April 3, 1930 – Pietrapennata, Reggio Calabria, Italy
December 3, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Raimondo “Ray” Ferraro of Calgary, AB, announces his passing on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the age of 83 years.
Raimondo was born in Pietrapennata, Reggio Calabria, Italy on April 3, 1930. He immigrated to Canada with his young family in 1959 where he led a successful and hard-working life. Raimondo was employed with CP Rail for many years. When he decided to retire early he worked alongside his sons at Calbridge Homes, the company he co-founded in 1978. Raimondo was an integral part of Calbridge where he established relationships with all employees and home owners and loved to tell them a story or two.
Raimondo will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was a generous and outgoing man who made time for everyone. His love for his family and many friends was immeasurable. He loved spending his afternoons at San Remo Social Club (The Office) playing cards with friends.
Raimondo is survived by his two sons, Joe (Sharon) and Peter (Mary); grandchildren, Katia (Nelson), Raymond, Peter (Jennifer), and Michael (Marie); brothers, Domenico (Maria) and Teodoro (Giuseppina); sisters-in-law, Vittoria Ferraro and Vicky Piattelli (Nick); and numerous nieces, nephews, Linda Ferraro and his caregivers Elvie Aquinaldo and Kathy Mancilla. He was predeceased by his wife Caterina in April 2011 and brothers, Gildo and Antonino.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Saturday, December 7, 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 Palliative Care, c/o the Calgary Health Trust, 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca. Special thanks to Dr. Kathy Savoia and the Rockyview ICU and Unit 93.
In living memory of Raimondo Ferraro, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences