Maria (Vivenzio) Sarno, 80, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Quindici, Italy, she was the daughter of the late, Umberto & Genoveffa (Manzi) Vivenzio.
Maria will be dearly missed by her sons, Paul & wife Christine of Wilbraham, and John & wife Tammy of Springfield, daughter, Lisa Sarno of Springfield, beloved grandchildren, Sebastian, Joseph & Ella, brother-in-law, Vincenzo & wife Michelina of Italy, and sister-in-law, Rosa Stellato of Springfield.
She worked for many years as a seamstress at Rainbow Coats, followed by Milton Bradley/Hasbro, from where she retired. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and had a strong Faith, serving in many ways.
Maria had an unending love for her family, especially her cherished grandchildren. She loved traveling, had an open-door policy at home and was able to create amazing meals in an instant. She made the best eggplant in the world, and was known for her pecan cookies, the secret ingredient known only to her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Luigi Sarno in January, brother, Theodore Vivenzio, and sisters, Elisabeth Santaniello & Carmella Vivenzio.
Family and friends are invited to visit Wednesday, May 19, 4-7 p.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, located at 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Her funeral service will begin Thursday, 8:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home, proceeding to her Liturgy of Christian Burial 9:30 at Mt. Carmel Church. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Masks and social distancing required at all.
Because of the exceptional care and compassion received, in lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care, 3350 Main St., Springfield, MA 01107.
Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.