November 24, 2020

Mrs. Maria Di Pietro

Mrs. Maria Calvaresi Di Pietro, age 88 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Grave side services for Mrs. Di Pietro were conducted Sunday, February 8, 2015, 4:00 P.M. at Heard County Memorial Gardens in Franklin, Georgia with the Reverends Archie Gibelli and Carlos Dinarte officiating.

Congregational music was led by Mrs. Di Pietro’s grandson, Samuel Gibelli.

Those serving as pallbearers were Samuel Gibelli, William Rodriquez, Joel Barralaga, Isaul Rodriquez, Ronnie Saucida, and Alberto Belzquez. A memorial service will follow at a later date.

Mrs. Di Pietro was born on April 3, 1926, in Citi Cordoba, Argentina, the daughter of the late Jose Calvaresi and Anna Fioravanti Calvaresi.

At a very early age she felt the call of God leading her to follow in her parents footsteps to become a missionary.  She did this with great zeal! She along with her parents and later her children were instrumental in building thirteen churches in South America. Once while traveling to a remote location in the jungle she was bitten by a rattle snake.

Her faith and healing influenced many of the native people to become believers.  When she became and adult and married she felt led to work with those in her country who had contracted Tuberculosis.  In many cases her tender touch and the medicines she provided was the only help these sick, downtrodden people had. Her gift of music was a joy to all who heard her play.

Wherever she went if the need for a pianist arose she was willing to fill in. After the loss of her husband she came to live with her daughter and assisted them she and her husband in ministry with Spanish speaking people. Even in her weakened condition she worshiped the Lord she loved with her last breath.   She was a loving mother who will always remain in the hearts of her family and those she served.

She is survived by two daughters, Ruth and Joseph Doblack of Los Banos, CA., and Ana and Archie Gibelli and Franklin, GA.; son, Tito Di Pietro of Scotts Valley, CA., and six  adoring grandchildren.

Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Adrianna Di Pietro.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.



  1. Roger Barber says

    So sorry for your loss, Gibelli family. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  2. The Duncan's says

    So very sorry to hear that Mama has passed. She was indeed a wonderful example of a Christian woman who had a great love for her family and, most of all, for her God. Ana, Archie, Ruth and all of the rest of this family we love you and share in your loss. Our thought and prayers are now and will be in the future with your precious family.

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