elevated kgriD May 20, 1933 – June 3, 2021
elevated kgriD It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Maria Piro. Loving wife of the late Antonio Piro. Adored and cherished mother of Rosemarie and Carmine.
elevated kgriD Maria is predeceased by her dear brothers the late Salvatore (Jean), the late Vittorio (Pauline), the late Vincenzo (the late Marie) and the late Decimo (Kerry). She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her brothers John (the late Maria), Antonio (Jackie), Mario (Gloria) and Aldo (Debbie), by her sisters-in-law, her many nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.
elevated kgriD Maria immigrated to Canada in 1951 with her father Alessandro and brother John. Together they worked tirelessly to establish a home and bring the rest of the family to Canada. In July 1954 she married Antonio and devoted her life selflessly to her family which was her greatest joy. Maria’s warm hospitality and the exquisite meals she lovingly prepared for family and friends were legendary. She was an avid gardener and found joy creating beautiful gardens around her home. Her wisdom, kindness, and compassion will be missed by all who knew her. May she now rest peacefully in the arms of an angel.
elevated kgriD Due to the current restrictions due to the pandemic, the family is having a private family funeral on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home. Entombment to be held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
thankyou for always making me feel as if I were one of your own children each and everytime I came into your home. Your laughter, your jokes, pronounciations of so many words, your cooking….but, your hugs and kisses will be missed most of all. I will carry the image of you in my mind, the wisdom you gave in my soul and your love in my heart forever. Sleep well Aunt Mary, until we see each other again. Love you so much Zia, Nino
To our mother, you were like one of her own. Your kindness and generosity towards her will always be remembered. With love and appreciation, Rosemarie and Carmine
My deepest condolences to my family on the loss of my beautiful loving Aunt Mary. May all who loved her, go with Peace and Love in our hearts. She will be missed greatly. Rest in Peace Aunt Mary.
Love your niece Karen💗
Seeing you smile and talking with you brought our mother great joy every time we met you when we were shopping. Thank you for your kind words of sympathy and your support. With love and appreciation Rosemarie and Carmine.
You will be missed
Thank you for being amazing to me and my
Family and always loving us unconditionally i will forever be grateful
Love Angel Nevaio and Richard
Dear Angel, Nevaio, and Richard,
Our mother’s love and concern for you and your family was heartfelt. Thank you for your kind condolences and your support. With love and appreciation, Rosemarie and Carmine
My dearest Mary
If words could ease the ache of saying so long to you I’d never stop typing, Over these last few years you became far more to me then my sister in law Mary you became my friend.
You opened your home your family to embrace Aldo and I far to many times to count. Welcoming us to join you and your family at your table set not just with delicious home made dishes but love.
We shared conversations laughter stories of the once upon a time and used to be of long ago always carrying us to anther time and place, Every time we said good night we tucked them inside our hearts to recall another time.
I loved walking around the gorgeous garden you began from three plants as a young beautiful wife mom decades ago now sweeping your whole yard in breath taking blooms to make you smile every time you see it. Each bloom planted transplanted with tender hands full of pride.
The love of your son daughter obvious in the way your face lit up in a smile each and every time you said their names. Your love of family obvious in the stories you shared,
Now my beautiful sister in law friend all we have are words, words to say Aldo and I will miss you so so much. We’ll miss your laugh your awesome meals your goodie boxes packed with LOVE mostly we’ll Miss the twinkle in your eye when you talked of your handsome Tony your babies of long ago and your family.
Thank you Miss Mary for welcoming me for becoming my friend. My only wish is we’d begun this friendships many years ago. Till we meet again Miss Mary fly free with love..
Kisses to mom for us xxx Love Aldo N Deb xxxxxx
Dear Aldo and Debbie,
Thank you for this eloquent and loving tribute to our mother. You were both two special blessings in her life. Treasure the special times, the memories, and the joys of being together that we shared. Thank you for your kindness and your support. With love and appreciation, Rosemarie and Carmine
Our deepest sympathy to both of you. Our prayers are with you at this time. The Segreto Family
Dear Maria Nicoletti and the Segreto Family,
Your kind expression of sympathy and your prayers are greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Rosemarie and Carmine
Our deepest and most sincere condolences. So many wonderful, beautiful memories of a life filled with the love she always showed to others. From the time I was given my first bicycle by Auntie Marie and Uncle Tony to the many visits thru the years, be it to pick pears and cherries as a child or to visit and watch TV and always eat. Nobody ever left hungry. I cherished the wonderful conversations we had over the last number of months . I only wish we could have fulfilled our promise to cook together when all this covid is over. Your bolognese sauce suggestions will be cherished. I love you, and we will miss you. I know how much you loved “Sam’s kids” and always made us feel more than welcome and part of your family. Caitlin and I send our thoughts to Rose and Carmine at this difficult time . Xoxoxo
Dear Dan and Caitlin,
Thank you for this heartfelt tribute to our mother and for sharing these wonderful memories with us. Mom loved “Sam’s kids” so much.
She also enjoyed telephone conversations with Dan because it gave her comfort and reassurance to know that you were well. Thank you for your kind words and sympathy. With love and appreciation, Rosemarie and Carmine