Maria Carmela Wihbey 75, passed away early on Tuesday Sept 25 in St. Petersburg, FL.
She is survived by her sister, Antoinette Moher; children, Jacqueline Wihbey, Valerie Girrens (Conrad); Dr. Wayne Wihbey (Dr. Jeanine Wihbey); grandchildren, Danielle and Dylan Girrens & Alyssa, Gianna and Katherine Wihbey.
Maria was called a “miracle child” by many in the medical community due to her drive to survive many medical obstacles in the last 12 years.
Maria immigrated to United States from Torella dei Lombardi, Italy following the war at the age of 7 with her family to Connecticut. After raising her three children, Maria became a real-estate broker owning her own business Shell Realty. Maria had a creative soul and could be seen late night, crafting with her children and grandchildren
Maria was happiest dancing the night away and would love to have a martini with blue cheese olives even before this became popular. Cheers Maria!
A celebration of life will be hosted from 10-11 am with services beginning at 11 am on Saturday, September 29 at David C .Gross Funeral Home, 6366 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL.
In lieu of flowers please make donation on Maria’s behalf at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center at http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=5416217&pg=personal&fr_id=39300
David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Central Avenue Chapel in St. Petersburg is serving the family.