Ratiu, Maria 89, of Aurora passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at Provena Mercy Medical Center. She was born August 6, 1923 in Romania. Maria was a member of St. George Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church for over forty years. She is survived by her four children, John (Florica) Ratiu, Victoria (Traian) Girbovan, Grigore (Viorica) Ratiu, III, Octavian (Isaura) Ratiu; five grandchildren, Betta Ratiu, Monica Ratiu, Janeta Ratiu, Grigore Ratiu IV, Octavian A. Ratiu; a great grandson, Dylan Patrick Ratiu; many nieces, nephews and cousins in the Chicago land area and Romania. She is preceded in death by her husband, Grigore Ratiu II; her parents, John and Anna (Chindris) Pop; several infant sons. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:30 AM from THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY to St. George Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church at 10:00 AM; Fr. Frederick Peterson, O.S.B. will officiate with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, August 13, 2012 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 North Lake Street, Aurora. 630-631-5500. Please visit our new interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com to leave condolences for Maria's family or sign the guest book. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Maria's name to St. George Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church, 720 Rural Street Aurora, Illinois 60505.
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Published in Beacon News on Aug. 12, 2012