Maria Bastone

Maria Bastone, a longtime resident of the Bronx, died on August 24, 2020. She was 90.

Mrs. Bastone was born on May 10, 1930 in Cosenza, Italy to the late Dominico and Teresa (Miniachi) Carbone. She is pre-deceased by her husband Alfonso, who died in December 1999. She is survived by her children, John Bastone and his wife Beth, Susan Cospito and her husband Gaetano, Anthony Bastone, and Robert Bastone and his wife Ann; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, August 27 at 10am at St. Clare’s Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. For those wishing to attended via the meeting ID is 791 6337 0055 and the meeting code is 5Ew3vu. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, 280 Secor Road, Hartsdale. In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions in her memory to the American Cancer Society,



  1. Andy McOrmond on August 25, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    I did not have the pleasure of meeting Maria, however I am very close with her son Robert who has had a profound positive affect on my life. I know that comes from amazing parents and a family that was well loved. God Bless you Maria and the lives you have touched.

    Andy McOrmond

  2. Joe Cospito on August 26, 2020 at 1:04 am

    I miss you Nonna. I can’t wait to get to Heaven and see you already. I am sure that Jesus wanted to try your pasta as soon as you got there. We will all do our best to make you proud here on earth until we can get to Heaven and hug you again. I love you Nonna, and I will see you again soon. Life is short compared to the length of eternity. Rest, be at peace and enjoy the beauty of Heaven Nonna.

    • Daniela on August 26, 2020 at 3:22 am

      Thinking of all of you and sending so much love ❤️

  3. Susan Clarke Malcolm on August 26, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Deepest condolences to the family on Maria’s passing, from the Clarke family. She and Alfonso were our next door neighbours in Sioux Lookout when she first came to Canada, she was such a beauty. My youngest sister Marianne was a playmate to John and Susan or Johnny and Suzy as we knew them then. I like to think of Alfonso and Maria being reunited.

    • Diane Allen on August 26, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Words can not fully express how sad we are about the passing of Zia Maria. She was a gentle, kind, generous and pure soul. She had an infectious laugh that could a smile of anyone’s face.
      We know that the gates of heaven were wide open for her entry. Our love and prayers go out to Susie, John, Tony, Robert and the rest of the family. May the endearing memory of your sweet mother remain with you always. Rest In Peace Zia. Love Always, Diane and family

    • John Bastone on August 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you Susan for honouring our mother. John

  4. Kim Savoie on August 26, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

    ‘When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure’

  5. Santino and Nancy Carbone on August 26, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to everyone in the family on the passing of your Mother. Zia Maria exemplified the classic traditions of an Italian Calabrese family which included loving devotion to her husband, the late Alfonzo, her children, her parish church, friends, her garden and home. Santino, Nancy and children will always have fond memories of our time with Zia Maria in Sioux Lookout.

  6. Holly Lumpkins (Belluz) on August 26, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Sending so much love to y’all. May God bless and keep you. She was an amazing momma. My deepest condolences to all.

  7. John J Bastone on August 26, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Zia Maria was an inspiration! Her exuberance for life was only outmatched by her abiding faith. She will be missed and always remembered. To God be the Glory!

  8. Robert Carbone on August 27, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Words are hard to come by at this moment with the passing of our beloved Zia Maria. We will miss her smile, her stories, her zest for life and her love for her family.
    She came to Canada, settled in Sioux Lookout with her beloved brothers Emilio, Vincenzo, Albino and sister Ana. They took a leap of faith into a new country with a strong faith in God and devotion to family.
    You will always be close to our hearts and we cherish every moment we spent with you.

  9. Tim Hyland on August 27, 2020 at 2:38 am

    God bless Maria. May she Rest In Peace. I did not have the pleasure of knowing her, but have become close with her dear son Robert. Our family extends our prayers and condolences to the entire family.

    Love Tim, Melissa, and Grace Hyland

  10. Aldo Carbone on August 27, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Heaven has accepted an angel…zia Maria you were taken to be with someone who needed you more.
    The Carbone’s have lost another way too soon. The Carbone family will miss her immensely, she was a mother to all of us growing up & especially to my sister & I when our mother was also taken at an early age.
    Zia Maria always knew how to make a house a home, we felt at home when we visited Sioux Lookout every year & that didn’t stop when she relocated to the Bronx to start a new life with zio Alfonzo & the kids.the kitchen was open any time of the day or night & just like a Carbone she was a fantastic cook, her pastaciutta was my favorite.
    I will miss her..
    Ciao Zia te voglio tanto bene
    Susie, John, Tony, Robert & the family, our hearts go out to you for your loss, may you find solitude to know she is also with family.
    Love Aldo & Debbra Carbone

  11. Tony Bastone ( Montreal ) on August 27, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Zia was always a lovely person . It was always a pleasure to stop and visit with Her . I will Miss Her . My Heart goes out to my Cousins … Rest In Peace Zia …

  12. Larry and JoAnne Thompson on August 27, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Bastone family
    Our most sincere condolences for the loss of your mother, Maria. You have all our love and our deepest sympathy. May the beautiful memories you have of your beloved mother bring you comfort and peace, and smiles to your heart. God bless you, Maria.
    Love, Larry, JoAnne, and family. (Cospito/Thompson)

  13. Erminia, Andrew, Lauren and Caroline Maykut on August 27, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Zia Maria was so special to everyone in our family. She loved unconditionally and intensely. Her home was always open and welcoming. She was so proud of her family and grandchildren and great grandchildren and was passionately devoted to them all as well as her abounding faith.
    Thankyou for being a part of our lives Zia. Your life was a blessing and your memories will fill us with joy.
    John, Susie, Tony and Robert we send our heartfelt condolences and your mamma will live on in your hearts and lives through all she taught you and the memories she has left.
    Rest in Peace Zia. Pace con Dio. You are loved.

    Erminia, Andrew, Lauren and Caroline

  14. Angela Costa on August 28, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Una forte abbraccio a famiglia Bastone,
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you all. Zia Maria was loved and respected! We will miss her greatly!! She is dancing in heaven with nonna FRanca and Nonno Emilio, and many of our departed zia & zio’s❤️condolianze di famiglia Crispino , Maria Teresa, ) di Thunder Bay)

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