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REA, Franco Antonio

Posted By Obits On March 19, 2015 @ 4:25 PM In Obituary | 17 Comments

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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Condolence from Cindy, Danny and Shamus King on March 19th, 2015 4:50 PM

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

Condolence from Roberto and Jennifer Vigna on March 19th, 2015 9:16 PM

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

Condolence from luigi & Maria Masocco on March 20th, 2015 7:58 AM

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.

Condolence from Luigi Torriero on March 20th, 2015 8:26 AM

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

Lou & Franca Torriero

Condolence from Joe & Claudia Laratta on March 20th, 2015 9:22 AM

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

Condolence from Sera Duros on March 20th, 2015 10:52 AM

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

Condolence from Laura Spoletini on March 20th, 2015 3:06 PM

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

Condolence from Maria, Nigel, Geoffrey and Amanda Alchin on March 21st, 2015 2:08 PM

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

Condolence from Ivo and Elda Profeta on March 22nd, 2015 4:01 PM

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

Condolence from Sonja & Bruce Scharff on March 22nd, 2015 5:07 PM

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

Condolence from Alfredo Vaccaro on March 23rd, 2015 9:24 AM

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

Condolence from Tony de Somma on March 23rd, 2015 3:20 PM

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

Condolence from Ryan,Lucas and Ilma Gegunde on March 23rd, 2015 3:38 PM

To the Rea Family,

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

Condolence from Domenico Marra on March 23rd, 2015 5:28 PM

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

Condolence from Cathy, Marco & Gabriella Sangregorio on March 24th, 2015 10:24 AM

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

Condolence from Mario and Franca Flaviano on March 24th, 2015 4:44 PM

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

Condolence from Frank and Rosa Lucente on March 30th, 2015 6:50 PM

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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