Maria Theresa Bono Salvagio

April 25, 1942January 31, 2013
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Maria Theresa Salvagio, 70 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was born on April 25. 1942 in Campofiorito Sicily, Italy to Filippo and Luigia Massa Bono. Maria moved to Cape Coral in July 1978 from New York. She loved the game of soccer, with her two favorite teams, AC Milan and the LA Galaxy, MLS. She especially loved the time she spent attending her son’s soccer matches. Even though she ran a catering business with her husband, she loved cooking for her family and friends. Maria’s family said their parents were not only married for 50 years but they were also best friends and did everything together. She was loved by many and shared her joy with all her friends. She will be remembered for her relationships with people and passion for life. Maria is survived by her loving family including her husband, Frank Salvagio; sons, Louis (Wyndi) Salvagio of Palm Coast, FL and Phillip (Leslie) Salvagio of Carlsbad, CA; five grandchildren, Lyndsie, Leah, Ella, Franco, and Katrina,. She is preceded in death by her brother, Pietro Bono and sister, Lella Bono. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 1922 SW 20th Ave, Cape Coral. Followed by an entombment at Coral Ridge Cemetery with a celebration of life gathering at Rumrunners restaurant @ 12:30. Please visit to share in Maria’s life Story and to leave thoughts and memories for her family. The family suggests donations in Maria’s name be made to Hope Hospice, a donation basket will be at the visitation.



  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 9, 2013


  • Entombment

Maria Theresa Bono Salvagio

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Larry and Jay Bennett

February 10, 2013

Frank and family

What wonderful memories we have of Maria playing bocce. Her laugh and smile were beautiful as was her spirit. She will be missed by so many people. Illness kept us from the service, but our hearts and prayers were with you.

Tara Santorufo

February 9, 2013

So sorry for your loss, many memories from the tornado soccer years. Thoughts & prayers to the family.

Sharon Tolisano

February 9, 2013

Sharon Tolisano

February 9, 2013

Phil, I am so sorry for your loss You Mother Maria will be missed , she was my brother Eddies other mother , my Mother-in laws dear friend and always with a hug for me . May the Lord embrace your family at this time of grief. Sharon Tolisano

Dennis Schiaroli

February 9, 2013

Maria would talk to me at my office when she visited. She claimed at one point of her life she was going to join the convent. She was very comforting to me and I loved her dearly I can see how special she was. Maria was one of those special people in the world that can never be replaced. She would laugh with me so much she would cry. Such a special person. She was especially proud of her two sons and their accomplishment. I will never forget you! RIP Maria

Jennifer Luna

February 8, 2013

Phil, our condolences to you, Frank and your family. Maria was a very speacial lady. She was always smiling, happy, sweet, always had a great personality. She would always give me and my kids the biggest hugs and made us feel welcomed to the family. She will be truly missed and loved and never forgotten. Im very greatful my family and I had the oppertunity to meet such a graceful person. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

Jennifer Luna and family

Stephanie Donoho

February 7, 2013

I was blessed to have met Phil Salvagio and his wife and daughters but even more blessed when I met his mother and father. No one can even imagine what kind of an impact that the Salvagio family has made on my life. Mamma Salvagio always lit up a room with her smile and her presence. My heart goes out to Phil and family, Frank and anyone who ever knew Maria. Huge loss for us all. You will be MISSED.

Heather Blackmon

February 6, 2013

Mama Maria gave the warmest hugs you could feel in your soul. She smiles and she lit the room up, she never put up with any nonsense and she is absolutley one of the most beautiful people I have ever been blessed to meet. Thank you God for allowing her to be a part of our lives.
Phil, Frank, & Family~ May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you all.
•May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.... trust and believe we will all be reunited again. Love you ~!!

melissa caston

February 6, 2013

Phil, Leslie and family, I'm very sorry for Mrs. Maria's passing. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. I'm honored to have met her and Mr. Frank. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Always remember her beautiful smile and laugh in times of sorrow. Melissa Caston, PCIC

Cammy & Michaela

February 6, 2013