• "So sad to hear of Marys passing. Ive known her for such a..."
    - Maria Denomey
  • "Our sincerest and deepest sympathies to you Frank, and the..."
    - Ben & Rachela Simon
  • "All my love to one of the sweetest girls I taught."
  • "My deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with..."
    - Olimpia Malsegna
  • "My deepest condolences to all of Mary's family.Frank I am..."
    - Connie Friesen

D'ASTOLFO, Maria Catena (Papillo)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beautiful and compassionate Mary on May 13, 2018. She was predeceased by her father Francesco, grandparents Vincenzo and Maria from Italy, and Domenico and Filomena from Canada. Mary is survived by her dedicated husband Frank, loving mother Caterina, in-laws Maria and Umberto, caring siblings Rita (Alfonso) and Joe, and nieces Amanda and Alexandra, who she was like a second mother to. She will be deeply missed by her aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. Mary had a 34-year career with Safeway, where she was able to carry out her passion for floristry. Her devotion to volunteerism did not go unnoticed. She volunteered as an Ambassador Hostess with the Vancouver Whitecaps for eight years, and spent time bettering the lives of children with her involvement in Children's Wish until May 2017. Mary will forever be known for lighting up every room she walked in, and for her gorgeous smile. Many thanks to Mary's nurses; Harinder, Nahid and Sam. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Jude's Catholic Church, 3078 Renfrew St, Vancouver on Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.


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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 18, 2018
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