Maria was born in Bovalino Marina, Italy on April 28,1925. She was the daughter of the late Bruno and Carmela (Blefari) Zappavigna.
Maria immigrated to the United States in 1947. She moved to Revere in the 1950s and eventually made her home in Lynnfield in 1973. She met her husband Antonio when she was working as a seamstress in Somerville. Maria loved to cook and walk her dogs around Lynnfield.
Maria was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Rosatone. She was the loving mother of John Rosatone of Lynnfield, and Anthony Rosatone of Malden. She was the sister of the late Dominic, Vincent, Rosalina and Concetta Zappavigna. She was the sister in-law of the late Ines Moquin of Lynn; and Nancy Rizzo and her husband, Bill, of Medford. Several nieces and nephews also survive her.
Maria’s funeral was held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, on Tuesday, Oct. 19, which will be followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 17 Grove St., Lynnfield. Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., on Monday, Oct. 18. Interment took place at Forest Hill Cemetery in Lynnfield. To sign the guestbook, visit www.mcdonaldfs.com.