Maria Catherine Rankin
Maria Catherine Rankin
  • June 4, 1944 - April 29, 2017
  • Casselberry, Florida

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Services for Maria Catherine Rankin, 72, of Casselberry, who passed Sat., Apr. 29th in Orlando, will be held Friday, May 5th at St. Augustine Catholic Church at 11:30 AM with burial to follow at All Faiths Memorial park. Visitation will be held both Weds. May 3rd and Thurs. May 4th from 5-9pm. Maria was born on June 4, 1944 to Marie and Libero Nicolazzi in Brooklyn, New York. She was very proud of her Italian heritage as well as being a native New Yorker! The family moved to Lindenhurst, NY where Maria graduated from Lindenhurst High School in 1962. Growing up Maria loved ballet and was a very graceful ballerina. She married Ralph Rankin on September 23, 1967. As she got older, she discovered her love for travel and cruises, Europe and Hawaii being her favorite destinations. When it came down to it Maria was all about her family and she loved them beyond measure. Throughout her life, Maria worked as a manager at Wendy’s (E. Colonial and Goldenrod), as well as a customer service representative at McDonald’s. She was a Dividend at Casselberry Elementary, was very active in the Ronald McDonald House Volunteer Program and was a volunteer at Give Kids The World. Her loving husband; Ralph E. Rankin, her sons; Ralph (Katherine), and Christopher (Jennifer); daughters, Marie, and Deanna; sisters, Antonia, and Joann; and her beloved grandchildren, Luz, Ralph, Lana, Anna, and Adam, survive Maria.