Maria E. Sofia
unknown - November 20, 2011
Maria E. Sofia, 37, of North Syracuse, went to the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, after a life long battle with Thalassemia. A life resident of North Syracuse, she graduated from CNS High School. She received both a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia College.
Maria worked in human resources at Cannon Business Solutions and as a paralegal for Blitman and King. Her proudest work was at Bryant and Stratton where she was a teacher, program director, assistant to the dean and a contributing author to several textbooks.
Her generous sprit motivated her to contribute to many underprivileged people through her donations to food banks, clothing drives, and other special need groups.
Surviving are her parents, Joseph and Maria Sofia; three brothers, Lawrence of Washington State, Joseph of Litiz, PA, and Frank of Sheboygan, WI; two sisters, JodyAnne (Mark) Tantillo of Cicero, and SandyAnne (Jay) Hoestermann of Clarence; nieces and nephews, Antonio Sofia, Mackenzie, Mitchell, and Madeline Hoestermann, and Kyle Tantillo and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at at Fergerson Funeral Home followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, North Syracuse with burial following in North Syracuse Cemetery, North Syracuse. Calling hours: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 23, at the funeral home 215 South Main St., North Syracuse. Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148. Memorial messages may be left at FergersonFuneralHome.com.