Ms PATTEN: I would also like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Maria Spadaro, who died tragically after being struck by a car on Aberdeen Street in Reservoir on 16 February. She had lived in Reservoir since migrating from Italy in 1965. She is deeply missed and was a stalwart at the Preston Market as well as the Broadway markets. After her grandmother’s death, Teresa Hermence was stunned by the outpouring of grief for Maria.
I never realised how loved she was until I went to the street where the accident happened and someone from every single house came out to tell me how beautiful she was and they were all tearing up.
Maria is a beloved mother and mother-in-law to many children. Vale, Maria.
Fiona Patten MP
Leader of Reason
Member for Northern Metropolitan Region
Members statement 3/3/21