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Maria Heide

Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Maria Heide

STERLING – Maria Pignatelli Heide, 52, of Sterling, passed away unexpectedly, yet quietly, Friday, June 21, 2013, at her home in the company of a dear friend, Cami.

Maria was born Aug. 29, 1960, the daughter of John and Ermenia Pignatelli of Sterling.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Heide of Fort Wayne, Ind.; her sister, Regina ‘Ginni’ Pignatelli Cox of Charleston, S.C.; and nephews, Jonathan and Michael Cox, and grandnephew, Logan Cox, all of Prophetstown.

Private services with family and close friends will be announced Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be sent to McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.

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