MURACA, Maria DNMURACA, Maria – Passed away on June 4, 2014 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital with her loving family at her side at the age of 88.  Beloved wife of the late Ferdinando (Giacomo) (2012) for 68 years.  Loving mother of Angelo, Joseph (Isabelle), Mario (Mary) and Sue (Angelo) Sabatino.  Cherished Nonna of Jack and Shelley, Jack and Anne Marie, Jack and Lina, David and Michelle, Rosemary and Phil, Anthony, Marie and Ryan Burley.  Great Nonna of 13 great grandchildren. Dear sister of Ferdinando (Italy) and sister-in-law of Carmela, Teresina (Italy), Maria and Tony Rizzo, Giuseppe, Vincenzo and Lucia (Montreal),  Giuseppe Gigliotti (Italy).  Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Canada, Florida and Italy.  Predeceased by her parents, Giuseppe and Carmella (Italy) and granddaughter Lisa Muraca (2004) and sister Constantina Gigilotti and brothers Giacomo and (Rosina), Angelo and Giuseppe and Rosina (Italy), Vincenzo and Letezia (Italy), Viola (Italy) and in laws Angelo, Antonio, Mario and Michelina, Anthony and Carmella.   Maria was a long time active member of St. Thomas More Church.  She worked for 25 years as a chambermaid at the Cairn Croft Hotel.  Maria was a loving wife, mother, nonna and great nonna and loved by many friends, and will be greatly missed by Rebecca a loving and compassionate care giver.  Maria’s family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME 5917 Main Street, on Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Vigil will be held at the funeral home on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Church, 6548 Dorchester Rd., on Friday morning at 10 o’clock.  Rite of Committal with entombment will follow at Fairview Mausoleum.  For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at

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