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DI MARCELLO, Annina (Anna) (nee Michini)

DI MARCELLO, Annina (Anna) (nee Michini)

May 21, 1930 – Caprafrico, Teramo, Italy
January 20, 2018 – Kelowna, BC

Anna, beloved wife, mother and Nonna passed away peacefully at the Village at Mill Creek at the age of 87. She was born May 21, 1930, in Caprafrico, Teramo, Italy. In December 1956, she married her husband Giovanni. Anna immigrated to Canada with her 18-month old daughter in 1959, where they reunited with Giovanni, who had immigrated prior, in search of work and a better life. Anna worked the night shift for many years at Chicken On The Way, until early retirement to babysit her first grandson. In September 1979, the family moved to Kelowna. She was a devoted wife, caring, loving mother and Nonna. Anna shared the joys of old traditions with her husband and family, the fruits of their labour evident by their meticulous rose and vegetable garden, abundant fruit trees in their backyard and homemade pasta dishes with their treasured tomato sauces. Anna is survived by her loving husband Giovanni; two children: Nicolina (Carlo) Di Girolamo, Vittorio (Jacky) and daughter-in-law Mirella. Also survived by those who brought her so much joy, seven grandchildren: Dwayne (Laurie) Gadway, Anita (Shaun) Kohut, Christina (Trent) Beaudin, Jonathan (Felicia) and Deanna Di Girolamo, Oliver and Katelyn Di Marcello; as well as her seven great-grandchildren: Olivia and Luca Gadway, Donna, Vincent, Dezarae and Enrico Kohut and Elayna Di Girolamo. Anna is also survived by her loving sister Giuditta Michini of Italy; sisters-in-law, both in Italy and Calgary; as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Giuditta Faragalli, father Carmine Michini, stepmother Angeladea Giacchetta, sister Barbina Olivieri; brothers: Cesare and Sante Michini. Anna was also sadly predeceased by her son Enrico “Harry” in 2014 and great-granddaughter Angela in 2010. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Village at Mill Creek, especially in the Shannon and Oyama Rooms, for the compassionate and loving care provided to Anna during her stay there. Prayers will be held at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC, on Thursday, January 25th at 6:00 pm; where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 26th at 10:30 am. Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC. In respect for Anna’s love of flowers, floral tributes are welcome or those wishing may make a donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC, www.alzheimer.ca/en/bc. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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Condolence Messages
  • Jan 29, 2018
    Giovanni and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Anna's passing. I have many wonderful memories of Anna on the our farm and wonderful meals she served me at her home. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met.
    Linda Correale (Russo) and family
  • Jan 26, 2018
    Mirella, Anita, Christina and family,
    we are thinking of you with deep sympathy,
    hugs,
    Mary Bazzana and family
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Mirella & Family - Our deepest sympathy in the loss of a dear lady. Our warm thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care. Emma & Elmo Rantucci
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Our deepest and sincere condolences to the DiMarcello family on your loss.
    Luigi and Sandra Cicchelli
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Mirella, Anita, Christina and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Bunny Blaquiere
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Mr. Di Marcello & Family:
    We were saddened to hear of Mrs. Di Marcello's passing. We remember her fondly though our Mom and Grandma and their participation in the prayer circle of St. Rita. Please accept our condolences and we shall keep you in our prayers.
    The Romei Family.
  • Jan 25, 2018
    Mirella, Anita and Christina,
    We are sorry for your loss and extend our sympathy at this sad time for you all.
    Hugs,
    Fulvia Pasutto & Family
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Giovanni and Families,
    We are so sorry to hear of Anna's passing. Our sincere condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Domenico & Lina Minardi
    Stella Duncan & Family
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Our sincere condolences to the Di Marcello family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
    Angelo and Carol Bruno and family
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Our deepest condolences to Giovanni, Nicolina and Vittorio for the loss of your mother, she was a wonderful lady, very kind and caring.Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Luisa and Peter Fusco
    Maria and Alberico Medoro
  • Jan 23, 2018
    Mrs. Di Marcello was a person who was always smiling and had such fantastic outlook on life and very proud of her family. She respected everyone young and old and we are proud to have known her.. she will never be forgotten.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Jan 22, 2018
    To the Di Marcello family we are saddened to hear of the passing of your wife mother and nonna, our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you. Tony and Doreen Bruno and family.
  • Jan 22, 2018
    Our condolensces on the passing of Mrs. DiMarcello, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time, God bless you all,
    Joe and Bianca Iafrancesco
  • Jan 22, 2018
    Our deepest sympathy is with your family at this time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all, may your wonderful memories give you peace & comfort.
    Love & God Bless,
    Sam & Patti DiMaria & family.
  • Jan 22, 2018
    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a lovely woman and will be surely missed.
    We send our love and prayers to you.
    Tony and Maria DiMaria
  • Jan 22, 2018
    Our heartfelt condolences to all of the DiMarcello family.
    May your memories bring you comfort and peace.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Mrs. Pietrina Bruno and family
  • Jan 22, 2018
    Mirella, Anita, Christina and family ......Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother(in-law), Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all as you mourn another precious family member! Thinking of you all with love!
    Sharmaine Moir and family
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