Maria, an avid lover of family, friends and life died at the age of 93 on May 1,2023.
Maria was the beloved daughter of Carmine (Mike) and Gladys Goodwin Trodella of Brighton, Massachusetts where Maria grew up, went to business school and made a number of close friendships that continued through her life, especially her best friend of 70 years, the late Ginny Clifford.
After her retirement from The Equitable and Harvard Business School, Maria continued to enjoy extensive traveling with Ginny and friends, skiing, golfing and entertaining her longtime friends of the “cats group” and others at her home in Wells.
Maria especially loved visiting friends and family throughout the United States and Canada, especially her many cousins on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia.
Maria was such a special lady whose love and caring ways should be an inspiration and example for us all.
Special thank you to everyone who helped Maria in the last years of her life to remain so fiercely independent and in her own home (you all know who you are, and Maria loved you all)
Heartfelt gratitude to friends and family who were able to visit or talk to Maria while she was in hospice. Maria’s face would light up with a “Maria smile” and she would explain to all who was who and how they were connected.
We would like to extend our appreciation and sincere thanks to the medical staff at Maine Medical Center and especially all the Staff at Gosnell House in Scarborough. The compassion and support from everyone at Gosnell House during Maria’s last weeks were a Godsend. We will be forever grateful.
In lieu of flowers Maria wanted everyone to “take time to be kind to one another”. “Be like Maria”.
A funeral mass for Maria will be held at St. Mary’s, Eldridge Road, Wells, Maine, Tuesday May 16, 2023 at 11am.
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