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.Print This Obituary & Condolences