Maria Ferrante Scanio
Maria Ferrante Scanio passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday morning, July 24, 2021 at the age of 94. Maria was born in Harvey, Louisiana on June 20th 1927 to the late Josephine and Frank Ferrante. For most of her life, she lived in Harvey and Westwego and as of late she lived in Thibodaux, close to her son, Salvador S. Scanio.
Maria was a career woman early in her life. She started as a personal shopper at DH Holmes on Canal Street and soon thereafter, along with her former husband, Salvador Scanio, developed Scanio Produce Company, a prominent wholesale produce business in Westwego, for over 30 years.
Even knowing Maria for a short time, you felt her joy and enthusiasm for life. She loved making people laugh, music, and dancing (particularly a good jitterbug). She had a contagious laugh, lots of spunk and strength, and always loved a good joke or story.
Family was especially important and dear to Maria. She survived her siblings Rose Poteet, John, Anthony, and Joe Ferrante. Maria was the former wife of the late Salvador Scanio and was mother to Salvador S. Scanio (wife, Katie Scanio) and the late Angela S. Pelzer. She was survived by her granddaughter, Erika Pelzer as well as Sal and Katie's children, Katherine Groat, Jessica Humphreys, and Elizabeth Burnett. She is survived by many Godchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
The family would like to give a special thanks to her loving daily sitters: Cheryl Chouest, Krissy Himel, Allie Dantin, Helen Kennedy, Victoria Beo, and Ashley Jackson, as well as the staff and residents at The Claiborne at Thibodaux.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway in Harvey, La on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 9am to 1:30pm. A Funeral Mass will follow in the funeral home chapel. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna, LA.
Family and friends are encouraged to share their condolences, stories and memories by visiting: www.mothefunerals.com
Published by Houma Today from Jul. 26 to Jul. 27, 2021.