January 26, 1917 ~ March 15, 2008
Monterey – Maria Aiello, 91, passed away peacefully the morning of March 15, 2008 at Westland House. Born January 26, 1917 in Trapani, Italy, she married Vito Aiello in 1944 and was a resident of Monterey for over 31 years. Maria's passions were cooking delicious Italian dishes, sewing, and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vito Aiello, and son, Giovanni Aiello, and is survived by her devoted daughter, Giovanna Pellegrino, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Maria touched the lives of many individuals. She treated everyone with kindness and always filled the room with lots of love. She had a smile that was electric and contagious. Maria will be missed greatly and her memories will last a lifetime.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Rosary to follow at Mission Mortuary in Monterey. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey.