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OLIVITO, Caterina (Titina) (nee Spadafora)

August 8, 1928 – October 14, 2011

Caterina Olivito, beloved wife of Giovanni Olivito of Calgary, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the age of 83 years.

Caterina was born in San Giovanni In Fiore, Italy and immigrated to Switzerland in 1961 and then to Canada in 1968. Titina’s passion was caring for her family. She loved cooking and baking and enjoyed travelling and being surrounded by family and friends.

Besides her loving husband of sixty-two years, Titina is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Sam Cortese; son and daughter-in-law, Pietro and Antonia Olivito; four grandchildren, Gregorio (Melissa) Cortese, Jordana (Jordan) Giustini, Caterina (Biagio) Veltri and John (Adriana) Olivito; great-grandchildren, Valentina, Luke, Jack, Julia, Massimo, Bianca, Jonathon, Cianna and Gabriele. She is also survived by her two brothers and a sister-in-law, Giuseppe and Anna Spadafora of Calgary and Giovanni Spadafora of Switzerland; sister and brother-in-law, Rosa and Bernardo Nicoletti and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Francesco and Angelina Spadafora and two brothers.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, (404 Northmount Place N.W.) on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Services to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A special thanks to Dr. Savoia, Dr. Valentine, Dr. Owen, Dr. Osei Tu-Tu, palliative care nurse Jennifer King, and all the staff at the Agape Hospice especially nurses Pina, Susana, and Leo. A heartfelt thank you to Maria Costa, who became Titina’s very special friend and angel at the end of her journey.

In living memory of Titina Olivito, 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.

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  1. Louie & Maria Masocco :

    Our condolences on your Mother’s passing. Our prayers will be with you.
    We will not be in town this following week, but will be thinking of you.
    God bless your family.

    Luigi & Maria Masocco

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  2. John & Annette Russo and Family :

    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless your family.

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  3. Tina Brandelli :

    Dear Teresa and family,
    May memories of happy times bring you comfort. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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    Our deepest condolences.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Luigi, Caterina and Gianni Mangone :

    Teresa, Sam, Gregorio and Jordana and families,
    It is with great sadness that we learn of your mother’s and nonna’s passing. She was a wonderful lady. Take comfort in her memories. We are currently in Arizona and regret not being able to attend the funeral service. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Luigi, Caterina and Gianni Mangone

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  6. Sylvia Oliverio :

    There are no words to describe this feeling. She was a beautiful woman with a smile that could light up the darkest room, she will be so missed in the community.
    My prayers & thoughts will be with you & your family.
    God Bless.

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