Maria A Gerardi – Beloved mother, grandmother and sister. Maria was born to Felice and Amelia Bocchino in Brooklyn, NY April 3, 1938 and passed away peacefully at her home on Staten Island on January 18, 2022. Maria is survived by Mark and his wife Carolyn, their children Michael Jon Gerardi and Lance Corporal Alexander Marcus Gerardi, USMC and her son Christopher. She was the eldest of 6 children and is survived by her 4 sisters, brother and nieces and nephews. Maria has been laid to rest in Moravian Cemetery. The burial took place on January 24th and was presided over by Father Victor. Maria retired from the Veterans Administration after 20 years of dedicated service. She loved reading, gardening, astrology, classical comedies, cooking, baking, music and Asian decor. Those who knew her best will surely remember her contagious laugh and as she would say, "sense of human". She had an adventurous spirit and travelled with her church group to Italy and The Cameroun in West Africa. Those wishing to remember her may make a donation in her name to St Jude's Children Hospital or whatever charity they might support. She will be missed.