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FICACCIO, Maria

July 2, 1928 – October 24, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maria Ficaccio (nee Damiani) on October 24, 2011 at the age of 83 years.

Maria was born in Sezze, Latina, Italy, one of seven children born to Lidano and Filomena Damiani. She immigrated to Calgary in 1958 where she married Aurelio. Maria worked as a seamstress and homemaker who enjoyed close relationships with her newly adopted family. Maria and Aurelio were blessed with the birth of their twins, Loris and Mauro, who would always be the focus and joy of her life. Maria then made her five grandchildren the centrepiece of her world. They represented to her everything that was beautiful in life and when they were all together they shared the happiness that is a true family. Our Sunday dinners together will be irreplaceable.

Maria is survived by her children Mauro (Roberta) Ficaccio and Loris (Vinicio) Sciore and grandchildren Marco, Alyssa, Steven, Cassandra, and Sara. She is also survived by her siblings Ada Marcucci, Vincenzina (Quintino) Eramo, Leonardo (Pina) Damiani, Francesco (Ada) Damiani, Rossana (John) LaManna and by brothers and sisters-in-law Gina Damiani, Antonietta Masocco, Rico and Eda Ficaccio, and Elide Pietrocarlo, along with numerous nieces and nephews, friends and other extended family from Italy, Australia, and the U.S.

Maria was predeceased by her husband Aurelio Ficaccio, her brother Vincenzo Damiani, brothers and sisters-in-law Gino Marcucci, Italo and Paolina Ficaccio, Elio Pietrocarlo, Costantino Masocco, Adamo and Semina Ficaccio, Nella and Remigio Volpi, Emilia and Luigi Belli, and Marietta and Giulio Palombi.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 27, 2011 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 Friday, October 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of the emergency unit of the Peter Lougheed Hospital, especially to nurse Kathy and Doctor Paul, as well as to the staff of Unit 43, for their patience and compassion. We do also wish to express our thanks to caregiver Gigi and the palliative care team. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Maria Ficaccio, 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. Sara and Tony Cimino :

    Dear Loris and Vini and Family
    We are truly saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I hope that in time you will find solace and take comfort in each other and in your fond memories of your mother and nonna.
    Sincerely, Sara and Tony Cimino

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  2. Lory and Adriano Iovinelli :

    Dearest Loris, Vinney, Mauro, Roberta and all Zia Maria’s beloved grandchildren,

    We are so saddened to hear of your dear Mother/Grandmother’s passing. She was always such a pleasant and happy woman – probably because she was always surrounded by so much love from such a wonderful family.

    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. God Bless you all,

    Adriano and Lory Iovinelli

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  3. Margaret Tefledzuk :

    Dear Mauro, Roberta, Loris Vinney and family,
    “Your mom/grandmother was a very special lady and loved by everyone who knew her. Please know that we share in your grief and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.”

    Sincerely, Margaret, Alana and Talisa Tefledzuk

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  4. Silvia and Scott Allan :

    Dearest Mauro, Roberta and family,

    It truly is so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. You have been blessed to have such a wonderful mother and you will always treasure those memories. Our sincerest condolences, Scott Allan and Silvia D’Alfonso – Allan

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  5. Cris Nannarone :

    Mauro, Loris and families,

    My deepest condolences to you at this time,

    I remember the many times I had dinner at your house in junior high, your mother always made me feel welcome, a lovely lady.

    Cris Nannarone

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  6. Mauro, Roberta, Loris, Vini and families

    Thinking of you all. Zia Maria was a wonderful example of a loving wife, mother and Nonna. May she always be remembered for her giving and loving nature. My condolences to you all.

    Carla

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  7. Henry & Maureen Bruch :

    Dear Mauro and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  8. Anna & Umberto Palombi :

    Dear Mauro, Loris and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this moment of sorrow.
    Love to you all, see you soon
    Anna and Umberto

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  9. Lavern & Merrick Mahadeo :

    Mauro, Loris and family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and yours at this time, I know you will miss those great Sunday dinners. I know your parents knew what great children and grandchildren they had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Lavern, Merrick, Shinell, Dion, J’nai, Lamae & Leanne Saunders and Peggy and Maddison Hopper

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  10. Mauro and Loris and families

    May God comfort and bless you at this time of sorrow.

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  11. Santina Cimino :

    Mr. and Mrs. Sciore and family,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom and Nonna. My thoughts are with you all…

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  12. Chiara & Giovanni Pagnucco :

    To Loris et al

    Our deepest condolences for your loss

    May God comfort you at this difficult time
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    Chiara & Giovanni

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  13. Anne Roggensack :

    Dear Mauro and Roberta and family,
    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. While I never met her, she sounded like an incredible lady! Our thoughts are with you all in this difficult time,
    Anne Roggensack & Doug Childs

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  14. Doug and Janice Trefry :

    Sorry to hear of your mothers passing, our thoughts and prayers are wiith you all
    Doug and Janice Trefry

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  15. Vincenzo Angaran :

    Signora… le parole non possono esprimere come ci sentiamo oggi. Lei era come la madre non abbiamo mentre in Calgary. Loris e Mauro, i nostri pensieri e preghiere sono con voi e le vostre famiglie in questo difficile. Possa tu riposare in pace sapendo che siete stati amati e sarà davvero imperdibile. Vincezo e Crystal Angaran

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  16. Loris, Vinnie, Mauro and Roberta, and families. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My sincere condolences to all of you, my prayers are with you all.
    Melina Akins ( Maucieri)

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  17. Deepest Sympathies for Mauro, Loris and families. God Bless.

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