August 5, 1926 – January 23, 2012
Angiolino Mastrofrancesco, beloved husband of Lucia, of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 23, 2012 at the age of 85 years.
Angelo was born in Sepino, Campobasso, Italy, on August 5, 1926. His early years were spent on the farm working alongside his family. Angelo’s quest for adventure and his desire for a better life brought him to Canada in 1951. Arriving in Halifax he made his way to Montreal, eventually heading west. Employment lured him to the Alcan Aluminum plant located in Kitimat, and later the coal mines of Drumheller. He spent many years as an iron worker, contributing to the building of Calgary’s downtown. In 1961, he married his life partner Lucia, starting a family and calling Calgary home. Angelo was a passionate outdoorsman who spent many days hunting, camping, and fishing. Angelo enjoyed his retirement years spending them outdoors and traveling, but time with his grandchildren was his greatest joy.
Angelo is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Lucia; his daughter Antonietta (Gary Malin); his son Gino (Kristin Clark); and his grandchildren, Jana Malin, Lucas Malin, and Massimo Mastrofrancesco. Angelo is also survived by his sisters, Marietta Zeoli (Nick) and Elisa Petrillo; his sister-in-law Antonietta Mastrofrancesco; and his father-in-law Angelo-Maria Pezzente of Italy. Angelo was predeceased by his sister Maria; his mother Antonia; brother Epifanio Mastrofrancesco; his father Giuseppe; his brother-in-law, Carmine Petrillo; and his mother-in-law Antonietta Petrillo. Angelo is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, with whom he always enjoyed sharing a glass of wine.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers, if friends and family so desire, tributes in memory of Angelo Mastrofrancesco may be made to support the heart failure research at the Libin Cardiovascular Institute in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Cheques made out to “University of Calgary” (In memory of Angelo Mastrofrancesco) may be mailed to Chelsey Kehler, Fund Development Office, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1.
The Mastrofrancesco family would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Dr. Isaac (Cardiac Function Clinic) and Dr. Sheldon (Cardiac Device Clinic), and their team of nurses for the wonderful care our father received. Thanks to numerous surgeons; Dr. Kavanagh, Dr. Rothchild, Dr. Exner, Dr. Geiser, Dr. Bays. We would also like to say a thank you to the nurses and staff of Unit 92 at the Foothills Hospital for your eight years of care and attention. Lastly, to the angels at the Agape Hospice, thank you for your care and love.
In living memory of Angelo Mastrofrancesco, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences