Jan 1, 1940 – Jul 6, 2015
Born January 1, 1940 in Cassano Murge Italy, Maria was 1 of 5 children. She was married in 1957 to Vito for 53 years before he passed in 2010. She always missed her Family in Italy but their little comfortable home in South Park was always home sweet home to her. She had so many wonderful friends and neighbors and considered many of them just like family.
Despite Marias diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis at the early age of 25, she always tried her best to manage the pain. Her last years were spent at Burien Nursing and Rehab where the staff provided Maria with so much care, love and attention.
Vito and Maria shared the love of many wonderful things together which included gardening. Maria canned and would harvest everything that she could from their huge organic garden including fava beans but her homemade spaghetti sauce was the best! Maria loved to entertain and prepare her large delicious home cooked meals to all who entered. She also loved to crochet, knit & sew.
Maria had a great love for all children. Her grandchildren, Heidi and Justin had her whole heart and were the apple of her eye and the feelings were mutual. Her favorite question that she never failed to ask as soon as they walked in the door to visit was " Did you eat?" And straight to the kitchen they went. Rest in Peace Grandma~ We Love You.
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