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MINARDI, Carmela (nee Spadafora)

MINARDI, Carmela (nee Spadafora)

1920 – Santo Stefano, Italy

2013 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Carmela Minardi of Calgary, AB on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the age of 93 years.

Carmela was born in Santo Stefano, Rogliano, Cosenza, Italy on March 27, 1920. She immigrated to Canada in 1962 with her husband and five children. Carmela was an exceptional mother, always putting her family first. Carmela was a hard working and determined person. She will be remembered as a kind hearted, lively, gracious and considerate person. We will miss her greatly.


Carmela is survived by two sons and three daughters, Silvio (Maria) Minardi, Domenico (Lina) Minardi, Maria (Frank) Mosca, Gina (Aldo) DeGiorgis and Anna (Paul) Tremblay, fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren with another arriving soon.

She was predeceased by her husband Guglielmo on January 30, 1980, her son Mario Minardi in 1945, her parents Domenico and Chiara Spadafora, two brothers Francesco Spadafora, Pasquale Spadafora, and a sister Chichina Porco.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (formerly Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church) (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.  Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Carmela Minardi, 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. Rose and Frank Spadafora :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of need. Frank and I miss your mom very much, everyday when we go to the Bethany we remember her sweet face, and her eyes lighting up when she heard (Luigi) singing, she will be greatly missed and always remembered in our hearts We miss all of you, and God bless

    Love Rose and Frank and family Spadafora

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  2. Brenda Arseneault & Peter Ciavarella :

    Gina, Aldo and Family,
    May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.
    Your in our thoughts and prayers every step of the way

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  3. We were sorry to hear about Carmela’s passing. It’s never easy. Our prayers are with the family during this time of loss.

    Although Carmela is absent in body she is present in spirit.

    Luigi Audia and Rita Lisella, Guiseppina Audia & family

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