Passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the early morning hours of November 06, 2017 at 83 years of age. Devoted wife of the late Giovanni (2016) of 58 years. Loving mother of Joe (Carmela), Susan (Brian O’Neil) and Gino (Rose Salazar) and nonna of Mateo and Gina O’Neil. She is predeceased by her parents Luigi and Gina Lavinio. Dear sister of Mario (Sandra) and Antonio (the late Jean) Lavinio and Diana (Joe) Vandeput; sister-in-law of Maria (Pietro) Mancina, Antonietta (Pete) Mascaro, Tony (Fil) Greco, Sarah (Tony) Amato, and Anna (Sam) Guarascio as well as many nieces and nephews. She will also be sadly missed by close colleague Cathy Chisesi and god daughters Rachelle Petrusenko and Franca Pignanelli. Known for her high-energy, friendly and selfless nature, she will always be remembered for her devotion to family, friends and business associates.

She was the proud owner of Maria’s Custom Workroom, supplying countless interior designers and residents of Windsor and surrounding areas with quality drapery since 1980. The family would like to thank the wonderful team on the Stroke Unit at WRH – Ouellette Campus.

Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Visitation Wednesday November 08, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm and 7 – 9 pm, with Parish Prayers at 4:30 pm, at Families First, 3260 Dougall Avenue,  South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Funeral Mass Thursday November 09, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (4401 Mount Royal Drive). Visitation at the church beginning at 12:30 pm prior to the Mass. Entombment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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