Maria G. Natale

RARITAN-        Maria (nee Greco) Natale, 82, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.  She was born on August 17, 1938 in Cosenza, Italy to the late Rachela and Santo Greco.

Maria immigrated from Italy to Canada and the United States in the late 60’s with the love of her life Antonio.  Together they raised their family of 4 children.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking, canning/preserving and gardening.   Maria was extremely dedicated to her family especially spending time with her grandchildren and great granddaughter. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt and friend.  All who knew her will miss her gentle smile.

Maria is survived by her loving children Dominick and wife Tina, Giuseppe and wife Georgeann, Santo and wife Mariaconcetta and Filomena Graham and husband Kenneth, 8 cherished grandchildren Antonio G. Natale, Alessandro Natale, Giuseppe Natale, Jr., Peter Natale, Massimo Natale, Kenneth Graham, Jr.,  Olivia Natale and Antonio M. Natale and a great granddaughter Milania Maria Natale, 2 brothers Luigi Greco and wife Carmela and Rosario Greco and wife Carmela, her sisters-in-law Giovanina Greco, Rosaria Greco, Emilia Natale, Lidia Natale, Rose D’Angelo and her husband Michael and Mary Incontrera and husband Frank and many dear nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased by her husband Antonio, her parents and 7 brothers Alfredo, Giuseppe, Eugenio, Mario, Emilio, Franco, Umberto and multiple sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and nephews lost too soon. 

Visitation from 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Bongiovi Funeral Home 416 Bell Avenue, Raritan, NJ (908) 725-1887.  Funeral service to be held on Monday, March 15, 2021 beginning with a visitation from 9:00am to 10:15am at the funeral home followed by an 11:00am Funeral Mass at St. Ann Church 45 Anderson Street, Raritan, NJ.  Entombment St. Bernard Cemetery, Bridgewater, NJ.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Maria’s memory to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908 donors@stjude.org.

                                                “FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS”