Maria Model was born Tuesday, May 19th, 1953. She passed away on Thursday, January 6th, 2022. She was 68 years old. Born in the Bronx, New York she was the daughter of Francesco and Leonides Cannariato. Growing up, many people knew her as "Cookie". Maria was a proud mother of her daughter, Marcy Scudder and a wonderful grandmother to her two grandchildren, Emma and Marty Junior. Maria was also a great Aunt and was very much loved by her nieces and nephews.
Maria is survived by her former spouse, Barry Model. She is also survived by her siblings, Frances "Christie" Mancusi (Lenny), Frank (Josephine) and Joey. She is predeceased by her brother, Thomas.
Maria was a kind woman with a generous heart and an amazing spirit. She had a love for the ocean; she was once an amazing dancer and singer. She cooked with love and believed that good food was happiness for the soul. She was selfless, independent and full of light and laughter. Her smile was contagious. She was loved by so many and will forever be missed.