Maria Luisa (Tonon) Ross


Maria Luisa (Tonon) Ross was born on July 10, 1939 in Tripoli, Libya to Antonio and Imocolata (Comitisi) Tonon. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 7, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. Maria was a very outgoing, happy person who never met a stranger. She would often greet people with a hug but saved the special hugs and kisses for her family members, whom she adored greatly. She met the love of her life, Henry Ross in May of 1986, in Vicenza, Italy. They dated three years and they married on January 19, 1989 in Winslow, Arizona. Together, they spent many wonderful years and enjoyed traveling the world. They really enjoyed their trips to Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Puerto Rico but the one that stood out the most and their favorite was traveling on a Safari trip to Kenya. Maria worked as a hostess for several restaurants, but she really enjoyed working at Tutti Santi Italian Restaurant in Pheonix, AZ, where she worked for over 12 years. She loved to shop, especially at Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s. In her spare time when she wasn’t singing her favorite songs, Maria enjoyed painting nature and landscapes scenes. Her true love and passion were her family. Maria loved spending time with her family, especially around the holidays. She loved seeing and spoiling her grandkids and great-grandkids. She is survived by her loving husband, Henry Ross, one son Maximo Tonon, his wife and their 2 children who reside in Italy, four step-children, Rev. Charles Ross and wife Phyllis, Jacqueline A. Pinnix, Ahnrique Ross and wife Lucy and Adrienne Ross, 13 grandchildren, 22 greatgrandchildren as well as step-mother Eleanora Tonon, 2 brothers and 2 sisters who reside in Italy. She is preceded in death by her parents, and step-son Joel Ross. A special appreciate to her daughter-in-law, Lucy Ross for the aid, assistance, care and love extended throughout her time of need. Come-and-go visitation for Maria was held on Friday, March 9, 2018, with the family to greet friends followed by a reception at Crawford Funeral Service. A service celebrating the life of Maria was held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the funeral home chapel.Honorary Pallbearers: Dennis De Sousa, John Smith, Charles Ross, Jr., Ahnrique Ross, Sean Ross, and Chris Ross.

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