Maria (nee Vernucci) Perretta
August 29, 1949 – January 13, 2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and nonna, Maria Perretta at the age of 70.
Maria will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Antonietta, son Gianfranco, and grandchildren, Devano and Selena. Maria also leaves to mourn her sister, Antonietta (Antonio) Mazza in Pietrapertosa (Italy), brother-in-law Rocco (Rosa) Perretta and sisters-in-law Giuseppina Pellettieri, Erminia Canosa and Catarina Perretta. She also leaves to cherish her memory numerous nieces, nephews and friends throughout Canada and Italy. Maria was predeceased by her parents, Francesco and Rocca Vernucci, and husband, Donato Perretta. She was also predeceased by her in-laws Giovanni and Antonia Perretta, and brothers-in-law Pietro Perretta, Giuseppe Pellettieri and Giuseppe Canosa.
Maria was born in Pietrapertosa (Potenza) Italy. She married and immigrated to Canada with her husband Donato in 1968. Maria was hardworking and dedicated to supporting her family in every way. She welcomed gatherings with family and friends and treasured keeping Italian traditions. Her traditions will be cherished and carried on by her family to keep her constant in our hearts and minds.
Our mother led by example and was very loved. During a long and debilitating illness, our mother carried herself with enormous grace and dignity even in the face of great adversities. We were blessed by her presence in our daily lives. She lived modestly, honestly and appreciating the simple things in life is a lesson well learnt from her.
We are grateful to family and friends who have supported our mother over the years. We will also forever be grateful to Maria’s caregivers at home including Maria Bush, who cared for her fulltime and was her trusted companion and friend for over 10 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at Holy Rosary Church, 510 River Avenue with Father Gerry Ward officiating. Condolences will be received at 10:00 am. Entombment to follow at Green Acres Cemetery on Hwy #1 East at, Navin Rd.
Cara Mamma e Nonna,
Ti volgliamo un mondo di bene. Riposa in Pace.
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, January 23, 2020