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Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

OBITUARY

Maria Narducci

September 29, 1937March 17, 2020
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NARDUCCI, Maria (née Piucci) (September 29, 1937 - March 17, 2020) - The greatest gift we ever received in our lives came from God - our Mother. With great sorrow and grief, we deeply regret making the announcement that on March 17, mamma entered heaven’s gate and joined our father, Stefano. A family service was held at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre to honour the life and legacy of our 82 year-old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We had the opportunity to bid our final farewell and then waited as she (aka Nonna Butterfly) passed into our memories and gained her wings. Mom and Dad married on September 27, 1956 in Dragoni, Italy. They celebrated a long and happy marriage of 59 years, with 5 children Marylena Narducci, Joanne Mancuso (Joe), Stephen (Carmela) of Sault Ste. Marie, Carolina Roberts (Chris) and Anna-Maria Strizzi (Nick) of Ottawa. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren Donnie, Francesca, Julia, Josie, Stephanie (Maxim), Stefano, Daniel, Ayva-Marie, Giovanni and Nicolino Jr. who loved her more than words can say. She also became a great grandmother 7 months ago to baby Léa. Mom is predeceased by her parents Raffaele and Pasqualina Piucci (née Visca). She is the daughter-in-law of the late Stefano and late Maria Giovanna Narducci (née DiLorenzo). She is also lovingly remembered by her brothers and sisters the late Pierina Marcellin (late Piero) of France, the late Raffaele Piucci (Elisabetta), Luisa Costantino (late Lello), Pietro Piucci (Marina) of Italy, the late Pasqualina Mastroianni (Vittorio) of Sault Ste. Marie, and her many nieces, nephews and cousins. She will always remain in the hearts of many relatives and dear friends here in Canada, the United States, France and Italy. The hardest thing in life for a child is to announce the passing of a parent. Losing our mother has taken away a part of our hearts that will remain broken until we are together again. Mom came to Sault Ste. Marie in 1958. For over 60 years she has given of her heart, commitment and profound love to her family. She lived a life of generosity and kindness and always gave of herself and her time willingly with her family, friends, neighbours, and even strangers. She was naturally and passionately talented in the creative arts and started singing at a young age in many musical productions. This, along with Dad’s unwavering support, greatly influenced her children into becoming a musical family. Whether it was speaking languages, cooking, preserving, sewing, embroidering, sketching flowers, or mastering baking and decorating exquisite cakes, she did it all with effortless ingenuity. Anyone who knew her was inspired by her infectious and genuine love for people. Her kitchen was always open and welcoming with a table full of homemade italian favourites. Her children’s friends even called her “Mamma Narducci”! Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Sault Area Hospital team of doctors and nurses as well as the palliative care team, especially Dr. Meligrana, for their compassion and care, as well as the staff at Extendicare Maple View. Recognition should go to some very special people: mom’s cousin Enzo Piucci from Italy for always making her laugh, Commara Linda Fiore for giving her constant love and respect, Elaine Coldwell, a long-time family friend, whose frequent visits in the past year always made her smile, and Claudio and Dora from Extendicare Maple View for their beautiful friendship. A private funeral service was held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, followed by entombment at Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Lung Association would be appreciated. Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

Riposa in pace cara mamma, nonna e bisnonna. Vi mancheremo per sempre.

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Nancy Barbon

March 30, 2020

Narducci Family,
Sorry for your loss. You had an amazing family. I remember when I attended St Veronica school and I would walk to your house after school so that I could hear your family’s band. Your mom always had her door open so we could listen and dance to the music. Of course there were snacks, baking. Your mom and dad were so proud of all of you.. I love the relationship with the grandchildren and their Nona . Those were the days❤️💋🙏 Thank you for the memories. Love you all💕

Gus and Roberta Chiarello

March 29, 2020

Joe and Joanne and family, sincere condolences. Praying for your entire family.

Joan and Don Dufour

March 26, 2020

What a wonderful mom. May her legacy pass on. May God bless and grant you peace during this time.

Nick and Trieste Del Monte

March 26, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to the family. Maria was a beautiful soul who always embraced, hugged and loved all those that knew her. RIP Maria.

Edith Auger

March 26, 2020

My sincerest, gentlest sympathies go out to all of you, Maria's children, grandchildren and friends. I am filled with so many wonderful memories of time spent in" her" kitchen (the warmest happiest basement I have ever had the honour of being in there on Douglas St.) She shall live on as each of you carry on her wonderful legacy of generosity and humour .... remembering you all and sending my warmest love.

Donna and Dave Shier

March 26, 2020

Sincere condolences on the recent passing of Mrs. Narducci. Such a wonderful lady and she will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Special condolences to our former Miss Bon Soo Anna-Maria. Thinking of you!

Syl Bruni and Family

March 26, 2020

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family. Keep the precious memories close to your hearts. She lives in all of you. Stay strong in these difficult times.

The Iaconis Family

March 26, 2020

Our deepest condolences. A beautiful lady!!

Diane (Celetti) Jobst

March 26, 2020

To the Narducci family! I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother! She was such a precious, beautiful lady! I was so blessed to have met her and been able to spend time with her these past few years! She loved her family dearly! God bless you as you remember and cherish your special memories!

Sam and Connie Mollame

March 26, 2020

Joanne, Joe, and families,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special, dear lady with a beautiful smile for everyone. Losing a parent is so hard but we have to go on to continue all the hard work they did for us. I'm so sure your Mom was so very happy and proud of all of you and she had a wonderful family through the years. Our prayers to all of you.

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Maria's First Holy Communion in Dragoni, Italy.

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Maria loved to sing. She often performed in musical productions.

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Maria...quanto sei bellissima!

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