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June 3, 1922 - December 6, 2012
Eusebio Pennacchioli, beloved husband of the late Ida Pennacchioli (nee Caravaggio) of Calgary, AB, passed away on December 6, 2012 at the age of 90 years. Eusebio was born on June 3, 1922 in Rocca San Giovanni, Italy. He immigrated to Canada from Italy in 1953 and worked for the City of Calgary until his retirement in 1984. He also served his country in WWII. Eusebio married his beloved Ida on February 4, 1951. Eusebio was a passionate family man who loved his grandchildren. He enjoyed vacations with his family in Italy, California and Mexico. He also loved gardening and wine-making and was particularly proud of his spectacular vegetable and flower gardens and his many home projects, including the building of his greenhouse. Eusebio is survived by his son Enzo and daughter-in-law Laura; grandchildren Adriana and Maxine; nephews, Luciano (Ida), Angelo (Carmel), Mario (Sharon) of Guelph, ON, Frank (Julie) of Toronto, and Nicola (Silvana) of Italy, and his niece Angela of Toronto; as well as many other relatives and friends residing in Calgary, Ontario and Italy. He was predeceased by his wife Ida; daughter Antonietta; brothers, Mauro, Emilio and Nicola; and sister Giovanna. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Italian and English Catholic Church (1714 - 14 Avenue N.E.) on today, December 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Mausoleum. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 (Telephone 403-264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca). A special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Sarcee Carewest for the excellent care they gave Eusebio. In living memory of Eusebio Pennacchioli, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Dec. 8 to Dec. 10, 2012