August 11, 1933 -May 24, 2011
On May 24, 2011 our dearest Nonna, Mother, Wife and Sister peacefully returned home to be with our Lord. Nonna Maria Grazia Romano was adored so much by her beloved grandchildren Xavier, Michela, Luca, Giulia, and Gabriele. As a loving wife to Carlo and compassionate mother to Lucia (Francois) Cousin and Alberto (Maria-Teresa) Romano she provided much love, hope and, guidance. She was also a devoted sister-in-law and caregiver to Zio Alberto for many years. Through her love of cooking we were blessed with many family gatherings with her brothers and sister (Generoso (Maria), Francesco (Maria), Carmine (Viola), Vincenzo (Giusepina), Giuseppe (Anna-Maria) Lombardo, and Emilia (Alphonso Vona) and nephews and nieces. These treasured memories will forever be with us. You will always be in our hearts.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at St. Michael Catholic Community Church (800 – 85 Street S.W.) between 11:00 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. with Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Entombment Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. A special thank-you to Dr. Katherine Savoia and Dr Brenda Hemmelgarn who have cared for our mother with compassion and grace and Reverend Julien Studden for his spiritual guidance.
In living memory of Maria Romano, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences