croce del Sannio, Benevento, Italy. His early years were spent on the farm working alongside his family. His desire for a better life brought him and his young family to Canada in 1967, where they settled in Calgary. Employment lured him to the construction industry as a cribber, then to a supervisor position in the housing industry and finally to a cabinet maker until he retired. Pasqualino loved the outdoors and enjoyed his years of retirement tending to his garden, as well as spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was very passionate about gardening, especially when it came to his greatest pride, growing his apple trees.

Besides his loving wife, Antonietta, of forty-eight years, Pasqualino is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law Santina Di Maria and Mike Smith, Rina Di Maria and Ron Aalbers, Anna and André du Plessis; grandchildren, Justina Matic, Adriana Matic, Brandon Aalbers, Mitchell Aalbers, Joshua du Plessis, Elijah du Plessis and Carina du Plessis. Pasqualino is also survived by his brother Eligio Di Maria and sister Addolorata Di Maria as well as numerous nieces and nephews with whom he always enjoyed sharing his stories of the past with. Pasqualino was predeceased by his father Antonio Di Maria, mother Anna Di Maria and brother John Di Maria.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church (1100 Berkshire Boulevard N.W.) on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, www.parkinsons-society.org.

In living memory of Pasqualino Di Maria, 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.

    Cristina and Alberto and everyone at Scarpones

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  2. charlie smith :

    Santina and family, Our hearts are with you in this sad and difficult time. Love from Charlie & Adrian

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  3. Franco, Chris, Ava and Mia Vignone :

    Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.

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  4. The most difficult times in life are when we lose our loved ones to death. I will remember Pasqualino as a very kind man who always took time for a friendly
    conversation. My condolences to the entire family.

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  5. Shelley and Owen Ward :

    Anna and her family:

    Memories of a beloved
    one never fade away…

    Our prayers are always with you and your faimly.

    With deepest symapthy…

    Shelley and Owen

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  7. Kent and Loretta Wall :

    Anna, Andre and family,

    Our heart broke for you and your family. Cherish all the good memories you have with your Dad.

    Love,
    The Wall Family

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  9. Ferdi & Vreny Zumbuhl :

    Dear Anita & Familie,
    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Pat.
    Our thoughts are with you during these difficult times. We have very fond memories of Pat as he was a very caring and helpful neighbor.
    Ferdi & Vreny

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  10. Robert Fisher :

    I’m very sad to hear about Pat passing away. I am proud to say my family and I worked with Pat for many years. Pat spent many hours telling stories and talking about life. He was someone who you looked forward to seeing every day. I still talk about things Pat said or did. I will always miss Pat but his life will always be remembered when we talk about him as we frequently do.

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