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“Although I didn't really know you, I think you were a wonderful mother. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Earl Co - Watervliet, NY - Friend

“To The Family I was saddened to hear of Maria's passing. She had fought such a hard long battle as did you all in your support and caring for her...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Reisa Farber

“To The Family So sorry to hear about your loss. It is always a tragedy to lose someone so young. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Joanne Savignano - Schenectady, NY

“Dear Rose and Walt, 0ur deepest condolence to your loss. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: CF and yimei - Schenectady, NY

“Stan And Walter ...I'm So sorry for your loss! My family To yours. Maggie Gavin Madigan ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Margaret Gavin Madigan - NY

“Dear Walt and Rose, Please accept our deepest condolence to your loss. We cannot imagine your pain losing a daughter yet Maria is in a better...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: YiMei - Schenectady , NY

“I remember meeting Maria when Mattie and my daughter Erin were in kindergarten. They had become best friends by time they were in first grade. Maria...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Susan Gardner - Clifton Park, NY

“To Stan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My memories of Maria are during high school. She had a great smile and energy. My prayers are with...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Anne Gavin Figueroa - MI

“Mattie and Em- I just wanted to share one of my favorite memories with you. Do you remember the day your Mom, you two, Sara, Nick and I went...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Teresa - delanson, NY - friend

“I will miss you- beyond words. You were a hero- you fought so had. You desperately did not want to leave your girls. You had an incredible heart....Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Teresa - delanson, NY - friend

“We were so sad to learn of Maria's passing. All of the California Cristiano cousins send their condolences to Aunt Rose and Uncle Walt and the girls....Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Joe and Janet Cristiano - CA

“Maria is the dearest friend that I will ever have. I feel fortunate that we met by chance when I rented from her in 1986. We immediately became...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Chrusciel - Cumberland, RI

“Mommy, You are the sun and the trees and everything I have loved and everything I ever will love. When I look up at the sky I can feel you. ...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Mattie Derrico - Daughter

“Very sorry to hear of your loss. All of you are in my thoughts. Sending you love, hugs and positive energy. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Debi Cristiano - Sarasota, FL

“Goodbye my dear friend. You fought a hard and courageous battle for you, your girls and your family. Through all of this you didn't want the focus...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Heather Clayton - Kitchener

“It saddens me to have learned that she passed away after such a courageous fight. Even though, I only met her a few times, it was made known to me...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Spencer T. - NY

“We were so sorry to hear of Maria's death. She was a beautiful girl! We feel so fortunate to have known her. You all have been so supportive and...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Don & Carolyn Foerster Sr. - ME

“I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers go to everyone. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Diane Cristiano - Granger, IN


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Maria Ann Elizabeth Skubis Derrico, 54, passed away January 19, 2013, after a long and courageous battle since May 2009 with stage 4 non smokers
lung cancer. In her working days, Maria was a loans counselor for Trans America; an abstracter for TRW; and most recently an accounts manager for Stanley J. Skubis PC. She enjoyed her yearly trips to Cape Cod since she was an infant, biking, nature, the sky, birds, and trees, sign language, elephants, photography, piano, her dogs and kitties, and most importantly, spending time with her beloved, cherished daughters. She is survived by her two daughters, Emera Lane (18) and Mattie (21); her parents, Rose and Walter Skubis; her brothers, Stanley Skubis of Schenectady and Walter Skubisz of Milford, MA; her sister, Sharon Foerster (Don) and their son, Dylan of Auburn, ME; her cousin, Maryangela Fiorentino of Utica, NY; and her wonderful friends, especially Martha, Judy, and Teresa. She is forever grateful for the loving support she received from her family, friends, and NYOH over the past four years. A gathering for a celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, January 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave., Schenectady,NY, to which all are welcome to attend.