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ROMANO – Maria Grazia

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.

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  1. Frank & Manuela Lombardo & Family :

    We are so saddened by the passing of this lovely lady from our lives. We pray that you may find comfort in one another & especially in God. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all in this difficult time of your lives.

    Our deepest condolences….

    Frank, Manuela, Roberto, Victoria & Claudio Lombardo

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  2. CARLO E GIOVANNA ODDONE :

    LE NOSTRE SINCERE CONDOGLIANZE A TE’ CARLO, ALBERTO, E TUTTI VOI IN QUESTO TRISTE MOMENTO DELLA VITA, UNA PREGHIERA PER LEI DA NOI TUTTI CARLO E GIOVANNA ODDONE

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  3. Cupe Local 520 :

    Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  4. Luigi Torriero :

    Carlo, Alberto, M.T. and Family,
    Our most sincere condolences to your entire family. May God continue to give you the strength of faith.

    Luigi, Franca Torriero and Family.

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  5. Domenico and Ellen Rossi :

    Carlo, Alberto and family, Lucia and family, and Alberto Senior, please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your wonderful wife, mother, and sister-in-law, Maria Grazia.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    during this very difficult time.

    Domenico and Ellen Rossi

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  6. Lee Shepherd :

    Dear Lucia,

    My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It is so hard lose a mother.

    Lee Shepherd

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  7. Diana Vona /Jackson Family :

    The news of my dearest zia Maria passing has saddened me dearly. Even though I am so far away, she was always someone that was dear to my heart. I loved and respected her like my own mother. I will miss her dearly. She was a great lady. My entire family send our sincere condolences to your entire family. Diana, Dave Robert, Bradley and Santina. Rest in peace Zia Maria

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  8. Maggie Forsyth :

    Please accept our deepest condolence on the loss of your beloved Maria.
    Maggie, Alistair, Alexandra and Kyle Forsyth

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  9. Anna & Paolo Lombardo :

    To all the Romano family. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We will be praying for you to get through these very difficult times.

    Paolo, Anna Maria, Natasha and tianna

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  10. Dear Lucia, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Moms are so very special. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May you find peace in knowing she is in the gardens of Heaven now.

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  11. Liz & Carlo Duri :

    Our Deepest Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It is so hard to lose a mother.
    Liz & Carlo Duri

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  12. Marcello Vona and Family :

    We are so saddened with the passing of Zia Maria. My memory has been flooded with all the wonderful times we shared together at family gatherings. She was a very special lady who loved her family more than all else. May your memories of her bring you comfort as they have brought me. Our thoughts and prayer are with you all.
    Marcello, Terry, Mitchell, Jeffrey and Alyssa

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  13. John & Annette Russo :

    Our deepest condolences in your time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  14. Luigi Cusano and family :

    To the Romano family. With deepest sympathy we convey our heartfelt
    condolences.

    Luigi,Jan,Teresa and Melina

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  15. Carina Casoria and Angie Casoria :

    To the Romano family, please accept our heartfelt and deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Take care
    Carina and Angie

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  16. Tony & Linda Greco & Family :

    To the Romano Family,

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tony, Linda, Rita & Melissa Greco

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  17. Paula Morgan(Pullano) :

    We are so sorry to hear of Maria’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a lovely woman and will be missed. May God give you strength and comfort.

    Paula(Pullano) and Brad Morgan
    Gaetano Pullano
    Dominic and Susan Pullano

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  18. Angelina Fioretti :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

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  19. Melina Akins and family :

    Lucia & Francios, Alberto & MT, our sincere condolences for the passing of your mother. Our prayers are with you.
    Melina (Maucieri) Akins and family.

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  20. Eugenio & Caterina Bellusci :

    I nostri pensieri sono con voi nella
    scomparsa della nostra cara Amica Maria.

    Eugenio & Caterina

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  21. Joe, Lida , Eugenio , Caterina Bellusci :

    I nostri pensieri e le nostre preghiere sono con tutti voi in questo momento di tanto dolore per la grande perdita della cara Maria una persona tanto cara e affettuosa con tutti.

    Lida,Joe, Eugenio e Caterina

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  22. Eugenio& Caterina Bellusci :

    I nostri pensieri sono con voi tutti nella perdita della nostra grande comare Maria.

    Eugenio & Caterina

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  23. Giovanni & Mara Bruno :

    To all the Romano and Lombardo families, we send our very sincere condolences on the passing of Maria. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

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  24. Enza Ferrari :

    To Carlo and Alberto Romano

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find comfort in your family and the wonderful memories. with heartfelt condolences.

    Enza Ferrari and family.

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  25. Francesco Romano :

    To Carlo and Alberto Romano and family

    Our deepest condolences for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

    Francesco and Lina Romano

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  26. Randy and Kerry Kraft :

    Alberto, Maria-Teresa and family:

    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Our sincere condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Randy and Kerry Kraft

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  27. Pasquale DiSpirito :

    To Carlo and Alberto Romano and Family,

    Elena and I wish to express our sorrow
    upon hearing of Maria’s passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the wonderful memories help you through the grieving process.

    Pasquale & Elena DiSpirito

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  28. Frank and Edna Romano, Helper, Utah USA :

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. We just learned of it. Our prayers to all of you

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  29. Lucia, Francios, Carlo, Alberto JR and SR; Maria Theresa and Family,

    I only just learned of the passing of your Mother, Wife and Nonna and Sister in Law. I will always remember her to be the most loving, caring, best cook, greatest Nonna, Hard working lady! My warmest thoughts in your loss

    Cindi, Sydney and Bretton

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