With great sadness we announce the passing of our mother and Dad’s wife, Concetta at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years. Concetta was predeceased by her sisters, Carmelina, Assunta, of Italy, Emma of Hope, and her only brother Francesco of Belgium. She is survived by two sisters, Fiorina Rizzo of Toronto, and Maria from Cosenza, Italy. Concetta will forever be remembered by her husband of 60 years Antonio (Tony); her children, John, Rosa (Chuck) and Antonietta and her treasured grandchildren, John Anthony, Andrew and Norman as well as her three great grandchildren Jessica, Tyrell and Cole. She was also a Godmother to many. Concetta was born in Scigliano, Italy. After she and Antonio married, she followed her husband to Canada and made their home to this date in the beautiful little town of Hope, B.C.Concetta loved to cook. She worked for 18 years as the head cook at the Caribou Cafe. She was a gifted hostess, but her devotion was always first with her love of family. She touched many lives with her smile, caring ways, generosity love and laughter. She will be sadly missed and forever loved within our hearts. The family is forever grateful to everyone who helped and cared for Concetta (Mom). Special thanks to Mom’s niece, Maria (Joe) Rocca, children John, Linda, Martin (Emilia) Perna, Ingrid Corcese, Dr’s Gerd and Ursula Asche, Dr.V. Nyirenda, the staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital, and all the girls at home support. Service will be held at Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, 671 Water Street, Hope on Saturday January 21, 2012 at 11am. Prayers will be held at the church on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7p.m.Concetta loved flowers, however if you would like, a donation can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Let’s help find a cure. Please visit to leave a message of condolence for the family.

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