OBITUARY

Maria Cirocco

November 16, 1955July 14, 2018
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God looked around His garden, And He found an empty place. He then looked down upon this earth, And saw your tired face. He put His arms around you, And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering. He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never, Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough, And the hills are hard to climb. So, He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered, “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

  • FAMILY

  • Rosalia Cirocco, Mother
  • Angelo Cirocco, Brother
  • Teresa Cirocco, Sister-in-law
  • Luigi Cirocco, Nephew
  • Stacy Cirocco, Niece
  • Davide Cirocco, Nephew
  • Vanessa Cirocco, Niece

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, July 22, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  • Entombment Tuesday, July 24, 2018
REMEMBERING

Maria Cirocco

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Joylene Morcom

August 12, 2018

I first came to know Maria through the international gastroenterology nurse fraternity. As well as endoscopy, we shared a work interest in research and often discussed the fastidiousness required to fulfill this role. We also shared a devotion, loyalty and respect for our medical directors who in return respected us and helped us advance our careers.

I especially enjoyed Maria's company in 1997 during a 3 week professional and cultural visit to China, which I know Maria enjoyed.

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to Maria's family at this very sad time.

Christine Petersen

August 5, 2018

There are no words for the loss of Maria to her mother, family and friends. What can I say?

Years ago I met Maria during an Endoscopy congress and we became dear friends.
Although may miles between us, we still stay true friends. I remember the time I visit her at her parents house. Such a warm welcome, let me feel if I belong to their own family. She was so proud at her nephews and their parents and loved her own parents so much. .

Maria was a special, hard working nurse, a woman with a great heart, beautiful laugh and smile. When she spoke with her magic voice you only could listen. I'll miss her, she'll leave a footprint in my heart. Thank you for knowing her and being my friend.

My deepest condolences to her mother and the entire Cirocco family for the great loss of Maria.

Nancy Shields Kolb

August 3, 2018

To Maria's family and friends.
Maria and I worked together in the international endoscopy/gastroenterology circle. She was always an enthusiastic speaker and encouraged young endoscopy nurses to present. I will always remember her warmth, sense of humor, and the sound of her voice. It always sounded like she was ready to laugh.
She will be missed. We are all better people for having Maria in our lives.
Hugs and Love to all.
Nancy Shields Kolb

Missy Tuck

August 1, 2018

I'm so sad to hear of Maria's passing. I had the privilege of working with her (and the team) on numerous studies in the last 13 years. She was a mentor as I learned the ropes in my new role. She had a fabulous sense of humor and sent and told the best jokes. She will be missed by so many.

Tamara Tipps

July 27, 2018

I’m sadden by the news of Maria’s passing. With many miles between us (I'm in Texas), I’ve worked on a few research studies with her over the past 11 years. She was smart, funny and kind. She will truly be missed.

Janet Roberts

July 23, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Maria at The Wellesley Hospital as a fellow Nurse Manager and then again at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Maria was a true professional; a "nurse's nurse"; a true patient advocate; a team player; and a kind, compassionate, caring and fun-loving person. Maria's ever present smile, her "cheek pinching" and her kindness was appreciated by all she encountered every day. I am so sad to hear of her passing. We have lost a wonderful woman who brought light and life to all she did. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Lynda Coulson

July 23, 2018

I had the privilege of meeting Maria when she offered me a position at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Little did I know how passionate she was about endoscopy and how soon she would have me under her wing. Maria encouraged me to take a more leadership role in the department and under her leadership and her knowledge, I became a better person as well as a better nurse.
Her compassion for other staff and those in her department was second to none. The stories about “her boys” always brought a smile to her eyes . We all will remember the pinching of our faces and the beautiful smile..
The hospital lost more than a manager with their reorganizion. They lost a brilliant ,compassionate, friend and spokesperson.
The world is a much better place because of your beautiful daughter, sister, and aunt it was wonderful to have had her in my life. Lynda Coulson

Briar Harris

July 23, 2018

Deepest condolences to the entire Cirocco family for the great loss of Maria.
I had the privilege of knowing Maria for over 35 years. We started as colleagues in Endoscopy and then became friends.
Anyone who knew Maria knows all of the adjectives written above by others spelled out the wonderful person that Maria was. I really can't add more!
I will miss her humour, compassion, and friendship
I am sad!

IN REMEMBRANCE:

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle morning rain.
And when you wake up in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die

Rest In Peace Maria!

Briar

Karen Born

July 23, 2018

My sincere condolences to Maria's family and friends. We worked on the same office floor at SMH in 2010, Maria was always warm, kind and friendly. I've enjoyed seeing her and catching up around the hospital since that time. She will be sorely missed.

Eduardo Junior and Rebeca Zorzeto

July 23, 2018

Dear Maria,

We have no words to describe how important and loved you were for us; how welcome we always felt at your home; how much we will miss you.
You were our family here in the North, and it always felt like we lived nearby for our entire lives.
Heaven has now a new flower, that will spread love and peace upon us all.
You always said that "life is too short", and we thank you for teaching us that. We never wanted to believe in it, though..... and it hurts so much that yours was way too short for us to bear.
We love you and we will always miss you, you will always be in our hearts and prayers.
Keep an eye on us from up there, as you have always done, and we hope we will see you again someday, beloved cousin.

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Junior e Rebeca