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ARENA, Maria Concetta (nee Valente)

October 25, 1927 – Spadola, Calabria, Italy
April 15, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Maria, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away in her 91st year on Sunday, April 15, 2018. She will be sorely missed by her seven children, twelve grandchildren, twelve and soon-to-be thirteen great grandchildren, her very dear sister, nieces and nephews, in Calgary, as well as her nieces and nephews in Italy. Maria was predeceased by her eldest daughter, her eldest son, and her husband. We would like to express our gratidtude to all staff from EMS, ER, ICU 28, and Unit 29 at the Peter Lougheed Centre, who cared for our mother and patiently accommodated our large family.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Friday April 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street & Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Maria Arena, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Franca cristiano :

    Sentite e sincere condoglianze a tutta la famiglia

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  2. Franca Nason and family :

    My deepest condolences, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. With love Franca , Derrick Dylan and Joe Nason ((Catalano )

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  3. Sam & Stefanie Osman :

    We are truly saddened by the loss of Maria
    We would like to offer our deepest sympathy and prayers to the whole family in Calgary and Italy she was a wonderful sweet women who was always smiling she will be missed rest peacefully ❤️

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  4. Anna Coronetta and John Coronetta :

    We were so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. She was such nice and lovely person.
    Please accept our deepest sympathies and condolences.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May God bless your families in this time of sorrow.
    May your memories bring you comfort.

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