Maria Pitasi, 67 Years old, of Mt. Kisco, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 11. Maria was born on September 30, 1954 in Mt. Kisco, NY to the late Joseph and Teresa Falleti.
Maria was a Westchester native, graduated from Fox Lane High School and later attended and graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. Maria met her husband Vincent Pitasi in 1973 while attending a wedding in New Jersey. Vincent and Maria wed in 1975 and started their life out in North Bergen, New Jersey. Maria and Vince had their first child, Mia Joy in 1979 and moved back to Mount Kisco in 1981. Their son Dominick would be their second born 11 years later in 1990.
Maria was a member of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and worked as a microbiologist for 38 years at Northern Westchester hospital. Maria's family was the center of her life; from Mia's dance recitals to Donny's baseball games, Maria was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister, fan and friend. Beyond sporting events, Maria spent much of her time with friends for long hours playing cards, trading recipes and lots of laughs. Maria loved to travel back to their second family home in Calabria, Italy. Maria was also an active community member and was the first female president of the Pellegrina Ceramida Society. Maria was an avid proponent of labor rights including being the Shop Steward of her local union in NJ.
Although health concerns were paramount in her later years, Maria battled and spent as many of her hours as she could with her family and friends. A few special people afforded her this extra time, Maria and family will forever be grateful to her brother-in-law Anthony Cerretani for donating his kidney in 2014, Carole Moore and rest of the kidney swap family. Maria and family would also like to thank the staff of Northern Westchester Hospital, especially; Dr. Coffino, Dr. Catanese, Dr. Halbert, and Dr. Veras for the extra time they afforded Maria.
Maria was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Teresa Falleti, and is survived by her husband of nearly 47 years, Vincent, her daughter Mia (Michael), son Dominick (Shaina), sister Joann (Anthony), sister-in-law Maria (Antonio), many nieces and nephews and the four loves of her life; her beloved grandchildren Alessia, Ariana, Duke and Emilia.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to Donate Life, an organization supporting organ donation awareness, at www.donatelife.net.