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VACCARO – Teresa (nee Nicastro)

May 12, 1947 – September 9, 2010

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Teresa Vaccaro (nee Nicastro). Teresa passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Teresa is survived by her loving husband Alfredo Vaccaro; her three daughters, Divina (Dominic) Muto, Filomena (Victor) Cioffi and Lina (Frank) Ventura; as well as her five grandchildren, Joseph and Laura Muto, Elena and Teresa Cioffi, and Maria Ventura. She is also survived by her mother Filomena Nicastro; her siblings, Angela (Joe) Olivito, Peter (Antonia) Nicastro, Joanna Nicastro, Joe (Pina) Nicastro, Frank (Karen) Nicastro, and Anna (Antonio) Perri; as well as her brother-in-law Nicola (Orestina) Vaccaro; sisters-in-law, Teresa (Frank) Raddi and Carmelina (Salvatore) Tabonne; and twenty five nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father Antonio Nicastro.

Teresa was born on May 12, 1947 in San Giovanni in Fiore, Cosenza, Italy. She then immigrated to Canada with her father, mother and siblings in 1966. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, who enjoyed the simple things in life. She loved spending all her time with her grandchildren and cooking large meals. Teresa had a great sense of humour, a loving heart and made friends wherever she went. Teresa will forever be in our hearts.

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, September 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum.  Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Teresa’s honour may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Teresa Vaccaro, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Anna Stambene nee Vespa :

    Nicastro Family,

    Our deepest sympathy during this time of sorrow. May the memories of Teresa bring you strength and peace.

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  2. Nicola, Orestina, Elena and Manuel Vaccaro :

    We are very sorry to hear of the passing of our sister-in-law and aunt, Teresa. Heartfelt condolences to our brother and uncle Alfredo, neices and cousins Divina, Amy, Lina and their families, as well as the Nicastro family.

    May God be with you and Bless you all.

    Love,
    Zio Nicola, Zia Orestina, Elena and Manuelo Vaccaro

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  3. Nicastro Family,

    I am so truly sorry to hear of your great loss. I have fond memories of Teresa and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God Bless,
    Lora Greco

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  4. I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to you all. I only worked with Teresa a short time, but in that time, I came to see what an exceptional woman Teresa was. My thoughts and prayers are ith you. Theresa (Comcare)

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  5. Christopher Sprentz :

    I had the privelage to have worked with Teresa at the U of C. She was always happy and cheerful and never let let me walk by without making me laugh and smile. She, herself was never without a smile.
    I am honored to have known her.
    God bless you Teresa! The world is a better place for having you a part of it.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Teresa’s family and loved ones.

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  6. I was truly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Teresa. The strength within your family will carry you through the difficult days ahead. On behalf of my family; our deepest and heartfelt condolences.

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  7. Dr. Gregg Nelson :

    I am so sorry to hear of Teresa’s passing. I wish that there was more that I could have done to help her. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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  8. I am so very sorry to hear about Teresa’s passing. I was privileged to share a room with her at Foothills Hospital for a few days. She seemed like such a wonderful, loving woman who was loved by so many. On behalf of my family, I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to all of Teresa’s family. God Bless you all. Krista, Bill, Tory and Katie Hilton

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  9. Art and Elenora Deyholos :

    So sorry to hear about Teresa. Our sympathy and condolences. Elenora and Art.

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  10. Martha Albanito ,Mario Sarro :

    Our deepest sympathy and love to the Vaccaro Family, you’re in our prayers and always in our hearts. May God Bless you during this time. Martha, Mario and Isabella

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  11. Anna (Spadafora) and Leo Kalika :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful woman. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all of you. Sorry we could not be there. God Bless.

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  12. Giuseppe E Caterina Mancuso :

    giusepe e caterina mancuso midispiace tanto di non aver sapoto niente della morte di Tesesa mi scusate tanto
    cndoliance per tutta la famiglia

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  13. I’m so sorry for your loss. Teresa was a wonderful lady who always made everyone around her feel special. Working with her at the University was one of the most memorable times of my life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Blessings,
    Agia, Steve and Ashley

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