Obituary of Irene CHIARASTELLA


May 24, 1928 - Morro d'Oro, Teramo, Italy

January 9, 2021 - Calgary, Alberta


Irene Chiarastella, beloved wife of the late Lorenzo Chiarastella, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the age of 92 years.


In 1953, Irene immigrated to Canada from Italy with their daughter, Anna, to reunite with her husband in Banff, AB. She worked in food services most of her life until she retired and became a full time homemaker. Irene enjoyed cooking and preparing Sunday dinners for the entire family. Irene was a vibrant, social, and endearing woman.“Mayland Heights will never be the same without Irene”, according to her close friends.


Irene is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Gabriel Iervella; her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Sandra Chiarastella; seven grandchildren, Lorenzo, Olivia, Lyza, Sonia, Lori, David and Cristina; and ten great-grandchildren. Irene was predeceased by her husband Lorenzo in 2004.


Those wishing to pay their respects with visitation prior to cremation, may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


A private Funeral Mass will be held at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish. Graveside Service will be at Queen’s Park Mausoleum Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Irene’s obituary at


In living memory of Irene Chiarastella, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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