Mrs. Maria Mainiero Schiveree, age 76, of Buford, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2006. Mrs. Schiveree was born on August 13, 1930, and raised in Nutley, New Jersey. She was a homemaker and graduate of Jacksonville University. Mrs. Schiveree was past president of the Buford Woman's Club, a member of the Stonehedge Garden Club, and an active member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and served Christ in the church's Stephen Ministry. Mrs. Schiveree was an avid bridge player, accomplished quilter, golfer, gardener, swimmer, and calligrapher who loved the North Georgia Mountains and the beach. She enjoyed travels to Europe many times with her children and grandchildren and also traveled to Nicaragua to help build homes as part of the Amigos for Christ mission. Mrs. Schiveree is survived by her husband of 56 years, Mr. John J. Schiveree of Buford; sister, Marilyn Mainiero Trayner of Toms River, NJ; brother, Nicholas Mainiero and wife, Carol Mainiero of Nutley, NJ; four children, daughter, Susanne Schiveree Gleaton and husband, Frederick N. Gleaton of Atlanta; son, John E. Schiveree of Lawrenceville; daughter, Julia Schiveree Boren of Roswell; daughter, Jennifer Schiveree Farmer and husband, Thomas K. Farmer, Jr.; and grandchildren, Sarah, Amelia, and Sam Gleaton of Atlanta, John and Emily Boren of Roswell, and Kathryn and Christina Schiveree of Lawrenceville. The Funeral Mass will be held for Mrs. Schiveree on Saturday, December 30, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. The service will be held at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Flowery Branch, with Father Fred Wendel as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford. The Schiveree family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Marie Schiveree, to Amigos For Christ, c/o Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542. Funds will be used to build a church in her memory in Nicaragua. Amigos for Christ is an international nonprofit organization, established by members of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in 1997, as a mission to aid poor children in rural Nicaragua. Mr. John J. Schiveree served as the first president of Amigos for Christ and currently serves on its board of directors. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.