AMATO, Elvira Maria (nee Mollo) March 6, 1941 – Cosenza, Italy April 12, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta Elvira Maria Amato of Calgary passed away in the presence of her family on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the age of 76 years. Elvira was a passionate and proud woman who loved her family above all else. She was a successful restaurateur for many years and an accomplished cook at popular Italian markets in Calgary. Elvira is survived by her daughter, Cinzia (Cynthia) Amato and son-in- law Robert King; grandchildren Carmen (Keith Moore) and Nickolas Crisanti; brothers Lucio (Anna) Mollo and Frank (Pauline Csizmadia) Mollo; sisters Lydia (Pasquale) Gradilone, Anna Maria (Richard) Signoretti, and Rosetta Mollo. She was predeceased by her brother, Giovanni Mollo, sister-in-law Lydia Mollo; and her lifelong partner, Luigi (Gino) Amato. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 – 16th Avenue N.W. (across from the North Hill Shopping Centre, Calgary) on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish (1714 - 14th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen's Park Cemetery. Please forward condolences through www.hffs.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Peter Lougheed Centre, Suite 800, 11012 Macleod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.calgaryhealthtrust.ca . We wish to thank Dr. Guimond for her eternal optimism, as well as the staff on Units 28, 58, and 59 at the Peter Lougheed Centre for their care and compassion.
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