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Renata Maola


August 26, 1956



December 30, 2022

Sarnia, Ontario


Maola; Renata
Renata passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30th 2022, at the age of 66. Loving aunt "Zizi" of Lisa (Dan), Angelique (Dave), Christopher (Taylor), Dayna (Andrew), and Michael, and great aunt "Zizi" to Mario, Layla, Jackson and Brodie. Survived by her sister Anna. Predeceased by her brothers; Mario (1993) and Joe (1984), and her parents Agostino and Maria "Dora" Maola. She will be fondly remembered by her loving cousins, extended family members near and far, her Northern Viking family and her honourary family of many dear friends. Friends may call at the McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street (at College Avenue) on Thursday January 5th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian Burial to take place at Sacred Heart Church (1465 Lecaron Avenue, Sarnia), on Friday January 6th at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Renata's Guestbook” at As Renata was passionate about our local youth and sports, if desired, donations to the Rotary Club of Sarnia or Pathways Health Centre for Children would be gratefully appreciated.

Visitation & Services

McCormack Funeral Home

2-4 & 7-9

11 am.

Thursday January 5


Funeral Mass

Friday January 6

Sacred Heart Church


Lakeview Cemetery


Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home


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Lisa and Family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your ZiZi. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Christina Iacobelli

My sincere condolences to Renata's family. What a wonderful person she was. I knew Renata from Bright's Grove school. I often ran into her at Northern, where she was cheering on the students. Renata was always smiling and laughing. Our chats always brightened my day!
Barbara Postil

I’d like to give my heartfelt condolences to Renata’s family. She was a fabulous person, very caring and always had a smile on her face. She watched both of our children play basketball for Northern and was a super fan of the Viking program. She was a source of support for so many students at Northern Collegiate and will be missed by many.
Beverly Woods

My deepest condolences to the Maola family and all effected by the lose of this beautiful soul. I never met her personally but the stories I heard remind us all to be kind, caring, compassionate and have a little fun in our lives like Renata did. My thoughts are with all of you.
Laurie Grant

I would like to send my sincerest condolences to your family. Precious Renata welcomed me to Northern and always expresssd her kindness and humour.

I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Renata. I had the pleasure of seeing her daily in the halls of NCIVS. She was a true Viking and her spirit and enthusiasm was electric. She certainty will never be forgotten.
Melissa Mallette

Sending prayers to the family Anna I am sorry for the loss of your sister. Renata was an amazing lady I worked with her at Northern and she always made me smile. Renata will be missed by everyone who new her.
Kathy Minard

Renata never met a stranger. You were treated as family as soon as she met you. I remember reading a short story years ago, I believe it was by Erma Bombeck, where a mother writes a letter to each of her sons. In each letter the mother outlined what she loved and admired about each son, and at the end of the letter, she wrote that she loved him the best and to not tell his brothers. These letters were handed out to each son at her funeral and each son sat there knowing that Mom had loved him best. This is the kind of love that Renata had for everyone. We are all feeling like we were her favourite and we are going to miss her terribly. Whether it was always having candy for the students at Northern, making gym time available for private basketball practice, cheering on the "Nortern Vickings" football team, hosting an amazing summer gathering or providing a home-away-from-home for her tenants, Renata showed us her love. Renata practiced radical hospitality and there are very few like her. We were lucky to know her and be loved by her. She will be missed.
Joel, Jodi, Max and Molly Campbell

Anna and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of Renata. Thinking of you and your family. May the beautiful memories of Renata help you all thru this very difficult time. Lisa and Maria Santoro
Lisa Santoro

Anna sorry for the loss of your sister hope you are doing well.
Cheska Ravenhorst

My sincerest condolences to your family. Renata was a generous and selfless person. Her mere presence in a room filled that space with light and compassion. Renata was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Roman Petruniak

To Renata's family Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Renata. That smile was constantly on her face whenever we ran into her. Renata's parents were very good friends with my parents and Renata often accompanied her mother when she'd drop off goodies from her garden. Please know that both myself and my mother, Giuseppina, are thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Take comfort in knowing she is reunited with her parents and brothers.
Anna De Carolis-Brady & Giuseppina De Carolis

Dear Anna and family, my sincere and heartfelt condolences. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Xoxo
Fernanda Angelone

Lisa, Dan and extended Family. We were shocked and very saddened to hear of Renata's passing, she was about the busiest person with more energy than2 people, she was a pleasure to be able to call my friend. Hugs To you and The Aunties Ross and Lynn Dodman
Martha Dodman

Saddened by the sudden loss of Renata. Will always remember her with a smile on her face and the love she had for family. Prayers and condolences to her family and close friends.
Alvaro & Theresa Baldassarre

Lisa, John & family, I'm in disbelief and so sad to hear about Renata passing away. She worked with me at Northern& I can say that Renata was bigger than life. She had a big heart for the students & faculty at Northern . She took pride in her work and it showed. She told me once that if she was the boss , she'd fire us all !! She brought lots of laughter to our shifts and if she liked you , she made you feel like family. Her bbqs were epic with family & friends. I felt privileged to be in her circle. All of us who worked with her & became her friends will miss her . Rest in peace Renata.
Lori Madill

To The Maola Family We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We want to express our sincere condolences. We loved Renata like she was part of our family. I often said to Renata she was our boys second mother. We will miss her beautiful face, infectious smile and amazing heart. We pray that you feel God’s love and peace at this time of great loss. “We love you Renata!”
Vanderveen Family

Very shocked and saddened about this news, I lived in the farmhouse above Renata for almost a year while I was working I Sarnia..she made me feel at home and welcomed more than I can ever put into any words, as someone who came from a close family from Nova Scotia is was comforting to them to know that i had someone looking out for me while I was working on the road..and I will never forget that..I hope the family finds peace and strength in this difficult time knowing that she left a mark on everyone who she crossed paths with
Donald Chisholm

Very sad to hear of Renata's passing. Although I've not seen Renata in ages, she was secretary at the LiUNA Local 1089 (laborers union) when I was with them and spoke with her often regarding my job there. Your wonderful personality and smile will be missed by many Renata. Deepest heartfelt condolences to the Maola family.
Mike Smout

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