It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Carmela Fierro (nee Giuliano) on March 4, 2012 at the age of 84 years.
Carmela was born at home on the family farm in Manocalzati, Avellino, Italy to parents Antonio and Concetta Giuliano.
She married Raffaele Fierro. Ralph, as he was known, immigrated to Canada in 1952 with Carmela joining him in Fernie in 1953.
Together they raised a son Tony and a daughter Connie. Carmela was a beautiful, caring woman, an accomplished seamstress and avid gardener.
She spent much time in her back yard growing vegetables and flowers. She worked for many years at the Tom Uphill Home and was known for her continuing care and friendship of many senior friends. Each day she could be found walking to town to run errands, pick up the mail or shop for friends.
Left to mourn her passing are children Tony Fierro (Denise), Connie Gardner (Jim); beloved granddaughter Deanna Kepke (Randy); brother Nick Giuliano (Mary); two great-grandchildren Riley and Hailey Kepke; nieces Julie (Paulo) Pina; nephews Nicky, Peter, Brandon and Paulo in Canada; two sisters Rita (Tony) and Antonietta and families in England, and a sister Eglandina and sister-in-law Concetta Giuliano and families in Italy.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Ralph, her brother Vincenzo, her sister Italia and niece Pierina and recently her brother-in-law Luigi Fierro.
Carmela spent most of her life in Fernie, moving two years ago to live in Creston to be closer to immediate family.
A family celebration with scattering of ashes will be held this summer in Fernie.