Maria Aliotti, 83, of Monterey, passed away after a lengthy illness,
in her home on Saturday, January 17, 2004, while surrounded by family
and friends. Maria was born May 15, 1920 in Marettino, Sicily. She
arrived in Monterey at the age of 17, where she spent the rest of her
Maria retired after 25 years at Mission Linen Supply. She also worked
at most of the fish canneries on Cannery Row during the â€žHey Dayâ€° of the
Maria was the loving and loyal wife of a fisherman, so she was often
left alone at home with three girls while her husband was away fishing.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Pacific Grove
Chapter of the Italian Catholic Federation.
Maria is survived by her husband of 63 years, John â€žJohnny Boyâ€°
Aliotti; their three daughters, Rose (Mac) Bryan of Salinas, and twins,
Mary Feliciano of Salinas and Josephine (John) Smith of Prunedale; 6
grandchildren, Debbie (Smith) McCurry, Stacy Feliciano, Paula (Smith)
Gower, Wendy Smith, Christi (Bryan) Manly, Michael Bryan; 6 great
grandchildren, 1 niece and 4 nephews, and many, many cousins. She was
preceded in death by her brother, Michael Aliotti of Monterey, who
passed away in November 2003.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mission
Mortuary Chapel in Monterey with a Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Chapel.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at San Carlos
Cathedral with burial to follow at San Carlos Catholic Cemetery.
Published in The Monterey Herald from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, 2004