Maria Rosa Scarcella passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, Revelstoke on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at the age of 96 years. Prayers were recited from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Thursday evening, August 9th, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning, August 10th with Father Aaron de Dios celebrant. Pallbearers were 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 were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.