Rosa Maiola

Rosa Maiola

Friday, January 5th, 1923 - Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Rosa Maiola, age 97, passed away peacefully April 20, 2020. She was born January 5, 1923 in San Guiliano Del Sannio, Campobasso, Italy to Natale and Nicolina Colitti. She married her long time husband Alessandro Maiola who preceded her in death in December 23, 2007.

Rosa was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Nonna. She loved to cook and care for her family. Her homemade food always a delight.
She wanted us to love, be kind and compassionate to one another. She constantly encourage us to forgive one another and to never hold a grudge.

Rosa is survived by her four daughters; Mary and husband Allesandro Messina, Michelle and husband Patrick LePiane, Nikki and husband Norman Anderson, Lily and husband Greg Boragina

Grandchildren; Steven & wife Joanne, Brian, Frank & wife Linda, Stephanie & husband Paul, Nicholas & wife Nilou, Daniel & fiancé Stephanie

Step Grandchildren; Paul & wife Cassandra, Karl & wife Kim, Peter & wife Amanda,

Great Grandchildren; Andrew & Matthew, Owen & Ryan, Evan & Eric and Sofia

Step Great Grandchildren; Zaccary & Elisa, Krista & Ryan, Carter & Griffin

Sadly, due to current circumstances a Wonderful Celebration of our mothers Life will be held at an appropriate time.
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    Beechwood Cemetery
    7241 Jane Street
    Concord, Ontario L4K 1A7
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Private Condolence

Maria and Ignazio Petraroia

Posted at 10:20pm
Dear Mary, Michelle, Lina, Lily and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother, Rosa. She was such a lovely woman with a warm and beautiful heart. When visiting our family in Canada, she and your Father, Alessandro, welcomed us into their home and treated us with a kindness and hospitality that we will always remember. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in your memories, and may Rosa rest in God's perpetual love and light.

With our most profound sympathies,
Maria and Ignazio Petraroia
(Lucia Baratta's sister and brother-in-law)

Maria Teresa Baratta

Posted at 10:59pm
Cara Zia Rosa - There are many stories that I can share and words to describe your beautiful spirit, but “genuine heart” is what comes to mind when describing who you are, and what you imbued in this life. Growing up, I always looked forward to our “special family trips” to Canada. I couldn’t wait to see my cool Canadian cousins, and Zia Rosa and Zio Alessandro. When we finally jumped out of our car, after a long 9 hour drive, you scooped up Nicolina and myself into your arms and gave us a billion kisses and the strongest hug ever. The hospitality that would unfold in those visits always made me feel loved and welcomed. I looked forward to your wonderful meals, but most especially to the wonderful stories that you and Zio shared as we sat around the table; stories rich with family history, stories of San Giuliano del Sannio, stories of your arrival in Canada. Whether we were at your home in St. Clair or thereafter your home in North York, it always felt like an adventure to me. You made sure that we had all our favorite breakfast foods, a special gift, and always words of encouragement. You always reminded us “sei bella, sei intelligente, sei brava”, and there was nothing that would convince you otherwise. Even in those many moments apart, when I called to say hello, you were so excited to chat, calling out my name, Maria Teresa, with such joy; and every phone call ended with an “I love you” that you spoke in English. I will also cherish our trip to Chianciano, Italy with you and Zio in August of ‘87. We had so much fun exploring that lovely city, and creating that special memory. I will hold dear all these moments, and will miss your kind smile, warm eyes, and loving ways. You loved with your whole heart, never sought to partition or bargain your love. You gave it freely, openly, without agenda. You saw the good in everyone and chose to always rise above the pettiness of life by simply loving those who were part of yours; and in that journey you touched more lives than you will ever realize. Your “genuine heart” is what I will remember today as I say good-bye to you, and what I will remember for always when I celebrate your memory. Thank you for enriching my life and always making me feel special. Rest in peace my dear Zia Rosa. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Un bacione grande
da tua nipota,
Maria Teresa

Dearest Mary, Michelle, Nikki, Lily, Alex, Pat, Norm, Greg, Grandchildren, and Family,
My deepest sympathies to you all. I wish I could be there to hug you, hold you and love you. Sending you much love and light and healing energy during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
With all my love, Maria Teresa


Anna Cavalcante

Posted at 08:17pm
My deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful mom.
She was a kind, loving and caring woman who always had a warm and friendly smile on her face.
Family is what your mom was all about and what she lived for. The many wonderful and cherished memories of your mom will always be with you, and remind you of the amazing family you all are.
Rest in Peace Rosa.
Anna Cavalcante

Tony Angelo

Posted at 11:40am
Dear Mary, Michelle, Nikki, Lily, and families,
We are so sorry about the passing of dear, sweet Aunt Rose. Aunt Rose was the sweetest, kindest, most welcoming person! Tony always loved his visits with his grandmother and Aunt Rose and remembers them dearly! Love you all.
Tony and Karen Angelo

Olga Venditti and family

Posted at 11:24am
Our heartfelt condolences to the whole family. 🙏

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