MARIA EMMA, 88 years, of Homestead, FL died peacefully on January 8, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born and raised in West New York, NJ before relocating to Florida in 1990. Maria was always devoted to her children. She was the loving mother of Mary Louise (Bob), Elysse (Stuart), David (Sharon) and Jack. Nana will be sorely missed by her grandchildren Stefan, Marlise, Mac, Annalysse and Max. She was predeceased by her sister Lee Marck. Maria will be remembered by her family and friends for her energetic and outgoing personality, her infectious laugh, thoughtfulness, and love of all animals. A private service was held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The Humane Society.