It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved mother, Maria, in her 92nd year on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Mississauga Trillium Hospital. She died peacefully with her family by her side.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Anselmo (2008). Survived by sons Noe (Sara) and Bruno and daughter Emanuela (the late Edmund Halliday, 2011). Proud Nonna to Andrew, Christopher and Stephanie. She will also be missed by her many relatives and friends.
Mom was born in Villa, Treviso, Italy, to parents Virginio and Giovanna Mattarollo. Mom was the youngest of four siblings (Antonio, Eugenio and Gemma). She immigrated to Port Credit (now Mississauga) in 1956 where she met the love of her life, our Dad, Anselmo. They married in 1957, marking their lifelong journey together where they raised their family in their little bungalow on Mona Road. Their home was filled with love and joy and welcomed many family and friends throughout the years. Mom and Dad were proud of the life they built together. They provided us with a strong foundation for how to live our lives. Watching their children and grandchildren grow up was their pride and joy. Shortly before Dad’s passing in 2008, our parents celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Mom was a devout catholic, attending church every Sunday until she was no longer able to do so. She began watching mass on T.V. every day and recited the rosary every night before going to bed. We admired her endless love, strength, compassion, sense of humour and relentless pursuit to ensure everyone left her home happy and with a full stomach!
Family meant everything to Mom, and she loved our family get-togethers. She was an excellent cook and loved making her grandchildren’s favourite dish: lasagna (they referred to it as square pasta). Mom and Dad enjoyed gardening and spent countless hours together in their vegetable and flower gardens. Mom always enjoyed and looked forward to her walks and chats with her close friend and neighbor, Karen, who admired Mom’s strength and courage.
Many thanks to Mom’s primary physician, Dr. Cytowski and the doctors and nurses at Mississauga Trillium Hospital.
Mom, your work here on earth is done. Continue to watch over us like you always have. You will be forever missed but never forgotten. Love you always. Rest in peace.
Friends and family may call at Turner and Porter “Peel” Chapel, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (Hwy 10 North of QEW) on Thursday March 5, 2020, between 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Parish, 2340 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, (just north of Turner and Porter) on Friday March 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Glen Oaks Cemetery, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, (Northwest corner of Ninth Line and Dundas Street).
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.