Joe Sacco

Obituary of Joe Sacco

September 7, 1928 – Alanno Pescara, Italy

January 10, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Joe Sacco, beloved husband of Antonia Sacco (nee Di Palma), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the age of 93 years.


Joe was born in Alanno Pescara, Italy, on September 7, 1928. He immigrated to Canada in 1955, where he married his wife, Antonia, and had two children, Umberto and Liliana. Joe worked as a Tailor all of his life, even into his 90’s. Every now and then he did odd jobs like construction, clothing salesman, and restaurant cook. Joe accomplished much through his life and was particularly proud of earning his tailoring certificate in Rome at just twenty years of age. At the age of twenty-five, he would open a little tailoring shop, also in Rome. Joe also had great pride for his place in Italy and, especially, his grandchildren. Joe loved fishing, going on walks, working on his garden in Italy, and listening to classical Opera. Joe’s most memorable vacation was when he visited Sicily for the first time, he enjoyed his time spent there and always spoke of wanting to return. He will be most remembered for being a Master Tailor.


Besides his loving wife Antonia, Joe is survived by his daughter Liliana Quartararo, son Umberto Sacco, and three grandchildren, Giovanni, Alessandra, and Matteo. Joe is also survived by his brother Tony and sister Anna. Joe was predeceased by his mother Concetta “Anna” Conti, father Umberto Sacco, and brother Gino Sacco.


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Those attending will be asked to provide valid government identification (with name and date of birth) AND confirm one of the following: (A)Provincial vaccine record with QR code (paper or digital); OR (B)negative COVID test (within 72 hours); or (C)valid medical exemption (signed letter); OR (D)under 12 years of age. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Giuseppe (Joseph) Sacco, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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