|Died||1945 (Aged 51/52)|
|Portrayed by||Joan Copeland|
Maria married Antonio Scaletta in the small Sicilian village of San Martino, in 1920. Soon after, in 1921 their daughter Francesca was born, followed by their son Vito in 1925. The family moved to America sometime in 1932 for a better life, but instead Maria and her family were met with poverty and many hardships. She watched as her family started to fall down in front of her, with her husband slowly dying from drinking and among other things, and then finally died from drowning. She now lives with only her daughter and slowly waits for something good to come of her family. She had another son born sometime after Vito, but he died of sickness at an early age. She continues to live in the same apartment that she, her husband and two children have lived in since they came to America. Her daughter continues to live with her and support both herself and her mother by taking a job at the Trago Oil Depot. Maria is a devoted Roman Catholic woman.
In Chapter 6, Francesca tells Vito that their mother is sick. Vito tells Francesca to get her to the doctor. Unfortunately, while Francesca was visiting Vito, Maria had died. Some point after she left, after a day of training with Leone Galante, he receives a letter informing him that his mother died. This is the only time that Vito cries in Mafia II.
- In the "Christmas Confession" trailer for Mafia II, she is seen with Vito at the church. After confessing his sins, Vito calls a cab for his mother and shortly after, gets in a car with Joe, Henry and Eddie. However, this scene does not appear in the final game, but is mentioned in Chapter 12.
- She seems to dislike her son hanging out with Joe.
- The song "Oh Marie" by Louis Prima is heard in the début trailer for Mafia II and on Empire Classic Radio. Marie is a variant of the name Maria.
- She is similar to Adriana Yanira Lopez from Grand Theft Auto 4: The Ballad Of Gay Tony. They both try to point their sons in the right direction. Adriana was, however, a bit more of a hypocrite as she did accept the money that Luis Lopez made at the club, compared to Maria who was depicted as a devout and religious person.