SINOPOLI, Maria Teresa

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Maria Teresa Sinopoli on Sunday, October 18th, 2020, in her 94th year.  She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to all whose lives she touched.  Maria was a loving wife for 68 years to her husband, Giuseppe (‘Peppino’), who passed away April 18, 2020.  Maria is survived by her seven beloved children:  Anna (Antonio), Frank, Caterina (Kimberly), Nick (Patty), Rosina, Giovanni (Colleen), and Joe (Melanie).  Proud Nonna to her five grandchildren:  Paulette (Louis), Sandy (Stephen), Mike (Pam), Lesley (Deanna), Salvatore and six wonderful great-grandchildren: Liam, Julianna, Mark, Ryan, Alexis and Colton.  Maria was born on December 23, 1926 in Chiaravalle Centrale, Calabria, Italy.  She married in Italy on December 15th, 1951. Maria immigrated to Canada in March 1956, endured the long ocean journey alone with two small children, landed in Halifax and arrived in Toronto by train to reunite with her husband.  After a few years Maria and Giuseppe purchased a 100 acre farm in Pontypool, Ontario where they would raise their seven children. The farm was a source of pride and income, through selling fresh produce and Maria’s delicious ricotta and mozzarella cheese, in the Peterborough, Oshawa, and surrounding areas for forty years.  Maria will always be remembered for her smile and innate ability to make everyone feel welcome in her home.  Her kitchen was always open, and you would often find her making meatballs on Sunday morning with shot glasses on the table beside a bottle of Sambuca for anyone who showed up.  She loved company and had a natural gift of storytelling.  Her playfulness would shine whenever kids were around.  She loved the farm and was proud of her vegetable garden and her animals.  Guests would leave with arms full of her vegetables and homemade food.  Maria was the matriarch of the family, loved by all who met her.  She will be greatly missed and the family will find comfort in our memories of this beautiful, courageous and adventurous woman.  The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Orchard Villa Nursing Home, Pickering, ON.  A visitation and family service will be held at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) for immediate family only due to COVID restrictions.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  A mask/facial covering is mandatory for all attendees at the service.  Online condolences may be shared at  Donations in Maria’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Durham or to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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  • Oct 20, 2020

    Frances Sinopoli-DiCenso
    Dear Cousins, My heart goes out to you all. Your loss this year has been very difficult to endure due to the most unforeseen restrictions imposed on all humanity. It has created a void that any distancing can never resolve.
    Departing of our loved ones has never been an easy task, we will hold onto the wonderful memories that we built together and cherish them until we reunite with them. My Deepest Condolences and Be Brave and Courageous.
    Love Always, Frances.
  • Oct 21, 2020

    Jack and Maddalena Sinopoli
    There is so little that can be said to fill the void of losing your loved one. Your mother was indeed a strong lady and will be remembered by many. During these trying times you will have sad moments but remember to focus on all the wonderful memories she has given you all. God Bless Zia Teresa.
  • Oct 22, 2020

    Monika Wendehorst
    Dear Anna and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your mom and belated for your dad.  Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
    Love Mo and Fred.
  • Oct 23, 2020

    Clara Lewis
    Dear Rose and family,my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and belated for your father,It very hard to lose the people you love and respected
    love Clara Lewis
  • Oct 23, 2020

    Denise and Jeff Bourdages
    Joe and Family - Our sincere sympathies on the loss of your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that cherished memories will forever stay.
  • Oct 26, 2020

    Vince & Ida Greco and family
    Dear Palumbo and Sinopoli Families,
    Our sincere condolences for the loss of your dear mother and grandmother.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Oct 28, 2020

    Ruth Piccitto
    What a year! So sorry for you loss.  Your mother was a very strong kind lady that made everyone feel welcomed.
    The Creator made a Wonderful Mother
    A Mother that never grows old
    He made her smile of pure sunshine
    He made her heart of pure gold.
    The Creator made a Wonderful Mother
    And he gave that dear Mother to me.
    With Sympathy
    Ora Palmer (Charlie's Wife)
    Ruth Palmer-Piccitto
    Bob Palmer
    Doug Palmer
    Vivian Genge
  • Oct 28, 2020

    Pieralda Staglianò
    Cara zia Maria Teresa, hai raggiunto lo zio  ricostuita la coppia che siete stati in vita: vi ricordo inseparabili.
    Ai familiari più vicini  figli e cugini e alla famiglia degli zii le mie più sentite condoglianze.

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