Maria Rosa Tavano

Tavano, Maria Rosa

Passed away peacefully at the Welland Hospital on May 28, 2017 at the age of 95. Her loving family was by her side. Beloved wife of the late Vincenzo, and loving mother of daughter Maryann and Gary Pietrelli and son Sam and Theresa Tavano. She is the cherished nonna of Cristina Beaudoin (Patrick), Nanci McIntyre (Kevin), Melissa and the late Jamie Tavano. She will be sadly missed by her great grandchildren Ryan, Jenna, Jasmine, Alexander and Adriana. She is survived by her sister Peppina Tavano (Domenico), and brother Giuseppe Paone (Angelina), brother and sister in-laws and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Felice and Maria Domenica Paone, sisters Maria Giuseppa Scalzo (Pietro), Maria Gigliotti (Domenico) and Felice.

Maria Rosa was born in Gimigliano, Catanzaro, Italy and came to Canada in 1952. She was a long time member of the Italian Canadian Cultural Centre. In earlier years she had a passion for gardening and was proud of her many beautiful house plants. She also loved to knit, more recently she enjoyed knitting numerous dish cloths and was happy to give them to family, friends and the staff at Northland Pointe where she resided. Maria Rosa was an inspiration for her strength and determination, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Wednesday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday June 1, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Bosco R.C. Church with Fr. Peter Walton as celebrant. Rite of Committal with Entombment will follow at Pleasantview Mausoleum. Special thanks to the Staff at Northland Pointe for their special care over the years. If so desired,  memorial donations may be made to St. John Bosco Building Fund or Northland Pointe.