Nicolina Acierno

Obituary of Nicolina Acierno

October 25, 1934 – Petruro di Forino, Italy

May 1, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


Nicolina Acierno (nee Galetta), dearly beloved wife of Carmine Acierno of Calgary, AB, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the age of 88 years.


Nicolina was born in Petruro di Forino, Avellino, Italy, on October 25, 1934. On May 28, 1955, she married the love of her life, Carmine. Shortly after, they moved to Canada to start their wonderful life as husband and wife.


Nicolina was a kind and loving woman who supported her family in an infinite number of ways. She had a passion for sewing and was fortunate enough to make that her career. Nicolina always ensured that there was an abundance of food at each gathering whether it was a special occasion or an everyday meal. She truly cherished the moments spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, around the kitchen table as they laughed, talked, and shared stories while enjoying delicious cookies and milk.


Her passion for living and enjoying the moment was contagious and her positive energy filled each room with joy and happiness. She would often reflect fondly on the memories her and Carmine shared together amongst their closest friends, whom they considered family. Whether it was trips to Italy, Mexico, or Vegas or simply a card game each weekend, there was always an abundance of laughter, warmth, and love.


Her trademark bright red lipstick will forever be a symbol of her passion and zest for life that has left a permanent mark in all our hearts. May the angel that was once here amongst us on earth rest peacefully as she guides and watches over us from up above.


Nicolina is survived by her two daughters, Diana (predeceased by Alessandro) and Kristina-Marie (Carlo); and her four grandchildren, Sabrina, Loredana (Luciano), Monica, and Amanda. She will also be forever remembered as the best Bisnonna in the world by her five great-grandchildren, Francesco, Alessandro, Isabella, Marcello, and Lorenzo. She is also survived by her two sisters, Anna, and Irma, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends both in Canada and Italy.


Due to Nicolina’s wishes to celebrate her life in the same manner as her late husband, there will be no public viewing, mass, or funeral service. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with Nicolina’s family here.


In living memory of Nicolina Acierno, 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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