HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. -- Maria Catena Sparta, a resident of Haverstraw, died Friday, Feb. 12. She was 72.
Her passion was her family, her love of her grandchildren, reading, baking, cooking and knitting.
Maria is survived by her husband, Francesco Sparta; her children, Maria Scaffidi and husband Willie, Sal Sparta and wife Vicky; four grandchildren, Marina, Giordana, Ryan and Kelsey; and several nieces and nephews.
Maria was predeceased by her son, Santi Sparta.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at St Peter's and St Mary’s Church, 115 Broadway, Haverstraw. Burial will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Haverstraw.