Grazia « Grace » Romano (Martelli)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Grace Romano on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital at the age of 72. Beloved wife of the late Francesco (2010) for 43 years. Loving mother of Maria Rosati and her husband Danny, Carmelina Thersidis and her husband Nick, and Michael Romano and his wife Trisha. Cherished nonna of grandchildren Alicia, Danny, Stavros, Anthony, Luca, Francesco, Michael and Vincenzo. Loving daughter of the late Michele and Carmela Martelli, and Elizabeth Materno. Loving sister of Maria (the late Rosario), Leonardo (Gina), Giulia (Leonardo), Giuseppe (Donata), Rosa (Antonio), Cosimo (Candy), Concettina (the late Antonio), the late Domenico (Gaetana), the late Gino, and Tatina (the late Francesco). Daughter-in-law to the late Rocco and Giusepina Romano. Sister-in-law of the late Rosario (Maria), Giuseppe (Anna) of Canada, Giovanni (Barbara), Catarina (Francesco), Natalina (the late Domenico), the late Rosa, the late Leonardo (Arabela), and the late Mario (Maria), all of Italy. Predeceased by cousin Rocco Zucco (Silvana). Grace will be fondly remembered by Rita Lago, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thank-you to the staff at Deerview Crossing Retirement Residence, and the nurses and doctors at St. Joseph’s Health Care for their care and compassion. Visitation at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 454 Highway #8 (east of Millen Road) STONEY CREEK (905-664-4222) on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Vigil at 4:45 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Eugene’s Roman Catholic Church, 232 Queenston Road (corner of Parkdale and Queenston) in Hamilton on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
God looked around his Garden
and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth
and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful,
he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never
get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult,
he closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you “Peace be Thine”
and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm
and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth
to suffer once again.
You’ve left us precious memories,
your love will be our guide,
You live on through your children,
you’re always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you
on the day God called you home.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Grazia Grace
Romano Martelli 1946 2019..
Décès pour la Ville:, Province: Ontario