Family and friends mourn the sudden passing of Ida “Edi” Marianne Di Bella (nee Pippi), daughter of Mario (Deceased, 1936) Pippi and “Annie” (Deceased, 2000) D’Aquino. She is survived by two sons, R. C. (Tino) Di Bella (Denise, Deceased), Mario Di Bella (Lorraine), five grandchildren, (Jacob, Beth, Cara, Adam & Aimee), one brother, Thomas D’Aquino (Susan), sister-in-law, Alice Pippi (Emilio, Deceased), 2 nieces (Marianne & Lynn), 1 nephew (Mario) and many cousins. Born in Trail, BC, on February 22, 1928 and died in Trail on March 15, 2012.
Edi moved to Nelson in her late teens and carried out a successful business career in Nelson, BC, later retiring to Trail to care for her mother and her aunt, Lida Petroni.
Prayers will be held at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate, 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00pm. Funeral mass will take place at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00am, Father Jim Ratcliffe as Celebrant. Private interment will follow at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society (1-800-667-37420) or the BC Cancer Foundation (1-800-906-2873).
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.