elevated QaHSm It is with great sadness the family announce the passing of Maria on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Welland County General Hospital. Daughter of the late Francesco Alfano and Emilia Alfano. Beloved wife of the late Biagio. Loving mother of Lucia Spezzano (Giovanni Spezzano), Patrizia Cece (Giuseppe Cece), and Francesca Ristich. Cherished nonna of Elizabeth Cesario-Gomes (Timothy Gomes), Maddalena Spezzano, Joey (Giuseppe) Cece, Vincenzo Cece, Emily Ristich, Alexandar Ristich, Ristana Ristich, and bis-nonna of Katarina Gomes, Dante Gomes, and Lucia Gomes. Dear sister of Lina Febbraro (Carmelo), Michael Alfano (Victoria), Mario Alfano (Anna) and the late Tony Alfano (Gwen). Maria is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family as your expression of sympathy. The family would like to thank the Dialysis Nurses at Niagara General Hospital and Welland County General Hospital for their exceptional care given to Maria.

elevated QaHSm Visitation will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home, 211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON (Bayview and Langstaff). Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions, friends may have to wait to pay their respects during the visitation period, we are inviting family and friends to a walk-through visitation only to pay their respects, offer condolences, and then kindly exit the building to allow for others to enter.

elevated QaHSm A Private Funeral Mass will be held in the Chapel of St. Joseph within the Funeral Home on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. If you wish to view the Mass, please click on the link below at the Mass time.