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Mariano NataliaMARIANO, Natalia Andrade (Afonso) - (July 12, 1932 - August 22, 2022)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Natalia Mariano (nee Afonso) on August 22, 2022 at Lakeridge Gardens Long Term Care at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late Vitorino Mariano and much loved by her daughter, Maria Vicente (Alec).

She was a devoted grandmother/vovo to Kevin (Olivia) and Eric (Erin). She doted on her great grandchildren Leah, Alyssa, Finn and Fiona who adored her.

Natalia was born in Portugal and immigrated to Canada with her husband and daughter in 1964.

She was a proud employee of Chrysler Canada in Ajax for many years, but her passions were gardening and crocheting.

She enjoyed feeding people and always cooked enough for an entire village. Her cod fritters and doughnut rosettes were legendary.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Altamont Care Community where she spent 10 months and planted her last garden, as well as the staff at Lakeridge Gardens who took wonderful care of her in the last two months.

Resting at the  ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME, 124 King Street East, Oshawa on Wednesday August 31st from 6 – 8 pm.

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday September 1st at 11 am at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, 690 King Street East, Oshawa followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery, 355 Taunton Road East, Whitby.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated, and may be made, along with condolences, by visiting .