Oshawa Funeral Home

847 King Street West, Oshawa, ON


Mafalda Posteraro

January 9, 1938August 5, 2019

POSTERARO, Mafalda (nee Porco) Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Lakeridge Health – Oshawa on Monday, August 5th, 2019 in her 82nd year. Dearly beloved wife of Giuseppe of 63 years. Loving mother of Raffaela Thickett (Stephen), Frank (Marcy), Tony, Maria Darling (Gord) and Gino (Maria). Cherished Nana of Lee (David), Tina (Tom), Julia (Aaron), Taylor, Sarah, Steven (Samantha), Robert, Alyssa (Kyle) Cory, Amanda, Christopher, Brian, Joshua, Justin and Great Nana of Julia, Jack, Molly, Austin, Zachary, Nolan, Colton, Spencer and Madison. Survived by her sister Carolina. Predeceased by her parents Giuseppe and Rosina Porco and her brother Genesio. She will be missed by all her family and friends. Mafalda was born and raised in Lago, Italy, she will be remembered for her wonderful smile, her love for her husband and family and her cooking. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses on the Palliative Care Team at the Lakeridge Health – Oshawa and her home care nurse Alicia for her compassion and care. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Thursday, August 8th, from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 p.m. Prayers at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. MARY OF THE PEOPLE CATHOLIC CHURCH (570 Marion Ave) on Friday, August 9th at 11:00 am, followed by entombment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Whitby. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lakeridge Health Foundation – Cancer Care.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 9, 2019


Mafalda Posteraro

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Holly Aylward

August 9, 2019

Dearest Tony:

There is nothing we can write to hasten the grief you feel today. We only know by the power of the love your Mother poured into you as a child and a man, you honour her soul every day by being a reflection of your Mother's grace.

Holly, Lorraine, Darci, Mo and (of course) Benjamin

Darlene Dooley

August 9, 2019

We have heard many fond stories from our son Kyle about how much he enjoyed his visits at Nana Posteraro's house and her amazing cooking. It makes me happy to know how much love she showed him.
My fondest memories of Mafalda was her big smiles and warm hugs as she greeted us at family celebrations.
I feel blessed to have known her.
Darlene and Mike