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MARIA CANTAFIO (published on September 28, 2011)



MARIA CANTAFIO (nee GUZZI) 1922 - 2011 Peacefully on September 25, 2011 Mom passed away at West Park Manor at the age of 89. She was predeceased by her husband Giuseppe and her brother Peppino Guzzo of New Kensington, PA, son-in-law Wayne Pellan of Calgary, brother-in-law Tommaso Mancusi and nephew Pino Mancusi of Milano, Italy. Remaining to forever cherish Mom's memory are her daughters Concetta Pellan of Calgary, Carolina and Sam Pasta of Victoria, and Vincenzina (Vini) and Rick Lovallo of Winnipeg, brother Antonio (Filomena) Guzzo of Winnipeg, sister Felice Mancusi of Italy, and sister-in-law Antonietta Guzzo of PA. Her many precious grandchildren Maria (Paul), Peter, Joseph (Vicki), Jeannette (Bert), Ryan (Daniela), Stefano and great-grandchildren Christina, Carissa, Tawni, Dylan and great-great-grandson Quintin and many nieces, nephews and friends. Mom was born in Miglierina, Calabria, Italy. She spent six years in Bari in a convent where she received her education and later married her husband Giuseppe of Amato, Italy. She immigrated to Winnipeg in 1955. Mom always enjoyed cooking for her family and friends, sharing her recipes with her daughters and spending many hours baking bread and chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren. Mom always took great pride in keeping her home in immaculate condition. She continued to teach us the Italian traditions. Everyone could trust mom knowing that she would never betray their confidences. She was caring, loving, giving and always maintained a positive attitude. Mom spent her last years at West Park Manor where the staff was so accommodating and treated her with the greatest respect and for that we thank them very much. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 1 at 9:45 a.m. at Holy Rosary Parish Church, 510 River Avenue with Fr. Sam Argenziano the Celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Eternal Memories Mausoleum, Waverley Memorial Gardens, 1501 Waverley St. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Thomson In the Park 925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com


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