SCALISE MARIE SUSAN (TARQUINIO) We lost our dear mother, on January 5, 2017, after months of fighting a very aggressive form of leukemia. Born on October 10, 1925, she was the devoted wife of 57 years to our dad, the late Joseph Scalise. She was the youngest of four children born to the late Alfred Tarquinio and Costanza Di Ianni. She was preceded by her brothers, Filbert, Tulio and Frank and their wives, Agnes, Phyllis and Bonnie. She is survived by her two children, Connie Cerminara and her husband, Ralph, and Gary Scalise and his partner, Keith Koll. Mom was ever so proud of her two grandsons, Ralph Cerminara and his wife, Valerie, and Anthony Cerminara. She was equally proud of her four grandchildren, Kaylee, Cody, Kylee and Kiara. They brought great joy to their biggest fan, both before and during her illness. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. We were blessed to know the love of this extraordinary woman every second of our lives. She showed us how to live a fulfilling life and she showed us how to face the inevitable with undeniable grace and courage. In accordance with her expressed wishes, there was no viewing, only a small service in the chapel of Calvary Cemetery attended by her immediate family. We would like to extend our thanks to the Family Hospice and to ManorCare in Green Tree for the kindness and outstanding care both offered our mom. Finally, it was our mom's request that this notice run only after all arrangements had taken place. Arrangements by BEINHAUERS, 412-531-4000. Please view or add tributes at: www.beinhauer.com .
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