February 18, 1932 – October 20, 2012
Francesco Mettimano, beloved husband of Adalgisa Mettimano, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the age of 80 after a brief battle with cancer.
Francesco was born on February 18, 1932 in Cerreto, Teramo, Italia. He was the second of six brothers and spent his childhood helping his mother and father work their farm. On August 23, 1959, he married Adalgisa Bosica. They would be blessed with two children, Paula and Lucio. On March 13, 1961, Francesco immigrated to Canada where he joined his brothers and began his new life in Calgary. On October 26, 1962, Adalgisa and family arrived in Calgary to join Francesco. He spent most of his working years with Lafarge Canada where he retired in 1994 after thirty-four years of service. His passion was his family and grandchildren, his garden, greenhouse and the making of wine and many other things.
Francesco is survived by his wife of fifty-three years Adalgisa; daughter Paula (Ray) Pasquini; son Lucio (Annunziata) Mettimano; grandchildren, Amanda Pasquini, Eric (Sherri) Pasquini, and Melissa Mettimano. He is also survived by his three brothers, Marino Mettimano, Silvio (Linda) Mettimano, and Claudio (Verla) Mettimano; sister-in-law Eda Mettimano; sister and brother-in-law Maria and Nicola Mettimano; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Franco and Paulina Mettimano; his brothers, Bennito and Emedio Mettimano.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Francesco’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial. The family would like to thank the staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Unit 42, Foothills Medical Centre Unit 32 and Santuari Hospice Unit 42.
In living memory of Francesco Mettimano, 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