Photo de Maria Palmira SPADETTO
Fiche créée le : 2008-12-05
Maria Palmira SPADETTO
Père : Spadetto
Décès le : 2008-12-05
Parution : 2008-12-08
Conjoint(e) : Adino PEDERIVA
Paru dans : The Sudbury Star, ON

PEDERIVA, Maria, Palmira (nee Spadetto) - In loving memory of Maria Palmira (Spadetto) Pedervia who died peacefully, surrounded by her family at the Sudbury Regional Hospital Laurentian Site late Friday night, the 5th of December after a brief and courageous fight with heart and lung disease. She was 85 years old. Maria was born in Col Can Martino, Italy and after a completion of her schooling worked many years in a garment factory. She grew weary of that job so she decided to visit Canada in the early 1950's to see some relatives and learn a little about our country. It was here she met her husband, Adino Pederiva who coincidentally emigrated earlier from the same small town in northern Italy. They were married in 1955 and instead of returning to Italy, Maria and Dino settled in the Little Italy section of Copper Cliff. In all her time in Copper Cliff, Maria never could come to grasp with the English language. But living 'up the hill' in Copper Cliff at the time, that was never a problem. She may have been hampered in her efforts to learn English as for the first year or so after moving to Canada, she worked as a housekeeper and nanny for Leo Landreville and his family, the former mayor of Sudbury and Ontario Supreme Court Judge. It was during this time in Mr. Landreville's household that Maria likely learned more French than she ever did English. After settling in Copper Cliff, Maria led a simple life and continued to do housekeeping jobs including working as a housekeeper for the St. Stanislaus Church which was her parish church. She was a devout Roman Catholic who took much solace in praying the Rosary everyday and praying to her favourite saints. Praying gave her much strength. She was also a member of the Societa Italiana di Copper Cliff and participated in various social activities such as bowling and bocce. With her husband, upon his retirement from INCO. Maria enjoyed travelling. She was quite crafty but preferred knitting. She always had needles in her hands, knitting something. Of late, she would simply enjoy going for walks in the old neighbourhood, visiting friends and catching up on news. After not visiting her homeland for many years she decided on a whim to visit one last time in the summer of 2007. She was very nervous and anxious before the trip which resulted in some health issues initially in Italy by ultimately she had a great time visiting her home town and old friends and family. Upon her return to Canada she was so thrilled and as full of life as can be. Maria was the loving wife of Dino, predeceased in 2004. She is survived by her son Peter of Copper Cliff, daughter Loretta Paul (husband Scott) of Elliot Lake and her grandchildren, David and Katherine of Sudbury. She is remembered by countless relatives and friends, many predeceased in various regions of northern Italy. The family would like to thank the staff, employees and volunteers of the following organizations that did their utmost to help Maria over the course of the past few months in making her very comfortable. All were very kind and thoughtful. The Sudbury Regional Hospital Laurentian Site, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Dr. Greg Garrioch's office, Bayshore Home Health, Northeast Community Care Access Centre, CML Health Care and Life Labs Clinics at the Four Corners, Meals on Wheels (Sudbury), Medigas and Wilson's Pharmacy. Funeral Prayers in the R.J. Barnard Chapel JACKSON & BARNARD FUNERAL HOME, 233 Larch St. Sudbury, Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 at 10 a.m. Interment in the family plot at the St. Stanislaus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Stanislaus Church Memorial Fund or the Sudbury Regional Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Friends may call 2-5; 7-9 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Donations or messages of condolence available online at 11348117

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