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Maria Ciarniello

June 19, 1941 - December 29, 2016


Born in Bagnoli del Trigno, Isernia, Italy, on June 19, 1941, Maria was the eldest of three girls and the only one in her family to immigrate to Canada, in 1959, to marry the love of her life, Settimio.

Surrounded by many friends and family who came to Canada before her, Maria raised three boys and supported the family as a dedicated housewife and hardworking seamstress. A city girl from Rome at heart, she grew fond of the new country and all the blessings it brought her children. She appreciated the finer things in life and would have liked to travel the world, but there was only one thing that ever really mattered to her, and that was the happiness and health of her children and their families. In recent years, it was her grandchildren who brought her the most joy; they all adored her.

Sadly, Maria passed away on December 29, 2016. She was predeceased by her eldest son Carlo and her parents Rosa and Carlo. She leaves behind her husband Settimio, sons Joe (Laura) and Roberto (Patricia), grandchildren Ian, Alexandria, Bradley, Anna, Grace and Dean and daughter-in-law Bronia.

We would like to thank Doctor Burns and the staff at Evergreen Care Unit and Willingdon Creek Village who did so much these past three years to help our mum. We also want to thank our aunts, uncles, many cousins and godparents who provided unconditional love and support.

Special thanks to Donna Newell, who treated our mum like her own, providing countless hours of therapy and hope to us all.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: owen tagseth
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

my sincere condolences to the Ciarniello family, she made the best Italian food I ever tasted. so sorry she is gone.

Owen Tagseth

From: Maria Manzi (Potesta)
Relation: Cousin

Very saddened to here of the loss of dear Maria. We send our deepest condolences to you all. She will be deeply missed. With much love Achille, Maria, Diana and Michael Manzi.

From: Gina Gabriele
Relation: relative

Settimio, Joe, Rob and families, so very sorry for your loss. Maria was a kind and gentle soul and shall remain in our thoughts and hearts forever. We are keeping you all in our prayers.

From: Giuseppe Tinaburri
Relation: old time friends from Bagnoli del Trigno

Warmest condolences from Giuseppe e Rina Tinaburri e famiglia

From: Connie and Luke Raffin
Relation: friend

So sorry Sam, sending love and strength to you and your family.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 2, 2017
Beginning at 10:30am

St. Gerard''s Church
Lois St.
Powell River, BC Canada

Lois St.
Powell River, BC Canada


Date & Time:
January 1, 2017
Beginning at 5:00pm

St. Gerard''s Church
Lois St.
Powell River, BC Canada

Lois St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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In lieu of flowers, consider donations in Maria’s name to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society.



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