February 28, 1985 – Calgary, Alberta
May 8, 2014 – Edmonton, Alberta
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Angel, Mariarosa Assunta Martino. Mariarosa passed away peacefully at the Mazankowksi Heart Institute, Edmonton on May 8, 2014 at the age of 29 years, after a brave lifetime struggle with Niemann-Pick Disease.
With a tremendous spirit and zest for life, Mariarosa loved the outdoors, travelling, dancing and Karaoke. She especially loved being surrounded by her family and friends.
Mariarosa is survived by her parents Giovanna and Giuseppe Martino; brother Donato Martino; and brother-in-law James Avery; sister and brother-in-law Sandra and Jesse Gallo; her beautiful niece Maria Giovanna Gallo; nephew Paride Romeo Gallo; and Nonna Maria Assunta Martino. Mariarosa also leaves behind an abundance of aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her older brother Rino Martino, Nonno & Nonna Domenico & Rosa Ferrarelli. Mariarosa’s memory will be forever cherished by her many friends.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friend so desire, memorial tributes in Mariarosa’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Chapter of the National Niemann-Pick Foundation, c/o Tammy Vaughan, Chair, P.O. Box 302, Durham, ON N0G 1R0 or online at www.canadahelps.org and enter Canadian Chapter of the National Niemann-Pick Foundation.
In living memory of Mariarosa Martino, 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