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GALLUCCI, Raffaella Giovannina (nee Savoia)

December 8, 1924 – Aprigliano, Cosenza, Italy
April 12, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Raffaella Gallucci, beloved wife of the late Rocco Gallucci of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 93 years.

Raffaella was born in Aprigliano, Cosenza, Italy, to her loving parents, Rocco and Rosaria. She grew up to be an amazing wife and mother; cooking and caring for her family was her passion. Her children will always remember her as the “Best Mom Ever”. She was also a devoted St. Anthony’s Catholic Church parishioner since 1955.

Raffaella is survived by her sons, Agostino (Joann), Frank (Tina), Mario (Kathy); granddaughters, Christa (Jim) Chappelle, Alissa (Amanda) Priolo; great-grandson, Rocco Chappelle; brother, Antonio (Gilda) Savoia; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her loving husband, Rocco, Raffaella was predeceased by her siblings, Giuseppina, Demetri, Marietta, Vincenzo, Alberto, Alfredo, Etterino, and Conchetta; and parents Rocco and Rosaria Savoia.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum (3219 – 4 St N.W., Calgary, AB). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Providence Care Center, 149 Providence Boulevard SE, Calgary, AB T2X 0X2, Telephone: (587) 393-1350, www.flccfoundation.ca/how-to-donate.

In living memory of Raffaella Gallucci, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. So sorry for your loss!

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  2. Vi Pickering :

    Thinking about you during this time of sorrow and grief!
    Vi and Brian Pickering

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  3. Amigo, we are very sorry for the lost of your Mother
    She was an amazing woman, and we still remember her, we are sorry for the loss.
    Jose & Andrea

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  4. Anna-Maria Clinton :

    Dear Gus,
    Sadly, I read news of the passing of your beloved Mother. May loving and wonderful memories of her live within your heart for all time. Thinking of you and your family as you grieve your loss.
    Fondly, Anna-Maria Clinton

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  5. Blair & Susan Howes :

    Mario & Family,

    Your mom was a kind woman with a gentle smile. Our deepest condolences.

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  6. The Gallucci Family :

    Dear Gus, Joann, Frank, Tina, Mario, Kathy, and all your children,

    We recall mom and dad speaking so fondly of your parents – mom in particular held Raffaella close to her heart. Now all four of them can enjoy the fruits of their labour knowing that their legacies of faith, kindness, generosity, courage, hard work, honesty and boundless love will continue via their cherished families. Even if we manage to accomplish a fraction of what they accomplished in one lifetime, we can proudly say that our parents made this country/world a better place.
    Raffaella’s work is done. Like Sestina, she gave it all she had and then some. We hope you feel the same gratitude and peace knowing that we had amazing moms whose love and embrace we will always miss and cherish.
    Eternal rest grant onto Raffaella…perpetual light shine upon her, may she rest in peace.

    With condolences and admiration,
    The Gallucci’s from Toronto — John and Silvia, Josie and Joe, Franca and Domenic, and our children.

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  7. Michelle Neigel :

    Dear Frank, Tina and family my deepest condolences to you all, may you mother, and grama and great grama Rest In Peace and May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories that she accomplished in her lifetime ! Frank you spoke everyday about your mom when I worked with you and all her wonderful traits ! You have wonderful memories to cherish !
    Blessing and comfort to you all during this difficult time .
    Michelle Neigel

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  8. Gus,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.

    Diane Volk

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  9. Jan and Jim Gilbert :

    Frank, Tina and family
    Thinking of all of you and sending our love ❤️Jan and Jim

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  10. Dear Frank, Gus, Mario and families,
    I really sympathize with you all in this sad time of passing away of your dear Mom. I heard how you all love and care for her and how you always remember her sweet loving cares in the past. It’s indeed so sad to lose someone very much loved in death. Hope you too find comfort in a sure hope of resurrection to a perfect healthy life in paradise. You’re in my prayers too.

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  11. David Linder :

    Gus,
    Our sincerest sympathies over your mother’s passing. She is with the angels now and no son could have done more for her. Take care my friend.
    Dave and Matt

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  12. Gus and Joann,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish all your memories of a wonderful mother who lived a long life full of love for her boys. The changes she saw in her lifetime!

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  13. Bill Mansell :

    Gus, Joann, Frank, Tina, Mario, Kathy and family
    Please accept my condolences on this sad occasion. Words do not do justice to the loss of ones parents. Thinking of you all.
    Sincerely Bill Mansell

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  14. Sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved Mom, Raffaella. I remember fondly spending time with your family when our mothers (Doris Miller) shared a room at the Rockyview Hospital. Our mothers seemed so much alike in their love and care for their families. I know Raffaella will be missed as we miss our Mom.

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  15. Gus, Frank, Mario and your families…I am saddened by the passing of your mother. I have only the fondest of memories of Comare Raffaella. She was always so kind, patient and gentle with us children; made us feel special and loved. She was a great lady. Your parents both were terrific long-time friends to our parents as well. I am sorry for your loss.

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  16. Frank Marasco :

    FRANK, GUS, MARIO,
    OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, WE PRAY TO THE LORD TO BLESS YOU WITH THE STRENGTH TO COPE DURING THIS SAD TIME. KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. MAY GOD REST CIA RAFFAELLA’S SOUL.

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  17. Gus, Frank, and Mario,

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing and please know we send you strength and prayers. Mother’s should never die….especially ones like your’s and our’s who were so loving and nurturing. Sorry we could not make the Prayers or the Funeral but we are thinking of all of you.
    With Love,
    Shauna, Maureen, Monica (Fleming)

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  18. Clelia Poscente :

    To Frank, Tina and family

    It is truly wonderful and a blessing that Mother Raffaella lived a long life to 93 years!
    However, the longer someone is with us the more difficult it is when they are gone.
    Hoping that as time passes your grief will lessen and be
    replaced by happy memories of your mother.

    Take Care,
    Clelia Poscente

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  19. Eugenio Viola and Family :

    We wish to express our deepest condolences to you in your loss. May you all find peace in the cherished memories you all shared with your loved one.

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