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CHIAPPINI, Frances Elisa (nee Mariani)

September 25, 1930 – Fossombrone, Marche
September 1, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Franca Chiappini (nee Mariani) beloved wife of the late Dominic Chiappini of Calgary, AB, passed away on September 1, 2018 at the age of 87 years.

Franca immigrated to Canada with her parents and siblings in 1949. In 1954 she married Dominic Chiappini. They had three children and Franca was a devoted wife, mother and Nonna who deeply loved her family. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. She had a very generous and giving heart which left a lasting impression on all who got to know her. Frances, as most people knew her was known for giving out chocolates to many of her fellow residents and the staff at her retirement home. She also went out of her way to welcome and help new residents learn their way around. She always had a kind word and smile for everyone she met.

Frances is survived by her children, Perry (Melissa) Chiappini and their two sons, Robert and William, Loretta (Warren) Taninbaum and their two daughters, Erica and Hannah, and Carol (Sandro) Zanin and their two sons, Harrison and Liam.

She was predeceased by her parents Elio and Zelinda, her step-mother Maria, as well as her sister Vera.

We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the extraordinary care and kindness given to Frances by Dr. Murynka and all the amazing staff at the Southwood Care Centre Hospice Unit.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (400 Edmonton Trail N.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Frances Chiappini, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all of your good memories be greater than your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)

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  2. Amanda and Derek Standen - Didsbury :

    Dearest Perry, Melissa, Robert, William, Loretta, Warren, Erica, Hannah, Carol, Sandro, Harrison and Liam – We offer our deepest and most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother and Nonna, Frances. No matter how prepared we think we are the loss of a cherished loved one cuts very deeply. We will be ever grateful to the Chiappini and Mariani families for their sincere welcome and help when we arrived in Canada – they made us feel Calgary was home immediately. May Frances now sleep in peace and rest knowing she made an impact on us, a wonderful lady – she will truly be missed.

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  3. Carol, Sandro, Harrison and Liam,
    I’m so sorry to learn that your mother has passed away Carol but I’m thinking she isn’t suffering now and happy to be with your father once again. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Lois Hagen

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  4. I’m so sorry to learn of your mothers passing Carol. I’m thinking that she is no longer suffering and happy to be with your father once again. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

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