1928 - 2021
Obituary of Rosina Macoretta
Rosina Macoretta at the age of 93 went to be with the Lord on Aug.16, 2021 at the St.Catharines General Hospital. She is now reunited with her beloved husband Emilio (1994) and her son Peter (1963). Dear and cherished mother of Filomena Presti and her husband Carmelo, John Macoretta and his wife Sandra. Sadly missed by her grandchildren and great grandchildren Joseph Presti (Susan); Michael. Luke and Anthony; Agatina D’Orsay (Matthew): Carmen, Lawrence and John; Emilio Presti (Valerie):Arturo, Arianna, Alaya, Arielle; Brendan Macoretta, Kristen Berg (Brandon). Survived by her sister Giovannina “Nina” Sardella (Liberato). She will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends both in Canada and Italy. She is predeceased by her parents Maria Carmela and Domenico Marinelli, brother Liberato (Ersilia), brothers in law Angelo Macoretta (Filomena), Giovanni Macoretta (Elena) and sisters in law Nunziatina Iocca (Liberato), Maria Domenica Caperchione (Nicola).
Rosina, born in Castropignano, Italy, on March 8, 1928, was a happy independent and resourceful mom. She immigrated to Canada with her husband and family in 1955. She worked hard, adapted well to the new culture and way of life and thrived. She was a very religious, friendly and outgoing person, always ready to help everyone, especially her family and friends. She joined several groups and organizations in the community. She belonged to the Catholic Women League for over 65 years; was a member of Friends Over 55 Centre, Casa Dante, a founding member of Club Castropignano and joined numerous Bocce Leagues. Rosina ‘s passions were gardening, canning and preparing meals for friends and family. She was a true matriarch of the family.
Rosina’s family will receive friends at the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 20, 2021 at St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church (375 Main St. West, Port Colborne) on Friday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Peter Walton as celebrant. (Due to COVID restrictions, attendance will be monitored, gathering limits will be enforced and facemasks are required, both at the funeral home visitation and the Funeral Mass.) Rite of Committal will follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated and may be made to the St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Visitation and Funeral Mass Restrictions
179 Clarence Street
Port Colborne, Ontario
P: (905) 834-3483
F: (905) 834-5766