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Rina Mafalda Bragagnolo (De Lucrezia)

June 20, 1925 - April 26, 2016


Rina Bragagnolo


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Rina  Bragagnolo (DeLucrezio) on Tuesday April 26th 2016. Rina died peacefully surrounded by many of her children, grandchildren and great grand children.

Rina was born in Kimberley BC on June 20th 1925 the eldest daughter of Fortunato and Marghuerita DeLucrezio. She spent her childhood in Nelson attending St Joseph's School where she met Silvio.

Rina married Silvio on August 1st, 1945 and together they raised six children.

Rina was an active member of her community. Besides her love of swimming and bowling she was a member of the CWL, the Italian Ladies Club and an honorary lifetime member of the KLH Hospital Auxiliary. Rina was a wonderful baker and enjoyed contributing to many occasions throughout the community.

Rina's passions were her family, knitting,baking, her rose garden and the many trips to Italy to visit her relatives.

Rina was predeceased by her husband Silvio and son Martin.

She is survived by her children Michael(Becky), Maureen (Gregg), Maryana (John), Mark (Wendy) and Marcia (Andy). She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, her sister Jena as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Rina was a wonderful caring, compassionate and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, great grandmother and friend who taught us that family was most important. She was the center of our family and will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank Dr McKechnie and the nursing staff on the third floor at KLH for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation and St. Joseph's School.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Greg & Mardelle Corbett
Relation: Neighbour

Bragagnolo family, our heartfelt condolence for your loss, a great matriarch has passed, and her memory will be with me forever. We wish that we could attend but cannot at this time, but our thoughts are with you.

From: Ray & Linda Tognotti
Relation: Mother's cousin

Dear family of Rina,
Auntie Flora called to let our family know and we are so saddened by this news. Have passed on the information to Rob, Lola and Debbie. Mom and your Mom always had such a special relationship
I agree she will be sorely missed. Our condolences to each of you. One by one our family is losing that amazing generation. Our love to all!

From: Ronalie James
Relation: Neighbor

Dear Bragagnolo family,
I’m heartbroken to hear of Rina’s passing. I have so many memories that come to mind when I think of her. She was a cherished friend of my mom’s and I remember walking up Hoover St from school to see Rina and my mom standing at the end of their driveways chatting across the street to each other. She was the constant, centre of your family, always ready to help and share with others. I know she was much loved and will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Daphne VanAlstine
Relation: Through Mark

To all the Bragonolos, especially Mark and Marcie. I have such great memories of having Rina’s delicious pasta every Thursday night before band practice. Your parents welcomed Kathy and I to your dinner table and we had such great talks and laughs together. Your mom was so gracious, friendly and elegant! I know you will miss her and I send you both hugs.

From: Shawn & Michelle Seminoff
Relation: Friends

Rina will be sadly missed. She was always so kind and generous. She always made us feel as welcome as family.

From: Marilyn and Rod Chew
Relation: She was my Aunt

Dearest Aunty Rina – a great lady who gave so much to her family, her church and her community. I remember so many wonderful times – birthdays (especially ‘rag’ cake and risotto), learning to sew and wonderful baking. Most of all I will cherish the wisdom and life lessons she taught me. We will miss you! Risposare in pace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family – may you gain comfort from celebrating her life! Hugs and love from Rod and Marilyn.

From: Terry & Tara Costain
Relation: Friend

God Bless your family and we are sorry for your loss. Love Terry Tara and family.

From: Enter your full name
Relation: Son's school mate, husband's pupil

I am deeply saddened to learn of Mrs. B’s passing, I remember her so well from my childhood in Nelson and she was always so nice, kind and an elegant lady. I can remember drinking her fabulous homemade rootbeer some 60 years ago in the frontroom of her home, after swimming at old Gyro Park, with Mike. I have seldom known a finer person and I know she is in Heaven God Bless all of you, may peace be with you. Your old friend, Dewey Riesterer

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 3, 2016
Beginning at 10:30am

Cathedral of Mary Immaculate
813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

813 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 1T3

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