Maria Rosaria Burnside



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Greece: Thursday, March 26, 2009. Predeceased by her parents, Antonio and Costanza DeMartino. Survived by her beloved husband Robert W. Burnside; mother of James Antonio and Michael Armando Burnside; sister of Sandra Chappius (DeMartino). Her smile and sparkling personality filled the room and touched the hearts of everyone that knew her. Her greatest joys were her family and friends, sharing meals, and special times with them. Maria, your eyes sparkled when you smiled and your smile will forever live on in our hearts. May you rest comfortably in the loving arms of the Lord. Friends may call Sunday 1-5 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday 9:00 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Cathedral, The Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center, The American Cancer Society, or The Lipson Cancer Center, in her memory.


  1. The Schaefers on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Heaven has a new angel.

  2. Stacy Merchant on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am saddened by the loss of such a great person. I know your spirit will live on in Rob and the boys. I will think of you often as Avery carries that special pink blankie you knit her everywhere she goes. You will be missed.

  3. Rose willis on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am sorry for your lost we are all thinking about you God BLESS ALL OF YOU.PANT SHOP.

  4. Tamara Usner on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I had the honor of knowing Maria through my work as a RN at Dr. Peter Stahl’s office. I shall greatly miss her smile, her joyfullness and vivacious spirit. My thoughts & prayers are with her family and friends as they mourn the loss of this special lady.

  5. The Wymans on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    It is with Great Regret to see her go. From what little time we knew her she touched our hearts greatly. She brought smiles to our kids eyes when she watched over them while they were swimming. She will be missed and her memory will live on within all of us. Sandy, Colton and Doug introduced us and it was a God send for us to meet sucha Wonderful Person. God Bless and our Prayers go with you.

  6. A. Joan & cousins Marty and Robb on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    May the soul of our departed Maria and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God REST IN PEACE Podera a alma das nossa partido Malmequer e os espiritos de todas as fiel partido as longo do dia merce de Dues descanso em paz

  7. Anna Maria on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Now you are at peace with your mom and dad.

  8. Robin, Mark , Whitney and Alexandra Dietz-Stein on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Rob, Jamie, michael, Sandy and all the beloved members of Maria’s family, We send our love to you in this very difficult time. We and I mean all of us, really loved Maria, it was just so easy. I personally, will never forget how she took me under her wing and welcomed me into a very new environment here at work. We laughed all of the time and everyone said, Maria has met her match when I arrived. We laughed at everything even when it wasn’t funny! ….,.and for that I shall always be grateful, no appreciative of the warmth. I am pretty sure that everyone she met, felt the same way. Her love of life was contagious and I remember laughing about some people, saying that they had to be made of ‘stone’ to not appreciate our humor!!!

  9. Wally on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You may be onto another, better place but you’ll remain in our thoughts and hearts forever. You taught us how to live and love, lessons never forgotten. Our broken hearts go out to Rob, Jamie and Michael.

  10. Trisha Tonathy on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You will always be in my heart. I will never forget your unbelievable generousity and friendship. Thank you for all that you were. Love, Trisha

  11. Michelle Stefano on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You will be missed by everyone who knows you. Your friendship, kindness and loving spirt will live on in your memory. I will miss our special talks, your fantastic food and your hugs….which always made things better. With Love~Shell

  12. Giovanna Spatocco and Terry Sass on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    You will be missed greatly. You were a kindhearted person and we were very blessed to have known you. We will always remember you. May you rest in peace. Giovanna and Terry

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