• Delmoro Funeral Home
    North York, ON
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Mrs. Maria Vallario Arista 1948 - 2012
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November 3, 2013
Cara Maria,
I find myself thinking about you especially this weekend on the Feast of All Saints and All souls. I miss you so much. I continue to pray for you. Until we meet again, Suzette.
June 28, 2013
My neighbor of 17 years and friend of 25 years, even though we moved far away we still kept in touch. We spoke across the miles. You would always end our conversation with "God bless, God bless". You were one of the sweetest person I have ever met. Rest in peace Maria. God bless..... Silbert and Maisielyn
January 25, 2013
Maria you will forever be in our thoughts. You have left us with everlasting memories and for that we thank you. You are a true example of what goodness is. It was an honour knowing you. You have left a void in our lives. Maria, until we meet again :)
January 5, 2013
Dear Zia,

we will never forget you, your kindness and your huge energy. You are and you will be a special person for us!We will never forget the great time spent together in Toronto..we are proud of having a "Zia" like you and everybody should learn from you!

A big big hug from us,
Yours, Claudio & Jessica
December 31, 2012
Nel ricordo dei bei momenti indimenticabili passati insieme a Roma, non ti dimenticheremo mai. Per noi, rimarrai sempre nei nostri cuori pieni del tuo amore, bontà, dolcezza e sincerità. Americo Vernile e Maria Monica Vallario.
December 26, 2012
Mary and Peter welcomed me into this very large Italian family and she made me feel like a part of her family the day we met. We will always remember Mary at our wedding watching her two children dance while Peter graciously took our photos. She remained close to my mother in law and Mary will be remembered as the most kind, beautiful woman we were lucky enough to know. Muriel and Joe DiFresca
December 25, 2012
A Eulogy Written with Love for Maria Vallario Arista (our mommy, Mary, Nonna, Marion)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Mommy saw the light; the light of God shining in every moment of darkness of her life. She never complained, always accepting of what was given to her. Never used her illness at a crutch but rather as a testament to how faith, hope and will keep a person positive and moving forward to combat whatever has arrived or is yet to come. Her light never extinguished not even at her last breath surrendering herself to him.

She is a survivor, a fighter. She fought a good fight and her legacy will continue.

Mommy was a selfless woman. Always putting others before herself, speaking encouraging words people will never forget. Bringing faith where there was none and inspiration when hope was lost. Mommy will leave a lasting imprint in everyone's heart.

She is the epitome of love; embodied in her love of God, the importance of harmony and unity of family and lasting relationship with friends. But love was truly realized when she met my father. Love at first sight, their connection so great that they never left each other sides – hand in hand. Married for 36 years and companions for over 45, their love bore witness to the birth of their 2 children. To say the least she was proud of us, grateful for our love and felt blessed. Not only did she feel blessed to have her own children, but to be witness to the birth of her Gift – Caila Maria and to be given the first smile after birth, was the beginning of a relationship that would blossom into something so spectacular that it will impact Caila for the rest of her life.

Through him all things were made. For how long do we have those who are made, we do not know. But know that she took solace in knowing that she would meet us all once again. She is at peace. She was at peace with it all before she passed. She had no regrets, no unfinished business. She was loved and will continue to be loved. Her relationships with all of us will be forever with us and her bond with Javier and Laura will everlasting.

In Honour of who you are, what you meant to family, friends, students, staff and faculty, and demonstration of what you embody, York University is flying their flag half masked today for you. An honour you earned and deserved.

Mamma, tu sei la pui Bella, Brava e Buona.

We love you mommy or as Caila would say, Ti voglio bene blo blah forever.

May God bless your soul and we give thanks to God for having mercy on you.

Forever our Mommy you will be.

“I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
as long as I'm living
my baby you'll be.” (Robert Munsch – Love you forever)

Written by MAAV
December 23, 2012
Aunt Mary, I will miss you so much. You were the kind, loving, beautiful spirit who helped me become the person I am today. I will never forget the love you showed me growing up, the smile you put on my face and the lessons you taught me. It's hard to even find the right words because you will be missed more than words can express. I love you always!
December 22, 2012
Dear Peter:
From the very first time we spoke to Maria on the phone , it was
an instant friendship connection. She was, and always will be
a wonderful caring, warm angel in our hearts. We miss her very
much . Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family
P/F Adamo Toronto
December 20, 2012
I didn't have the pleasure to actually get to know Maria, but I can see her strength, courage and love in her daughter Maria Antonietta.
December 19, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Maria, through school. I was truely touched by the way she took the time to help me, she was so generous and caring. She had a gracious heart, and an angel to all. God bless her and her family. My condolences, and let her be a role model for all of us.
December 16, 2012
Maria no hay palabras . Fuiste y eres un Ãngel con dulces palabras en tu boca ayudando a quien lo necesitaba. Dale Señor el descanso eterno Altera Racioppi
December 16, 2012
Dear Peter, Maria Antonieta and Lorenzo:

Maria will always be remembered for being such a caring, gentle and kind person. She was truly a "Beautiful Lady". May God Bless all your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 15, 2012
My sincere condolences to your family and I'm saddened to hear of her loss. Maria was a caring and kind lady. I had the pleasure of meeting Maria as a Peer Advisor this summer and she was an inspiration to us. She was warm and always willing to help. I will always remember her saying "Love" to everyone and she will be missed.
December 14, 2012
No nos atrevemos a decir que entendemos su dolor. Pero nos gustaría estar cerca de Ustedes, para ofrecerles nuestra voluntad, nuestro consuelo, nuestro afecto y nuestro amor. Dios decidió tener a una gran mujer a su lado, para que desde el cielo guíe y proteja a sus seres queridos. Siempre te recordaremos con mucho cariño.
December 14, 2012
We express our deepest sympathy for your loss of a dear wife and mother. May all the beautiful memories be a source of comfort to you.
John and Sylva - Multimedia Language Centre
December 14, 2012
May we learn from your example of charity and spirituality. You have left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew you. What a legacy you have left your family. I know the angels in heaven are rejoicing to have you in their midst. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Maria.
December 14, 2012
Dear Peter, Maria Antonietta, and Lorenzo

Maria will be in your heart and soul for eternity.
Look for her in the gaze of her grandchild
Feel her in the wind that gently whispers to you
See her in the diamond glint on fresh fallen snow
She is the sunlight after a soft spring rain
Hear her as the summer breeze calls you amore and bella
Recognize her spirit of kindness and generosity in the faces of family and friends
She is the voice you will embrace in your silent dreams
And the tenderness you will behold in the sweet sounds of a choir of angels
Maria is yours for infinity.

Love and baci
Rita Aceti, Niagara Falls
December 14, 2012
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared,comfort you now and in the days ahead.
December 14, 2012
Vogliate accettare le nostre più sentite condoglianze per la grave perdita.
December 14, 2012
No nos atrevemos a decir que entendemos
December 14, 2012
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Never to be forgotten...Gerald,Theresa,Antonio,&Luciano Capasso (Brampton,Ontario)
December 13, 2012
My you forever be in the light of the lord xo
December 13, 2012
Maria,
You have always been one of the most beautiful people I have ever known. We love you and will miss you so very much. You will forever be in our hearts. Much love The Malatesta Family xo
December 13, 2012
Cara Maria
You will always live in our hearts & prayers.
Riposare in pace
December 13, 2012
Our sincere condolences to the Arista family. We will never forget Mary's kindness and gentle manner. She was a dear friend and we will never forget the many occasions we celebrated together. She truly was a gentle soul and we are fortunate for having known her. She will be missed.
December 13, 2012
Dear Maria
We will miss You Dearly, You are the angel of help that helped many and did not wait for any rewards in return, Heaven is waiting for you.
I'm very sadden to hear this news, may God be with Your family thru this difficult time.
Dear Peter
I pray for you to be strong I know that no matter how much we will miss Maria, it will not be as close to how much you miss her, May God be with you.
Best Regards
Joe Rawas and Family
December 13, 2012
Dearest Arista Family,

My sincere condolences for your loss. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort.

Arturo Figliomeni
December 13, 2012
My heart goes out to the Arista family during this difficult loss. May the love of the people around you help you through your pain. I am so honoured to have shared in many wonderful memories and moments with Maria. I will never forget her. She was a wonderful mentor to me. It was not long ago we were sewing together in her basement and working on the pieces she made for herself and her loved ones. I will cherish all these memories forever.
December 13, 2012
How deeply saddened I felt to hear of Maria's passing. She was always so very gracious and kind to me and my family. I will always have the fondest memories of her, and offer my most sincere condolences to Peter and children. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
December 13, 2012
My deepest condolence to the Arista family. Maria was a kind and gentle woman. I will always remember my day spent with Maria making tomato sauce in her garage. She was just simply lovely. God bless and rest in peace.
December 13, 2012
Maria, que Diosito te tenga en su reino. Desde que te conoci con mi Mami en York siempre fuiste una buena amiga y tu calor humano siempre ha sido lo mas lindo. Te voy a estra~ar. Mis oraciones estan contigo y tu familia.
Alda Lone, York University.
December 13, 2012
We have lost an amazing person, but heaven has received a very special Angel. You will be terrible missed, all who have had the opportunity to have met you knows that they were blessed. To the woman who called everyone Love or Bella, thank you for coming into my life. To the entire family, my deepest condolences. The loss is great, with time the hurt will lesson, but the memories will last forever. Luisa Robinson (York University)
December 13, 2012
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Maria will be surely missed, she will be always have a special place in my heart. She was a incredible and wonderful human being. RIP
December 13, 2012
I pray that you will all you find peace and comfort in the knowledge that she has gone on to a better place.
December 13, 2012
May her soul be in heaven. She was a sweet reliable friend. All who met her loved her. Her expression "Yes Love" is always on my mind. She will never be forgotten.
Amira
December 13, 2012
María tu nobleza, bondad, sencillez y gran belleza espiritual siempre estarán en mi corazón. Que estés en la gloria del Señor!
My condolences to Mr. Peter Arista and children, Doña Lucía, Rafael and Antonia Vallario.

Nayda Omaña, Maracaibo, Venezuela
December 13, 2012
Words are of not much help right now, the pain is too great;I know that with time the pain will be replaced by the many sweet memories you and your family have of Maria. Coraggio, vi siamo vicino con infinito affetto.
December 12, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
December 12, 2012
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories.
December 12, 2012
Maria,
I remember the beautiful Strawberry Shortcake Costume you made for Maria Antonietta on Halloween in grade 1. You were so proud of Maria
Antonietta and Lorenzo. You were such an amazing woman, generous, friendly, giving; you will be dearly missed by your family and all of us who counted you as a friend.I know what a great loss your premature passing is for your family! You and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers. You were such a woman of faith and I know that God is welcoming you in his loving embrace and that you will be with your family for ever. God bless them all.
December 12, 2012
We didn't know Maria but we wish we had. Reading the touching messages in this Guest Book we learned what a wonderful woman she was. We are truly sorry for your loss, Peter and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
December 12, 2012
Peter, may the good Lord bless all of you and give you the strength you need to get through this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 12, 2012
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers will be with you Peter and your family. Elmo & Kim Masini and family (Niagara Falls)
December 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 12, 2012
My heartfelt sympathy on your tragic loss, Peter.
May God give you the strength to bear the pain.
Yateesh
December 12, 2012
This past summer, Peter and Maria visited me here in St. Catharines. I had met Maria only a few times before this although I had known Peter since elementary school in Niagara Falls.
That evening we went out for dinner and at that time I had complimented Maria on lovely bracelet that she was wearing and how it sparkled in the light. Later that evening after they had left for home, my son found that bracelet on the bathroom vanity with a note attached "enjoy". Her kindness touched my heart. I will remember you in my prayers Maria, sleep well.
December 12, 2012
Zia Maria R.I.P. you were the sweetest and kindest aunt. You were there for everyone. Your legacy will live forever, you have touch everyone heart with enjoy and happiness remember you were the greatest fighter. You dont need to worry about anything, because u have a great family who love and care for anyone just like you. Know that you are my guardian angel. you will be miss forever. Unit we meet again. love alway Marco R. And family
December 12, 2012
I join with so many others who knew Maria in offering our deepest sympathy on her passing. My favourite memories of Maria are from my childhood. I will always remember how she included me in so many of her family outings, how she took the time to plan events such as firecracker day for all of us neighbourhood kids. But, my fondest memory of Maria will always be how she sweetly took the time on my wedding day to adjust the train on my wedding dress right before I entered the church. Maria will be remembered for her kind and loving ways by all those whose lives she has touched. May you take comfort in knowing that an angel is watching over you.
December 12, 2012
Maria, you will continue being an angel to many, many people. We already miss you.
December 12, 2012
Jossie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Elisabeth Bonadies and Family
December 12, 2012
Dear Arista Family, Maria was a kind, humble and sweet individual. Many loved your mother as if she were our own, she was a blessing on earth. She touched hundreds of hearts on her way. May her soul rest in peace. It is time to be strong. May the love of your loved ones stand as a pillar of support during this time.

With deepest sympathy,
December 12, 2012
To the Arista family,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
Maria was a very fine and lovely lady whom I have known for a very long time at York. She will be missed by all who knew her.
May you find comfort through the support of your families.
December 12, 2012
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
December 12, 2012
I was very sad to hear of the death of Maria who gave so many years of dedicated service to York.
My deepest sympathy to her family.
Maria, you made us proud. Thank you, my dear friend and farewell.
December 12, 2012
Your kindness and love will always stay in our hearts. Your faith in God, your strength and your will is something we all learned from you. May God bless you and may your family be comforted during this time.
December 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with Maria's family and extended family and friends. May God continue to be your number one source of comfort and strength during this time of sadness. Maria was indeed an angel. She always had a smile on her face, a kind word on her lips and a hug that made you think that everything will be just fine. Maria will be missed, but fondly remembered
December 12, 2012
There are some people who touch our lives with their gracious goodness, but Maria, without a word or a touch, managed to bore a hole straight through to our hearts. Whenever I think of faith, of spirit, of goodness, I will see her delicate face. Though I cannot imagine the grief of those closest to Maria, I know that you have been blessed, as we all have, to have had this remarkable woman in our lives. Rest in peace, dear Maria. Much love, Robin Smith
December 12, 2012
December 12, 2012
The kindness and gentleness of your spirit touched everyone you met. We will miss you until we all meet again. God has taken another one of his angels to heaven. God Bless your journey.
December 12, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with Maria's family and extended family and friends. May God continue to be your number one source of comfort and strength during this time. Maria was indeed an angel and will be missed, but fondly remembered.
December 12, 2012
We were very sorry to hear about Maria's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless and please all take care. The Cicchini Family
December 12, 2012
Maria was a kind, humble and sweet individual. Many loved your mother, she was a blessing on earth. She touched hundreds of hearts on her way. May her soul rest in peace. It is time to be strong. May the love of your loved ones stand as a pillar of support during this time.

With deepest sympathy,
Navinie Somaroo-Durga (York University)
December 12, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Arista Family. Maria was a wonerful woman! One of the nicest people I have met on campus. She always always said hello and always had a smile for everyone.

She will be deeply missed.

Marina DeBona
December 12, 2012
We were very sorry to hear about Maria's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless and please all take care. The Cicchini Family
December 12, 2012
What a wonderful person - always happy and smiling and calling everyone BELLA.

Janice Grant
December 12, 2012
May you find solace and comfort in knowing that Maria was loved, admired and greatly respected by her York family.
Dianne A. Paquette, Associate Director, Employee Relations, York University.
December 12, 2012
The explicit sound of her voice was a full expression of her person, as she would always say, AMORE. Our condolences are extended to her husband Peter, their children & their families. May her LOVE remain with you always. Famiglia Ruotolo Gonnella
December 12, 2012
To Mary, my dear Godmother, thank you for all the love and kindness you have shown me over these many years. Your strength and warmth has been truly touching. I will miss you dearly, but will cherish the many memories our families made together. I'm so thankful to have had you in my life.

To Peter, Maria Antonietta (Metta), and Lorenzo (Larry), I love you and am thinking about you always. XO

Love, Julia Aceti
December 12, 2012
My condolences to each and every one of you. I watched the beautiful pictures, leaving all of you with precious memories of Maria. She will live in your hearts forever, Maria Angelica
December 11, 2012
I want to take a moment to extend my deepest condolences to you and you family. She's in a better place right now, Than she's ever been before; All pain is gone; she's now at rest; Nothing troubles her anymore.It's we who feel the burden of Our sadness and our grief. We have to cry, to mourn our loss, Before we get relief. We know we'll reconnect with her At the end of each life's road; We'll see her cherished face again When we release our earthly load. May your beautiful mother forever rest in peace.
December 11, 2012
One day you were wearing a necklace that I really loved. We talked about how I had a matching ring. You went home that night and I thought nothing of it. The next thing I knew, your daughter handed me the necklace saying you had said it was for me. You knew I would not take it if you had given it to me yourself but coming from a friend I could not say no.

That is the type of woman you are. Always looking outside herself. Doing simple gestures that would make someone's day.

You would not want us to mourn your death, so instead, we celebrate your life; your legacy. You will live on forever.

Love you xoxox
December 11, 2012
In life, you only meet a couple of people who truley are angels. Maria you were one of them and now you continue your journey in peace. You have left a lasting impression on each person you encountered in life. May your memory last a lifetime as you rest in peace. I will never forget you.
December 11, 2012
There will be an empty chair at the holiday table this year, but it will be filled with loving memories.
December 11, 2012
Dearest Arista family, I am very,very sorry for your loss. Maria was truly loved and will be missed by many. I hope you can all find some comfort during this difficult time, you are in my thoughts and prayers. ~Cindy Fallone
December 11, 2012
I was fortunate to have worked alongside Maria some years ago. When I think of her, I think of a woman who works harder than no other; a woman with a gentle soul; a woman who was such a positive force to be around. I may not bump into Maria in the halls at work anymore, but what she represents to me will never be forgotten. Maria was truly one of a kind.
December 11, 2012
I cannot express my feelings through words, but Maria you will not be forgotten. May your loved ones that are left behind be given God's strength to overcome their sorrow.
December 11, 2012
Dearest Dearest Maria. God has claimed one of his brightest Angels. One who showed what true beauty, courageousness and caring for others truly means. May you be at peace . To the Arista family I am truly sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
December 11, 2012
Per la bellissima donna che chiamava a tutti amore mentre che l'amore era lei. Proprio un angelo qui per sempre in paradiso. Anna Zezza
December 11, 2012
Maria was a beautiful person, inside and out, and a role model to us all. We should all strive for a little more Maria in all our lives, every day. Thank you, Maria, for your gift. Rest in peace.
December 11, 2012
Dearest Maria,
A woman with a wonderful caring heart and soul
May you rest in PEACE!!
To Maria-Antonietta and Family,
Always know that she is with you always
She is in your Heart
She is on your Lips
She is in your body and soul
May her soul surround you all through this
Very difficult time
Xoxo
Patty, Johnny, Vanessa, Anthony and Maya Amato
December 11, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
December 11, 2012
Dear Pete, Children, Da. Lucia, Rafael and Antonia,
May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Laura& Don(Omana)McChesney,Jorge & Milly Omana; Mariela(Omana) & Gregorio Cardenas(Tamare Edo. Zulia Venezuela)
December 11, 2012
I've never met you in person but I heard much about you from my beloved wife and her family.
I wish I'd had the possibility to spend some time together, maybe, visiting Canada but life does have, many times, a different plan than what we do. RIP
December 11, 2012
Maria, you will be certainly missed by me. I always will remember your beautiful smile and wonderful loving ways. You made a bad day a better day when ever I saw you. I know you are up in heaven because of your peaceful and angelic ways. Rest in Peace Love. Sincerely, Angella
December 11, 2012
Dear Maria,
Your journey in this world has come to an ended and now you are in a Masion that our Lord Jesus Christ has prepared for you, for being a faithful obedient daughter. No more pain, no more tears just eternal joy and peace. The times we shared with you will be always remembered with love.
December 11, 2012
Maria,
May you rest in peace now in the hands of God. I'll never forget your warmest smile and your kindness. My deepest condolence to you and your family. You will be greatly missed.
December 11, 2012
My condolences to the whole family. Maria was a truly sweet and gentle woman.

With sympathy,
December 11, 2012
We feel blessed to have known a woman as wonderful as your mother. Wishing you and your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May your family be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. God Bless
December 11, 2012
Soft and gentle, that was Maria. Such a beautiful woman. May you rest in peace and may your family find the strength to get through this most difficult of times. You will be sadly missed.
December 11, 2012
Words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. Having had the priviledge to work closely with Maria, I clearly understand what an inspiration she was to all and what an impact she made on every person that had the chance to know her. Her caring nature, positive energy and spirituality stood out in such a way that was truly unforgettable to many. She was the heart and soul of the office, the “mother” who created a feeling of family and brought out the best in everyone around her. Our hearts are saddened and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this difficult time.
December 11, 2012
Dearest Maria (Cara Mia),
you were always such a brave little soldier, despite all pain and difficulties always marching on, always having a good word for everyone. I feel so blessed to have met you and learned from you. We all love you and adore your spirit. You will not be forgotten.
Love,
Eva
December 11, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
December 11, 2012
I consider myself so very fortunate to have met and worked with Maria these last 6+ years at York, and I will miss her dearly. Whenever I describe Maria to someone who didn't know her I simply call her "the nicest lady in the world" and that is how I will always remember her.

She would always give me piles of blank greeting cards she had been sent from some Animal/dog charity or other, and I would ask her was she sure she didn't need them for herself, and she told me. "No Bella, I am scared of the animals on them" So I asked her one time why she gives to them if they scare her, to which she replied, "because I they need help". For me that sums Maria up perfectly.
December 11, 2012
Mary,
You are a spiritually immaculate woman, blessed with Eternal Life, this is your time to spread your gentle wings and fly with the other beautiful butterflies (angels) in peace.
The footprints you've left here have changed the hearts and lives of many.
Forever loved…
December 11, 2012
Mary,
You are a spiritually immaculate woman, blessed with Eternal Life, this is your time to spread your gentle wings and fly with the other beautiful butterflies (angels) in peace.
The footprints you've left here have changed the hearts and lives of many.
Forever loved.
December 11, 2012
Maria, you will truly be missed by everyone who knew you. You are a beautiful person inside and out, and I will never forget the love and care you have shown to me and my family. I will always cherish the memories made during the sleepovers every summer at your home. We all love you very much. May you rest in peace. Love always, Nenna xo
December 11, 2012
Maria,
You will truly be missed by everyone who knew you. You are a beautiful person inside and out. I will never forget the love and care you have shown me my whole life. From teaching me to make your famous magic squares to having me over your home for sleepovers. I will always cherish the memories we have made together. Love always, Nadia Di Rienzo (Nenna)
December 11, 2012
May God rest her kind and gentle soul and grant her everlasting life. It was my privilege to know her and will always remember her with deep affection and respect. May God grant all of you left behind the strength to continue, love and respect each other as she always has done every day of her short life.
December 11, 2012
We will remember always the love and grace that filled Mary's life and how she shared it with everyone. You are blessed by God. May all in the family find strength in her love at this most difficult time.

Guglielmo, Francesca Quaglietta & Family Toronto,Ontario
December 11, 2012
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
December 11, 2012
"God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference."
Sending the Arista family much love, support and prayers during this trying time.

Sincerest condolences,
December 11, 2012
May you now rest in peace and know that God is always with you....may peace, comfort and love be with you and your family.
December 11, 2012
Cara Maria, Sempre nei nostri cuori. Your hugs will be dearly missed but your love and the memory of your smile will warm our hearts forever. Our condolences to your family.
December 11, 2012
May your mother's love, strength and faith be your comfort through this most difficult time.

Sincere sympathy
Ernie Stea and Family
December 11, 2012
May God's grace strengthen you in this time of grief. Maria was a wonderful person who was loved by many. Be encouraged and know that God holds her in his arms and peace covers her.
Our deepest condolences.
December 11, 2012
"I would like to express my sincere sadness and sympathies to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. The lord knows best, peace be unto her Soul."
December 11, 2012
Maria was so loved by her colleagues at York University and the thousands of students that she helped throughout her career. She will be dearly missed as her smile could light up the room and her kind and positive energy was felt by all. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
December 11, 2012
Maria,
We are truly sorry for the loss of your mother.
We never had the pleasure of knowing her, but I can truly say she raised a beautiful and strong daughter...which is a great reflection of what a wonderful mother she was.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
David and Rose
December 11, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Maria, you will never be forgotten.
December 11, 2012
Maria ho avuto il piacere di conoscerti ti sono grata di tutto cio che ai fatto per me. Spero che il Signore ti dia pace e riposo. So che il corpo muore ma la nostra anima resta vicino a tutti i nostri cari. Prega per i tuoi figli stagli vicina in questi giorni duri. Prega per la loro pace. Grazie di tutto Prega per noi

Anna Del Fiacco 5 Circuit
December 11, 2012
Cara zia,
ti ricorderemo sempre come la nostra zia preferita e dolcissima del Canada. Il tuo amore è arrivato oltre oceano fino a noi tutti. Preghiamo per te e sarai per sempre nei nostri cuori e nei nostri pensieri. Sarai il nostro angelo che ci da coraggio anche dal cielo. Sei stata parte della nostra famiglia e lo sarai sempre anche adesso.Ricorderemo il tuo sorriso e la tua voce bellissima per telefono. Ora ci ascolterai e parlerai in modo diverso ma sarai pur sempre con noi, vicino alle nostre vite, illuminate, nei momenti bui e in quelli giosi, dalla tua pura bellezza.Ti vogliamo tanto bene. Giovanna&Luca
December 11, 2012
There is another angel in heaven. She will protect and comfort you and your family in your time of need.
May God bless you and your family in this time of need.
December 11, 2012
I never had the pleasure of meeting you but through your daughter I feel I knew you well. If it is true that we influence our children as much as we do; that they truly are an extension of ourselves, then it is true you are the most gentle loving soul. You leave behind a daughter (and I'm sure a son) with true values and respect and goodness inside. Thank you for raising her as you did because knowing her gives me hope that the love of a family prevails. God rest your soul.
December 11, 2012
María fue una persona muy querida para mi familia, al igual que toda la familia Vallario. Los conocí en Caracas a través de mi hermano Ramón y su esposa Anne. La última vez que la ví fue en el año 2004 cuando tuve que viajar desde Red Deer, Alberta a Toronto para renovar mi pasaporte venezolano y me hospedé en casa de ellos (Peter y María). Fueron muy gentiles conmigo y fue agradable volverlos a ver después de varios años. Traté de mantener el contacto pero quizás debido a sus graves problemas de salud no fue posible.

La recuerdo no sólo por su belleza física si no también por su belleza espiritual. Se que ella ahora está descansando en paz.

Hago extensivas mis más sinceras condolencias a toda la familia Arista y a toda la familia Valario.

Con amor,

Ida (Omaña)y Grant Nielsen
December 10, 2012
a special angel has entered into the lords home today,and is at peace with no more suffering. she will be within your hearts forever and be looking down on all of her loved ones every day.god bless you all in this difficult time. may he bless you with all the strength you need now and always.
December 10, 2012
Uncle Peter, Maria Antonietta, Lorenzo,

We are so sorry to hear about your wife/mom, she was truly an amazing women. She will always be in our hearts. She was the type of women who would always put others before her, she was caring and always very thoughtful towards others. I will never forget what she did for my sister, her words of encouragement had given my sister hope and strength.

RIP Maria

Xoxoxo
December 10, 2012
December 10, 2012
Today God has called another angel to keep him company. You were truly an angel, a fighter, a saint, a loving and wonderful person. No matter who you met, you always treated them as family. You have inspired me to be a good person, just like you were. I love you and will miss you soooooo much. Rip zia. I thank you for all you have done for me and my family. Please watch over us. You habe become another guardian angel in my heart. You will never be forgotten, your legacy will live on. RIP Zia Maria. We love.
December 10, 2012
God has brought you home, to suffer no more and to help Him keep a loving watch on your family. May He bless you and keep you safe. My condolences to my friends, but take comfort in knowing your mothers love with last forever. God bless all if you.
December 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. please know your mom is at peace
god bless. Love the Aceti Family
December 10, 2012
Today heaven was blessed by a special angel. You will always be remembered by your smile, your big heart and your strength. You will never be forgotten. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you.
December 10, 2012
She was the sweetest and kindest lady. Always having her door open if you needed. Her memory will last forever. She will be missed. Xo
December 10, 2012
Mucho amor y recuerdos de mi queridisima Maria, quien era mi idolo cuando tenia yo era chica. Casi una hija para my papa, siempre estabamos visitando. Me acuerdo de la noche del incendio en nuestro apartamento. La familia Vallario nos trato con mucho amor, y nos invitaron a quedarnos con ellos. Ahora ella esta con mi mama, y con Dios todo poderoso.

Recordandolos a todos,

Ramon Omaña e hija Annette
December 10, 2012
I feel so fortunate to have had such a strong role model in my life during my formative years. I have wonderful memories from my childhood, remembering all the family outings and fun conversations we had. While getting to know Mary over the years I became increasingly aware of her great strength, perseverance and will to overcome the adversity she has faced in her life. I am so thankful that she was able to meet my daughter at her baptism and will always treasure the rosary she gave us that day, to remind us God is always with us. We love you Mary. Love, Bruno and Andrea
December 10, 2012
Mary, God has called you because you are truly an angel and God needs you by his side. It is truly hard for me and my family, but we have to remember that you are in a better place now and have no pain or suffering. We love you Mary. Thank you for being my angel and you will truly be missed. I know that you will watch over us and give us the strength to keep going. Love you always
December 10, 2012
To my precious, beautiful, and courageous mother: You are a testament to us all. Your strength, will and faith surpasses anyone's. You are my inspiration and I will continue your fight. Caila has been blessed to have known and be loved by you. Tu sei unica, Mamma, Bella, Brava e Buona. Ti voglio bene bloh blah Nonna.
December 10, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
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