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Maria (nee Messina) passed on March 24, 2021.

Devoted wife of the late John.  Beloved mother of Ronald (Toni) Mirra, Joanne (Arthur) Masciocchi, Maria Dougherty, and Angela Mirra.  Grandmother Dustin (Daria), Derrick (Erica), Thomas (Lauren), Dylan, Danielle, Matthew, Amanda, Ryan, Alana, and Brandon.  Also survived by 6 great grandchildren.  Sister of Carmela (Gino) Scarlata.

Viewing Tuesday 9:30am at St. Richard’s Church, 3010 S. 18th St., Philadelphia PA 19145.  Funeral Mass 10:30am.    Internment Holy Cross Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to Our House Ministries, 1441 S. 29th St., Philadelphia PA 19141 would be appreciated.


  • Emilyn Giancaterino March 26, 2021 3:34 pm

    Sending your family condolences.may god bless you all and hold you closely through this time .Jason and Emilyn Giancaterino

  • Marie Elaina Killian March 27, 2021 3:44 am

    Joanne and Family – I am so very sorry for loss. May she Rest In Peace. Praying for you and thinking of you during this difficult time.

  • Lynn Oliver Poinsette March 27, 2021 2:11 pm

    Such a beautiful lady. Loved her family very much.
    God speed Mrs. Mirra . You’ve left many beautiful memories for your family

  • Margie Briggs March 27, 2021 4:14 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you and your family.💕🙏

  • Rose March 27, 2021 5:22 pm

    You and your family are in our prayers. She is at peace and had her loving family around her. Our deepest sympathy and love to you all.
    Rose and Steve Hopkins

  • Jack Diemer March 27, 2021 6:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  • Kim Dombrowski March 28, 2021 2:50 pm

    Maria and family,
    Sending my deepest heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all of you , may your Mother rest in Heavenly peace, she was blessed to be surrounded by her family at home when God called her home.

  • Lisa Martino March 28, 2021 11:29 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family Your mom was such a nice woman. May she Rest In Peace and give peace to the family in our Lords grace.

  • Lucy A Noel March 29, 2021 3:33 pm

    To Mary’s Family,
    We were so deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a beautiful, loving, kind and spiritual woman. She will be dearly missed. You were all the light and joy of her life, and she was so proud of all of you. Heaven certainly gained an angel on the day that your mother passed. May God bless her always and grant her eternal peace. Sending you all our love and deepest sympathy. May God’s love and mercy comfort you all during this difficult time in your lives.
    Love, Josephine, Ron and Patty Carulli and Lucy and Tom Noel

  • Carole Mason April 7, 2021 7:31 pm

    My condolences to your family. May she Rest In Peace. Mary was always a great neighbor and always dressed in style. I am so sorry to learn of her passing. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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