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May 18, 2014
Dear Sal, Joe, Carmine, & Pietro.
Sad to hear Maria is gone. I have so many times wanted to come see her but never could make it and regret it constantly. It was so wonderful to see her and Sal at Tony's funeral. They both seem like they never changed and brought back wonderful childhood memories at your house. It was such a comforting feeling to see them and that time never lapsed. I hope comfort finds your family and Sal.
Coraggio
April 08, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember being watched as a child by Maria. Very happy memories.
April 08, 2013
Joe, Nancy, and Gina,

We are so sorry for your loss. We are all thinking about you.

Troy, Kim, and Chase Farha
April 08, 2013
Pete, Janet and kids, Maria had such a big personality, never knowing a stranger, and she will be missed by all that new her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we are praying for God's strength to carry you through.
Jeral and Nick
April 07, 2013
To the entire DeFazio family, you have our sincere love and sympathy. Maria was a treasure never to be forgotten. I will miss the sound of her voice, and the laughter we shared on our phone conversations. So much joy, love and the best cook in the world. She loved all of her children and ours too. She always put my macaroni to bed to keep it warm. We love you Maria, God bless you
April 07, 2013
Joe, Nancy and Gina and all the Defazio family we are so sorry for your loss and will miss Maria at those gatherings where we spoke of food and gardening. We will keep you in our prayers. Love, Rhonda and Dale Phillips and family
April 07, 2013
Joe, Nancy & Gina
We were so sorry to hear about Joe's mother. Although we never met her I know she was loved by so many. Nancy your Mom (My Aunt Doris) talked about her great cooking and what good family times. Just know your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
April 07, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss, she was really a neat lady. Our thoughts are with you. Don & Ruth
April 07, 2013
My deepest sorrow for this loss of such an amazing, loving, wise and dedicated woman. She was such an influence in so many lives. I was blessed the day my grandparents brought me to the DEFAZIO home. I cannot imagine a life without Maria's guidance. She taught me so much, above all to love my family first!! I am so sorry I cannot be physically there Monday, but I will be in there in spirit as you honor her. Praying for Gods peace to surround you and give you strength. We will see her again!!!! Love to you all, Benita
April 07, 2013
Pete, to all your family please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers
April 07, 2013
I remember many times in our nursery being cared for by Maria. Prayers for your family.
April 06, 2013
Pete, Janet and family: We're saddened to hear of your mother's death. She was a wonderful woman.
April 06, 2013
I just heard today from Josh. I am so sad to hear this. Myheart and prayers are with you. Phyllis
April 06, 2013
Sal and family: This is Peggy Moore (George Moore's) Daughter from Mears Electric Co. I remember Anna and she was a wonderful woman. My family is sorry for your loss and I wanted to send you our condolences. Peggy Moore
April 06, 2013
Pete and family, so sorry for your loss. To loose your dear mother is heart-breaking. We lost our Mom on February 8th so are still grieving her physical absence in our lives. The comfort we can cling to is the life of wonderful memories these dear women brought to our lives. May she live on in your hearts :)!
April 06, 2013
To the DeFazio Family:
We are so deeply sadden of the passing of your Mother.
Our mom's were the best of friends for so many years. After my mom passed away, it was so comforting to talk to your mom. Hearing her accent brought back many wonderful memories of my mom's accent ...that I miss so much.
Your mom was such a "FABULOUS COOK"!
Amore e preghiere per la Famiglia DeFazio.
Anna Maria Bird (Cortest) & Family
April 06, 2013
I remember fondly being under Maria's watchful care as a child. Many good memories.
April 06, 2013
Pete and Family: I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Praying that God will shower you with His peace during this very difficult time.
April 05, 2013
Carmine its brad Thompson from Kellogg school your mom was like a mom to all of us she will be deeply missed my thoughts and prayers are with you my brother god speed miss DeFazio
April 05, 2013
Carmine, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God's peace and love in your time of grief.
April 05, 2013
We have such sweet memories of Maria and of the whole DeFazio family. You were part of our extended family when Dan & I had no family in Wichita. The many hours you invested into our daughters will never be forgotten. Maria's wise words of wisdom & wit are still with me today. The many times she gave us something to eat from her kitchen. Thanks to all of you for opening your home & heart to us. Our prayers are with you.
April 05, 2013
I used to skip church on a regular basis to go hang out with Maria in the nursery! I spent hours and hours during my "formative years" with her. She was such a good influence on my life and probably my children's life through learning from her how to deal with children! Hi to Joe and Carmine from Cindy Giger!
April 05, 2013
Maria was such a blessing to all of us who left our children in her care at First Church. She loved our babies and they loved her. I was privileged to work with her during VBS, church functions and District Assembly from the time I was in Jr. High. Maria was also such a wonderful cook and I was the blessed with great food she brought to share many times. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you!
April 05, 2013
Our deepest condolences on the passing of a much loved and admired member of our community. May God grant you peace and comfort.
April 05, 2013
I am so sorry to hear the sadness of the passing of Maria. Have many wonderful thoughts of her and the family down though the years. She was one very sweet lady. When I saw her at Mary's funeral I thought she looked well and was surprised at her passing. My prayers go out to all of you.
April 05, 2013
I haven't been in touch with the family for years, but when Joe and Pete was young we had so much fun at Maria's eating playing. The Slaughter family will never forget the DeFazio family. She gave me so much support when I was a little girl and my dad died. My prayers are with all of u and Sal. Pam Slaughter
April 05, 2013
Sal, Joe, Carmine, Pete. So Sorry to hear about Maria. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of Maria from 1st Church nursery.
April 05, 2013
Sal, You are in our prayers. John and Mary Mertes
April 05, 2013
Joe. We are so sorry for your loss. May she rest in the peace of Christ. God bless, John and Mary Mertes Across the street.
April 05, 2013
So sorry to hear of her passing..Our family sends it's deepest sympathy and condolenses to your family..I remember many good times at your home with your family..May God be witrh you in your time of need...The Iole Harry family..
April 05, 2013
Pete and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
April 05, 2013
Carmine & Family, Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & Prayers are with you all.
April 05, 2013
Carmine Sorry for your lost
Our thoughts are with you
April 04, 2013
Sal, Joe, Pete, Carmen and families, I was saddened today to hear of Maria's passing. I have so many fond memories of her: working with her in the nursery at church, eating her yummy meals, being at your home, her watching baby Benjamin for Robert and I. I am praying for comfort for you in this time of grief.
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