July 3, 1924 – San Giovanni in Fiore, Italy
February 9, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Maria Bitonti, beloved mother of Teresa and Rose, passed away surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 89 years.
Maria immigrated to Canada from Italy with her husband Giovanni and her two children in 1967.
Maria is survived by her daughters, Teresa (Vibaldo) Russo and Rose (Frank) Spadafora; her sister Angela Maria Loria; brother Antonio (Serafina) Scigliano; and sister-in-law Serafina Spano. She will also be missed by her grandchildren; Adriana (Livio), Giancarlo (Shelley), Maria Linda (Carlo), Anna (Leo) and Maria (Antonio) and eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews in Italy, Canada, U.S.A., and South Africa. Maria was predeceased by her loving husband of forty-eight years.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Catholic Church (1714 – 14th Avenue N.E.) on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Maria Bitonti, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences