Maria Mirabelli

Maria Mirabelli (nee D'Ambrosio)

Thursday, March 11th, 1926 - Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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Maria Mirabelli (nee D'Ambrosio)
March 11, 1926 - June 6, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Maria Mirabelli (nee D’Ambrosio), at the age of 94. She was predeceased by her devoted loving husband, Vincenzo (2005).

She was a kind and gentle soul, whose greatest concern was for her three sons, Salvatore (Rosa), John (Rosa) and Franco (Nancy). Those who knew her, recognized she was pure of heart and soul. Her sweet spirit will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Louisa (Nick), Christina, Joseph, Vincent (Eva), Laura (Anthony), Melissa (James), Stephanie (Gianni), and her seven great-grandchildren, Maria, Nika, Emilia, Sofia, Stella, Selena, Adriana.
She was born in Sambiase (Lamezia Terme) in Calabria, Italy, where she met and married her jocular husband Vincenzo.

Their first sons Sal and John were born in Italy, before they moved to Toronto in the 1950s to seek a better life. Her youngest son Franco was born in Toronto. Trained as a seamstress, Maria soon found work in the Spadina manufacturing district. She loved fashion, fine fabrics and sewing beautiful garments. Her passion led her youngest son to pursue a career as a clothing designer and, with her support and help, he became one of Canada’s most prominent designers with an international career.

She will be remembered as a loving caring soul, whose open heart and generosity have left a permanent mark on her family and everyone she touched. She will remain forever in our hearts.She will be interred at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery on Yonge St.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Villa Colombo who took such wonderful care of Maria for the past 12 years.

The family welcomes donations to the Villa Colombo Ladies Auxiliary. Click on the following link:
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 1:00pm
    Bernardo Funeral Homes (Dufferin)
    2960 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, Ontario M6B 3S9
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
    Holy Cross Cemetery
    8361 Yonge Street
    Thornhill, Ontario L3T 1A8
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Private Condolence

annette Palumbo

Posted at 09:33pm
Dearest Franco and Family,
It is with a heavy heart that I extent my deepest
condolences. Knowing you for so many years, I absolutely know your mom was everything to you. She shared so many roles in your life and I know she will be sadly missed. Please know my prayers are with you at this time. I salute her as one of the strongest women that I have had the honour to know. I am always here and you are always in my thoughts.
With sincere regards
Annette Palumbo and family

Rose Mirabile Gonzalez

Posted at 10:12pm
Dear Mirabelli family.

We were saddened to hear of the great loss of your mother and nonna. Our sincere condolences for your loss. May her love and memories embrace you always.

Cumare Maria was a very special lady. She was kind, generous and beautiful. Inside and out. I will always cherish my memories of her.

Rest In Peace.

Rose, Alex, Silvana and Adriana Gonzalez

Rosa zaffima

Posted at 12:41pm
Ciao cara zia, il tuo dolce ricordo resterá per sempre vivo nel mio cuore. Ora mi piace pensarti assieme alla mia mamma, dopo tanti anni di lontananza. Riposa in pace

Norma Meneguzzi Spall

Posted at 11:58am
Dear Franco and Nancy:
Our deepest condolence on the passing of your mother. While I only met her a few times, I remember her fondly and know how proud she was to be a part of your success as one of Canada's top fashion designers. May the memories of a life well-lived comfort you in the days ahead.
Norma Meneguzzi and David Spall


Posted at 11:46am
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Mirabelli,
Our condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
with love,
The Gaspar/D'Angelo family

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