Born on January 1, 1932 in San Giovanni in Galdo, Italy.  Passed peacefully and re-united with her late husband Domenic (2009), on May 20, 2018, in the loving company of her family, in her 87th year.  Loving Mother of Carmelina Wellman and husband Gary, and Enzo Timperio and wife Lisa (Coletti).  Beloved Nonna of Angela Wellman and husband Mark Kwiecinski, Robert and Steven Wellman, Nadia, Serina and Dante Timperio.  Cherished Bis-Nonna of Anders and Audrey Kwiecinski.  Predeceased by her parents, Nicola and Filomena Graziano, sister Rosina Fiorilli and husband Michele, brother Giovanni and wife Lina Graziano, in-laws, Vincenzo and Carmela Timperio, sister-in-law of Emidio and Antonietta DeBenedictis, Angelo Piunno, Angelo Timperio and Michele Timperio.  Survived by sisters-in-law Amalia Piunno, Maria Timperio, Pasqualina Timperio, Assunta and brother-in-law Luigi Magri.  Dear Aunt of many nieces and nephews, and predeceased by nephew Ricardo Timperio.  Maria is also survived by her cousins.  Maria was retired from Grace Hospital after several decades of service.  Maria was a dedicated wife, mother, nonna and bis nonna.  Maria’s ultimate joy in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Her love had no bounds.  She also loved cooking for her family and guests, and tending to her flower and vegetable garden.  In her retirement years, she enjoyed bingo, walking and socializing with her lady friends.  She taught us all how to love and live life.  Maria was a member of the Giovanni Caboto Women’s Auxillary Club.  Special thanks to all of those who cared for Maria, including her family physician, Dr. Catherine Yanchula, the staff of Windsor Regional Hospital and the outstanding staff from the Dr. Y. Emara Complex Continuing Care Centre through Maria’s last days.  Special thanks to family and friends for all their love, support and prayers.  In kindness, charitable donations may be made to the Italian Canadian Handi-capable Association and The Brain Tumour Association of Canada or Transition 2 Betterness. Visitation Wednesday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.  Parish prayers at 4:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until leaving from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 at 9:45 a.m. for Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish – McEwan Campus, (formerly Holy Name of Mary Church), 711 McEwan Avenue.  Entombment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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