It is with profound sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved Maria Wife, Mother, Nonna and Zia at the Sault Area Hospital on Thursday, March 15, 2018 with her family by her side at the age of 83.
Beloved wife of Bruno of 62 years.
Devoted mother and best friend of Joseph (Dory), Maria and Sergio. Much loved and doting Nonna of Arja Liisa (Jordan), Britt Savage (Maurice) and Gitano.
Dearest sister of the late Francesco Bernardo (Elena), late Rosaria Gallo (late Antonio), late Carmela Lepore (late Saverio), late Nicola Bennardo-Ciddio (late Maria), late Ernesto (Paolina) and late Rosina Pucci (late Francesco). Sister-in-law of Giuseppina Gallo, late Giovanni Gallo (late Mirella), late Gaetano Gallo (Paolina), and late Geniale Gallo (Maria), both of Italy.
Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Francesca Bernardo. Maria will be sadly missed by her cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Maria so willingly shared her passions for cooking, gardening and traditions and she will live on through the many memories she created together with family and friends.
Everything she did throughout her life had one focus and that was to Love and take care of her family.
Family and friends are invited to Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. – 705-759-2522) on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 6 – 9 pm. Funeral mass to be celebrated from St. Gregory’s Parish on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11 am. Rev. Eric Pannike officiating.
Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the Sault Area Hospital would be appreciated.
Thank you to the dedication and commitment of the medical professionals who allowed us to have her in our lives for so many years. Special thanks to Dr. Mario Febbraro, Dr. Mark Jenkins and Denise, Dr. Bignell and Dr. Spadafora.
Weekly visits from her nurse Brenna inspired her to keep going and striving to do her best.
The CarePartners team (Melissa, Jasmine, Katie, Mary and Gayle) who helped her get the day started.
A wonderful dedicated team from London Health Sciences-Cheryl Dale, Dr. Marotta, Dr. Ghent and Dr. Lock provided care and treatment throughout her medical journey.
Special thanks to the Emergency Response Team and the Doctors and Nurses of ICU for all your efforts and the care and compassion you provided to Maria and the support you gave her family.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered at www.arthurfuneralhome.com