Maria Simboli Trinchini

Maria Simboli Trinchini

September 20, 1942 - May 21, 2020

We announce with great sadness that Maria Simboli-Trinchini passed away on May 21, 2020 in Montreal after battling Lewy Body Dementia with great courage. She was 77 years young. 

We wish to remember Maria for all that she has accomplished and, most importantly, for all the help she has so effortlessly given to others.

Maria came to Montreal with her family from Scanno, Italy.  Her parents, Saturnino Simboli (deceased) and Anna Fronterotta (deceased) wanted a better life for their daughters. Maria was ten years old and her sister, Lia, was fourteen.  Speaking only Italian, she quickly learned French and English.  She happily adapted to her new home and made many new friends.  Later she graduated with Honours from Holy Names High School with a secretarial degree.  She soon started to work as a secretary at Dupont in downtown Montreal and became a valued employee there.

Maria met her husband at an early age.  She literally met her Romeo; Romeo Trinchini. They fell in love and married in 1961.  They eventually moved to St.Leonard on Deslierres St. where they created an amazing life for their family.  Maria took pride in everything that she did and that included her three children; Fiorella, Anna and Marco.  She decided to stay at home with her children. Her energy as a mother, a homemaker, a friend, a neighbour and a volunteer defined who she was.  Later, once the children were all at school, she returned to work as a secretary at Laurier MacDonald High School.  There, she proved her invaluable contribution to the High School community.  She never hesitated to help the students or the teachers.  And, one always knew where they stood with Maria!  Her work ethics and efficiency were indisputable; her compassion, remarkable.

Maria is survived by her ever-loving husband, Romeo Trinchini.  She is also survived by her three children whom she was so proud of; Fiorella (John Saba), Anna (Sal Rivera) and Marco.  She also leaves behind her grandchildren whom she adored; Andria, Gabriella, Chiara, Gianluca, Max and Manny.  Also left behind are her beloved sister and brother-in-law, Lia and Trento, along with her nephews, Joe and Vince with their families.

A very special thank you to Maria’s cousin, Dalida, who has lovingly supported the Family with her continued presence and friendship.  To all the families and friends, a heartfelt thank you for all the help, kindness and support.

It is difficult to summarize a life so full of love, happiness and accomplishments in so few words.   Maria was a pillar in her family and in her community.   She touched so many lives with her words of wisdom and compassion and all with a great smile!  She loved to travel and discover new places and meet new people.  She never tired of living her life to the fullest.

It’s hard to imagine a world without Maria……

We love you and you are dearly missed by all.


The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 19th , 2020 at 10:00am at the Loreto Funeral Complex in St. Leonard  The burial will take place at 1:00pm at the Repos Saint-Francois D’Assise in the east end of Montreal. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Maria Simboli-Trinchini to the Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital in support of Dr. Joshua Aaron Sonnen’s research on Lewy Body Dementia.  Donations can be made online at or by phone at (514)398-1958.

A big thank you to Dr. Madeleine Sharp and Jennifer Doran from the Neurological Institute for their continued kindness and professionalism.

Due to the COVID Pandemic situation, we cannot receive everyone at the funeral service or the cemetery.  We will, however, organize a mass and a gathering when the situation allows for it.  At that time, Maria’s life will be honoured and celebrated as it should be.   Everyone will be given the opportunity to bid farewell to a great woman!


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  1. From my family to yours, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these trying times. Maria has been part of my life for close to 40 years. And throughout those years, I have held her wisdom, encouragement and guidance close to my heart. I know she is smiling down from Heaven and keeping a watchful eye over her beautiful family.

  2. Maria was an amazing person, who captured everyone’s heart with her infectious laughter.
    You will be miss by all.
    Elena Caruso

  3. So very sad . My sincere sympathies to all her beautiful family. Rip
    Beautiful, gracious and just loved her smile!🙏🙏🙏

  4. Naturally, I have amazing memories of our families picnicking, bbq-ing and playing bocce together in Plattsburgh, of Christmas’ or NYEve’s at my aunt Silvana’s, of the countless gatherings throughout our years with our families.

    All great memories of my childhood with you guys. I particularly remember playing a card game (was it called Wall Street? or stock exchange?). Anna, I had brought that up at my mom’s funeral and we laughed about it.

    Losing a parent leaves a big hole in your heart, and a mother in particular. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish she were here…I miss mine deeply…..Remember…..She will never leave you.

    “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.
    Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, still very dear.”

    Condolences to your whole family starting with your dad Romeo, and your siblings and spouses: Fiorella, John, Anna, Sal, Marco, and all your respective kids…..Lia, Trento, Joe and Vince and all their kids….and her bowling buddies, in particular my aunt Silvana and uncle Gianna and Dalida and Pietro,

    May she rest in peace ❤️
    Rosanna (

  5. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May she rest in peace .
    You are in our prayers.

  6. Maria was all that was mentioned above and a dear friend to me for more than 50 years. I will miss her greatly but will keep her in my heart and thoughts forever. All my love to her dear family, Gail Forrest

  7. Our deepest condolences to
    you and your family, may Maria rest in peace.
    You are in my prayers.

  8. Dear Anna, Fiorella and family.
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. From your wonderful stories, I know she was an amazing woman, and you are all a reflection of her. May she rest in peace.

  9. I cannot express the sadness I feel for your loss. I can still hear her laughter, I can still see her smile. Her energy and kindness will never be forgotten.
    A story to share: I remember when I bought my dining room table and we couldn’t find a tablecloth to fit…just like that, she made me 2. For the past 20 years, every time I took out those tablecloths, I always say “thank goodness Maria made us these!” . They are a symbol of her kindness and thoughtfulness. It was what she was about- always thinking about others and ready to help.
    She will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace. 🌹

  10. Most sincerest condolences to you and the family. Thoughts, prayers and memories in my heart. Rest in peace.

  11. Our sincere condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  12. Le nostre sentite condoglianze a tutti voi da Maria e Giovanni Di Molfetta. Un caloroso abbraccio dai fratelli Carfagnini a Scanno

  13. My deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time. Maria and I worked together for many years at Laurier Macdonald High School. She was a dedicated worker always willing to go the extra mile for anyone. She will be in our hearts and memories forever.

  14. Maria was a colleague at Laurier Macdonald High School for 23 years.
    She was an exceptional worker, a great colleague and a good friend.
    My condolences to the family.

  15. Our Deepest Condolences to all the Family at this very difficult time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May her soul rest in peace.

  16. Ciao Maria con la tua scomparsa abbiamo tutti un’amica una confidente una persona straordinaria sempre pronta a dare un consiglio e una buona parola Riposa in pace 🙏