PARISIO- Mrs. Maria Concetta (nee Di Cristoforo), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, August 15, 2012, in her 91st year.  Beloved wife of the late Giuseppe “Joe” Parisio (1995).  Dear mother of Anthony Parisio (Marie Antoinette), Rosalinda Maccarone (Giustino), and John Parisio.  Nonni will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Laura (late Michael), Angela, Lisa (Joey), Claire Marie (Jesse), Sarah, Rebecca, and Rishi.  Great grandmother of Ila Pavilonis, and Matteo and Marissa Chirico.  Remembered by her brother Rinaldo “Rene” Di Cristoforo (Rosetta) of St. Thomas, her sister Giuseppina Di Cristoforo of Italy, her sisters-in-law, Amalia Parisio and Benilda Di Cristoforo of Italy, and Iolanda Di Cristoforo of Australia, and by many nieces and nephews in Italy, Australia and Canada.  Maria was predeceased by 3 brothers and by 3 sisters.  Born on December 8, 1921, in Provincia Pescara, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Donato and Enrichetta (nee Rossi) Di Cristoforo.  Maria was a member of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Friday, August 17th  from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. (Prayers at 4:00 p.m.) and also at the church one hour prior to the Mass.  The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas on Saturday, August 18th at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment in Holy Angels’ Cemetery.  Flowers gratefully declined.  If so desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the STEGH Foundation (Palliative Care Unit), or L’Arche London gratefully acknowledged. Maria’s family would like to offer special thanks to the nurses and doctors who helped Maria along her way, especially those at the STEGH Continuing Care Unit D.

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