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Mary E. Scovell

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Scovell, Mary E. Born March 31, 1952, in Green Bay, WI. Born to Eternal Life Wednesday, November 28, 2012, age 60. Beloved daughter of the late Richard and Alice Scovell. Cherished sister of John (Cheri) Scovell, Jim (LeeAnn) Scovell and Susie (Jack) Watson. Loving aunt to 15 nieces and nephews, and 12 grand nieces and nephews. Also survived by many other cousins, dear friends and wonderful and amazing students. Gathering and Memorial Service at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 12130 West Center Street, Wauwatosa, WI 53222 on Friday, December 28, from 10AM-1PM. The Mass of Remembrance begins at 12 noon. Mary had a great love for music, literature, film and theatre. She herself was a talented musician, teacher and an advocate for the arts in education. Gifted with a beautiful voice, she won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition in the Wisconsin district in 1977. She then sang leading roles with the Milwaukee Opera Company as well as in musical theater for over 8 years and worked as a paraprofessional aide in the music department at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts for 24 years. She was well-loved by many students and colleagues there. Mary specialized in vocal instruction and served as musical director for many of the school's musicals. Later in her career, she also assisted in the school's special education classroom. Mary's committed and thoughtful instruction inspired not only success, but a great deal of gratitude and self-confidence in those she taught. She remained in touch with many of her students long after graduation, cheering them on in their struggles and accomplishments. In the last years of her life, Mary was a much loved member of the St. Joseph adult choir and bell choir. Mary was also preceded in death by several canine friends, whom she loved dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society.

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Dec. 9, 2012
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