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PORAZZI, Maria

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.

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  1. Carmen and Edna PAOLUCCI :

    Dear Mirka, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She is at peace now. God Bless.

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  2. Pat Mroszczak :

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, Mirka. Family duties prevent me from singing with the choir, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Pat (Hicken)

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  3. LYDIA AND COLIN SLOAN :

    Mirka, sincere condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  4. Terri and Allan Jansen :

    Mirka we know how difficult it is when you lose a mother. May your memories of all the good years and times fill your thoughts and comfort you through this difficult time. You and your mom will be in our prayers. With love.

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  5. Grace Montanini :

    Dearest Mirka and Family

    We were very sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Love Paola Montanini and Family

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  6. JOANNE & BILL LUCA :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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