October 21, 1920 – Zeme, P. Pavia, Italy
May 21, 2013 – Calgary, Alberta
Maria Porazzi of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the age of 92 years.
Maria will always be remembered by her family as a hard working, industrious, strong-minded, resilient and fashionable woman. After immigrating from Italy in December 1952, she endured the loss of her husband just six short months after arriving in Calgary. She taught herself to speak and write English, bought and sold three homes, and single-handedly raised two loving children through her skills as a seamstress, a salesperson and sheer perseverance.
Maria is survived by her daughter Mirka Saraceni; grandchildren Reana Saraceni (Korey), Melina Stambene (Sam) and Elise Saraceni (Tony); and seven great-grandchildren Brandon, Roman, Aurelle, Francis, Keely, Julius and Byron. Maria was predeceased by husband Joe (Pepino) in 1953 and her devoted son Edgardo in 2007.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24 AVENUE N.W.), on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Maria Porazzi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences