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Maria Polito
March 13, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Polito, Maria Lida (née Bevilacqua) <br>Sept. 7, 1946 - Mar. 13, 2017 <br> <br>It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Maria Lida Polito on March, 13, 2017 at home surrounded by her family after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. <br> <br>Loving mother of Joanna, Christina Czorny (Joe) and Lisa (Giuseppe). Proud grandmother of Trevor, Vanessa, Lia and Michael. Sister of Rinaldo (late Celia), Eolo and Anna, aunt to Lisa. Predeceased by her parents Benamino and Lucia and her nephew Mark. She will be missed by many cousins, uncles and aunts, friends and neighbours in Ottawa, Hamilton, the United States, England and Italy. <br> <br>Maria was born in Rionero, Sannitico, Italy, emigrated to England in 1955 and then to Canada in 1969. <br> <br>Maria had an early career as a seamstress and her skills allowed her to design and make tailored clothes and draperies for family and friends. After raising her family, Maria managed a large apartment complex and volunteered at her church. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking and enjoying her family. Many wonderful family events were hosted in her beautiful home and back garden. <br> <br>Family and friends may pay their respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel (1255 Walkley Rd. Ottawa) Friday, March 17th, from 1pm to 4 pm and 6pm to 9 p.m. Funeral at Madonna Della Risurrezione Church (Fisher Ave.) on Saturday, March 18th at 10:30 am. Entombment at Capital Memorial Gardens. <br> <br>Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff at the General and the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre or Roger's House. <br> <br> <br></div>