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MARRA, Serafino “Sam”

January 6, 1953 – San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy
November 19, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Serafino on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the age of 65. Serafino was surrounded by his loving family as he joined his heavenly loved ones awaiting him.

Serafino was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Cosenza, Italy and immigrated to Canada in 1972. In 1978 he married his childhood sweetheart, Teresa Aiello and they began building their life together, they created two beautiful children; Angela and Francesco.

Serafino’s joys in life were spending time with family and friends over a home cooked meal and a bottle(s) of his wine (which everyone praised him for), a good game of cards, his trips to Las Vegas, and enjoying the simplest pleasures in life like family picnics, fishing, and road trips.

Serafino leaves behind his beloved wife, Teresa Aiello of forty years, and he is forever in the hearts of his children, Angela Marra-Scazzari (Luigi) and Francesco Marra; his sister, Rosa Scalise; brothers, Giuseppe (Angela), Domenico (Teresa); mother-in-law, Maria Aiello; brothers-in-law, Vince (Linda) and John (Kelly), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serafino was predeceased by his parents, Salvatore and Angela Maria; brother, Mario; sister, Bernardina; and father-in-law, Francesco Aiello.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca.

In living memory of Serafino Marra, 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. Antonietta e Giovanni SCARPELL :

    The loss of a good friend is never easy. Will definitely miss his smile. Always easy going. Teresa our condolences to you and your children and the rest of the family May the peace of Christ be with you always. Hugs and prayers John and Annette scarpelli.

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  2. Dalla famiglia Valente in Svizzera, le più sentite condoglianze e un forte abbraccio.

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  3. Dalla famiglia Valente in Svizzera, le più sentite condoglianze.

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  4. Nancy Eshpeter :

    I am so very sorry for your sorrow at the passing of Serafino. He was always such a warm, caring man , to everyone he met/ knew. His family meant every to him.
    Sincere sympathy and prayers
    Nancy Eshpeter

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  5. Frank and Franka Ammirati :

    Our condolences to you and your family. Frank and Franka Ammirati

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  6. GIOVANNI MARASCO :

    Teresa e famiglia Siamo tanti dispiaciuti per la perdita del nostro amico Serafino , Sentite Condoglianze a voi tutti in famiglia vostro amico Giannetto Bosco R.I.P. AMICO MIO

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  7. Natalie Flynn-Doherty :

    Teresa and family, so truly sorry to hear about Sam’s passing. Sending our love and prayers to you and the family throughout this difficult time. With our deepest sympathies, Natalie and Andrew Doherty

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  8. Dear cousin Teresa and family, our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved dear husband, Sam. Sending you love, peace and prayers at this very difficult time. Cousin Cathy and family Pinto

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  9. Teresa and family, so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May Sam be at peace now. Moira

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  10. Dianne Bouchard :

    Teresa and family,

    At time like this, friends want to share the sorrow that you feel and let you know that they care.
    With deepest Sympathy.
    Dianne Bouchard

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  11. Lyanne Paddick-O’Leary :

    Teresa, Angela and Frank, so very sad to hear of Sam’s passing. May our condolences and prayers bring you peace during this painful time.

    Lyanne and Randall O’Leary

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  12. Dear Teresa, Frankie and Ange and the extended family,
    one never has the right words at a time like this. So I offer a prayer.

    Prayer for strength when grieving

    Lord, at the moment nothing seems to be able to help the loss I feel.
    My heart is broken and my spirit mourns.
    All I know is that Your Grace is sufficient.
    This day, this hour
    Moment by moment
    I choose to lean on You,
    For when I am at my weakest Your strength is strongest.
    I pour out my grief to You
    And praise You that on one glorious day
    When all suffering is extinguished and love has conquered
    We shall walk together again.
    Amen!!

    I send the condolences from me and Paulo sr. and jr. God bless you and Grant you Peace.
    Love and blessings.

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  13. Mary Ferrarelli :

    Teresa , our thoughts and prayers are with you and Angie, and Frankie during these difficult times .
    RIP compare until we meet again, compare Franco e comare Mary Ferrarelli

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  14. Franca cristiano :

    Sentite e sincere condoglianze a voi in famiglia che il signore vi dia forsa e Coraggio ,, franca Eugene cristiano, ,

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  15. Teresa, Angela and Frank
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sam will be missed by all!

    Many hugs,
    Anna & Tony Greco

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  16. Brenda Arseneault & Peter Ciavarella :

    Dear Teresa, Angela,Luigi, Frank and Family

    Our hearts ache for you. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile. Serafino loved to smile and find joy, and pleasure in life.
    May God bless and carry you through this difficult and sorrowful time.

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  17. Anna Peragine & Frank Cesario :

    Teresa angela and Francesco and extended family. So sorry for your loss its never easy to lose a loved one, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time. Wishing your family our deepest condolence Sam will bill missed deeply stay strong ❤️❤️

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  18. MARIA ANNE GRECO :

    Our sincere condolences and prayers for you and family on the passing of Serafino.

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  19. Joe Montefresco :

    Le mie piu’ sentite condoglianze giungono alla famiglia Marra
    R.I.P Serafino

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  20. Sue and Domenic Bartolillo :

    Teresa, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family .

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  21. John and Anne Reichert and family :

    Dear Teresa, Angela, Frankie and extended family. Our hearts break for you all and we wish your hearts to be full of wonderful memories. WE have fond memories of our 2 families camping in Kimberley and other visits over the years.

    It was an honor to have known Sam. He was larger than life and we will miss him.

    YOU MAY NOT BE TOGETHER, BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE APART ❤️

    RIP dear Sam❤️

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  22. Nick&Lorraine Capparelli :

    Our condolences to you and your Family Teresa, May the Prayer we send your way comfort you

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  23. Randy Candelora :

    We are so sorry to hear of Sam passing. He was such a joy to be with. Our deepests thoughts are with you Theresa and family.

    Randy, Ronni Candelora

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  24. Sending you love and softness as you go through this difficult journey. ❤️

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  25. Moneca, Guy & Maria Heintz :

    Our hearts break for you you all, Teresa, Frankie and Angie. We are so sorry, we know how special he was to you and how much you love him. Sam was genuine, kind and had a great sense of humor. He was loved by many and he loved his family and friends deeply. It was a privilege to be his friend, and he will be dearly missed. Our prayers are with you. May God ease the pain in your heart. ❤️ Love always, Moneca, Guy & maria

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  26. Leslee Phillips :

    Dear Marra Family,
    We are sending our love and prayers to all of you! Our neighborhood will not be the same without Sam, our family is so sad to say goodbye. Sam was a bright light in this world, always willing to help another person, so friendly and loving.
    The Phillips Family (Leslee, Eric, Ethan, and Regan)

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  27. Your in our prayers during this hardship that life offers us, charish the memories.

    R.I.P.

    Joe & Lida Bellusci

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  28. Maria Sapieha, Pina Suess, and Angelo Colombo :

    My dear Teresa,
    We are truly sorry about the passing of your husband Sam.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    God bless,
    Maria Sapieha, Pina Suess and Angelo Colombo

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  29. Giuseppe Martino :

    Our deepest condolences
    Famiglia Martino

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  30. Bill/Sandy Burgess :

    It is with much sadness that we hear of the passing of Sam Marra and we pass on our familys condolences to Teresa and the family of Sam.We pray for you and that Sam is at peace.Much love Bill,Sandy and the Burgess family.

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  31. To Teresa and family, my sincere condolences in this difficult time. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead.

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  32. Marcello Cecchetto :

    Dear aunt Teresa, Angela & Frank. My sincerest condolences on the passing of zio Serafino. I have a lot of fond memories of him that I will cherish and I hope that he rests in peace and that God comforts you all during this difficult time.

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  33. Krystal (Schumaker) Gaudet :

    Teresa, Angie and Frankie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He left so many good memories for everyone to miss him with. That chuckle of his is not one to forget.

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  34. Ralph and Ksten Lombardo :

    Dear Teresa and family,
    So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He always had a smile on his face and loved his laughter.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and cherish your memories.
    Ralph and Karen Lombardo (the Italians at the Union dinners).

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  35. Hi Teresa and family, I just found out about Sam, this is your old neighbor Jim Carswell, the Carswell’s all send their condolences to you and your family, we will dearly miss Sam. I can remember all the good times we had when the kids were all small, you guys were great neighbors, Sam taught me some Italian words and I taught him some Scottish words, we had lots of fun, great memories, I hope those great memories get you and Angela and Frank through this sad time, deepest sympathy, the Carswell’s.

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  36. Ken and Sandy Welter :

    Teresa and family
    Our sincer condolences for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Sam for ten and a half years and thoroughly enjoyed the early morning talks we had before the rest of the crew showed up. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

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  37. Yousra & Sid Jomha :

    Our deepest sympathy to you Teresa, Angela, Frankie & the Marra Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God Bless him, and May he Rest In Peace.

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  38. Mary Jo Mangone and Tony Iervella :

    Teresa and Marra Family

    We would like to extend our deepest condolences to you and your Family at this very difficult time.
    We know there are no words to ease your pain at this time but I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of Sarafino. God Bless you all.

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  39. Doug & Wendy Kennedy :

    To Teresa, Frankie, Angela and family, So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. We are thinking of you. Doug, Wendy, Michael, Monica & Scott Kennedy

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