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MAGGIPINTO, Paolo

January 4, 1928 – Putignano, Italy
November 12, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta

Paolo Maggipinto of Calgary passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the age of 85 years.

Paolo was born on January 4, 1928, in Putignano, Italy. In 1948, he moved to Belgium to work in a coal mine. While living there he met Josephine Colabella and they were married in 1956 and a year later they welcomed their son John. In 1962 Paolo moved his family to Canada and settled in Calgary. In 1967, Mike, their second son was born. Paolo worked as a labourer and supported his family the best as he could. Paolo and his wife Josephine loved gardening and grew vegetables each year, giving them out to family, friends and neighbors. Paolo suffered a great loss in 2007 when his wife of 51 years lost her battle with cancer.

Paolo is survived by his two sons, John and Mike; his daughters-in-law, Margory and Lorraine; his grandsons, Tony and Gabriel; his granddaughter Madeline; and his great-granddaughter Savannah. He is also survived by his brother Cosmo of Calgary including extended family, as well as family members throughout Europe.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Paolo Maggipinto, 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. joe ecathy mancuso :

    We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Paolo Maggipinto our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time in you life.
    Joe Ecathy Mancuso

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  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike, John and all the family. So sorry to hear about the passing of comparo. We are here for you if needed.
    God Bless you all with love.

    From the Musto Family

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  3. Demetrio & Doris Staffa :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  4. Natalie (Musto) Szypowski :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you .

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  5. Lise & Don Karpow :

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Lise & Don Karpow

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  6. Mike & Enza Priolo :

    Mike and John, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Paolo will always be remembered.

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  7. Mike & Enza Priolo :

    John and Mike, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Your father will always be remembered.

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  8. Luigi & Emilia Santoianni :

    Dear John & Mike and family:
    We wish to express our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. We will always have fond memories meeting him at Beddington Mall where we had some nice chats. We also have fond memories of your mother Josephine and your dad often mentioned how much he missed her. We are sorry we could not attend the funeral services but wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sincerely, Luigi & Emilia Santoianni & Family

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  9. Giovanni Maggipinto e famiglia :

    Jhon, Myke et Famille
    C’est avec une grande peine et une enorme tristesse que nous vous présentons toutes nos plus sincères condoléances.
    Zio Giovanni, Zia Lucia, Gianni e Famiglia, Rosa Maria e Famiglia, Nathalie e Famiglia

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  10. Pasquale Maggipinto from germany :

    John, Mike and Family

    Le mie più sinceri condoglianze dalla Famiglia Maggipinto Pasquale / Petra / Marco from germany

    sono il figlio di Domenico Maggipinto

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