Michelina (Ma Ma) Scalese of West Scranton passed away Friday with her loving family by her side at the Allied Services Hospice Center. Her husband of 55 years is James Scalese Sr.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Michael John Colonna and Rose Bucci Colonna. Prior to her retirement she was employed by Dr. Lentini as a medical billing specialist.
She enjoyed taking vacations to Lancaster, and going on cruises, but the most important thing in her life was her family, she loved taking care of all of them, she was loved and will be missed by all.
She was a member of St. Ann’ Basilica Parish.
Also surviving is a son, James Scalese Jr. and wife Michelle, Tiffany Estates, Troop; three grandchildren, Dominique, Jaimi, and Jordan; four great grandchildren, Azlyn, Lael, Julia, and River; A sister, Gloria Wasalinko and husband George, Scranton; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Gerri Mayer.
The funeral will be conducted Tuesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave. With Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Ann’s Basilica Church, 1250 St. Ann St. Interment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects at the funeral home Tuesday 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.