Obituary of Maria Muffoletto
Maria Messina Muffoletto, age 85, of Monroe Township passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 20th 2019.
Born Maria Messina in Castrofilippo, Agrigento, Sicily ,Italy, she came to the United States as a young woman settling in Brooklyn New York. She soon met her husband Giuseppe Muffoletto (d.2013) and together made a life together in Canarsie. In 1995, they relocated to Monroe Township to enjoy their golden years near family and was a longtime Communicant of Immaculate Conception RC Church in Spotswood.
A heart filled with love nourished by her strong devotion to God, the Blessed Mother and the Rosary, Maria spent her life always putting other first, especially her family and closest friends.
Her arms always open, Maria, along with her beloved husband Giuseppe, raised their two children with loving traditional Italian values. She instilled in them that, through God, all things are possible and that family is His gift to be nurtured and treasured. This is her legacy, her spirit and love which lives on in those she is survived by, her son, Vincent, her daughter Rosanna, her brother, Peter Messina and her precious grandchildren, Daniel, Jillian, Francesca, and Luciano who affectionately called her Nonna.
Food and family were among the many joys in her life, and she was an amazing cook.
Preparing her Sicilian specialties, cucciddati, fava beans and cucuzza gave her almost as much delight as those who got to eat it. Also, her delicious lasagna which she brought to her cousin Pina's house for Thanksgiving made everyone even more thankful! Almost as delicious but certainly just as enjoyable were the "pizza nights" spent with family in the basement of her home in Canarsie, Brooklyn.
Maria was many things to many people, a talented and meticulous tailor, a home maker who prided herself on keeping a clean home and a master cook. A beautiful and loving wife and mother, a doting Nonna, who gave her family everything with faith, love and kindness and whose wise words and warm smile will never be forgotten.
"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation"
Visitation services will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm at Rezem Funeral Home, 457 Cranbury Road. East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home and will be followed by 10:30 a.m. mass of Christian Burial at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood, NJ. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross burial Park, South Brunswick.
Memorial contributions in Maria's name can be made to: The Alzheimer's Association, 425 Eagle Rock Avenue, #203, Roseland, New Jersey 07068.To send flowers to the family of Maria Muffoletto, please visit Tribute Store