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Passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the age of 89. Survived by her loving family, daughters Diana Petretta and Franca Tadman; son Tony Petretta; grandchildren: Aline, Michael, Kayleen (Jamie), great granddaughter Sophia; sister Sabina Dapavo; nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Domenico. Born in Italy, Maria arrived in Canada in 1955. She worked very hard with her husband in the family orchard for many years. She then worked at the Prestige Inn from which she retired in 1996. Maria was an excellent cook and the home was always full of friends and family. She will be sorely missed by all who loved her. A very special thank you to the staff at Mountainview Village for all the love and compassion given to mom while she lived there for five years. Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 12th at 11:00 am both at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Avenue, Kelowna, BC with Father Francis dela Cruz as Celebrant. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, Suite 307-1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8N3. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

Prayer Service
Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm

Thursday, February 12th at 11:00 am

St. Pius X Catholic Church

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Service Details

The prayer service for PETRETTA, Maria is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11th at 7:00 pm at located at 1077 Fuller Ave., , Kelowna, BC.

The service for PETRETTA, Maria is scheduled for Thursday, February 12th at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Pius X Catholic Church

1077 Fuller Ave., Kelowna, BC


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  • Patti DiMaria says:

    Dear Diana,Franca & Tony
    Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Mom ! May your wonderful memories of her help give you comfort at this time! Love & God Bless Sam & Patti DiMaria & family

  • Brian Harms says:

    Hi Tony
    So sorry to hear about your mother as I actually do remember her when you were in my first class. I’ve spoken to Gerry Petretta about you – a favorite student in my career – and hope that our paths do cross soon.
    My sympathies go to you and your family.
    Brian Harms

  • Judy Miletto says:

    Diana, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sending a huge hug to you xxx

  • Elmo and Emma Rantucci says:

    Diana, Franca, Tony and families. Sincere condolences. We have many cherished memories of your dear mother. She was a great friend to our family. May you find comfort and love in the days ahead and remember your dear mother with fond memories. Thinking of you with warmth and caring.
    Elmo & Emma Rantucci

  • Katja Oldendorf says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Maria’s family. I had the pleasure of working with her at the Prestige Inn for almost 10 years. I looked forward to her big smile every day and she always taught me Italian words. May the fond and loving memories of her help you through this difficult time.
    Katja Oldendorf

  • Kirk Mitchell says:

    Franca so sorry to hear of your Moms passing, my Mom also passes along her regards.
    Kirk Mitchell

  • Cliff and Betty Dick says:

    Franca, Tony, and Diana,- So many years have passed since we were neighbors, and friends !! Many wonderful memories of your Wonderful Mom. So sad to know she has passed on.. prayers and condolences to you. Cliff and Betty Dick

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