Maria C. Rahal

Maria C. Rahal

September 09, 1922 ~ July 29, 2022

Date of Service:
August 03, 2022

Date of Interment:
August 03, 2022


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Maria C. Rahal, age 99, passed away July 29, 2022, at her home in Vero Beach.

She was born in Bari, Italy to the late Vincenzo and Anna Maria Croce. Maria moved from Brooklyn, New York to Miami, Florid before settling in Vero Beach.

She was a homemaker and a contract worker for the United States Army Air Corps from 1943-1945.

Maria was a Member of St. Richards, St. Judes, and St. Nicholas Catholic Churches. She was a member of St. Jude Women’s Guild.

Survivors include her children, Margaret Thomas, Anna (Jerry) Kaline, Vincent (Kathi) Rahal, Bobby (Trish) Rahal; daughter-in-law, Patty Rahal; grandchildren, Michael Kaline, Bryan (Kim) Rahal, Andrea (Mario) Orellana, Chris Rahal, Kevin (Heather) Thomas, Matthew (Colleen) Rahal, Justin Rahal, Rachel Rahal, Anthony Rahal, Elizabeth Rahal, Louis Rahal; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her loving spouse, Louis and her eldest son, Maurice Rahal.

A Funeral Mass will be held 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at St. Nicolas Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 5715 Lake Ida Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484.

Burial will follow in Woodlawn Park Cemetery South, 11655 SW 117th Ave, Miami, FL 33186.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicolas Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 5715 Lake Ida Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33484.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

Date of Service:
August 03, 2022

Date of Interment:
August 03, 2022


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Vinnie - Son

August 1, 2022, 9:30 pm

Mom, There are not enough words to thank you for all that you did for dad, and all your family. You lived a simple but important life and you were a great example for us. You had the most important profession as homemaker. You were a devoted wife to your husband, you provided for him, supported him, became his caregiver. You were a wonderful mom, I always felt loved, I was guided by you, to school, to church, cared for by you when sick, hugged by you, always had a meal to eat. You taught me to help around the house. You lost many a button off a shirt worrying about us. Your a great example of family love, love for God, devotion to the Blessed Mary who in return has been devoted to you. You’ve helped shapped me into the man that I am. I am comforted by your faith in God, trusting in the promises of Christ to those who believe in Him. You battled and won. As you celebrate with dad, Maurice, Stefani and all your loved ones, pray for us. I look forward to the day when we will all be gathered together and I can hold your hand.

Margaret Rahal Thomas - Daughter

August 1, 2022, 10:40 pm

Mom No words can express the emptiness I feel without you now. Thank you for your example of courage, strength and the ability to overcome for so long. Thank you for your example of love and dedication to Dad, your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Most of all, thank you for being a Godly Mother. For your example of complete trust in God and your faithfulness in prayer. Most especially the rosary. Rest In peace and comfort. My love always to you, Dad, Maurice Stephanie and all of our family. “No man is poor who has a Godly Mother.” Abraham Lincoln

Anna Rahal Kaline - Daughter

August 2, 2022, 12:43 am

Dear Mom I love you and miss you so much but my memories of you will be in my Heart Forever. I am so grateful for all the years you were only 1 house away from me in Miami and all the time we spent together. I am grateful for the times you took such good care of my children and allowed me to continue working. You devoted your life to your children being a stay at home Mom. You taught us good work ethics by having us help out at home and the value of money. You took such good care of Dad when he was sick and Margaret in turn did the same for you. You knew the meaning of Family even though you lost your parents at a young age you still knew how to be a wonderful Mother. You were good to all of Dad’s family and friends when they needed a place to stay. Your strength, will to live and faith kept you with us to just short of 100 years. I admire your devotion to the Blessed Mother it was remarkable and she was with you till you passed and she took you to Heaven to be with your Family who were waiting for you. I love you and will miss you till I see you again .

Michael Kaline - Grandson

August 2, 2022, 1:13 am

Ti amo sempre, Nonna.

Justin Rahal - Grandson

August 2, 2022, 3:30 am

Even though you are not with us anymore, you will always be in our hearts and memories. Even though you are missed, we are all grateful you are with Grandpa and the rest of our family. We will all meet again one day. I love you always, Grandma.

Chris - Grandson

August 2, 2022, 1:23 pm

I will never forget how you and grandpa molded this family and kept us together … I’m very fortunate to have been blessed with such an amazing family …I know you are together again with all of our loved ones and we have just gained another angel looking out for all of us … love you

Kathi Rahal - Daughter-in-law

August 2, 2022, 1:28 pm

Memories of family dinners, holidays and vacations are what I remember and are grateful my children have those memories also. I am especially glad my grandchildren got to spend time with you also. Mom, I cherish the time we had and the love you had for family. You can now be with Dad, Maurice and our Stephanie. God has another Angel.

Matthew - Grandson

August 2, 2022, 1:37 pm

Grandma – I will never forget all the memories we have together. Your love and devotion to your family, to our Lord, and to the Blessed Mother will continue to live on through your many children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I will never forget your beautiful smile. Especially as you got sicker, your smile always brought so much joy to my heart as it showed no amount of pain could come close to the love you had for your family. While it saddens me that I wont be able to spend time with you, or to see that smile again, I know that you have entered the Gates of Heaven and are with Grandpa, Uncle Maurice and Stefani. I will continue to cherish all of our time together and continue to always love you and look forward to the day I get to see you smile again.

Charlie DiToro - Nephew

August 2, 2022, 3:25 pm

Aunt Maria, the family you leave behind is a remarkable testament to you as a loving person. You and Uncle Louie really helped our family to get to Miami and to settle in. You always treated me with kindness and a great smile. And I loved how you said Charlie. It always made me laugh. Rest In Peace with Uncle Louie, Mo and Stef.

Heather Thomas - Granddaughter-in-law

August 2, 2022, 6:15 pm

Nona.. I will always appreciate your spunky personality, even if I didn’t get to witness it at its peak. If it weren’t for you and Grandpa Rahal, I wouldn’t have my cherished family, so I am eternally grateful. Thank you for your example of faith and love for family. May you be at peace now with your husband and oldest son in the kingdom of Heaven.

Patty Rahal - Daughter-in-law

August 2, 2022, 6:55 pm

Dear mom, I will always remember and cherish the times we have spent together all the trips and vacations and holidays. The love and acceptance you and dad gave me a second to none. You have raised five extraordinary children one in which I was fortunate to marry. I miss you but forever cherish the memories. Please give Maurice a kiss for me as well as the rest of the family. God has gained another angel. Until we meet again……Love Patty

Ludy Ortiz - Care giver

August 3, 2022, 12:59 am

It hurts and sadness me to know you aren’t longer with Us. I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity to be your companion for more than 9 years, I’ll never forget how much Love your gaze held. You’ll always live in my heart until we meet again someday. !!!!! MAMA MIA!!!

Theresa D Martinez - Niece

August 3, 2022, 6:56 pm

Auntie, May you rest in peace knowing the legacy you leave behind adored and cherished you. May our Heavenly Father pour his precious blood over your family and bring them comfort and peace. Heaven has gained another Angel.

Nancy DiToro - Niece

August 3, 2022, 8:15 pm

Dear Auntie, I will always remember you as a woman of Dignity and Grace . A true Italian Beauty. Blessed Art thou with heavenly light and love .Ave Maria

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