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Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2017

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SERAFINA TORCHIA (nee MAZZEI) June 21, 1926 - September 11, 2017 It is with sad and heavy hearts that the Torchia family announces the peaceful passing of Serafina Torchia after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 91, on Monday, September 11, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Giacomo Torchia. Born in Amato (CZ), Italy on June 21, 1926, she was one of seven children to Giuliano Mazzei and Isabella Scerbo. She wed her loving husband Giacomo on December 9, 1950 and immigrated to Canada with her children in August 1963. Serafina will be remembered as a modest and courageous woman. Nonna was dedicated to her family throughout her life, always putting family first. She was at her happiest when surrounded by family and friends preparing traditional Italian meals. She took great pride in keeping her small town traditions alive through food and celebration. Serafina leaves to mourn her loving children Agostino (Maria) and daughter Felicia. Grandchildren: James (Jody), Joseph (Costanza), Jonathan (Robyn), Nicholas (Melissa), Julian, Jennifer (Aaron). Great-grandchildren; Nico, Sofia, Sedona, Amelia, Chiara, Savanna, and many nieces and nephews in Italy and Canada. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all home care workers, and the staff at the Grace Hospital (3N and 4E) for all the great help and compassion. Pallbearers will be Giuliano Scarpino, Antonio, Giuseppe, James, Joseph, Jonathan and Nicholas Torchia. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 510 River Avenue, with visitation at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, 3990 Portage Ave. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba. E.J. COUTU & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald Street 204-253-5086

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 14, 2017

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