Obituary: Jane Marie Scalise Mitchell
December 21, 2012
Jane Marie Scalise Mitchell (nee McGinley) entered eternal life on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at the South Lyon Medical Center/Long Term Care in Yerington, Nev. She was 91.
Jane was born in Buffalo, N. Y. on Nov. 27, 1921 the daughter of Frank and Nina McGinley. From New York, the family moved to Southern California where she would fall in love with and marry Guy Scalise. They had two children, Joseph and Guy, Jr.. In 1953, they moved to Las Vegas, Nev. where she would spend most of her life. She was a professional singer and performed at many locations on the Las Vegas strip. She was also a member of the Golden Tappers, and several square dance troupes and enjoyed entertaining in many different venues. She sparkled in front of an audience and loved going to nursing homes and putting smiles on the resident’s faces. Jane was also known for hosting theme dinners, wrote a Dutch cookbook, and was Ms. Senior Las Vegas. In addition to her glamorous life, Jane loved her family, and her home was always a welcome gathering place. Besides her passion for singing and dancing, she was also fortunate to have traveled the world over, visiting many unique places. She lit up a room with her smile, her Irish eyes and bubbly personality. In her later years, she moved up to Carson City to be closer to her sons.
Jane is survived by her Son, Joe Scalise; her five grandchildren, Jay, Sunni, Sara, Ryan and Scott; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Guy Scalise; her siblings, Mae, Delores (Dottie) and Frank; her son, Guy Scalise, Jr. and her grandson, Tony.
We will miss her presence but are so grateful for the incredibly long and rich life she lived. Her love and laughter touched all who knew her and she will be forever remembered in our hearts. Another angel in the heavenly choir.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in the spring.
Family and Friends are invited to sign her online guest book at http://www.FRFH.net. Sympathy cards may be sent directly to her son from this site.
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Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Freitas Rupracht Funeral Home 25 Hwy 208 Yerington, NV 89447 (775) 463-2911