MERUCCI, Maria (nee DiPonio) 76 years. Died peacefully surrounded by her family December 9, 2004 at Windsor Regional Hospital Met Campus. Predeceased by her beloved Husband Filippo (December 2001). Beloved Mother of Mario Merucci and his wife Karen, Maria Bedard and her husband Robert and Rosa Murphy and her husband Denis. Dear Nonna to Steven and his wife Seana, Marisa, Katherine and John. Dear sister of Filippo DiPonio and his wife Antoinetta of Italy and predeceased by her brother Carlo DiPonio who passed away in France, October 30, 2004. Also survived by several nieces and nephews in France and Italy. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Parish prayers Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 13 at 8:45 a.m. from Janisse Bros-Marcotte Funeral Home, 1139 Ouellette Ave., (253-5225) to St. Angela Merici Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Entombment Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Canadian Arthritic Society. A tree will be planted in memory of Maria Merucci in the Janisse Bros-Marcotte Heritage Forest. A dedication service will be held September 25, 2005. All are welcome. The Family invites you to sign a Book of Condolence and share your memories on www.obituariestoday.com Published in the Windsor Star on 12/10/2004.