Maria Martorano (Punturiero)
Our wonderful mother, our inspiration, our story teller, went to be with her Lord on September 3, 2018 with her loved ones at her side. We are so grateful to have had you for almost 102 years. You will be greatly missed. We will always love you. Pre-deceased by her husband of 77 years, Ferdinando who passed away September 5, 2005. An infant son Antonio (3 years old in Italy). Maria leaves behind to hold her memories, her children and grandchildren, Fred Jr. (Carmela Cali), Concetta Centorrino (Nicolo passed away 2006), Anna Pontoriero (Biagio), Pasquale passed away 2013 (Joanne Borgh), and Tony (Nerina Conti). She leaves 14 grandchildren (Rik Martorano her 5th grandchild passed away 2012). 15 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Maria also leaves behind a sister Josephine Majzik (Nandor), brother Rocco Punturiero (Anna Misiti). Pre-deceased by a brother Mercurio Punturiero (Australia), Michele Punturiero (Australia), Rosina Ferraro (Italy), Tina Pugliese (Brantford), and Mimma Punturiero (De Salvo of Brantford). Friends will be received at the TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Thursday September 6, 2018 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers at 8:30 p.m. Service in the chapel on Friday at 11 a.m. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the Stedman Community Hospice in memory of Pasquale and Rik Martorano.