Maria Paonessa

PAONESSA, Maria (Nee Latella)

November 8, 1933 – January 13, 2022

Passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022 at the age of 88. Loving wife of the late Tommaso for 59 years. Dear Mother of Rosemary (John) Lefevbre, Josephine (Raffaele) Coco and Nancy (Ignazio) Butera. Devoted Nonna of Marie (Chad) Wilson, Francesco Pacecca, Joseph (Courtney) Tibando, Angela (Amir) Mardi, Marie (Vincent) Commisso, Paolo (Britney) Butera, Dina (Edi) Qyteza and Tommaso (Anna) Butera. Special Nonnina to her great grandchildren. Survived by her older Sister Carmela Battaglia (the late Pasquale). Predeceased by her parents Giovanni and Giuseppa. Siblings Teresa, Giovanni and Salvatore, their surviving spouses, Rosario, Lina and Franca. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews in Canada and in Italy. Maria came to Canada on October 6, 1954 to meet the love of her life and Husband Tommaso, where they created the perfect love story. She enjoyed cooking, taking care of her family and hosting the best dinners for her family and friends. Her favorite past time was playing cards.

Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Road E, 519-253-7234 on Monday January 17, 2022 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM and 7:00PM until 9:00PM. Prayers will be held at 4:30PM in the Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Angela Merici Church on Tuesday January 18, 2022 at 11:00AM. Reservations and masks are required to attend the Visitation AND Funeral Mass. Please call Windsor Chapel at 519-253-7234 between the hours of 8:30AM and 4:00PM to make a reservation. To View the Funeral Mass Via Livestream, please CLICK HERE Donations may be made to Hospice of Windsor-Essex in memory of Maria. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at