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Maria Remembered


Maria in Free Flow – our dear friend remembered……..June 24, 2015


  1. Went to bed late
  2. Got up late
  3. Didn’t like vegetables – especially onions, rapini..and more
  4. Liked chicken wings, lamb, duck and her pasta
  5. Loved her vino
  6. Loved to party
  7. Enjoyed competition of bowling
  8. Loved to shop – winners, marshalls, shopping malls, downtown
  9. Loved Casino Rama and Niagara Falls Casino
  10. Loved Dancing with the Stars, America’s got Talent and the Bachelor
  11. Loved shoes that made her feet look small
  12. Loved sparkly clothes 
  13. Loved the sparkle and the bling
  14. Wouldn’t be seen without makeup and nice clothes
  15. Devoted to her friends and her family
  16. Spent Christmas with Angela and Joe-what a feast
  17. Enjoyed her new car
  18. Loved her bird, Cuddles
  19. Loved little white fluffy dogs
  20. Kept her home immaculate
  21. Liked to go out for dinner
  22. Ate bowl of cereal all day….until dinner
  23. Careful about keeping her body small and tight
  24. Kind and gentle and amazingly patient with Denise’ mom
  25. Kind and gentle and superbly generous to a fault – gave and would not take
  26. Watched t.v in basement
  27. Mowed the lawn, kept it neat; not crazy about gardening
  28. Friendly with neighbors
  29. Strong coffee


Other remembrances

  1. Attending the Marilyn Dennis show and getting gifts-We were there at 8 am and wow…that was early for dear Maria. But…oh nice gifts
  2. Shopping at Marshall’s with “little mommy” Helene – spending hours going through racks of tiny dresses; looking at makeup, talking to other cllients and laughing
  3. Tricked with Christmas menu at Angela’s – lots of veggie on the “fake” menu
  4. Birthday celebration – the two M’s- Marie and Maria
  5. Seeing George Play at Taste of the Danforth Greek Fest.
  6. Eating very hot green spice on her Mexican food at St. Claire Spanish Fest, with Lucie and Denise.
  7. Attending Italian festival on St. Claire
  8. Attending Dog Festival – Woofstock – and elated with all small dogs
  9. Dim Sum organized by Lydia – with a whole crowd around the table

Maria will be remembered and loved for her gentle generous and fun loving spirit.  She touched the heart of all who met her.  She avoided hurtful gossip and saw the goodness in those around her.  She gave with her heart and soul.  Love Denise

Posted by Denise Abramovitz
Thursday June 25, 2021 at 8:23 am
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