elevated seNGb Maria Peticca, neeFacchini, passed away peacefully in the afternoon of April 26, 2021 at Baycrest Hospital, at 99 years of age.  Born on January 23, 1922 in Sora, Italy, Maria is predeceased by her husband Vincenzo and her brothers: Michele, Giulio, Nazareno and Antonio.

elevated seNGb Adored by her daughter Franca and son in law Domenico; grandchildren Valentina, Daniela and her husband Adrian; cherished great grandchildren Julia, Lucas and Olivia; along with her beloved nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends of whom you are too many to mention here yet are all heart fully acknowledged.

elevated seNGb Maria was known to so many as “Zia Marietta” and maintained a calm, gentle and deeply caring nature, by which she will always be remembered.  Maria maintained an active lifestyle with a quiet yet strong resolve to live, until her final breath.   She often went on neighborhood walks and greeted passersby with her friendly wave and infectious smile.  She regularly attended mass and was often heard in her flower garden soulfully singing her favorite songs.

elevated seNGb The simplest pleasures in life brought Maria immense joy. She relished many social events including bingo nights, card games, bocce events, dinner parties and countless social gatherings.  Maria always looked forward to celebrating festive occasions. The most memorable were her birthdays, of which there were so many, full of heartfelt laughter, happy recollections of the past, and above all a deep appreciation of humanity. 

elevated seNGb Due to Covid-19 protocols, visitation and funeral attendance are restricted to invited guests. A private Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.  Please click the link below if you wish to stream the Funeral Mass.


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elevated seNGb In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting a public garden or conservatory, to commemorate Maria’s immense love of gardening.

elevated seNGbThink of all the beauty still around you and be happy” – Anne Frank