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DE BENEDETTI, Mariano

October 5, 1936 – Brendola, Vicenza, Italy

June 25, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Surrounded by his loving family, Mario De Benedetti passed away peacefully on June 25, 2019 at 82 years of age.

Mario was a generous, loving man who brought joy and laughter to those around him. His guiding belief – Prima, la famiglia – showed in his pride of being known as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and cousin by his extended family living in both Canada and Italy.

Mario is survived by Clara, his wife of 32 years and his children Maria (Joe), Renato (Debra), Ginetta, Nancy (Martin), Kathy (Mitch), and Paola (Rick). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lucy (Adam), Joey, Randi (Eddie), Tyler (Renee), Christina (Keigan), Jamie, Rachel, Andrea, Haley (Randy), and Katie, as well as his great-grandchildren Braxton, Cole, Alexis, Calleigh, Levi, and Elizabeth. Mario was predeceased by his father Dominico di Isodoro De Benedetti, his mother Margheria Rigolon, and his brother Luigi.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Prayer Service at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19 Avenue N.W, Calgary, AB), on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. A private internment will follow at a later date.  Reception to follow in the Parish Hall. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, Administrative Office, 10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton AB T5H 4K1.  Tel: (1-866) 950-5465, www.alzheimer.ab.ca. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

Mario’s family would also like to thank Dr. McKenna, Dr. Morys, and the staff at Bow-Crest Care Centre for their love and attention since he was diagnosed with dementia.

In living memory of Mario De Benedetti, 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: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Bruno and Maria Reginato

    Our deepest condolences to all of you

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  2. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  3. Heather & Don McConnell

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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  4. Maurice & Melanie Bendinelli

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Wayne & Carol Eaton

    His love of family and the love of his family will be remembered. May he now Rest In Peace and watch over each one of you.

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  6. Graziella Reginato-Duran

    My deepest condolences for your loss.

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  7. Our deepest condolences to the entire family.

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  8. Frances (Flavia) Parolin

    I’m very sorry Clara and family for your loss. I hope that your cherished memories will bring you much comfort.

    Take Care

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  9. Les & Val Racz

    So very sorry to hear of Mario’s passing. He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. May your many wonderful memories comfort you at this time. He was a really good man. May he rest in peace.

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  10. Italo & Liliana Morello

    Le nostre piu’ setite condoglianze,a tutta la famiglia. Per la dipartita del caro amico Mario. Vi siamo vicini nelle preghiere.

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  11. Angelina (Faoro) Oicle

    Clara and family,
    I’m sorry for your loss and sending my deepest condolences.

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  12. Vittoria & Elisabeth Citro

    Our condolences to you on the passing of Mario. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Don and Cheryl Manson

    We are very sorry for your loss.
    Our deepest condolences.

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  14. Helen Dang and Greg Dougall

    There would always be a smile and a wave and sometimes a nice conversation if we saw Mario in the yard on the way to or from visiting my parents. We are so sorry for your loss.

    “A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

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  15. Frank Mettimano

    My condolences to you and your family on the passing of Mario. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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  16. Frank Mettimano

    Our deepest condolence to the entire family from the members of CUPE 520.

    President Cupe 520
    Frank Mettimano

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  17. Our deepest condolences to the family of Mario at this very difficult time

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  18. Daniele and Giuseppina Franceschin, and Family

    Dear Clara and Family:

    May you always have wonderful memories of dear Mario. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to you.

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  19. Brian&Suzie Pepe

    Sorry for your loss

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