Condolence & Memory Journal


Although I didn't really know you, I think you were a wonderful mother.

Posted by Earl Co - Watervliet, NY - Friend   January 27, 2013

To The Family
I was saddened to hear of Maria's passing. She had fought such a hard long battle as did you all in your support and caring for her.May she rest peacefully and may all the wonderful memories of her sustain you.

Posted by Reisa Farber - past co-worker w/Rose   January 24, 2013

To The Family

So sorry to hear about your loss. It is always a tragedy to lose someone so young. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Joanne Savignano - Schenectady, NY - Stan's friend & prior co-worker   January 23, 2013

Dear Rose and Walt, 0ur deepest condolence to your loss.

Posted by CF and yimei - Schenectady, NY - neighbors   January 23, 2013

Stan And Walter ...I'm So sorry for your loss! My family To yours. Maggie Gavin Madigan

Posted by Margaret Gavin Madigan - NY   January 23, 2013

Dear Walt and Rose,

Please accept our deepest condolence to your loss. We cannot imagine your pain losing a daughter yet Maria is in a better place watching over you and her beloved families free from pain. God bless your family.

CF & Yimei

Posted by YiMei - Schenectady, NY - Neighbors   January 23, 2013

I remember meeting Maria when Mattie and my daughter Erin were in kindergarten. They had become best friends by time they were in first grade. Maria and I were talking one day and found out her brother Stanley and my sister Anne had been friends through high school, what a small world. Unfortunately the girls went to different schools after elementary school and lost touch. Maria was such a sweet caring woman who cared about family and friends! I feel lucky to have had her as part of my life! Thoughts and prayers are with you Mattie, Emera, Stanley and family! No words can ease your pain, memories will carry you through! ~Sue Gardner~

Posted by Susan Gardner - Clifton Park, NY   January 23, 2013

To Stan and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My memories of Maria are during high school. She had a great smile and energy. My prayers are with her children and your family.


Posted by Anne Gavin Figueroa - MI - Classmate of Stan   January 23, 2013

Mattie and Em-

I just wanted to share one of my favorite memories with you. Do you remember the day your Mom, you two, Sara, Nick and I went tubing at the park? I went down the hill, hit mud and flipped right over -right out of "America's funny videos"-or whatever that show is. I thought for sure your Mom would be running down the hill to make sure I was OK (which I was) -because she was so caring- but I turned around and she was cracking up! Makes me smile to remember her smile. The best part of the day was going back to the car for warmth and whatever snack your Mom carefully packed. Always so thoughtful- thinking about you kids.

I just thought I'd share that. I love you two-Teresa

Posted by Teresa - delanson, NY - friend   January 22, 2013

I will miss you- beyond words. You were a hero- you fought so had. You desperately did not want to leave your girls. You had an incredible heart. Your beauty-inside and out-will live on inside the minds and hearts of those who love and knew you. You were a true friend.This sucks.-Teresa

Mattie and Em-
Whatever- whenever-we are here for you.

Teresa Kurt Sara Nick

Posted by Teresa - delanson, NY - friend   January 22, 2013

We were so sad to learn of Maria's passing. All of the California Cristiano cousins send their condolences to Aunt Rose and Uncle Walt and the girls.
Joe and Janet Cristiano and family
Pleasanton, California

Posted by Joe and Janet Cristiano - Pleasanton, CA - Cousins   January 22, 2013

Maria is the dearest friend that I will ever have. I feel fortunate that we met by chance when I rented from her in 1986. We immediately became friends and enjoyed talking for hours. Our friendship continued although I moved hours away. I will always keep her in my heart and remember the sweetness of her smile and the kindness of her words. Judy Chrusciel

Posted by Judy Chrusciel - Cumberland, RI - friend   January 21, 2013


You are the sun and the trees and everything I have loved and everything I ever will love. When I look up at the sky I can feel you.

One time you said to me: 'You are true poetry, with yet more to be written.'
I'll never forget that. I'll keep writing my poem for you.

I love you always and forever meow,


Posted by Mattie Derrico - Daughter   January 21, 2013

Very sorry to hear of your loss. All of you are in my thoughts. Sending you love, hugs and positive energy.

Posted by Debi Cristiano - Sarasota, FL - Cousin   January 21, 2013

Goodbye my dear friend. You fought a hard and courageous battle for you, your girls and your family. Through all of this you didn't want the focus on you. You always wanted to know how everyone else was. Even though we lived 100's of miles away we were still part of each others lives. When we would meet up we would talk for hours as though we had never been apart. I will miss our weekly texts and our monthly phone calls. I will miss bringing you a part of Cape Cod when I stopped by every August. I will miss the good times but am thankful for the memories and laughs. Maybe you are riding that big red scooter in heaven right now. Just don't knock anything over this time. You will always be the sister I never had.
Love you girl!
To Mattie and Emera... Now heart goes out to you girls. May you grow closer together and let the love your mom had shine through you both.

Sending all our love from Canada, Heather, Dan, Melissa and Sarah Clayton

Posted by Heather Clayton - Kitchener - Friend   January 21, 2013

It saddens me to have learned that she passed away after such a courageous fight. Even though, I only met her a few times, it was made known to me that she was an amazing individual.

I know she's in a better place and my thoughts go out to her daughters Emera and Mattie, my courageous cousins.

Rest in Peace.

Posted by Spencer T. - NY   January 21, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Maria's death. She was a beautiful girl! We feel so fortunate to have known her. You all have been so supportive and should be proud of all the care you gave her. Our thoughts and prayers
are with you all at this time. Much Love, Don and Carolyn

Posted by Don & Carolyn Foerster Sr. - Portland, ME - Sharon's In-laws   January 20, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go to everyone.

Posted by Diane Cristiano - Granger, IN - Cousin   January 20, 2013