Maria Avolio

Maria Pia Avolio (Giammarco)

Friday, May 25th, 1923 - Saturday, February 9th, 2019
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Maria Pia Avolio (nee Giammarco)
Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in her 96th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Leo (2012). Dear and loving mother of Adele (Jeff Hollway), Carlo (JoeAnne) and Elia Wakunick (David). Cherished grandmother of Matthew. Predeceased by her brother Gilbert (2012). Mary was known for her quick wit and sense of humour. She loved to sing and make people laugh. She especially got a kick out of planning and perfectly executing her practical jokes on unsuspecting family members and friends. She was also a phenomenal cook. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to those who truly cared for her during her stay at Rapelje Lodge. A private funeral service has taken place and Maria was laid to rest beside her beloved husband at Holy Cross Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Help a Child Smile.
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    Holy Cross Cemetery Welland


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Elisa Guglielmi

Posted at 02:30pm
Dear Adele, Carlo and Elia. I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was first cousin to my mom Gilda (Lostracco), and they kept in contact until her passing 5 years ago. I remember Maria as being a soft, sweet, strong and smart lady and I liked her very much. Her family sponsored my mom's family to Canada in 1949 and were a strong support in helping them to learn English, find work and adjust to their new world - a precious gift for sure. May she rest in peace and love always. Elisa
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Posted at 09:07pm
Adele and family.....our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and may the beautiful memories carry you through this difficult time. God bless. Joe abd Teresa Dennis

Lisa Krol

Posted at 07:41pm
Elia, Carlo and Adele, I just found out today about your mom. My deepest sympathies to all of you and to your families. I hope that the beautiful memories you have of her help comfort you through this time of sadness.

Lisa (West) Krol & Al Krol

gene sabucco

Posted at 10:12am
Our deepest condolences to the Avolio family. Remembering Mrs Avolio dropping off tomatoes, peppers, and zucchini at our home from her garden,a very nice kind lady.
Gino and Barb Sabucco

Frank Ventresca

Posted at 01:20pm
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