Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre

356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, ON


Francesca Di Maria

November 8, 1933June 5, 2019

Di Maria, Francesca – Passed away peacefully with her four daughters by her side at the age of 85. Francesca was born in Santa Ninfa, Sicily on November 8, 1933. She was married to Francesco (Frank) from 1963 until his death on Christmas Day, 2002. Francesca is survived by her daughters and son-in-laws: Josie (Mike) Di Maria-Fatels, Maria (David) Hope, Tina (John) Legros and Linda (Joe) Di Maria-Caetano. Grandmother of Alyssa Legros (Kristian Esselink), Jordan Legros, Tianna Hope (Nick Grutzeck), Spencer Hope and Ryan Di Maria-Fatels. She is also survived by her siblings in Italy; Giovanni (Maria) Lombardo, Anna (Giacomo) Stabile, Vito (Vincenszina) Lombardo. Predeceased by her brother Vito Lombardo and her parents Giuseppe and Maria Lombardo. Will be remembered by her many nieces and nephews in Canada, United States and Italy and special niece Josie Lemaire (predeceased) Duane and family. A much loving mother, wife and nona, Francesca took great pride in her family. She was a true inspiration to her four daughters; her strength and love will never be forgotten and will always live through them. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 208 Romaine Street on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 am. Entombment will take place at Rosemount Memorial Gardens. In memory of Francesca, if desired, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Arrangements entrusted to the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street. Online condolences may be made at www.comstockkaye.com


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 8, 2019


Francesca Di Maria

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June 8, 2019

Linda & Joe,
It is with great sadness that we express our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you both and your extended family on the passing of your beloved Mamma. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today in your time of sorrow. May God bless you all.
With love from Frank & Laura Tolomei & Family

Linda Di Maria - Caetano

June 7, 2019

Dear Mama,
How blessed I was to have you as my mother. I’m so proud of what you and Papa accomplished with your 4 girls. We are a shining product of what a parent is to their children. You always showed us unconditional love, compassion, support and sweet care.
The love you showed me was so profound, it is ingrained in me. It’s all I know. I will have it in my heart forever.
Until I see you in heaven, I will miss you to the moon and back.
Ti amo tanti.
Your daughter,

David Hope

June 7, 2019

Mama I love you. You were an angel on earth. So sweet and kind. All of the best of you can be found in your 4 beautiful girls. It was a privilege to have shared the planet with you. Thank you for everything. Thank you for my Maria. I will be eternally grateful. Oh to walk in the kitchen once more to the smell of homemade sauce slowly cooking on the stove. Miss you mama. Now you’re home with Frank xxoo