We regretfully announce that Maria Costantini from Fowlerville, MI passed away on August 25, 2022. She was surrounded by her family and passed peacefully.
Maria was brought into this world on February 25, 1935, to Donato and D’Angelo Antonia Firmani in The Province of Chieti, Italy. On October 6, 1952 she married the love of her life Egidio Costantini SR and together they raised five wonderful children. Luciana (Don) Pobursky, Adele Costantini, Tony ( Lynn) Costantini, Camillo ( Pam) Costantini and Egidio Costantini JR. Maria was also a loving Nonna to thirteen grandchildren. Kelly (Matt) Oleski, Kyle Pobursky, Frances Morrow, Teresa Morrow, Wayne Morrow, Lisa (Bryan) Comis, Brian (Annie) Elich, Tony (Ashley) Costantini, Derek (Cassie) Landrum, Maranda Costantini, Jessica Costantini, Milana (Steven) Costantini, Egidio Costantini III. She was also blessed with 18 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her loving husband of 45 years and her revered daughter in-law Tricia Costantini.
After marrying the love of her life the young couple made the long journey from Italy to America in 1958. They started life in Detroit MI, then sixteen years later, in 1974, Maria and her husband purchased a farm and planted roots in Fowlerville, MI. Maria became a proud employee at McPherson Hospital in Howell, MI. The one place you could always find Maria was in her kitchen cooking the best authentic Italian meals, and was famous for her sauce! Nonna made the best homemade bread and gnocchi from scratch, just to name a few. Maria’s love filled recipes traveled over from Italy only by memory. Never learning to read or write, the measurements for her delicious meals were only measured by the lines on her hands. Needless to say, replicating a Nonna dish is merely impossible! A strong family has well worn seats at the dinner table. Marie, Mom, Nonna… you will be forever missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Gino Costantini for the South Side Memory Care unit staff at Medilodge of Howell. Nonna showed love through food and this will be Nonna’s final gift to those who served her.