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Maria Oliverio (nee Cimino) aged 87, Mamma, Nonna, bis-Nonna passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 with her hands
held tightly by her family. Predeceased by her beloved husband Francesco in 2006 whom she has now happily joined. She is survived by her children Giovanni, Antonio, Maria Teresa and grandchildren, Francesco (Sophia) and great- grandson Mateo, Maria (Michael), and Christina and many relatives and friends both in Canada and Italia. Our Mamma taught us humility and grace, and that there is nothing more important in life than famiglia and amore. We will celebrate her life today and always. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 25, from 6-8:00 p.m. at Bell & Burnaby Funeral Chapel 4276 Hastings St. Burnaby. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 27, 1:00 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church 2025 Napier St. Vancouver. Entombment to follow at the South Mausoleum, Ocean View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her nephew who is a missionary in Africa, to help build a village: Attention: Fr. Battista Cimino, Stella Cometa Vancouver, 4641 Fairlawn Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5C 3R5.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 25, 2012