Maria was a resident of the Westmoreland Volunteers of America Group Home in Baton Rouge. She died on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was 54 and a native of New Orleans. Visitation at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 11:30 a.m. until Mass at 1:30 p.m. Burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Survived by her sisters, Sue Amoroso Robichaux and Antonia Amoroso; brother, August J. Amoroso Jr.; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, August J. Amoroso; mother, Rose Drake Amoroso; and sister, Jonell Amoroso Dolsen. Maria never met a stranger and was invariably polite and friendly to all. Her smile lit up the room. She was loved by all her family and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Pallbearers will be members of the family.