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1914 - 2012
A very special lady has bid us farewell.
A woman of conviction and strong principles,
she has always put family first.
Her life was one of generosity, hospitality and true friendship... It is with great sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of our cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Rosina Petrarca wife of the late Nicola Di Palma on November 10, 2012 at the age of 98 years and 8 months. Predeceased by her children Antonio, Lucia and Maria (the late Agostino Di Rienzo), her brother Primiano (the late Maria Giorgetti). She leaves to mourn her sisters in Italy Suora Michelina, Madra Superiore Elvira and Annina, her devoted children Michele (Gislene), Anna and Teresa (the late Nino Melchior). She will be dearly missed by her treasured grandchildren Joe (Gina), Nicky (Linda), Tony (Johanne), Maurice, Giuseppe, Nick (Tania), Maria, Nathalie, Marco, Edison, Sandra (Luigi) and Marisa, her much adored great- grandchildren Tino, Massimo, Amanda, Kevin, Maria-Louisa, Anita and Matteo, her precious great-great-granddaughter Yaneli, as well as many relatives and friends.
The family will receive condolences at:
Centre funéraire Côte-des-Neiges
Dignity Memorial,
4525 Côte-des-Neiges Road, Montreal
(514) 342-8000, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, November 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 15, at Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense Church, 6800 Henri-Julien (corner of Dante) at 12 (noon) thence to Ste-Claire d'Assise Mausoleum in the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery for entombment.
A sincere thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Robert-Cliché Residence for their care and their particular attention during her final moments.
We will always remember the love, compassion and noble values Mamma e Nonna instilled in us, her family.
Thank you for the happy memories.

Published in Montreal Gazette on Nov. 13, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Centre funéraire Côte-Des-Neiges Inc.
4525 ch. de la Côte-des-Neiges Montreal QC | Montreal, QC H3V1E7 | (514) 342-8000
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