March 7, 1932 – July 23, 2012
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Luigi Giella, Monday, July 23, 2012 at the age of 80 years after a brief illness.
While we grieve our loss, we take comfort knowing that his last few days were surrounded by family and close friends, with the laughter of his grandchildren as he rested peacefully.
Luigi is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gerardina Giella; children, Claudio (Carolanne nee Scott), Tony (Anna nee Colabella) and Conney (Ed Paszkiewicz); grandchildren, MacKenna, Joshua, Gabriella, Cassandra, Alexander, Justin and Matthew; nephews and nieces, Gerardo and Assunta Falcone and family, Luigi and Lucy Falcone; and his sister Nicolina Miele and family in Italy.
Luigi was predeceased by his parents Luigi and Concetta Giella; brother Domenico Galetta; and sisters, Maria Falcone and Camilla Galetta, all of Italy.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4 Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Unit 74 at the Rockyview General Hospital, in particular Barbara, Fran and Joan for their compassion and support during Luigi’s final days.
In living memory of Luigi Giella, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences