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FRANCIOTTI, Emma (nee Di Deo)

September 15, 1933 – October 13, 2012

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our Mother, Nonna, Sister and Friend Emma on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in her 79th year.

Emma was born in Ortona Chieti, Italy in 1933. She immigrated to Calgary in March 1962 where she met the love of her life Gino and were happily married for forty-four years. Emma’s gift and passion for cooking fulfilled her career and was the centrepiece for many family celebrations; you couldn’t wait for the next one. Her doors were opened to all.

Our mother will be remembered most for her unconditional love, patience, wisdom, infectious smile, the joy for singing and her continuous faith. Emma will be dearly missed by her children, Domenico (Gina), Diana (Jamie) Corbett, Anna Maria, Filomena (Kevin) Fox, as well as her darling grandchildren, Jennifer, Renee, Marissa, Samantha, Sabrina, Kristen, Brandon and Vanessa.

Emma is survived by her sisters, Anna, Irma (Arnaldo), Maria, Angela (Paolo), Emila and her sister-in-law Marelena and numerous relatives in Italy and Canada. We would like to acknowledge our mothers many friends for their support and friendship throughout the years. You enriched her life, as she did for so many others.

Emma was predeceased by her husband Gino, parents Nicola and Teresa Di Deo and brother Gabriele.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Monday, October 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Emma Franciotti, 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. Joe and Teresa Viscardi :

    Our sincere condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sorrowful time. Zia Emma will always be remembered in our hearts for her gentle and loving personality. She was truly a gem. We will truly miss her.
    Lots of love
    Joe, Teresa, Olivia and Sara

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  2. Antonio Lombardo :

    My heartfelt condolences to family and friends. My prayers are with you all.

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  3. Giuseppe Di Deo :

    E’ stato grande il dolore della notizia della perdita della cara zia Emma. Sincere condoglianze a tutti da Giuseppe Di Deo e Cristina.

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  4. Jack & Glenys Fox :

    Emma’s family:

    We were so saddened to hear of Emma’s passing. She was an insperation to all of us. She always made us feel so welcome in her home – we will miss her dearly.

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  5. Anna & Tony Greco :

    Anna, Diane, Dom & Filomena & families,
    Our deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless,
    Tony, Anna Greco & Family

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  6. Our deepest condolences to the family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    From Sera and Cristina
    And everyone at the Italian store

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  7. Franciotti Family,

    We were very saddened by the sudden passing of your wonderful Mom, Nonna. I saw her often in her building, when I visited my Dad. She was truly a very generous, wonderful lady.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Domenico Mattucci
    Vito and Dina Mancini

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  8. Anna and family,
    My sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Rose

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