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REA, Franco Antonio

August 20, 1939 – Bonefro, Campobasso, Italy
March 17, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and nonno. Franco Rea beloved husband of Maria Rea of Calgary, passed away on March 17, 2015 at the age of 75 years after a courageous battle with cancer.

Franco was born on August 20, 1939 in Bonefro, Italy. He married the love of his life Maria in 1966. Besides his loving wife Maria, Franco is survived by his children Michael (Nancy) Rea, Maria (Gary) Thibault, Anna (Collin) Schafer, and Alfredo Rea; twelve grandchildren, Dario, Mikaela, Matteo ,Dante, Megan, Chantel, Tyler, Rebecca, Ryan, Kyle, Justin, Carson; brother Alessandro (Carmela)Rea numerous nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Michaelangelo Rea and Maria Vaccaro; eldest sister Nicolina Lalli; his brother Raffaele Rea and his niece Gina (Rea) Curti.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, March 23, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Franco Rea, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Cindy, Danny and Shamus King

    We are truly sorry to hear of Franco’s passing. He was a lovely man with a family that loved him deeply. I can only say that I hope he is sharing a great bottle of wine with my dad (Nancy’s) in heaven. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Mike, we love you dearly and share your pain. Love from us all.

    Cindy, Danny and Shamus King and your family in New Brunswick

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  2. Roberto and Jennifer Vigna

    Michael & Alfredo,
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Warm regards,
    Rob & Jen Vigna

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  3. luigi & Maria Masocco

    To the Rea family

    We offer our deepest condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather. May God bless him, and your family at this time of grief.

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  4. Luigi Torriero

    Mike, Fredo and family,
    Our most sincere condolences for the loss of your father.

    Lou & Franca Torriero

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  5. Joe & Claudia Laratta

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

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  6. To the Rea family,

    We are saddened to hear of the loss of Franco, We send our deepest condolences. We hope that all of your good times together with Franco will help you through this difficult time .

    From everyone at Scarpone’s

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  7. Laura Spoletini

    Mike, Alfredo and families
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Laura and Mark Spoletini

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  8. Maria, Nigel, Geoffrey and Amanda Alchin

    We are sad to hear about and offer our condolence regards the passing of Zio Franco. Our fond memories of him will last forever, we are blessed that our paths crossed.

    With love Maria, Nigel, Geoffrey and Amanda of Windsor Ontario

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  9. Ivo and Elda Profeta

    Our most sincere condolences for the passing of your dear father.
    In our prayers, Ivo and Elda Profeta

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  10. Sonja & Bruce Scharff

    To The Rea Family
    Would like to send out condolences to all of you. Know that you are in our thoughts & prayers while you are going through this difficult time.
    Take comfort in knowing that he is with our heavenly father.

    God Bless
    Sonja & Bruce Scharff

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  11. Alfredo Vaccaro

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Alfredo and Marivi Vaccaro

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  12. Mike, Alfredo and the Rea family: our deepest sympathy for your loss; you are in our thoughts and prayers. Tony

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  13. Ryan,Lucas and Ilma Gegunde

    To the Rea Family,

    Our condolences to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  14. Domenico Marra

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your entire family during this time of grief. Your father was a great and generous, stand-up man in the italian community. It’s never easy losing a loved one, but through all the memories of good times may you find strength.
    My deepest condolences,
    Dom and Sylvia Marra

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  15. Cathy, Marco & Gabriella Sangregorio

    Maria, Mike, Alfredo and families
    We are truly sad to hear of the loss of your husband/father. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Franco will always be in your hearts and know that you have a special angel watching over you

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  16. Mario and Franca Flaviano

    To Mike and Alfredo
    We are so sorry to here about your loss our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family

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  17. Frank and Rosa Lucente

    Mike and Family,

    We are very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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