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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 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.

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  1. Anna and Guido Urciuoli :

    I am so sorry to find out about your dear dad. He was my brother Fulvio Marra Godfather, him and your mom were so wonderful to him. We will miss him dearly. Sorry we cannot attend any of the services, as we live in Vancouver but our prayers are with him and your family. Please give a hug to your mom from us.
    Guido and Anna (Marra) Urciuoli

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  2. Ray and Rita Ferrara :

    Claudio, Tony, Conney and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. May the many happy memories you have of your dad bring you comfort. Take good care of each other. With warmest regards ~Ray and Rita Ferrara

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  3. Gino Longobardi :

    Un semplice messaggio è ben poca cosa in momenti come questo. La lontananza non ci permette di esservi vicini fisicamente, ma vi siamo vicini col cuore e nella preghiera. Sentite condoglianze da Nino e Antonietta, Gino e Tonia, Carmen e Pasquale. (famiglia Longobardi)

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  4. milite claudia :

    vi siamo vivamente vicini nel vostro dolore e nel ricordo del nostro stimato zio e cognato da parte di zia maria condoglianze baci e abbracci

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  5. Marcello Viola :

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of your father and would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. May God give you comfort and strength in the memories and love you all shared with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Marcello, Ilvia and Silvana Viola

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  6. Norma and DeLace Rombough :

    WE are so sorry to hear that your dear husband, father and grandfather passed away. We feel for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you today. Give your Mom a Hug from me.
    Our Deepest Sympathy.
    Norma, DeLace
    Charlane Scott and Larissa

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