VENA, (née Buffone) Mafalda
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November 16, 1914 - December 9, 2012
Mafalda Vena (née Buffone) passed peacefully at the age of 98 years on December 9, 2012. Her last weeks were filled with family, tears and farewells. She never faltered and held on to the end with the familiar strength that marked her character. She will be greatly missed by her son Franco Vena (Carmen) and her daughter Antonietta Desjardins (André); her grandchildren Jack Vena (Cindy), Maria Clifford (Tom), Steve Vena, Frank Vena (Laura), Francine Spagnoli (John), Charmaine Michaud (Mike), Denis Desjardins (Cheryl Kilbride), Angélique Desjardins (Rémy Bélanger), Patrizio Vena and Alessandro Vena; her seventeen great- granchildren; her sister Ida Caluori (late Eugenio); and her brother Mario Buffone (Eva). She is predeceased by her husband Annunziato Vena, her son Gino Vena (Liliane), her sister Antonietta Lepore (late Giuseppe) and her brother Giovanni Buffone (Caroline). The family will welcome visitors at
Kelly Funeral Home, Somerset Chapel
585 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, ON,
K1R 5K1, 613-235-6712, www.kellyfh.ca
on Thursday, December 13, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Friday, December 14, to St. Anthony of Padua Church (Booth at Gladstone) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Capital Memorial Gardens, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Nepean. In memoriam donations may be made to The University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Many thanks to the staff of the Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus) for their compassionate care and support.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 12, 2012