Maria Ardiri Cuttitta, 89, of Batavia, died Monday (September 6, 2010) from a short illness surrounded by her family at Crossroads House.
Thank you to the wonderful care of hospice, Crossroads House and Dr. Suarana Naiik. Maria was an extraordinary and devoted woman, wife, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was born in San Piero Patti, Sicily on May 2, 1921, a daughter of the late Anthony and Rosaria Pricoli Ardiri. Her husband, John (Giovanni) Cuttitta died in 1987. They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on this date.
Surviving are her five children, Antoinette and Tino Camuti of Brampton, Ontario, Angelo and Mary Lee Cuttitta of Nevada, Missouri, Anthony and Heather Cuttitta of Attica, Joseph Cuttitta of Attiica and Maria and Churck Foley of Batavia. Thirteen grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren also survive.
Maria was one of eight children and has living siblings overseas, Carmello (Tindara) Ardiri of Pavia, Concetta, Rosa, Maria Teresa and Tindara. She was the sister of the late Grazia and Catena, all of Sicily. Several wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins in all parts of the world including, Switzerland, Germany, Australia and New York.
Maria was a homemaker for most of her life. She loved her flower and vegetable gardens which took up her whole back yard. She was always giving and sharing with family and friends. Maria was very proud of her gardens and was always complimented by everyone on them. She truly was the best Mom ever. She loved her children and grandchildren in her own special way, unconditionally. Her passing is leaving a huge hole in all the hearts of those whose lives she touched.
No prior calling hours. Friends and family may attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11AM at Ascension Parish (St. Anthony's Church). Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Memorial donations may be made to the family. "Mom, you are forever in our hearts".
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA. RONALD P. KONIECZNY, DIRECTOR & VETERAN