April 24, 1923 – December 28, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Maria Monai announce her peaceful passing on December 28, 2018 at Haven Hill Care Home. Maria was born April 24, 1923 in Monteprato di Nimis, Friuli, Italia, to parents Giovanni and Teresa (Berra) Croatto. In 1950 she married Giuseppe Monai and their son Luciano arrived in 1952. In 1957 they boarded the ship Saturnia to come to Prince George, Canada.
When Beppi retired from BC Rail in 1980 and Maria retired from the Prince George Citizen, they moved to Penticton to be closer to family and the sunny warmer climate. They shared many passions: family and friends, gardening, dancing, singing, Italian Club and St. Ann’s Parish, Giuseppe with the Knights of Columbus and Maria the Catholic Women’s League. Maria was predeceased by husband Giuseppe, sisters: Fiorita, Ines, Assunta, Delia and Gioconda.
She is survived by son Luciano (Judy); grandchildren: Jennifer, Katherine (Tom), Michael, Christopher and the light of her life, great grandchildren Adam and Rosalia. Also surviving is Maria’s youngest sister Rita (Giovanni) and nieces and nephews of the large extended family and dear friends.
Prayers will be offered on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1298 Main Street, Penticton where the Funeral Mass will follow on Monday, January 14, at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Women’s League or the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Condolences/memories can be shared at www.everdenrust.com.