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FERRARA, Luisa (nee Valentino)

December 4, 1925 – April 5, 2013

In our hearts forever, Luisa Ferrara (nee Valentino) of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the age of 87 years.

Luisa was born on December 4, 1925 in Monteforte Irpino, Italy and immigrated to Calgary in 1966. Luisa was a kind, generous, caring, strong woman. A dearly loved wife, a devoted mother, an adored nonna who left us with many wonderful memories that we will treasure forever.

Luisa was predeceased by her husband Antonio; her grandsons, Michael and Christopher; and her brothers, Antonio and Andrea. Luisa is survived by her children, Alberto (Rosetta), Ray (Rita), and Lucy (Luigi); her grandchildren, Anthony Jeff, Janelle, Luisa, and Antonio; her sister Giovanna; and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Italy.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, April 11, 2013 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 Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Luisa Ferrara, 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. Mario, Rosa and family :

    To the family of Luisa Ferrara,
    We are thinking of you and send our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Mario, Rosa and family

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  2. Maria, Samantha and Michaela :

    Comare Luisa will always hold a special place in our hearts and forever be in our memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  3. Andre Guzzardi and family :

    Our deepest condolences to Lucy and her family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Andre Guzzardi and family

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  4. Lisa DeBlasio :

    I am sorry for your great loss.
    Lisa DeBlasio

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  5. Augusto Ambrosino :

    Vicino nel dolore, vi porgo le piu sentite condoglianze per la perdita della cara mamma.

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  6. John & Annette Russo :

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your loving mother.
    Thinking of you and your family.

    With love,
    John, Annette & Family

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  7. Fred, Michele, Sammy and Sofia Filzi :

    Comare Luisa was such a kind and gentle woman. She was very special to us and will never be forgotten.
    Our thoughts are prayers go out to all the family.

    With Love,
    Fred, Michele, Sammy and Sofia

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  8. Antonio e Mery de Somma :

    Porgiamo le nostre piu sentite condoglianze. Siamo vicini nel vostro dolore.
    Tony, Mery e famiglia

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  9. Anthony & Rayelyn :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…we are sending our love.

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  10. Angie Casoria :

    To the whole family,
    We are thinking of you and send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God bless you.
    With love,
    Carina and Angie Casoria

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  11. Ursula De Marco :

    Lucy and Luigi our sincerest heartfelt condolences to you and all the Ferrara family, in the loss of your beloved mother. May God bless her with eternal peace. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Ursula & Peter De Marco

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  12. Joan And Tally Abougoush :

    Our love and prayers are sent to all of you at this time of loss. May your fond memories of Luisa bring you peace and help to keep her close to your hearts forever.

    With much love,
    Tally, Joan and family

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  13. To influence, to nurture, to impact and to love is the measure of a life well lived. Mothers do this. Lucy, I am thinking and praying for you and your family through this challenging time.

    Lisa Young

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  14. Carolyn Kushner :

    To Rita, Ray, Jeff and Janelle:

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. It is a sad time but look after each other and share your memories of Mom and Grandma with each other. The passage of time will make each memory precious.

    In sympathy, Mike and Carolyn Kushner

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  15. Demetria and Pietro Cilione :

    It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Luisa Ferrara. Pietro and I wish to express our sincerest condolences for you and your entire family.

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  16. Domenica Mimma Cucinotta :

    I would like to offer my condolences to the entire Ferrara family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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  17. Liz & Carlo Duri :

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother.

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  18. Mark and Ines McNevin :

    Our deepest condolences, Luisa will always be in your heart.

    With Love
    Mark, Ines, Matthew and Brett McNevin

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  19. Greg and Emilia Cook :

    To Alberto, Raymond, Lucy:
    Please except our sincere condolences for the loss of you mother. Comare Luisa was a kind, gentle woman and a long-time family friend, whom we shared lots of happy times. We keep you in our thoughts and in our prayers.

    Emilia (De Fazio), Greg, Ben Cook

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  20. Gino Limongiello and Jennifer Bird :

    Our deepest condolences, Zia Luisa was a beautiful woman and she will be dearly missed by all.

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  21. Corcione Jack :

    Our condolences to all the Ferrara family for their loss of a mother a nonna. Jack, Tina Felice Maria

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  22. Kathy Cucinotta and Dave Fredriksen :

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your Mother.

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  23. Lucy and family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

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  24. Daniela & Gordon Grossberndt & Family :

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Ferrara family for the loss of a wonderful mother, nonna and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  25. Ray, Rita and family, So sorry to hear about your mom. May your memories help you through this time.
    Hugs from Tom and Joan Clark

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  26. Roberta Travis :

    Lucy and Luigi and family – my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this time. Thinking of you and sending love and prayers.

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  27. Dear Ray, Rita, Jeff & Janelle,
    Our condolences to you on the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you and we hope that your fond memories help you through this difficult time.
    Sheila and Fred Wong

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  28. Walter and Dolly Persaud :

    Dear Ray, Rita, Jeffrey and Janelle,
    Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved, Mom and Grandmother. May God grant her eternal peace.
    Love, Walter, Dolly and family

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  29. Alfonso Vona and family :

    Our condolences to the Ferrara family.

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  30. Sam & Diane Granato :

    To All the Ferrara Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our deepest condolences.

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  31. Giuseppina Lombardo :

    Our deepest condolences for your great loss she was a wonderful lady. May your memories bring you such joy she will be with all of you always. God Bless.
    Guiseppina Lombardo and Family

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