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L’ AMARCA – Rosa

September 2, 1944 – March 6, 2011

Mrs. Rosa L’Amarca, beloved wife of Mike L’Amarca of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the age of 66 years, surrounded by her family.

Rosa was born on September 2, 1944 in Lausodomini, Naples, Italy. Michaelangelo “Mike” and Rosa were married on February 5, 1967, and she joined him in Canada on March 7, 1967 where they made their home in Calgary. Together they raised son Antonio “Tony”, and daughter Antonietta. Rosa loved her flower and vegetable gardens, cooking, baking Christmas cookies, and pilgrimages. She was extremely devoted to her Faith, which included daily prayers for her family and friends, both living and deceased. Rosa always had a really positive outlook on life, no matter the challenge.

Besides her loving husband Mike, she is survived by her son Tony; daughter Antonietta (Enzo) and Giulia; brothers Giuseppe (Maria) and Antonio (Maria); sisters-in-law Felicetta, Louisa, Rosa, Maria (Alfredo), Maddalena, Teresa (Pat), Anna; brother-in-law Joe; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Entombment to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (www.ourladyofgrace.ca ph: 403-276-2689)
Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Rosa’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kelly Burak, and supporting staff at Foothills Hospital.

In living memory of Rosa L’Amarca, 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. CARLO ODDONE E GIOVANNA :

    Le nostre sincere condoglianze a te’Mike Tony e Antonietta per la perdita della vostra cara da noi tutti e una preghiera, CARLO ODDONE E FAMILY

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  2. Anthony, Melissa, Tony & Lisa Benoit :

    Dear Mike, Tony, Antonietta and Family,

    We are at a loss for adequate words to express our sadness. We have been so blessed to have known Rosa and we know heaven just received one of the most special angels. You are a reflection of your mom in the way she always treated everyone with so much love respect and kindness. Always making everyone feel loved and special. We are so deeply sorry for your loss.

    Know that we are sharing in your sorrow and lifting you up in prayer. May you feel God’s comfort and grace all around you.

    Love,
    Anthony, Melissa, Tony & Lisa

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  3. Elizabeth & Roberto Paolucci :

    Our most sincere condolences for the loss of your wife and mother. May you take comfort in knowing she will remain faithfully in our prayers.

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  4. Piera Zaghetto :

    Dear Mike, Tony, Antonietta and Enzo

    I can’t express my deep sorrow in learning of Rosa’s passing. She will always be remembered as a gracious and gentle soul who was always genuinely caring of everyone who touched her life.

    I know your strong faith has and will carry you through this very difficult time. Cherish the wonderful memories and she will always be near you. Take comfort in knowing that God has recruited another angel to watch over and guide her loved ones.

    Peace be with all of you.

    Love, Piera

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  5. Mike Tony & Antonietta
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rosa. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.
    Debi

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  6. Ken Frampton :

    Antonietta & family,

    So saddened to hear of your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom, but as mine recently passed at the same age I feel a real kinship.

    I know you will all take strength from the things she taught you and the great times you spent together.

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  7. Denise Retzlaff :

    Antonietta and family,

    Please accept my deeptest condolences on the loss of your Mother. I will always remember her as a kind and gracious woman.

    I know I was deeply touched by the her kind words and gifts of baking and baby blankets while we worked together. She had a way of making you feel as though you were a member of the family.

    Having lost my Mother several years I ago, I know this time will be very difficult for you. Rejoice in your memories of her and the special bond you two held. May the strength and support of family and friends help to ease your grief.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Denise

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  8. Paola Marfoglia and Antonio, Michael and Sara Luciano :

    Dear Michele, Tony and Antonietta,
    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this moment of sadness. May you find comfort in each other. We have the most joyful memories of your mother, she was a kind person, she will truly be missed.

    May you find it in you to know that she is now in God’s hand.

    The Luciano family
    Montreal, Quebec

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  9. joe & cathy mancuso :

    sentite condolianze alla faglia L’amarca per laperdita di Rosetta una preghiera che riposa in pace coraggio per il resto della famiglia

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  10. Bill and Darlene Wilkie :

    So sorry to hear about your Mother Tony. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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  11. Mike, Tony and Antonietta:

    My heart is in a very sad place and I feel your pain. I loved your mom very very much and she will be missed.

    My condolences to all of you and my prayers are with you.

    Love Lisa, Darrin and Adriana

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  12. Linda & Philip Blasetti :

    Mike, Antonietta, Tony, Guilia and family,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences as you suffer the loss of your precious Wife and Mother, Rosa. She was a wonderful woman and the memories of her life, well lived, will fill the treasure chest of your hearts and carry you through the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we will not be able to attend her funeral as we are in Mexico until the end of the month. May God continue to bless you all.
    Sincerely, Philip and Linda Blasetti and Family

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  13. Gabriella Grossi (Langan) :

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your wife and mother, I remember Rosa being so kind and welcoming to everyone she met, Rosa was a very loving woman, may you find comfort in the months ahead by always remembering all the precious memories of Rosa. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

    Gabriella Grossi (Langan)

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  14. Annalisa and Gianni Mannino :

    Dear Mike, Tony, Antonietta and Enzo
    Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. We are saddened by your loss.
    However, we celebrate the life of Rosette. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. May your memories give you strength. Rosette’s kind soul and giving spirit touched so many and will never be forgotten.
    We will miss her and we love her very much.
    May God bless you all during this time and always.
    Love Annalisa and Gianni

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  15. Joyce & Del Fisher :

    I would like to express our deep condolences on the loss of your wife and Mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you thru this very difficult time.
    God Bless you all.

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  16. Maria Monna :

    Dear Comparo Mike, Tony, Comara Antonietta and Enzo,

    The heart remembers most what it has loved best. May memories comfort you and bring you peace.

    You’re in our thoughts, now and in the days to come.

    Sincerely, The Monna Family

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  17. Antonietta Limongiello (figlia di Immacolata) :

    È difficile, in momenti così particolari della vita, Trovare parole che non siano di rito. Ti sono affettuosamente vicino e piango la prematura scomparsa della tua dolce moglie e mamma…In questo momento di dolore vi giungano le nostre più sentite condoglianze…mi dispiace molto che non sono li ma ti mando un abbraccio forte Mike e famiglia.

    Antonietta e Nicola da Roma, Italia

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  18. Daniela & John Williams :

    Dear Mike, Tony, Antonietta and Enzo,

    At this time of loss, may you find comfort in warm memories and in knowing others sympathize and care. Our sincerest condolences and know that you are in our prayers.

    Daniela, John, Evan, Rhys and Breana

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  19. Michelle Gayse :

    Dear Tony,

    I am sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Take care
    Michelle

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  20. Luigi De Somma :

    To the L’Amarca family:
    Deepest sympathies for your loss.

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  21. Heather & Tim Drougge :

    Our most sincere condolences for your loss. I will miss the summer chats with Rosa about our flowers and neighbourhood events. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Tim, Heather, Jordan and Adam

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  22. Pasquina Gigantelli :

    We are so sorry for your loss and our hearts go out to all of you. Rosetta was a beautiful and kind women and will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Pasquina, Joe, John, & Tony Gigantelli

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  23. Sincere condolences for the loss of Rosa, wife and mother. God bless you and may you have comfort in your precious memories.

    Monika and Barry Gayse

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  24. Antonietta Pagliaro e Jaime Cadaval :

    Our most sincere condolences to the family for the loss of such a strong and family oriented woman.
    God Bless you all and we wish you strength in this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Antonietta and Jaime

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