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LAVORATO, Maddalena (nee Melicchio)

December 26, 1927 – Cavallerizzo Cerzeto, Italy

May 31, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

We wish to announce the passing of the heart of our family, Maddalena Lavorato, on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Rockyview General Hospital surrounded by her family.

Maddalena was born in Cavallerizzo Cerzeto, Italy. She arrived in Calgary with her late husband Francesco and their children on November 6, 1959 in the hopes of creating a new home and a better life. Many in the Italian Community will remember Maddalena who, along with Francesco, owned and operated Italian Grocery and Meat Market from the 1960’s until the 1980’s. Her greatest passions were cooking and feeding anyone and everyone who entered her home, especially her family. She loved sewing and knitting; and, of course, her vegetable garden.

Maddalena is survived by her son Nickolas Lavorato; daughter Mirella (Bruno) Milos; grandchildren, Maddalena (Chris) Fry, Francesco (Lucia) Lavorato, Claudia (John) Parcells, Antonio and Davide Milos; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Oliver Fry, and Nicolas and Alessandro Lavorato; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins here and in Italy. She was predeceased by her husband Francesco; her parents, Giovanni and Costanza; her brothers, Guiseppe and Giorgio; and her sister Rosaria.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street & Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Maddalena Lavorato, 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. Leo and Yvonne Polini

    Our deepest condolences to all the
    Lavorato family !
    May she Rest In Peace ❤️

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  2. Margaret & Walter Pertich

    We were saddened to hear about the death of your mother. (Grandmother)

    She was a wonderful woman who had time for everyone. Her selflessness and generosity will be missed by all who knew her.

    Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our prayers and hugs your way. You have our deepest sympathies.

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  3. Eugenio, Rita, Ilvia, Silvana and Marcello Viola

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your wonderful mother. May God give you strength in this difficult time and may the memories that you shared with her comfort you all.

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  4. Sending our deepest condolences to the entire family . May all the memories you shared together help each of you through this difficult time.
    Cristina , Alberto, Sera and everyone at The Italian Store.

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