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SERPICO, Reziero “Reg”

April 5, 1935 – Scisciano, Napoli, Italy
February 12, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Reziero Serpico, beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away in Calgary on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the age of 78 years.

Reziero was born in Scisciano, Naples in 1935 and immigrated to Canada in 1955. His first job in Canada was working on the Canadian Pacific Railway in Kananaskis. Reziero then sent for Maria, the love of his life, to join him in Canada. They were married on November 3, 1956 in Cochrane, Alberta. They later moved to Calgary where they raised their three children, Gennaro, Maria and Angelo. Reziero was very entrepreneurial and was involved in many different business ventures throughout his life. He loved buying and renting houses, as well as meeting and talking to people. His hobbies were fishing, gardening, and most of all, playing cards. He was happiest sitting at the head of the table, eating pasta with loved ones on Sundays. Nothing gave him more joy than being surrounded by his children and grandchildren. He became friends with every person who crossed his path, from neighbours, to renters, to complete strangers. His personality was infectious; he would light up every room he walked into. His generosity was overwhelming – he supported many charities and causes that touched his heart. There was nobody quite like Reg, and the world is a little less bright because he is gone.

Reziero will be dearly missed and remembered forever by Maria, his loving wife of fifty-seven years; his children, Gennaro, Maria (Carlo) and Angelo; his seven grandchildren, Genna, Brittany, Reggie, Felicia (Daniel), Olivia, Lucas, and Maria; brother Giuseppe Serpico (Concetta) of Calgary; sister Carmela Serpico (Donato Mautone) of Italy; and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, and three sisters.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Reg gave monthly to many charities, and requested that in lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations be made to your favourite children’s charity or to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation of Calgary.

In living memory of Reziero Serpico, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. RINO & ANNA CALABRESE :

    Sentite condoglianze a tutta la famiglia.So sorry for the loss of your husband,father,nonno,zio and friend.Rest in peace REG.Con affetto famiglia Calabrese

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  2. Mary, Carlo and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you
    Vic and Shannon Grossi

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  3. So very sorry to hear of the passing of ‘Uncle’ Reggie. Please accept our condolences, prayers and love to all the family.
    Angela (Pacchiano), George & Brandon Eyck

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  4. Sorry for your loss he was a good man with a great sense of humor.

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  5. Vince Fragomeni :

    Dear Serpico family, may the love and comfort of our Lord and Saviour be with you all. May you have peace. You are in my prayers and I pray you will know the love of Christ Jesus surpasses all understanding and that through him you will again one day walk in joy and be forever united with your loved ones. Godbless and be forever in your hearts. Amen.

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  6. Serpico gennaro :

    Dad, I’ll see you in heaven.

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  7. Michelle Arico :

    So sorry for your loss

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  8. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Husband, Father and Nonno. May you take comfort in the memories you have shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tony, Linda, Rita & Melissa Greco

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  9. We are saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. May God bless you all during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Carina & Angie Casoria

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  10. He will be missed by all and never forgot. All my love and prayers to the family.

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  11. LONIE CONTENTI :

    I remember everything about you….your voice, your smile, your touch. The way you talked to me meant so much. I remember the words you told me, so funny, kind and wise. I remember each moment we shared, gone too fast, I cared so much.

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  12. Charmaine Caines :

    So many memories of you. From the very first moment I met you and you giving me the analogy of women and cars, to “you’re looking great”, to you saying “I’ll always love you”. I will cherish those memories always. Especially how I got to smooth your soft hair one last time. Til we meet again. “Take care nunny” xo

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  13. Antonella Limongiello :

    Caro Gennaro, Maria e famiglia
    Si dice che quando ci lascia una persona cara, un pezzetto di noi se ne va via con lei. Non esistono parole che possano colmare il vostro dolore. Coraggio fatevi forza la sentiremo sempre nei nostri cuori. Vicini nel dolore con sincera commozione esprimiamo il nostro più vivo cordoglio.

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  14. I just heard of Reg’s passing and my heart and prayers go out to you Mary, Carl, his dear wife Maria and the rest of the Serpico family. He was so loved and will be missed by so many. Find solace in knowing he lived a full and happy life surrounded by those he loved. May he now rest in peace.

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  15. Maddalena (Lean) Mautone-Geary :

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Uncle Reg will be deeply missed. He was always someone to talk to at an event and very kind.

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  16. John,Annette,Kimberly and Michelle Russo :

    Our deepest condolences to the Pacentrilli and Serpico families. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you always.

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  17. Giuseppe e caterina mancuso :

    condliance alla famiglia Serpico per laperdita di un grande amico le nostre preghiere lo accompagno nel paradiso

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  18. Mary, Carlo and family,
    Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Take comfort in family and friends. God bless you all.
    Mancini family
    Domenico Mattucci

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  19. Maria, Samantha & Michaela (Filzi) Train :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Zio Reg will be joyfully remembered and sadly missed by all.

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  20. Ci mancheranno le sue visite qui in Italia: sentite condoglianze da parte mia e della mia famiglia.

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