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IAFOLLA, Anthony

June 16, 1945 – Villalago, L’Aquila, Italy
July 7, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Anthony Iafolla passed away peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

Tony was born in Villalago, L’Aquila, Italy on June 16, 1945 to parents Paolina and Ascanio. In 1949, Tony arrived in Calgary with his family and resided in Bridgeland. He was surrounded by family and many friends throughout his life.

Tony attended St. Angela School, Holy Angels, and Red Deer Special Needs, completing his schooling at Christine Meikel School. Tony loved gardening and singing, especially listening to western music. He led a very productive life caring for his family’s garden.

Tony also worked for FGV Woodworkers and at SAIT as a groundskeeper for sixteen years. He attended OLPH Church and volunteered often. He loved playing sports especially hockey. Tony’s kind nature and beautiful smile will always be remembered.

Tony is survived by his loving sisters, Lucy (George) Sticksl, Armanda (Leo) Virdis, and Josie (Ennio) Del Degan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Tony was predeceased by his parents Paolina and Ascanio; sister Concetta; brother, John; and brother-in-law Roman.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (400 Edmonton Trail N.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Reception to follow at  The Italian Club. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Anthony Iafolla, 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. Claire & John Pagnucco

    To Josie Del Degan
    We were saddened to hear that Tony passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”

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  2. Ingrid Hainzmann

    Dear Lucy and George!
    Our deepest sympathy
    Wolfgang and Ingrid

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  3. To the Iafolla Family

    Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Tony. He really enjoyed his work at SAIT as a diligent groundskeeper.

    – SAIT’s ALIVE (The Association of Retired and Former SAIT employees and their spouses)

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