elevated aIw7U 1928 ~ 2021
elevated aIw7U Maria (Ditta) Simone passed away at her home in Thornhill on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, just shy of her 93rd birthday. She was born January 29, 1928 in Vita, Sicily and was the beloved daughter of the late Vincenzo and Rosaria (Scavuzzo) Ditta. Four years later her loving sister Giovanna was born. Maria married her beloved husband Giuseppe Simone in Vita in 1946 and their daughter, Francesca (Frances) was born in 1947. The family moved to Toronto in 1949 where Maria and Giuseppe had three more children – Vito (Bill), Vincenzo (Vince) and Rosario (Ross). Maria worked tirelessly for over 30 years at Toronto Grace Hospital while raising her beautiful family. She never missed her morning exercise up until just a year before her passing. She taught herself how to read, write and speak English. She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband Giuseppe. She was extremely proud of her four children and fourteen grandchildren. The size of Maria’s family is a testament to her love, hard work and dedication to her family. Proud mother to her four children and their spouses: Frances Accardi (widow to the late Salvatore Accardi), Bill Simone married to Celine Simone, Vince Simone married to Mirella Simone and Ross Simone married to Rosemary Simone. Maria is also survived by her 14 grandchildren and spouses: Anne Marie Accardi married to Luigi Arcuri, Mark Accardi, Joe Accardi married to Christina Accardi, Christine Simone, Justin Simone, Emilie Simone, Benjamin Simone, Michael Simone, Laura Simone, Melissa Simone, Megan Simone, Julie Simone, Abby Simone and Brian Simone. Maria is survived by her sister Giovanna. Great grandmother to Nicolas, Luna, and Veronica. We will miss but never forget your kindness, your generosity, your delicious cooking, your infectious smile, listening to you sing Rose Rosse, your amazing dancing and how you loved to wear blue to match your beautiful blue eyes.
elevated aIw7U In celebration of Maria’s life, a tribute has been created and may be viewed HERE.
elevated aIw7U In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
elevated aIw7U Due to Covid 19 a private visitation and service will be held on Tuesday February 2, 2021. A live streaming of Maria’s Funeral Service may be viewed on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. by clicking HERE. A private Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks for all the love and support during this difficult time.
My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with the Simone Family during this difficult time.
My heartfelt sympathy to the Simone family on the passing of your dear mother/grandmother. Her kindness to me whenever we met will always be remembered. May she rest in peace.
To Frances, Bill, Vince, Ross and all your families, we wish to send
our condolences for the loss of your mother.
Zia Maria will always be remembered as a kind and caring person,
may she rest in peace.
Sarina & Rocco Zappone and Family
Our deepest sympathies go out to our cousins Frances, Bill, Vince,
Ross and grandchildren
Aunt Mary will always be remembered as a loving vibrant women who
loved life and lived it to the fullest .
She always had a smile on her face and was very kind and welcoming to all.
Aunt Mary will sadly be missed
May she rest in peace
Vince, Joanne and Mike Simone
Nos sympathies à toute la famille ainsi qu’aux proches. Nos pensées vous accompagnent.
Sincère condoléances Bill & Céline ainsi qu’à toute la famille
My deepest sympathy to the Simone Family on the passing of your mother. I will always remember ker kindness and generosity she showed when we visited with Rosemary. She was a beautiful soul and will forever be loved by those who knew her. God Bless you all.
Our deepest condolences
Tony, Jean and family
Now she’s joined her husband that she loved so dearly.
She’ll definitely be missed.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à Bill, Céline et à toutes vos familles !
Bruno et Claudette
So sorry for the loss of your dear mom/grandmother. She was a beautiful woman and will be missed very much. May she rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathies to our cousins Frances, Bill, Vince, Ross and
families for the loss of a wonderful and vibrant mother/ grandmother.
She will be remembered for her big smile and loving kindness to all.
Aunt Mary will be sadly missed!
Vince, Joanne and Mike Simone
Aunt Mary was the embodiment of love, generosity, spirit, determination and compassion. She was a gracious woman who spread warmth and kindness to all who knew her.
She will be truly missed.
Vera, Jamie, Charlie and Christopher Stratford
Sincere condolences to your family from Maria and Mario Galluzzo and family. May she rest in peace. 🙏
Our sincere condolence to the the Simone family and extended family. May Maria Rest In Peace.
I will always remember how kind and loving of a woman she was. She made me feel like family the first day we met so many years ago. My deepest condolences to all of you for the loss of a GREAT LADY.