Maria C. Snyder, 75, of North Port, Fla., passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Venice Regional Medical Center, Venice Fla.
Born and raised in Germany, she arrived in the United States in 1959, with her husband and settled in Winchester, Mass., where she raised her family and owned and operated an antique business for many years. She had called the Venice area home for more than a dozen years since retiring to Florida in 2000.
She is survived by her husband, of 54 years, Julius; son, David (Liza); daughter, Laura (Aaron); grandchildren, Quinn and Sarah; sisters, Inga and Rena; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in her honor will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Farley Funeral Home at 5900 S. Biscayne Drive in North Port. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ECHO (Everyone Can Help Others) Committee of Lazy River Village at 10500 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port FL, 34287.