Maria Rosa Scarcella passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the age of 96 years. Prayers will be recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Thursday evening, August 9 at 7 p., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning, August 10 at 10:30 am with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant. Pallbearers are Maria’s grandsons: Michael Scarcella, Eric Scarcella, Vince Palumbo, Robert Palumbo, Gregory Scarcella and Shaun Scarcella. Interment followed in the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, in memory of Maria.
Maria was born on November 26, 1915, in Spezzano Piccolo, Italy and had been a resident of Revelstoke since 1953. Her hobbies were gardening, knitting, cooking and baking. Maria was always kind to others and had a warm smile for everyone. She loved her grandchildren and they were the light of her life.
Maria was predeceased by her husband Frank in 1992, son Joe in 2001 and granddaughter Mary Rose in 1989. She is survived by three children: Tony (Irene) Scarcella, Olga (Biagio) Palumbo and Mario (Luisa) Scarcella, all of Revelstoke; eight grandchildren: Michael (Melanie) Scarcella of Pitt Meadows, B.C., Eric (Jo-Ann) Scarcella of Revelstoke, Tina (Dean) Clarke of Kelowna, Vince Palumbo of Revelstoke, Robert Palumbo of Revelstoke, Gary Scarcella of Revelstoke, Gregory Scarcella of Calgary and Shaun Scarcella of Kelowna; seven great grandchildren: Sophia, Aidan, Jeremy, Matthew, Timothy, Ashley and Braiden.
Messages of condolence may be sent to Maria’s family by viewing her obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.