TORTI obit photo croppedPeacefully surrounded by her family at Bluewater Health Palliative Care on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, Maria (Marsella) Torti passed away at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late Domenico Onorio Torti (2002).  Loving mother of Chiara (Rocco) DiScanno, Luigi (Cleodice) Torti, Anna (Nino) Marsella and Tony (Caroline) Torti.  Cherished Nonna of Remo (Laura) DiScanno, Sandro (Miranda) DiScanno, Frank (Tracey) Torti, Patricia (Joe) Kehn, Christine (Joe) Ioannis, Paul (Caroline) Marsella, and Matthew and Justin Torti. Treasured Nonnina of: Nicolas, Ava, and Domenic DiScanno; Emma Kehn; Luke and Julia Torti; River Ioannis; and Brook and Logan Marsella. Dear sister of Nazzareno (Anna) Marsella and Maurizio (the late Anna) Marsella. Predeceased by her parents Luigi and Onoria Marsella. Survived by several nieces and nephews, near and far.

Maria was an avid gardener, a great cook and enjoyed a good game of bocce ball. She had a tremendous love for her family and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME 1576 London Line, Sarnia with prayers being offered at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father David Butler officiating. Entombment to follow in Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Bluewater Health Palliative Medicine or the Alzheimer Society.

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