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PELLEGRINO, Francesco

July 6 1928 – January 5, 2013

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and Nonno, Francesco Pellegrino on January 5, 2013.

Born on July 6 1928 in Acri, Cosenza, he met and married his wife Gemma on December 7 1952. Thanks to his brother-in-law and friend, the late Fedele Perri, he and his family immigrated to Canada in 1962. Francesco and Gemma created a loving home where friends and family were always welcome. His passion was his greenhouse, wine making and most especially his family.

In addition to his loving wife, he is also survived by his daughters, Teresa (Pasquale) Imperato, Maria Gentile, Rosaria Beaumont and Rosa Pellegrino; son Pasquale (Dany) Pellegrino; grandchildren, Domenic (Kari) Imperato, Robert (Isabelle) Imperato, Gina (Tony) Colabella, Chantelle Gentile, Jennifer Beaumont, Paul Gentile, Stephanie Beaumont, Frank Pellegrino, Anjela Pellegrino-Snow, and Amy Pellegrino; six great-grandchildren; Alessandra, Katerina, Olivia, Michela, Carmine, and Amari. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Carmine (Ida) Fusaro, and sisters-in-law Nina Fusaro, Annunziata Perri, Francesca Aiello, Lina (Domenico) Minardi, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Francesco was predeceased by his parents, siblings and brothers-in-law, in Canada and Italy.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church, (1714- 14th Avenue NE) on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the doctors and nurses of the Tom Baker Cancer Center Unit 37. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Francesco Pellegrino, 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. Giulia Novello :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during the time of sadness. His friendliness and greetings of smiles will always remain in our memories and hearts.
    Love always Comara Nucci, Giulia & Nicholas Novello

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  2. Josie & Gerry Scalise :

    To all the Pellegrino family;
    We are so very sorry to hear about Francesco, he was such a kind and generous man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Cherish the memories as those can never be taken away.

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  3. Joe Montefresco :

    To everyone in the Pellegrino Family,
    Very sorry to hear about Frank, our prayers are with you all.
    R.I.P. Frank.
    Joe e Lorna Montefresco

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  4. Carla Gelinas :

    We are so very sorry for your loss, words cannot express our sympathy. Francesco will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him but he will forever live in all of our hearts.
    Our Love to you all,
    Marc, Carla, Domenic and Delano Gelinas
    Marco Frustaci

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  5. Luigi and Sandra Cicchelli :

    Dear Gemma and family,
    Please accept our sincere and heartfelt condolences for your great loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

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  6. Marisa and Randy Dezorzi and family :

    We are all very sorry to hear about the passing of Francesco.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pellegrino family.

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  7. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness.

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  8. Gina Logullo, Gennaro Logullo and Sylvia Oliverio :

    To Rosa Pellegrino, Family and Friends

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your father.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness

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  9. Luigi & Maria Masocco :

    Teresa and family

    Please accept our condolences on the passing of your father Francesco. Our prayers will be with you at this time.

    Luigi & Maria Masocco

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  10. Sera, Cristina, Albert & everyone at Scarpones :

    Our deepest condolences!
    We hope together as a family all the good memories you had will help you through this very sad time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  11. I apologize for not being able to attend due to travel arrangements. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the entire Pellegrino family. I’ll remember Frank as being a wonderful husband, loving father and a friend to many. God bless….

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  12. Umberto and Ada Caparelli :

    Our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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  13. Ida Calabrese ( De Rose) :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May you all find the strength in one another to get you through this terrible loss. Think of him for all the fond memories that he left all of you . Know that he is watching you all from up above. Cherish him always. May he rest in eternal peace.

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