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FAZIO – Giovaninna (nee Stamile)

June 24, 1931 – May 22, 2010

Giovaninna Fazio (nee Stamile), beloved wife of Filippo of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the age of 78 years.

Giovaninna immigrated to Canada in 1953 from San Giacomo di Cerzeto, Italy. She was a very devoted wife of sixty-two years and a loving mother to her children. Giovaninna was very kind and always put the needs of others before her own. She was always there to help her family when they needed her.

Besides her loving husband Filippo, Giovaninna is also survived by her children, Ricki (Pietro) Castagnaro, Toni Fazio, May (Richard) Lambert), and Frank Fazio; her grandchildren, Emma (Chris), Kevin and Mike; her sister Raffaela Sarro; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Giovaninna was predeceased by her mother Enrichetta; Father Gennaro; and brother Guiseppe.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email

In living memory of Giovaninna Fazio, 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. Petra Lange :

    May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time.

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  2. Heather Pedersen :

    To Ricki and family; On behalf of myself and your Foothills Nursing classmates, I would like to say how sad we are to hear of your Mother’s passing. I know you will miss her very much. We will all be thinking of you.

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  3. Courtney B. :

    I would just like to pass on my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and take care.

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  4. Jean Pashulka :

    TONI Fazio & Family

    My deepest sympathy. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.

    Jean Pashulka

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