Mary L. Scolese
1930 - 2021
Mary L. (Rinaldi) Scolese, 91, passed away peacefully at Penn Highlands DuBois on September 23, 2021. She was surrounded by her loved ones as she peacefully crossed into heaven. She was born on March 20, 1930, to the late Sebastiano Ricardo and Ramona (Sorbelli) Rinaldi. Mary was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Altar Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters of America, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #540. She was an avid bowler for over twenty years. She enjoyed playing bingo and liked to cook for her family.

She is preceded in death by husband, Anthony Scolese, son, John Scolese and son in law, James Buskirk. She left behind five children, Nancy Buskirk of Reynoldsville, Toni (Michael) Buchheit of Ridgway, Diana (Al) Polehonki of California, Rosie (Eugene) Leach of Reynoldsville, Sherry (Chris Moore) Scolese of Reynoldsville, daughter-in-law, Linda Scolese of Reynoldsville, 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

There will be no public viewing. A public Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 607 E. Main Street, Reynoldsville, PA 15851, beginning at 11am and officiated by Father William Barron. Interment will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co., PA. Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting
Published by Ridgway Record from Sep. 24 to Sep. 25, 2021.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Mary's Catholic Church (Reynoldsville)
607 E. Main St., Reynoldsville, PA
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Condolences to the family! Mary will be sadly missed by many!
Linda G Hassan
September 28, 2021
Rosie, So sorry to hear about your mother. It won't be the same at the Reynoldville Firehall on Friday nights. She was such a sweet person, always smiling and someone that I looked forward to seeing there. She will be missed.
Janet Krapf
September 26, 2021
Sending my deepest heartfelt condolences to Bill, Nancy and the family. Remember Mary playing Bingo and selling rip off tickets. A very dear friend. She will be with you always in your heart and memories!
Linda Hassan
September 26, 2021
Mary will be missed. I have some fond memories of her and the whole family, including our time with Sr. Suzanne! Keep the happy memories closest, all.
Rick Reed
September 25, 2021
So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.
Karen Gralla
September 25, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Bill, Nancy and other families. She was a great person and at bingo she told me about Blue SMU for pain. She will be missed selling rip-offs. I will keep her in my prayers.
Rita Krishart
September 25, 2021
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