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Mrs. Maria Mirabella Obituary


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“Aunt Maria, I think of you so often and missing you, your unconditional love, advise and sweet smile. You were the best 2nd mom us "Messina Girls"...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Anna, Bill, Carl Cunnane - Odessa, FL

“To Sam,Charlie,and Shelly and relatives,we extend our deepest sympathy to you. Your Mom was truly a great lady. Her memories will be forever...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: ;Mr.& Mrs. Frank V. Campisi - FL

“Sam, Charlie & Shelly: So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. I know she will be missed by all. She was an inspiration to me to attend...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Huey & Santa Floyd - Tampa, FL

“Sam and family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sadness. Darrell...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Darrell and Barbara Dryden - FL

“Sam and family, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sadness. Darrell...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Darrell and Barbara Dryden - FL

“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Judy and George Levy - Tampa, FL

“Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We have such fond memories of football trips with Marie and Sam and we will always remember her laughing. ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Tom and Nell Mayberry - Inverness, FL

“Such a beautiful picture of a lovely lady, thinking of you all. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Marie Bignon - Orlando, FL

“Sam,Charlie,Shelley - Please know that my thoughts, prayers and love are with you! I will never forget that sweet smiling face of your mom!! Now...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Debra Palmer Hearn - Crozet, VA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time in the loss of your loved one. May your memories of so many shared times together comfort and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Pete and Linda Rhodes - Tampa, FL


MIRABELLA, Marie, 79, of Tampa, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Mirabella, Sr. and her parents Charles S. and Rema Dean of Citrus County. Marie was born in Tampa and grew up in Citrus County. She was a graduate of Citrus High School, attended the University of Florida and graduate from the Gorden Keller School of Nursing in 1953 as a Registered Nurse. In her early years she worked at Tampa General Hospital and then for the Hillsborough County Health Department. The family would like to pay a special thanks to the nurses and techs of Tampa General Hospital 6th floor West Elderly Care and also to the Tampa General Rehab staff. Marie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She loved watching the Florida Gators Football and Basketball teams, traveling, reading and being outdoors. She was also a long time member of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church and her faith was very important to her. She is survived by her children Sam Mirabella, Jr. (long time companion Pam Stine), Charles M. Mirabella (wife Joanne), and Shelly M. Lightsey (husband Tom) and her grandchildren Lauren, Michael, Jack, Matthew and Simi as well as many nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness, FL with a memorial service to follow that afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Palma Ceia U.M.C., 3723 West Bay to Bay Boulevard, Tampa, FL. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Athritis Foundation; PH: 800.283.7800, The American Cancer Society; PH: 800.227.2345 or the Palma Ceia U.M.C. Building Fund; PH: 813.837.1541. Please sign the online guestbook at www.BlountCurryMacDill.com