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Maria Aiello

Maria Aiello

Wednesday, January 1st, 1936 - Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Maria Assunta Aiello, of Wappingers Falls, NY, on March 31, 2020 at the age of 84. Maria is survived by her husband, John Aiello, sons Joseph Aiello (Nancy) and Anthony Aiello (John), and daughter Lisa Aiello Nafe (Ben). Her spirit continues through her grandchildren Christina, Jennifer, Lucas and Ann Marie. She is also survived by her sister, Caroline DeMelis, her brother, Tony DeSantis and his wife Lucy along with many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. She is preceded by her brother, Luigi DeSantis.
Maria was born to the late Giuseppe and Giulia (DePasquale) DeSantis on January 1st, 1936 in Alanno, Italy. She moved to America in 1955 when she was 18 years old. She married John Aiello on June 12, 1960. She worked at Kemp and Beatley in Wappingers Falls for many years before starting her own business. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her family and friends, as we gathered around the table, to eat one of her amazing Italian meals that included so much of her love, which we always said was her "special" ingredient. "Buon Appetito" is what she would always say. Every morning at 4 am you could find her in the kitchen cooking and preparing meals for the day. She loved to garden, cook, spend time with family and friends and dance, dance, dance. Her heart was kind and her love unconditional. She opened her heart to everyone she came in contact with. Everyone that met her would be forever touched by her light. She had a true passion for life and was always full of energy that you saw in her beautiful smile. She lived life to the fullest, and is deeply loved and will be truly missed. As we went through old photographs and memories we found a quote she loved: "Life is not the amount of breaths you take, It's the moments that take your breath away". She filled our lives with so many of those moments.
There will be no viewing or mass at this time. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be postponed until a later date. At this time, we appreciate your prayers and condolences. In lieu of sending flowers or gifts, the family requests that people make donations in support of The American Heart Association. Arrangements are in charge of the Delehanty Funeral Home. To send a condolence, visit www.delehantyfuneral.com
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    Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Mausoleum
    South Ave.
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Brenda VonBurg

Posted at 07:00pm
Maria, I consider it a blessing that you and I crossed paths. I have not seen you in awhile, but I have been thinking about you.
I was actually talking to my daughter Catherine about when my two older daughters and your Lisa went to dance classes at
Yanarella Dance Studio there in Wappingers. We sat together and talked and became instance friends. I used to visit you at your
house. We always said that when our children were full grown, we would spend more time together. I am so sorry that it did not
Maria was one of the happiest and friendliest persons that I have ever met. For sure, I can agree with all that her cooking was
some of the best Italian I had ever had. She would always offer you something when you visited. Maria had a most beautiful smile
and she loved everyone. It was obvious that she was a "saint of a woman" and it is for sure that she is in God's house now.
I wish to offer my sympathies to the family of Maria and I pray for her family and friends of which I hope that I still one. The
village of Wappingers Falls has sustained a loss because Maria was truly a most wonderful member of the family of Wappingers
Falls. I will always remember a wonderful friendship with Maria Aiello. May God Bless All.

Brenda VonBurg

Christopher Canale

Posted at 08:21am
I remember Maria always smiling and dancing,. God Bless You Maria!

Linda, Gloria Jean & Tom, Rick and Johnny DiSantis

Posted at 04:56pm
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Gloria Uhle

Posted at 04:45pm
Gloria Jean & Thomas Uhle

I remember to first time I met you Maria. It was the day you arrived in America and came to live in Wappingers Falls. I can see my sister Linda, 7yrs. old, myself 6yrs. old and some friends having a parade carrying the American Flag and singing God Bless America, as we marched in anticipation of your arrival. Over the years we would see each other occasionally and enjoy good conversation at the mall as we discussed family and recipes. Your recipes however came with measurements of a little bit of this and a handful of that, so good luck! Always with a hug and a beautiful smile you greeted us and would invite us for something amazing to eat. You certainly are a bright light in heaven. Rest In Peace Maria.
We Love You
Tom & Gloria Jean (DiSantis) Uhle

Teresa Houghtaling

Posted at 09:22pm
I will miss you dearly Maria. Rest in peace Maria. I always enjoy coming to your home and visit and have fun also your beautiful meals. I enjoyed your meals. Yummy! Such a dear person. Love You Teresa Canale.

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