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LOMBARDO, Generoso (Guy)

June 2, 1923 – January 20, 2011

Generoso “Guy” Lombardo, beloved husband of Maria Mafalda Lombardo of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at the age of 87 years.

Born in Monteforte Irpino, Avellino Italy, Guy entered the workforce as a Horticulturist, and fought with the Italian Armed Forces in WW II. He married Maria on June 13, 1955. They immigrated to Canada in February 1957 where they raised two children, Nancy and Aurelio. Guy enjoyed twenty-five years as a Foreman for the City of Calgary Parks Department before retiring. The family attended Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church where Guy assisted with the Sunday collection. He also contributed to charitable work with Alberta Children’s Hospital, Saint Anthony of Padua and the Canadian Cancer Society. Guy was extremely proud of his grand children, and loved returning to Italy to spend time with family and friends. Favourite pastimes and interests have included wine-making with Maria, watching Italian programs on the RAI Network, enjoying the musical talents of Luciano Pavarotti, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Perry Como as well as having a love of dogs. Besides his loving wife Maria, Guy is survived by his daughter Nancy (Lucio) Picone and son Aurelio (Susy) Lombardo; three grandchildren, Ellena Picone, Steven and Erica Lombardo. He is also survived by one brother Guiseppe (Anna) Lombardo; two sisters Maria (Carlo) Romano, and Emilia (Alfonso) Vona; sisters-in-law Maria Fusco Lombardo, Yolanda Lombardo, Guiseppina Lombardo; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends both in Calgary and in Italy.

Guy was predeceased by his parents Aurelio and Annunziata Lombardo; brothers Francesco, Vincenzo and Carmine Lombardo

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818, or to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Guy Lombardo, 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. Nancy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. “June 2, 1923 – January 20, 2011” reflect your dad’s birth and passing, but his wonderful life is contained in the ‘dash’ that separates these dates. May the peace which comes from these memories comfort you now and in the days ahead.
    God bless you.

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  2. Anna Maria Faraldo :

    dall’Italia e precisamente dalla città di Ravenna, le nipoti Anna e Lorenza Faraldo, con le rispettive famiglie, abbracciano e sono vicine in questo triste momento alla famiglia Lombardo

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  3. Claire & Giovanni Pagnucco :

    To Aurelio, Susy et al

    At this time of sorrow, our prayers and thoughts are with you
    May God give you comfort, memories help you cope
    Deepest condolences

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  4. Emilia De Fazio (Cook) :

    To The Lombardo Family:

    Please accept our sympathy for the loss of Compare Generoso. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. He was a kind, and generous man who was instrumental in making our move to Canada a success. We will always be grateful and thankful for knowing him. He will never be forgotten.
    The De Fazio Family

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  5. Kerry J Toole :

    Guy was my foreman @ The Calgary Zoo during the summers of 77/78. He was the best. He took me shopping for my first work boots and gave me my first Hard Hat. I wore them both with pride. I have often thought of him over the years.
    It sounds like he had a good life; a generous heart and a loving Family. God Bless you all in this time of sorrow and know that he is remembered fondly by those who had the privilage to work with him.
    My Sincere Condolences Kerry Toole

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  6. Paolo De Minico :

    We are very saddened to hear about the loss of Generoso.There are not enough words to say how you feel right now. Just remember all the good memories that you had with him. May he rest in peace.

    Paolo and Giuseppina De Minico

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  7. Grant Clark & Bill Penner :

    Dear Aurelio and Susy and all family members.

    We wish to extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. May good memories give you peace.

    Thinking of you
    Sincerely Grant Clark & Bill Penner

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  8. Maggie Piechotta :

    Dear Nancy. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish you and your family peace and strength.

    Marguerite Piechotta (Schoolmate, St. Francis High School)

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  9. Linda Whitney (Martina) :

    Dear Nancy & family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your Father’s passing. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Call me any time if you need to talk.
    Your childhood friend Linda.

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  10. Valerie Buchanan :

    Our entire family send you our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father.

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  11. Dina (Mattucci) Mancini :

    To the Lombardo family,

    We were very saddened to hear of Mr. Lombardo’s passing. He was always a very vivacious and wonderful man. Nancy and I worked together at the Zoo back in the day and her Dad the Parks foreman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take comfort in the wonderful memories.

    Dina (Mattucci), Vito, Adam and Anthony Mancini and Domenic Mattucci.

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  12. Luigi De Somma :

    To the Lombardo and Picone families, our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the memories.
    Luigi, Joyce, Elisea, Maria-Giovanna

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  13. Mairead Sattler :

    To the Lombardo Family —
    We offer our sincere condolences on the passing of Guy.

    May he rest in peace.

    Henry and Mairead Sattler,
    Thornaby Way N.W.

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  14. The Vona-Jackson family express our deepest sympathies to the loss of zio Generso. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May you rest in peace zio Generso.

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  15. Lorenza Lombardi and family :

    We are very far from you all, but we are really close with our hearts, zio Generoso you will always be in our memories. A big hug to you all from Lorenza, Enzo, Giannina and Giuseppe.
    God Bless You.

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  16. Carmela (Muzzo) Russo and family. :

    Our sincerest condolences we send to the family of Mr. Lombardo. He was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever met. May the Lord watch over him and all of you. Your father will always be in our hearts and in our prayers.
    From the Muzzo and Russo Families

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  17. Beatrice Liverani :

    Cara Nancy, Lorenza mi ha detto della scomparsa del tuo babbo.Sono Beatrice, assieme a Lorenza e Cristina, sono venuta vostra ospite in Canada, ricordi? Invio un forte abbraccio a tutti voi, in particolare un bacio a zia Maria.Con affetto Beatrice from Italy.

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  18. Mark Weber/Christine Bryce :

    We were sorry to hear the news of Guy’s passing. He used to walk by our house #6320 and stop to chat about whatever yard project we were working on, definitely drawing on his experience! We always enjoyed our conversations with such a fine gentlemen. Our thoughts are with you.

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  19. Limongiello A. :

    Gentile famiglia Lombardo,
    In queste occasioni non si sa mai cosa dire. Qualsiasi parola appare vuota di senso di fronte ad un dolore così grande. Le mie più sentite condoglianze, per la perdita.

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  20. Mr Lombardo was my foreman for a year and was kind and understanding. He gave me a break when the other foremen and superintendent were trying to get rid of me any way they could. He probably took a lot of flak from them but he trusted me and I in turn didn’t let him down. I owe Mr Lombardo a lot.

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