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RONCA, Michele

November 20, 1920 – Napoli, Italy
December 4, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Michele Ronca of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully surrounded by his three children on December 4, 2018 at the age of 98 years.

He spent the last two years of his life at Father Lacombe Care Centre. He was born on November 20, 1920 to Luigi Ronca and Elena Lerto in Naples, Italy. Dad celebrated his 98th birthday surrounded by family enjoying his favorite margherita pizza with a glass of wine and cake. Michele immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1955 with the family following in 1956, and subsequently moved to Calgary. He worked as a civil servant, retiring from the City of Calgary in 1985. He was an avid photographer, and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an aspiring tenor and one of his proudest moments was singing to Marlon Brando in a night club called La Cisterna in Rome. Michele took great pride in his Italian heritage and enjoyed his homemade wine and margherita pizza.

Michele married Maria Luisa Capriccioni on September 30th, 1946, and they had three children; Nicoletta (Amedeo), Simonelli, Roberto (Margaret) Ronca, and Patrizia (Martin) Giuffre.

He is survived by his three children, nine grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one brother Sergio (Mary) Ronca.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Flanagan Hall. Following the reception, Graveside Service will be held at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Michele Ronca, 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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