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Teresa Nucci

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(née ALBI)

July 8, 1939 - January 23, 2024

Suddenly on Monday January 23, 2024, Teresa crossed over into the afterlife. 

Growing old is a privilege not afforded to all, and because of this Teresa never took life for granted and aged gracefully with vitality and poise. Teresa’s faith was very important to her, being a devout Catholic she met all with whom she encountered with care, compassion and kindness. She possessed a contagious smile that lit up a room and captivated people, often drawing strangers to her for some friendly conversation. Teresa loved socialising and always endeavoured to ensure that everyone felt acknowledged and included. 

 Teresa was born in Malito, Italy on July 8th, 1939. She immigrated to Canada and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba along with her mother Maria Albi nee Matteis, who has predeceased her. Teresa is also predeceased by her husband of 63 years Emilio Nucci, with whom she partnered to become one of the first merchants on Corydon Avenue. Together they opened Nucci’s Imported Foods in 1960; a business that would last the span of 33 years. In addition, Teresa is predeceased by her children Sebastiano Franco (survived by Nathalie) and Giuseppe Nucci, and is fondly remembered by her children Mario (Rebekah), Antonio (Gary) and grandchild Michael (Danielle) and her many other adoring family members and close friends.

Teresa was strong, courageous and independent and demonstrated incredible resilience when life challenges arose. She possessed a pragmatic nature and was a beacon of positivity, optimism and hope for all those who knew her.  

Today we celebrate the memory and life of this exquisite woman and her unrelenting devotion to her family, friends and community. Teresa was a devoted wife and an exceptional and loving daughter, mother and grandmother. She loved her nieces, nephews and her many cousins, and was a resolute and loyal friend who will be missed by many. 

The family would like to extend a warm thank you to all of the employees and community members at Venvi Portsmouth and Centro Caboto Centre for filling Teresa’s last years with joy, laughter, purpose and friendship. 

A private family viewing will be held. 

Subsequently a Christian Liturgy and Celebration of Teresa’s Life will be held at 1:00pm on February 2nd, 2024, at 603 Wellington Crescent at Academy Road (Unitarian Church), for those who wish to honour Teresa’s memory and pay their respects to her family. 

This will be followed by a private family entombment. 

Afterglow by Helen Lowrie Marshall

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. 

I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. 

I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, 

Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun; 

Of happy memories that I leave when life is done. 

In remembrance of Teresa’s life and for those who wish to express their sympathies, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation


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May 8, 2024 at 5:44 PM

My deepest condolences to Teresa’s family!  I am sending you this note from my mom Emma Muoio(Albi).  My mom spoke so highly of Teresa and enjoyed the weekly conversations with her.  My mom really was hoping for a reunion with Teresa but it just wasn’t possible..  I had the pleasure of speaking with Teresa on several occasions while my mom was in the hospital and knew immediately that she was a lovely woman and liked her immediately.  My mom’s memory is minimal but still has wonderful memories of their heart warming conversations.  May God bless Teresa’s family and smile when remembering all the special moments they celebrated.

You are in my thoughts and prayers

Fabio De Luca and family.

May 8, 2024 at 4:27 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to Mario and family. 

Sara and Giuseppe Cianflone

May 8, 2024 at 4:27 PM

Our sincerest condolences for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mario and Josie Audino

May 8, 2024 at 4:25 PM

Our condolences!  We are so sorry for your loss!

Anna Cannata and family

May 8, 2024 at 4:23 PM

My condolences!!! I am greatly saddened. Teresa was a beautiful person inside and out. Always so kind to all. I am so sorry for your loss Mario and Paolo. and family. She is now with many friends the love of her life and her beautiful Mom.  

Love you

Olga Foti and family

May 8, 2024 at 4:17 PM

My most heartfelt condolences.

Alessandro Cipolla

May 8, 2024 at 4:17 PM

sorry for your loss Mario. My condolences to you and your family.

Laureen and Adrian

May 8, 2024 at 4:15 PM

What a beautiful eulogy to someone I wish I had known. Teresa's family was indeed blessed to have had such a wonderful person in their lives. May God heal your broken hearts and lead you into the light of love and wonderful memories.

Antonio S Falvo

May 8, 2024 at 4:11 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Mario my sincere condolences to you and the entire Nucci family.

Leslie Finch

May 8, 2024 at 4:10 PM

My condolences Mario and to all your family.

Paolo and Vicky Sartor

May 8, 2024 at 4:09 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to Mario and family.


May 8, 2024 at 4:09 PM

My deepest condolences to you Mario and all the family.

Charlie, Franca and Teresa

May 8, 2024 at 4:07 PM

Mario, Paul & Micheal,

Words fall short of expressing our condolences but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this challenging time.

Your mother will forever remain in our hearts and memories

Heaven has gained a beautiful soul,

Whose love and kindness made us whole.

In the arms of Angles, you find perfect peace,

Your soul now rests, eternally at ease.

Charlie, Franca and Teresa


May 8, 2024 at 4:06 PM

Mario & Micheal

La Sinora Teresa will be remembered as the classy smart  and wonderful Amica . Condolences from Cathy Wozny Foderaro and my Mom  & Dad  (Caterina & Francesco ) 🙏🏻❤️✨


May 8, 2024 at 4:05 PM

My heartfelt condolences to Mario and your family. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.


May 8, 2024 at 4:05 PM

My deepest condolences to you, Mario and your family


May 8, 2024 at 4:05 PM

Oh, I am so sorry to hear this. She was a lovely, warm, and kind lady. RIP  Pauline

Kevin Levesque-Aubut and his family

May 8, 2024 at 4:04 PM

My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Reddy Family

May 8, 2024 at 4:03 PM

My deepest condolences. Teresa was always so full of life and would make everyone feel so welcome. She will be greatly missed.

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. A beautiful angel has been added to heaven.

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