MARIA RENDA Maria passed away peacefully and comfortably on January 29, 2017 at the Erin Mills Lodge Long Term Care residence at the age of 98 with loving family members by her side. She was predeceased by her dedicated and caring husband Philip of 49 years, her 2 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by beloved sons Vincent (wife Rose) and Nick (wife Beverly), 6 grandchildren - David (wife Sarah), Jennifer (husband Enzo), Philip (partner Eric), Jerry (wife Sindy), Vincent Jr. (wife Sonia) and Daniel (wife Patricia) and 5 great-grandchildren - Noah, Hope, Mila, Ella and Violet. Maria had 2 great passions in life, her family and cooking. She will be remembered for her warm smile and delicious creations of Sicilian cuisine. The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to all the staff at the Erin Mills Lodge, Hazel Lane for the tender loving care they provided Maria, particularly in her last days. Family will receive friends at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home at 1939 Lawrence Ave. East in Scarborough on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Dunstan's Catholic Church at 3150 Danforth Ave. in Scarborough on Monday the 20th at 11:30 a.m. followed by interment at the Pine Hills Cemetery at 625 Birchmount Rd. in Scarborough.
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