In San Francisco February 4, 2007. Beloved wife of Misiepo Fuaau; loving mother of Abel Fuaau; cherished sister of Anna Piccolomini of Leominster, MA; endeared daughter of Emidio and Concetta Piccolomini. Also survived by her niece Lisa Miscia and nephew, Alex Bellegarde. Maria was a native of Leominster, MA, born April 29, 1950. She was a member of the National Association of Women Business owners and owned and operated Pelican Delivery, Inc. for over 20 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday, February 8 from 5 - 9 pm with a Vigil at 7 pm and attend the Funeral Service Friday, February 9 at 10:30 am, all in the Tiffany Chapel of CYPRESS LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, CA. Interment to follow at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA.
despite the trial that working for maria could be, i think she really deserves a messenger wake ... she really did love the business, and despite how much she may have driven us all crazy, she usually did right in the end. and it *was* a great place to cut my teeth as a messenger - and a great crew to work with that first year or so.
talked to john today - seems she was diagnosed with liver cancer in dec - always a bad one, liver cancer - and then it was basically discovered, soon after, just how bad it was... it had metastasized to her kidney, so transplants were out of the quest ion... liver cancer can be really aggressive, and this all showed up between last years checkup and this dec ember... i remember she was always going to the doctor for checkups so its not like she slacked off on it.
pelican goes on, apparently - the family wanted to close it down for a bit, but john convinced them that maria wouldn't have wanted that - lance was remember her saying that if she died dispatching, we should just push her off the chair and take over..