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RACIOPPI, Caterina (nee Maffullo)

September 30, 1927 – Pescopagano, Italy
June 8, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Caterina Racioppi of Calgary, AB, passed away on June 8, 2019 at the age of 91 years.

Caterina was born in Pescopagano, Italy on September 30, 1927. In November of 1949, she married the love of her life Nicola, and in 1950 they were blessed with their first child Maria. In 1952, their first son Giovanni was born. With great courage and determination, they planned to immigrate to Canada and Nicola did just that in 1952 leaving behind his young family. In May of 1955, Caterina and the children followed by sail on Saturnia and arrived in Halifax, NS. They settled in Schreiber, ON, until 1987 when they relocated to Thunder Bay, ON. Caterina lived in Thunder Bay until 2003 and in February of that year moved to Calgary, AB, where her four daughters lived. Caterina’s life devotion was dedicated to raising her family. In total, Caterina and Nicola were blessed with six children who were the pride and joy of their lives. Caterina enjoyed years of gardening, crocheting, cooking, baking and had a passion for stamp collecting. Caterina’s most memorable vacation was when she traveled to her homeland with all of her kids, their spouses and some of her grandkids. She also enjoyed her yearly girl’s trips with her daughters to Las Vegas.

Caterina is survived by her four daughters and three sons-in-law, Maria, Lucia Fowler (Brian), Anna Sorensen (Alex), Gina Leahy (Kevin) all of Calgary, AB; her grandchildren, Johnny, Mindy, Kayla, Jack, Nick, and Caterina; and great grandchildren Gabriella and Luca.

She is predeceased by her husband Nicola Racioppi, and her two sons Giovanni and Michele.

Mama, you were loved, adored, cherished and so precious to us all. We will miss you dearly!!

A Celebration of Life will be held privately. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Caterina Racioppi, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Chris Kobrzynski

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you. May your memories give you peace and comfort. With love and friendship, Chris Kobrzynski

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  2. Pam Spikula Johnston

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

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  3. Sympathies to the family. I only met her once but knew she was a great lady. Thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
    Audrey & Erwyn Lewis

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  4. Cheryl Figliomeni-Chiarot

    So sorry for your Loss.
    God Bless
    Cheryl and Claudio Figliomeni-Chiarot

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  5. Dave Middlestead

    Lucia, Anna and Gina: I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. It sounds like she had an amazing life. My thoughts are with you all

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  6. May your family find comfort in the many memories you have of your matriarch. She was a lovely lady who instantly made an unforgettable impression. Love to you all!

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  7. Sympathies to your Family

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  8. I hope the memories you treasure of your mama give you some solace as you grieve the loss of her company. Love and our condolences to you all.

    Rod and Therese

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  9. My condolences to Anna, Gina and family. May god give courage and peace to deal with this great loss. Lots of love

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  10. Anna, Gina, Lucy your mother was a special woman, love and Condolences to you .

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  11. Sheila DeGiano

    So very sorry for loss

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  12. Linda O’Donnell

    So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time!

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  13. Shannon Leahy Norm Beaver

    Love to each of you from Toronto. ❤️❤️

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  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you (Gina) and your family on the loss of this amazing woman. While your Mother has physically left this world, the best parts of her are still within every person she loved and anyone she met. Her love and strength are never ending.

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  15. My condolences on the passing of your Mother.

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