Gelsomina “Jessie” Mastronardi

April 30, 2019 9 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

March 22, 1934 – April 25, 2019

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts, that we the family of Gelsomina Mastronardi announce her passing on April 25, 2019 at the age of 85 after her courageous battle with Myelofibrosis and chronic heart failure amongst other health complications from over the years.

She will be greatly missed by her husband Gelsomino “Jim”, her children Quirino (Julie), Frank (Carrie), and Annette (Paul); grandchildren Katrina (Josh), Kade (Lisa), Adam, Medena, Kyla, Daenen; great-grandchildren Harris, Sophia, Elle and Philip, her brother Frank (Rosa), many nieces, nephews , countless friends and family from all around the world.Gelsomina was predeceased by her first baby, a son as well as  her parents Medina and Vittorio and by her brothers and sisters.

Gelsomina was born on March 22, 1934 in Villa Canale, Italy, from a family of 11 children. In 1951 she married Gelsomino and they had two children who were born in Italy, Quirino and Franco. In 1957, Gelsomina and Gelsomino decided to move their family to Canada to make a better life for themselves and then were later blessed with the birth of their daughter, Annette. Over the years, Gelsomina worked for GWG as a seamstress and as well for the Edmonton Catholic school board. She will always be remembered for her love for her family. She was an amazing cook and hosted many large gatherings with friends and families.

Public Visitation
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Trinity Funeral Home
10530 116 Street, Edmonton Alberta

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m
Santa Maria Goretti Church
9110 – 110 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Thursday, May 2 2019, following Mass
Holy Cross Mausoleum.
14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton, Alberta

In lieu of flowers, if family and friends wish, a memorial donation in Gelsomina’s honour may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Fatima Alfaki and Dr. Robert Turner as well as the staff on Unit 43 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and to our extended family and friends who supported her and us through her life journey.

  1. For the entire Mastronardi family….we are sending you all our love and best wishes at this difficult time.

    Our deepest sympathies to you all, the Vazorka-Williams family (Simon and Cynthia)

  2. Dearest Jim and family,
    It is with heavy hearts that Albert and I convey our deepest condolences on the passing of your darling wife and mother. We feel so blessed to have known her so closely. The many times we had together and the memories we shared with remain with us forever.
    Love always,

  3. Our deepest condolences to all the family especially Annette and Paul and all the grandchildren.

    • Our deepest sympathies to Annette and Paul and all the grandchildren.

  4. Our condolences to the entire Mastronardi family.

    God bless you all. Stay strong. It is never easy losing a loved one, but try to remember the good memories.

    Love, The DiPietro Family

  5. To Gelsomino, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of Gelsomina,
    I extend my deepest sympathies to all of you. I am sharing in your sadness as you remember her.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. We are holding you close in our thoughts and mourning her passing with you. We will cherish the close friendship Gelsomina shared with our grandparents and parents.
    Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort,
    Rose, Luke, and Nicole

  7. Mr. Mastronardi and Family

    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. May the special memories comfort you through this difficult time. We know they will also be friends in heaven too.

    Peter & Pina Caparelli & Family

  8. Our deepest condolences as you deal with your loss. May you be comforted by the good memories you cherish.

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