Maria Moretti

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Maria Luigia (Gina) Moretti
May 7, 1930 to December 30, 2022

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Maria Luigia (Gina) Moretti at The Meadows LTC, Ancaster on December 30, 2022. Gina passed away unexpectedly but peacefully with her daughter by her side at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Mario (2018) for 64 years. Loving mother of Lucy, and Harry (2021) (Maryanne). Cherished Nonna of Ava and Adriano. She is survived by her loving sister-in-laws Mary Marfisi, Francesca Caravaggio (Florindo) and Giovina Mattuci. She was predeceased by her parents Filippo and Angelica Marfisi, sisters Verina (Nicolo) DiTotto, Marina (Nicolo) Veri and brother Enzo Marfisi, as well as sister-in-laws Concetta (Vito) Giannantonio, Ginesia (Galliano) Sisti and brother-in-law Italino Moretti. Survived also by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Canada and Italy. Gina immigrated to Canada in 1954. She began working in Canada immediately undertaking a variety of different occupations but the one she shined at the most was that of homemaker. Gina excelled at every task she attempted. She was an excellent seamstress, from fine lingerie to the tailoring of coats and everything in between. She had a green thumb extraordinaire, both for her vegetable and flower gardens. Her large gardens were a great sense of accomplishment, and many reaped the rewards of her gardening skills. She was a master baker and a fantastic cook. If Gina was visiting you for pleasure or business, you were most likely to receive a sampling of her pizzelles. And those of us within her inner circle enjoyed her fabulous spaghetti sauce and amazing pizza. She was most proud of her War Time Stories which were published in The Haldimand Press, November 2010 edition. This was a recounting of all the hardships she endured during the war in Italy and her reconnection with a Canadian Soldier in Hagersville. A remarkable twist of fate that she had the good fortune to meet him again many years after the war. Gina was tiny but mighty. She left an unforgettable impression on all she met. She was a giving soul with a big heart. Her positivity and wonderful outlook on life carried her through many hardships in her lifetime. But she never complained once. A big thank you to the wonderful staff at The Meadows who lovingly looked after “Maria” for the last two and a half years. All can attest as to how much she loved to play bingo, win vouchers and purchase chocolates for the staff. We know she will be missed tremendously by all. She is now reunited with Mario and Harry and can finally rest at peace.

Visitation will take place at the Hyde & Mott Chapel of RHB Anderson Funeral Homes, 60 Main St. S., Hagersville on Wednesday January 4th, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 94 Main St. S., Hagersville on Thursday January 5th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) or the West Haldimand General Hospital would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

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Posted by Mike D,Alimonte on
Oh so very sorry to hear this . Very nice lady with a beautiful smile . Thinking of you Lucy xo
Posted by Velvette Magee on
Lucy, Maryanne, Ava and Adriano ... To know Gina was to love her. She was just adorable, and loved everyone, especially kids. She was always interested in what our kids were doing, and she looked right into your eyes with her whole heart, and held your hand so tightly with her super-soft hands. Tiny and mighty is exactly right. She was an amazing lady with the most beautiful heart, her family was everything, and she was everything to them too. You were so fortunate to have such an incredible little lady as your matriarch, and living so close together was perfect for the bond she had with you, Ava and Adriano. You had a wonderful Nonna. She sure will be missed, and always be remembered. Rest in Peace sweet little Gina, I sure did enjoy, respect, and appreciate you. Love You Forever.
Posted by Chris Herkimer on
So sorry to hear of Mrs.Moretti, my family and I send out heartfelt condolences. Many fond memories of her as I was their paperboy for many years . When collecting on Saturday mornings always being invited in for some of her delicious pizzelles and smelling her cooking her delicious sauce . She was always so kind and warm . Rest in peace .
Posted by Dianne Strohm on
Dear Lucy and family. So sorry to hear of Maria's passing. She was a small lady with a big heart and a big smile. She will be missed. Condolences to all.
Posted by Gale Ellis on
I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a comforting hope that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth where death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)
Posted by Nick & Pat Firmani on
Lucy, Maryanne, Ava & Adriano, & family, Our Condolences to all, Gina was a Great Lady!
Posted by Cari Fallis on
Our very deepest sympathy to Lucy, Maryanne, Ava and Adriano. What a lovely lady you have lost! Please accept our sincere condolences, and may she Rest In Peace.
Posted by Laurie Tucker on
from the first time I met her in the late 80's to the last time I saw her in 2021, she was a genuine person. I remember the first time she made me dinner and I vowed to always wear stretch pants to dinner after that. her cooking was amazing, simple and delicious! she also made me my first expresso with sambucca. her garden was legendary and I always got take out to go home which I would share with Justine the other italian. how blessed was she with her wonderful family and I know we now have another special angel upstairs looking out for us all. my love to Lucy, Maryanne, Ave and Adriano. Gina was the Best of the best.
Posted by Hardies on
For all the neighborhood children growing up with Lucy and Harry Gina was like our second mother. She was always there with encouragement and treats and always providing a safe place to be. She wouldn’t hesitate to offer a little discipline when needed also! Always so kind and caring she is just a little bit responsible for who we have all become. Much more than just our neighbor and friend. Thank you Mother. Nice job!!
Posted by Janet Veri on
Gina loved Everyone!! I feel blessed to have known her.
My deeply heartfelt condolences to you Lucy, and Maryanne, Ave and Adriano. But just imagine what a joyous reunion there will be in Heaven with all Gina's family and friends!!
Posted by Cathy Gill on
To Ginas family, our heart felt sympathy
A truly beautiful person.
Rest in peace oh good and faithful servant.
Cathy Gill
Posted by Cathy Gill on
To Ginas family, our heart felt sympathy
A truly beautiful person.
Rest in peace oh good and faithful servant.
Cathy Gill
Posted by Ann Wase on
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Moretti’s passing. She was such a part of our childhood growing up with the gang on Fairfield Dr. Many a game of Red Rover, British Bulldog etc was played on her front lawn! She was always so kind to all of us. May she Rest In Peace
The Wase’s
Posted by Anita Zante on
Dear Lucy,
I am so sorry to find out too late to be able to pay my respects at her funeral mass today. I will always remember your mother as a kind soul, always a positive and
Good word for everyone. As a good friend of my mothers, We are so lucky to have these incredible women as our mothers.
May your memories sustain you.
Anita zante and family
Posted by Linda & Enzo Castagna on
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. We will remember her sweet smile and caring personality.
Linda & Enzo Castagna
Posted by Antonietta Bitonti on
Lucy, condolences for the passing of your mom.
I am Zia Licia’s niece Antonietta from Sault Ste Marie. My mom was Assunta, Zia’s sister in law. I have fond memories of your mom whenever I was in Hagersville.

Antonietta Bitonti.
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