Maria Iovine

Visitation Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Visitation Time: 3:00-9:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Funeral Time: 11:00 am
Place of Funeral: St. Peter Damian Church
Funeral Notes: Family and friends are asked to gather at the funeral home Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
Interment: Mount Carmel Cemetery

Maria Iovine (nee Esposito), age 88, of Bloomingdale,, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019. Born February 12,1931 in Marigliano, Italy, she was the daughter of late Chiarastella (nee Piccolo) and Raffaele Esposito. Beloved wife of the late Nick Iovine. Devoted mother of her two daughters, Elisa (Lawrence) Stachnik and Nicolina (James) Gallichio. Dear Nonna of Heather (Chris), Nicholas, Anthony, Nina and Joey. Great aunt and aunt to many nieces and nephews


Posted by:
Enrico M. Buonaura

Posted on:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Ciao Zia Maria, It is very sad to hear that you are not with us anymore! I still remember when we visited you for the Christmas hols in 2011. We received a warm welcome after 12 hours of a long flight from Italy and Germany, and you immediately treated Raffaele, Luigi and me as your grandchildren. You made us feel like home, thank you!. I have always been intrigued by your captivating stories about being an Italian migrant in the US. I do believe you set a strong example of courage and resilience for your girls as an 'ante-litteram' feminist: you are self-made person and your achievements are even greater considering that you are a woman. I will always keep a great memory of you. I am not a believer, but I am sure you will still be alive in the hearts of your family and friends. Risposa in pace a tantissimi saluti, dovunque tu sia! Enrico