Passed away peacefully with her family by her side October 15, 2021 at the age of 91.
Predeceased by her daughter, Lissy; son, Stephan; & son in law, Randy Bentley
Survived by her daughters, Gertrude "Judy" (Nick) DiSalvo, Anna (Walter) Romanowski, Maria "Mitzi" Sacco, & Rosie Bentley; grandchildren, Nick (Allison) DiSalvo, Diane (Paul) Staub, Fred (Kathleen) Nedwetzky, Lisa Hurley, Stephan Nedwetzky, Krista (Jason) Campbell, Tessa (Bernie) Heckerman, Alisha (Rob) Danno, Anthony Sacco, Brandy (Charles) Waterman, & Jeremy (Katie) Bentley; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild, Cooper Chambry; & many nieces, nephews, other family, & friends.
Born in Yugoslavia and immigrated to Austria where she married into a loving family & had three children, then came to America & settled in Newburgh, NY. Where she had three more children. She moved several times before settling in Rochester, NY.
Farming was her life that she took great pride in. When people asked how many children she had, she loved telling them, " I got 6 of them, I got 1 bull & 5 hens". Maria was a wonderful story teller, strong person, & larger then life. She was loved by all.
Celebration of life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society