In Loving Memory of a Remarkable Mother
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Maria Masella, who left us on June 30, 2023. She was a remarkable woman whose love, care, and kindness touched the lives of all those who knew her. While we mourn her loss, we celebrate the beautiful selfless life she lived and the everlasting impact she made on our hearts.
Dearest wife to Antonio. Beloved mother to Vince (Antonella), and Maria (Randy). Doting grandmother to David (Racheal), Marco (Ayumi), Laura (Jimmy), Elizabeth (Adrian), Alessia (Marco), Giulia, and Daniel. Cherished great-grandmother to Ellis, Emerson, Aria, and Valentina. Maria will be dearly missed by her siblings Incoronata, Vittorio, Raffaele, Addolorata, and Giovanni.
Our mother was an extraordinary individual, gifted with intelligence and sensitivity. She possessed an uncanny ability to empathize with others, always offering comfort and support when it was needed most. Her warm and nurturing nature extended not only to her children but also to her cherished grandchildren, whom she adored dearly.
Throughout her life, our mother displayed an unwavering love for her family, expressing it in countless ways. She selflessly made numerous sacrifices to ensure that each of us was taken care of and provided for. Her love knew no bounds, and her devotion was a guiding light in our lives. We are forever grateful for the love she shared, the lessons she taught us, and the precious memories she leaves behind.
During the last few months, as our dear mother faced her own health challenges, we found ourselves questioning if we had done enough for her. But in reflecting on her life, we have come to realize that we did our best, just as she always did for us. Her kindness was unparalleled, and it was impossible for us to match the boundless love she bestowed upon us. Her strength and resilience inspired us, even in her moments of vulnerability.
It was difficult to witness our mother's decline and to hear her express her wish for us not to shed tears when she departed. "Do not cry for me," she would say. But the pain of her absence and the emptiness we now feel are undeniable. We cannot help but shed tears for the tremendous void her passing has left in our lives. The love she gave us was immeasurable, and her presence will forever be missed.
Rest assured, dear mother, that while we grieve your loss, we also celebrate the beautiful soul you were. Your memory will be cherished, and the legacy of love and kindness you instilled in us will live on. We find solace in knowing that you have found peace and that you now rest in a place free from pain and suffering. May your spirit soar and find eternal happiness.
We love you always, dear mother, and we are eternally grateful for the immeasurable impact you had on our lives. May you rest in peace, knowing that your love will forever reside within our hearts.
Friends and Family will be received at the Ward Funeral Home (4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge) on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Funeral service to follow in the Ward Funeral Home Chapel (4671 Highway 7, Woodbridge). Entombment to follow at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (7300 Highway 27, Woodbridge)