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STAFFA, Domenico

May 21, 1924 – Cavallerizzo, Cosenza, Italy
October 27, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Domenico Staffa passed away peacefully on October 27, 2014 at the age of 90 years surrounded by his loving wife and children.

Domenico will be remembered by his wife of sixty-nine years, Elma; his children, Demetrio (Doris) Staffa, Ada (Tony) Laratta, Pina (Frank) Laratta, Elvira (Domenico) Parrotta, Giulia Staffa, Carlo (Dianna) Staffa and Lena (Renato) Angelozzi; his seventeen grandchildren, Christina (Massimo) Spoletini, Domenic Staffa, Joe (Claudia) Laratta, Cathie (Tony) DiGiulio, Elma (Gianmarco) Iervella, Sandra Laratta, Joe (Alison) Laratta, Domenic Laratta, Terri (Rob) Daprocida, Joe (Teresa) Parrotta, Carlo Parrotta, Domenic Gialleonardo, Nikki Gialleonardo, Giancarlo Staffa, Isabella Staffa, Martina Angelozzi and Gianni Angelozzi; his fifteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Casimiro Staffa of Italy and numerous nieces and nephews in Calgary, Italy and Germany. He was predeceased by his son Peter Staffa; siblings, Madalena, Guiseppina and Francesco Staffa; brothers-in-law, Joe, Domenico and Francesco Tudda; and sister-in-law Anna Staffa.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.), on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. A Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Domenico Staffa, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Keith & Enrichetta Reimer :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Elma and the entire extended family. Dominic was such a wonderful man and a very kind soul. He had such a great impact on all those that he met through his life. He will be dearly missed.

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  2. Luciano & Melinda Lupi :

    To the Staffa family,
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

    Luciano & Melinda

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  3. Domenico and Ellen Rossi :

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Staffa and extended family.
    Our deepest condolences.

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  4. John and Maria Greco :

    We offer our condolences to the Staffa family and pray that your sorrow and pain will only last a short time and beautiful memories take over. God BlessYou All.

    John & Maria

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  5. grace parrotta-king :

    Mrs. Staffa, what an example u and Mr. Staffa have set for all your children,grand-children and all who know u. Not just the duration of your life together but by the loving interaction between the two of you for all of us to see and try to emulate. I think of Mr. Staffa and I smile. A warm, caring and fun loving man. Always happy to see me and always kind words. I will always remember him this way. Your personal loss is great and heaven’s gain equally great. I will miss him. In the memory of his loved ones he will live forever. God Bless
    Grace

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  6. Lisa Ammirati :

    Our deepest sympathies on this sad loss..no matter how old, or how young, it always feels too soon to say goodbye. Prayers of healing and peace for the entire family.
    Lisa Ammirati and Russ Porosky

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  7. Garry Ambrogiano :

    We are thinking of you all; our deepest sympathy to the Staffa and extended family.

    Garry Ambrogiano & Family.

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  8. Mira and Vince Gentile :

    Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Staffa and extended family. Domenico was an amazing man, full of kindness for everyone. He will always be remembered as a loving father and husband…always proud of his family. He will be greatly missed by anyone fortunate enough to have met him.

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  9. Maria Ammirati :

    I am very sorry for your loss….My sincere condolences to each and every one of you!!

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  10. Lindsey Jepson and family :

    Nonna please know that my heart aches for you. I feel so blessed to have been your and Nonno’s one and only blonde ‘grandchild’. When I recall my childhood, my adolescence, my growth into adulthood and my journey into parenthood both you and Nonno we always there to support me. The lessons in love, family and food that Nonno taught me will live forever in me. I will pass them on to my kids as they are a large part of who I am. Thank you to all your kids and grandchildren for sharing such a wonderful man and grandparent with me.
    Nonno once told me “he was a rich man”. He said he needed nothing more because he was rich in family. Only a man with a beautiful soul could truly get that. It’s a mantra I try and live by daily.
    He will missed always. I loved him dearly as I do all of you.

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  11. Mary. annd Peter Ferraro :

    To the Staffa family, our thoughts are with you and we send you our deepest heartfelt condolences.

    Mary and Peter Ferraro

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  12. Rosie and Gino :

    To the Staffa family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the memories you have of your husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather help you through this.

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  13. Robert Paulucci :

    Carlo Staffa, Diana Staffa, Giancalo Staffa, Isabella Staffa.
    Please accept my deepest condolences at this time of sorrow, My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.

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  14. To the Staffa family,

    Our deepest condolences. We hope that all the happy memories you have with Domenico will help you through this difficult time.

    From everyone at Scarpone’s

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  15. Frank Capparelli :

    Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers to the Staffa family.

    Anita Capparelli and sons Nicola and Francesco and families.

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  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you Gulia and family
    My condolences to you all . May you be surrounded with love all around you at this moment
    and god bless you all
    Maria Romito

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  17. John and Maria Rizzuto :

    Our deepest condolences go out to the Staffa’s and the entire extended family.

    Although no words can ease your loss, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories of Domenico bring you comfort during these difficult moments.

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  18. Allan & Doris Kostanuick :

    Lena, Sad to learn of your father’s passing. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
    Allan and Doris Kostanuick

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  19. Nicola,Lorraine Capparelli and Anita Capparelli :

    We are all sad in hearing of Domenic’s passing, our deepest Condolences go out to the Staffa Family, it is always hard to put words together in the times like these, but having you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, may The Lord help you get through these hard times.
    The Capparelli’s

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  20. Dwight and Marilyn Scheuerman :

    Our prayers are very much with all of your family…What to say…39 years ago we thought Domentrio was just selling us a house…Little did we know he included us in the most wonderful family we have ever known. We have been so so blessed to have all of you as “family”. No one who doesn’t know your family could understand how we have been allowed to be part of your lives…Nono and Nona have been an enormous gift to all of us… Nona will be missed and is missed more than you know… We Love you all.

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  21. Tara,Rodney & Family :

    May God give you comfort and strength through this difficult time. Remember the happy moments and he will be with you always. Love and prayers, The Blandford’s

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  23. Jimmye Silvana.Blyth :

    condoliglianze da Family Jimmy e Silvana.Blyth

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  24. Jimmy e Silvana.Blyth :

    condoliglianze per il zio Domenico. alla Familglia Demetrio Staffa…da Family Jimmy e Silvana.Blyth

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