Giuseppe Marra

29-Aug-1944 - 30-Aug-2020

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MARRA, Giuseppe
August 29, 1944 - August 30, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Giuseppe Marra, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Giuseppe passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at the age of 76. Giuseppe was born in San Giovanni in Fiore, Cosenza, Italy on August 29, 1944 descending from the Sarda Vecchia lineage. He immigrated to Calgary, Canada with his cherished wife in 1967, where he started his new life and raised his family.

Giuseppe was predeceased by his parents, Salvatore Marra and Angela Maria Laratta, his sister Bernardina Marra and his two brothers, Mario Marra & Serafino Marra. He will be forever missed by the love of his life, Lina Spadafora, his children, Salvatore Marra, Angela Marra (Enrico) and Lorena Marra Chamoun (Paul); his grandchildren, Matteo Cecchetto, Luca Cecchetto, Desmond Marra Painter, Amadeo Chamoun & Yara Chamoun; his sister Rosa Marra Scalise, his brother Domenic Marra (Teresa), sister in-law Teresa Marra; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Giuseppe loved spending time with his grandchildren and spoiled them with love and sweet treats that he would get from the Italian store. He was an avid card player and many of his friends knew him as Mannix, a nickname he was given in the early 70’s. When Giuseppe first arrived in Canada, he worked as a dedicated bricklayer. He quickly found a passion for business and became a successful entrepreneur, owning many legacy establishments.

Invited family and friends will be gathering at St. Michaels Catholic Church (800 85th street SW), followed by a graveside service at Eden Brook Cemetery (24223 Township Road 242.)

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Giuseppe Marra

Un Pensiero Per Chi Non
e Pui Sulla Terra Ma 
Vive Dentro i Nostri 

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Mary Jo Iervella | 07-Sep-2020

Our deepest condolences to the entire Marra Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Tony and Mary Jo Mangone Iervella

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Posted by Maria Sangregorio | 05-Sep-2020

Cara Lina, figli & nipoti, Le nostre più sentite condoglianze. Il caro Giuseppe a lasciato questo mondo ma lui vive sempre nei vostri cuori. Un abbraccio da noi Maria e Salvatore Sangregorio

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