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DURANTE, Rosa (nee Sirianni)

August 26, 1932 – San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy
October 4, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Rosa Durante on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Mama Rosa was born on August 26, 1932 in San Giovanni in Fiore, Cosenza, Italy. She was the second daughter of Giuseppe and Maria Sirianni. She married the love of her life Saverio in September 1955 just before he immigrated to Canada. Our mother was able to join Saverio in 1956 to begin their beautiful family. Whether it was at home, parties, Christmas Eve dinner, on the beaches of Hawaii, or hunting for mushrooms in Bragg Creek, she blessed us all by her presence with specular food and happiness.

Rosa is survived by her sons, John (Brenda), Joe (Kathy), Sam (Melissa), Frank (Ida); 11 grandchildren, Samuel Brett (Hannah), Justin, Jacob, Kayla, Michael, Benjamin, Isabella, Sofia, Gabriella, Giulianna and Olivia; sister, Teresa Talerico; brother, Domenico (Rosina) Sirianni; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommasso (Vittoria), Pasquale, Giuseppe (Teresa), Maria Aiello, Serafina Gentile, Filomena Durante, Teresa Durante, Antonieta Durante and Virginia Durante; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosa was predeceased by her husband, Saverio; parents, Maria and Giuseppe; brother, Salvatore; sister-in-law, Teresa Sirianni; brother-in-law, Giuseppe Talerico; and father and mother-in-law, Giovanni and Rosa Durante.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (1566 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Reception to follow at the Calgary Italian Club. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Dr. Place for his exceptional care and friendship over the years and to the doctors and staff of the Rockyview Hospital for making our mother’s last few weeks blessed and peaceful.

In living memory of Rosa Durante, 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. The O’Flaherty’s :

    Our deepest condolences and prayers for all in the Durante family.

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  2. Our deepest condolences to the Durante family .

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  3. Sincere condolences to all of the family. Frank and Ida I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

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  4. caterina verardi :

    Dear John, Joe, Sam, Frank and Families,
    We wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the loss of your precious mother.May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Roberto and Caterina Verardi, Josie, Rosa , Battista and families

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  5. John, Joe, Sam, Frank and families,

    My sincerest condolences to you all during this difficult time. May all the memories of a life well lived bring you comfort as you grieve. I hold dearly many treasured memories watching you all grow into the fine men you are, your mother was a great mom to you all. May she Rest In Peace. God bless you.

    With love comari Giulia

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  6. pietro perrotta :

    our condolence for your lass , she was a wonderful woman and she will be remembered.

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  7. pietro perrotta :

    Frank and Ida Durante and family
    our condolences for the lass of your mother.
    She was a wonderful woman and she will be remembered.
    The Perrotta family.

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  8. The Izquierdo's :

    To the Durante family,

    Please accept our deepest condolences during this time. We have fond memories of Rosa watering her flowers, particularly her beautiful rose bush and sitting by her front steps as we walked the loop in Scenic Acres. May your memories of her carry you through this Thanksgiving and always.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    The Izquierdo Family

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  9. The Todesco Family :

    It is with deep sadness that we read about the passing of your Mother. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Take care,

    Jay, Jen and Matt

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  10. Roxana Rosales :

    I am sorry for your loss.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

    Roxana Rosales

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  11. John, Joe, Sam, Frank and your families
    We send our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother – a wonderful lady with an infectious laugh and a warm heart. There are so many memories of family/friend visits with lots of great food and of course, singing. Our mamas sure knew how to bring people together and ensure that everyone had a fun time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. While difficult to do right now, try to bring to the forefront the memories of your mother that put a smile on your face.
    With love and support,
    Gina and Ed Chavez, Jenna Danser and Salvatore Spadafora

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  12. Louie Talerico :

    To my cousins John, Joe, Sam, Frank and families,
    I will always have my beautiful Zia Rosa in my heart. She did so much for me and my family. Looking after me as a young baby in Italy, sponsoring our family to Canada, sharing her home with us and always made sure I had a summer job. She was an angel on earth and deserves the peace and tranquility that will now be hers in heaven. Love, Louie

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  13. Joe, Kathy and family,

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences of your precious Rosa.
    Thinking of you all at this time.

    With Love,
    Deb Schafer

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  14. Franca cristiano :

    My sincere condolences to all of you in the family.

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  15. Joseph, Marisa and Sylvia De Angelis :

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family for the great loss of your mother.

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  16. ‘Cuz’, we are so deeply sorry for the loss of your mother, Rosa. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Randy, Brenda, Natalie, Sophia, Greg & Judy Cave

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  17. Cheryl and Andrew Maciag :

    Sam:

    Although we did not know your Mom, she sounds like she was a fabulous woman and the glue of the family.

    We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family at this time of your loss.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cheryl and Andrew Maciag

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  18. We have just learned of Mrs. Durante’s passing and wish to offer our condolences to John, Brenda and the Durante family. Ted, Gail and Brian King

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