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BUONASORTE, Elisabetta “Bettina”

September 21, 1938 – Monteforte Irpino Avellino, Italy
June 17, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother and grandmother ‘nonna’ Elisabetta Buonasorte. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the age of 79. Elisabetta was born in Monteforte Irpino Avellino, Italy. In 1963, she and her husband Fioravante moved to Switzerland, following in 1968 the family immigrated to Canada. Elisabetta had numerous jobs when she first came to Canada. The one she enjoyed the most was at the 400 Club, where she worked her way up to being in charge of the preparation and set up of the buffets. Elisabetta and her husband’s true passion was working outside in the greenhouse. From planting tomatoes to making homemade pasta sauce and pasta, everything was done together. Elisabetta was a devoted wife, mother, proud nonna and loyal friend. She was someone that people liked being around and she would always have a warm smile.

Elisabetta is survived by her daughter Luisa (Saverio) Petrillo; son Nicola and granddaughters Josephine and Elisabeth. Elisabetta is also survived by one sister and three brothers and numerous extended families and long-time friends from both sides of the Atlantic.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 22, 2018, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Reception to follow at the Church. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Elisabetta Buonasorte, 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. Tracey Abbott :

    Josie, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandma. Grandmothers are so important in our lives and I’m sure you will miss her dearly. I will keep you and your family in my prayers as you grieve her passing and celebrate her life. With sympathy and friendship, Tracey Abbott (from 10:30 choir)

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  2. Marlene Lombardo :

    Luisa and Nicola & Family

    My deepest condolences to you and your family may the wonderful memories you all shared as a family be with you all at this time of great sorrow and give you comfort in the days to follow. God Bless

    Marlene Lombardo

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  3. Lorianna Lombardo-Saunders :

    Luisa, Nick and Buonasorte Family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always remember Bettina with love, she was a wonderful lady.

    Lorianna Lombardo-Saunders, Ryan, Maya and Jade Saunders

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  4. Rachel & Maria Lim :

    Dear Josie, we are so sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May your dearest grandmother rest in peace in the Lord’s Kingdom.

    Rachel & Maria (from the choir)

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  5. Rosa and Marco Castellon :

    Our Dearest Luisa, with deepest condolences we pray for you and your beautiful family that peace will fill your hearts while you are grieving. Please know that we are here for you always. Love you very much. God Bless
    Castellon Family

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  6. Ines McNevin :

    Luisa and family, our deepest condolences and prayers, may your mom rest in peace.

    Ines and Mark McNevin and family

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