Thursday, May 6, 2010

Maria Ginnitti Cortez

The obit for Mrs. Maria Cortez appeared in the Weirton (West Virginia) Daily Times on July 19, 1966
Mrs. Maria Cortez, 84, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Constance Palumbo of 258 Hollywood Blvd., Steubenville, died at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Ohio Valley Hospital after an extended illness.  She was born December 16, 1883, in Pettorano sul Gizio, Province, Aquila, Italy, daughter of the late Concezio and Angela D'Aurora Ginnitti.  She was married in 1905to Gaetano Cortez, who died in 1961.  Surviving are two sons, John A. and Joseph J., both of Steubenville; four daughters, Mrs. Vincent (Grace) Vitale, Mrs. Palumbo, Mrs. Bus (Angela) Grossi and Mrs. Ann L. White, all of Steubenville; four sisters, Mrs. Carmela Vitale and Mrs. Monfredo (Assunta) Ciconne, both of Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Josephine DeSantis and Mrs. Rocco (Marguerita) Pace, both in Italy; 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  Mrs. Cortez was a member of Catholic Women's Club, Mother of Sorrows Society and Holy Name Roman Catholic Cathedral, where Solemn Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9:30 a.m. Monday by the Rt. Rev. Msgr.  

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