Passed away peacefully after a long illness on January 1, 2016, with her loving family by her side, at the age of 64 years. Adored wife of Giuseppe “Joe” for 41 years. Cherished mother of Anthony and wife Jennifer Gemelli, Rosa and Matthias Gemelli and reunited with cherished late son Enzo (1998). Loving daughter of Claudio De Luca and late Elisabetta (2007). Cherished Nonna of Emil, Anton, and Johann. Sadly missed by the LiCausi family. Daughter in law of Vincenzo Gemelli and late Rosa (2002).
Dear sister Pietro and Rosalba De Luca, Bruno and Natalina De Luca, Palmerina and Carmine Cappa, Pietra and Salvatore Vona all of Italy. Survived by many nieces and nephews in Italy.
Maria and Joe met in Italy in 1973 and married in 1974 in Windsor. They worked hard together for many years. She lived for her family and friends and refused to stop fighting until the end. We will miss her positive attitude and her unyielding sense of humour.
Donations made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family. A special thank you to the two nurses from Bayshore that helped Maria and for our PSWs from St. Elizabeth for all of your compassionate care.
Visiting Tuesday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm with Prayers at 4:30 pm. Funeral Service Wednesday 10:15 am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841, then in procession to St. Angela Merici Church for a Mass of Resurrection at 11 am. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
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