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Valhalla Funeral Home & Valhalla Memory Gardens

698 Winchester RD NE, Huntsville, AL

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Amparo Fabiani Cancel

March 29, 1923February 13, 2020
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Amparo Fabiani Cancel (96), passed away Thursday at Huntsville Hospital surrounded by her loving family. "Mama Cancel" or Amparito was a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Amparo was born March 29, 1923 in a small seaside village, Guayanilla on the island of Puerto Rico.

She attended the University of Puerto Rico and taught school for 2 years before getting married to her husband of 65 years, Reinaldo (Rey) Cancel. Amparo immediately became busy raising three sons and convinced Rey to leave Puerto Rico in 1957 to bring the family to Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas. The family then moved to Huntsville in 1960 until 1974 when Rey found his best job—Farming and raising cattle for the next 29 years.

Mrs. Cancel is survived by three sons, Ivan (Donna) and Walter (Norma) of Huntsville, Edgar (Lynn) of Jacksonville, AL; 6 grandchildren, Erin (Kay), Jason (Rufina), Josh (Amy), Amy, Scott and Tyler; 6 great-grandchildren, Zach, Britany, Danica, Clay, Lucas and Cameron.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be conducted at 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Valhalla Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable contribution to Hudson Alpha Institute for Biological Research, 601 Genome Way Northwest, Huntsville, AL 35806, or online at https://hudsonalpha.org/donate, in her name.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Hector & Laurie Ramirez

February 19, 2020

May the Lord bless you with peace and serenity. We will miss your witty character and big smile but know that somewhere up there you are looking down on your family and friends with love and kindness. Give Dad and Reinaldo a big hug - we will all soon be together!

Gladys Ramirez

February 19, 2020

To my life long friend and extended family, we will miss you but remember you always. You will be in our heart forever. Save a slice of heaven for the rest of us.

Jadwiga Mangino

February 16, 2020

I will greatly miss my “Little Firecracker” Amparo, and our times at church and sharing soup suppers with friends and parishioners at Redstone. I truly enjoyed tales of her times in Puerto Rico, Texas, Huntsville, and trips to Mexico. Even in her later years, she was full of life, and will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and thoughtfulness. My sincere sympathy and prayers to her family, friends, and neighbors. May you rest in peace Amparo.

With fondest memories,

Jadwiga “Sasha” Mangino

Frances & Richard Lee

February 15, 2020

We will always cherish the memories of time spent with Mr & Mrs Cancel at picnics, military family gatherings , visits at their home at Grant during our Labor Day weekends trips to Scottsboro, and so many more. We always chuckled when our home phone rang at early hours on Saturday mornings: Mrs Cancel, calling to chat with my mom !!!
Mrs Cancel, a caring, strong and compassionate woman will be missed by all. She now rests with Mr Cancel and other loved ones who knew and loved her.
Ivan, Edgar and Walter, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Richard and Frances

Rufina Cancel

February 14, 2020

Grandma Cancel, in God's arm you rest in His eternal presence! Thank you for all the wonderful memories we shared as we went for our Mexican dinner, Chinese buffet lunch, and the visits (with our burger/biscuit takeout) at your home. You will be missed, Grandma! Love to our family from Hong Kong!

Betty Keegan

February 14, 2020

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Betty Keegan
February 14, 2020

I meet Miss Amparo about 3 years ago. She was the sweetest lady I've meet. She always has a smile with a story
to tell about her life and things she did in Puerto Rico. She would tell me about crossing the border to pick this lady who cleaned her house and some of her neighbors. She said; "I would fill my gas tank for 15 cents a gallon". She always talked with her hands and arm reaching up in excitement when she told each stories to us. She was always was delightful person when you visited her or she visited you. She always enjoyed coming to my house to have a cup of coffee with my daughter Crystal and me. She always loved walking around my house looking at the pretty flower beds. I will miss her so much and the wonderful memories we made. God had a time for this special angel in heaven . We will miss you Miss Amparo so much. You will always be in our hearts and memories. REST IN PEACE.

Rena Taylor

February 14, 2020

Praying for the Cancel family. May God give you the strength you need now and in the days to come.


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