Maria De Ferraris, 91, a resident of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at McCrite Plaza in Briarcliff in Kansas City, MO. She was born September 8, 1929 to Giovanni and Anna (Rabar) Flegar in Trieste, Italy.
Maria met Pompilio De Ferraris in Melbourne, Australia and was united in marriage on May 3, 1958. Pompilio and Maria came to the United States in 1967. She was a housewife and enjoyed raising her boys. While living Warren, MI she was a parishioner of St. Clement Church, and actively participated with the choir at the church and for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Maria and Pompilio retired in 1995 and moved to Arizona. In 2015 Maria moved to Kansas City, MO, where she was a parishioner of St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, MO. Maria was also an active participant at McCrite Plaza. She was a forceful leader for her family. Maria was trilingual, speaking Italian, English, and Croatian. She enjoyed singing, reading and crocheting.
Survivors include her son, Daniel De Ferraris and his wife Rose of Kansas City, MO; brother, Elia Flegar and his wife Edina of Trieste, Italy; grandchildren, Nicholas, Olivia, Victoria, and Noah De Ferraris. Maria is preceded in death by her husband, Pompilio De Ferraris; son, David De Ferraris; parents, Giovanni and Anna Flegar.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 2, 2020 at St. James Catholic Church, 309 S. Stewart Rd, Liberty, MO, with Rev. Michael Roach presiding. Her family will receive friends and family from 9-10:00 a.m. prior to mass at the church. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Kansas City Hospice. Burial will take place in Mesa, AZ at a later time. The mass will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/StJamesLibertyMO. All CODID-19 guidelines will be enforced at the church. Memories of Maria and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyesfuneralchapel.com.