Maria Marra

Obituary of Maria Marra

December 8, 1929 - Fantino, Cosenza, Italy

November 26, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


Maria Marra passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at the age of 92 years. Maria was born in the small village of Fantino, a community outside of San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy. She immigrated to Canada in 1962 with her husband and three small children.


Maria will be fondly remembered for the love she had for her family, especially her grandchildren, and of course for her love of gardening, especially her prized tomatoes.


Maria is survived by her children, Giuseppe Marra, Tommasina (Leon) Slomka, Saletta Marra, and Giovanni (Suzanne) Marra; ten grandchildren, Amanda (Matt), Keith, Matt (Erin), Sarah (Wesley), Sean (Kirsten), Devin (Jenna), Trevor (Nicole), Jordan, Tayler, and Regan; and three great-grandchildren, Chloe, Wesley, and Haley. Maria is also survived by her sister Serafina Talerico of Italy, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Maria was predeceased by her loving husband Salvatore in 2012, her parents, Giovanni and Saletta Talerico; as well as her three brothers, Giuseppe, Saverio, and Luigi Talerico.


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church (1714 14 Ave NE, Calgary, AB), on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Mausoleum and the Reception will be announced at the Mass. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


The family would like to thank the staff at the St. Theresa Covenant Care Emergency Department and Unit 64 of the Foothills Hospital for their care and compassion.


In living memory of Maria Marra, 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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