Mrs. Maria Giraldi

December 18, 1931February 12, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that of our beloved mother, grandma, and great- grandma Maria Giraldi, passed peacefully into the loving arms of the lord on February 12, 2021 at the age of 89.

She was born on December 18, 1931 in Rome, Italy. Predeceased by her mother and father (Lazzaro and Santa Brunetti (nee Magnani), husband of 61 years (Fulvio) and brother (Franco). Maria leaves behind and will be deeply missed by her loving sons Oreste (Chris), and Maurizio two grandchildren Danielle (Tony), and Nicholas, four great-grandchildren (Kasandra, Logan, Adalynne and Zachary), four brothers and many extended family and friends in Canada and Italy.

Maria immigrated to Canada in May 1955 to be with the love of her life Fulvio and to start their journey together in Vancouver, BC. They married on June 4, 1955 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish.

She loved unconditionally, took pride in cooking for family and friends and maintaining a spotless home. She worked hard in order to provide for her family and to acquire the many treasures she cherished. Maria was always known for her hard-working nature, warmth, kindness, generosity and devotion to her family. When her family was happy she was the happiest.

We are so sad to see her go but find comfort knowing she is now at peace, as she always said “This is the life” (E’ che Dio vuole).

The family would like to express special appreciations to the caregivers whom made it possible for Maria to stay in her home, which she so desired, and also to the many doctors and nurses of Burnaby General Hospital for their gentle care and kindness.

The family would also like to say we greatly appreciate your kind gestures of sympathy and words of condolence in this very difficult time

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Maria to Burnaby General Hospital or a charity of your choice.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Mrs. Maria Giraldi

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Bruno De Vita

February 27, 2021

Dear Oreste and Mauro,

We heard the news of the passing of your dear Mom. She was such a wonderful and vibrant person and will always be remembered by all who knew her for the love and warmth she extended to all of us. Please be assured of our prayers for Zia Maria and you and your family.

Bruno and Dianne De Vita

Stefano Brunetti

February 24, 2021

Il vuoto che Zia Maria ha lasciato nei cuori dei fratelli a Roma testimonia il suo amore per la famiglia vicina e lontana.
Ho vaghi ricordi di lei con lo zio Fulvio quando vennero a Roma e in pochi giorni ho goduto del loro incondizionato affetto...
Ciao zia spero che con zio Franco tu possa fare delle interminabili passeggiate in paradiso durante le quali vi racconterete tante storie sulla vostra vita terrena..

Fabio Messineo

February 23, 2021

The Consul General and the staff of the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver express their deepest condolences to Maurizio and all the family for the passing of Mrs. Maria Giraldi and join them in prayer during this very sad circumstance.
Riposi in pace.

Joe & Carla Finamore

February 19, 2021

Dear Maurizio & family, our deepest condolences. May the fond memories you shared together bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Rinaldo & Lina Finamore

February 19, 2021

Inviando le nostre piu' sentite condoglianze alla famiglia. Riposa in pace cara Maria.

Ed De Vita

February 19, 2021

Dear Mauro, Oreste and Family
I was so saddened to hear of the death of your dear mother. She was definitely a fighter to the very end. My prayers are with you all. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.