Maria Bertorelli

Maria Bertorelli (nee Armanini),  a longtime resident of the Bronx, was called to our Lord on January 14, 2023. She was 85 years old. She was defined by her love for her son and grandchildren.

Maria was born on November 9, 1937 in Pracchiola, Italy to the late Valentino and Pasquina (Fiori) Armanini. She was predeceased by her husband Giuseppe Bertorelli. She was a devoted mother to Claudio Bertorelli and his wife Michelle; adored grandmother of Gabriella and Joseph; beloved sister of Dino (Pierina); and was loved by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and friends, who were considered family by her. She held a special place in her heart for them. Maria was predeceased  by her brother Lino (Renata) Armanini and her sister Lydia (Armanni) Ferruccio Santini. One of her greatest joys was  watching her grandchildren.  Maria will be missed. May She Rest in Peace.

Visiting will be Thursday from 4-8pm at John Dormi & Sons Funeral Home, 1121 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends who wish to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visiting hours Bertorelli Virtual Visitation . Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10am at St. Clare’s Church, 1918 Paulding Avenue, Bronx. Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, East 233rd Street & Webster Avenue, Bronx. In lieu of flowers donation can be made in Maria’s name to the American Cancer Society



  1. Kathy on January 17, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Dear Claudio, Michelle and family,
    So deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of your LOVING Maria!! Her loving & welcoming heart will be missed by soo many!!! I will cherish our many conversations, her laugh but most of all her warm & beautiful smile. Maia had such a pure love of life in when faced with challenges- may we learn from her beautiful example of true optimism & positivity! May your hearts be comforted by ALL the wonderful times you all shared & knowing you truly were the center of her universe!May Maria find comfort in the Lords hands beside her loving husband!!
    With Heartfelt Sympathy,

  2. Tizia Trevetten on January 18, 2023 at 6:12 am

    What a beautiful picture of such a. Beautiful lady inside and out! It seems impossible that she is gone! She is adored by so many and everyone has such wonderful memories of what a dynamic, funny, kind and loving person she was! Our deepest condolences Claudio and family – life will be so lacking without her in it! I am sure everyone in heaven is so happy to have her join them and I know she is loving, guiding and comforting all of you every moment of everyday and will continue to do so! God Bless Maria and her beautiful family and friends. peace and love to all!

  3. Dorothy and Gus Dellapina on January 19, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Claudio and family,

    We offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Mom. So very sad to hear of her passing. We remember seeing her occasionally after Masses at St Clare’s and in the neighborhood during the time we lived there (until 2013). She always had the brightest smile and was so good-natured. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your cherished memories will be a comfort to you as time passes.

    Dorothy and Gus Dellapina

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