Mrs. Rose Mauro, 82, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Rose was born in Grimaldi, Italy on Dec. 3, 1926 to Arturo and Giustina Ciddio.
She married Vincenzo Mauro on April 14, 1948 and together had two sons, Fortunato and Arthur.
Vincenzo immigrated to Canada in 1950 and in December, 1954, Rose and her sons joined him in Canada. Her daughter, Christina, was born later in Thunder Bay.
Rose spent her earlier years involved in the family bakery business. She also was a senior member of the Italian Cultural Centre, a member of the Catholic Women’s League, and a member of St. Anthony’s Church Seniors’ Club.
Rose was loved by so many. Her enjoyment came from spending time with all her family, whom she was so proud of and loved so much.
She was the most wonderful mother and “Nonna” who will be cherished in our hearts forever.
Rose will be sadly missed by her children, Forch (Laurie), Art (JoAnne), and Christina (Joe) Manget; grandchildren, Michelle (Darwin) Woods, Krista (Jeff) Gushulak, Trisha (fiance, James Barnett), Jaala (Sean) Plaskett, Natalie (fiance, Issac DeCal), Kristopher, Kaylie, Amanda, and Vincent; and five great-grandchildren, Savannah, Garrett, and Martina Woods, and Malia and Kiera Plaskett.
Also surviving are her brothers-in-law, Ralph (Rita) Mauro and Val Buffone; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vincenzo, on Sept. 4, 1991; sister Ada (Frank) Pietramala; and sister-in-law, Irma Buffone.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, leaving the Everest Funeral Chapel (299 Waverley St. at Algoma) at 8:50 a.m. to St. Anthony‘s Roman Catholic Church for the funeral mass at 9:30 a.m.
Private interment followed in St. Andrew‘s Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends was held Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 after 5 p.m. in the Everest Chapel, with vigil offered at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Liver Foundation, or the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
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