Mary (Polidoro) Scialla, age 103, died Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Mrs. Scialla was born in Paterson, the daughter of the late Michael and the late Lucia (Pacelli) Polidoro. She lived in Wayne and was formerly of Paterson. Before retiring over 20 years ago, Mary was employed by Valley Brooke Cleaners in Wayne, as a presser.
Mary enjoyed playing bingo and listening to music. She loved dancing with friends and family. Above all, she valued the quality time she spent hosting siblings and their spouses in her home of many years. Mary was an avid baker and cook. Over the years, she became known for her famous anisette cookies and her beloved lasagna. Moreso, Mary reveled in life's simpler
pleasures and for many of us that is how she will be remembered. It was customary for her to enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner each night. Her vibrant smile and infectious laughter will forever be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.
Mrs. Scialla is survived by her beloved daughter Rose (Gary) Kaetzel and son Neil (Rachel) Scialla; her loving grandchildren, Michael Rennie, Kristen Kaetzel (Anthony Imbruglia), Marisa Scialla, and Matthew Scialla; her cherished great-grandchildren, Anthonymichael Imbruglia and Alessia Imbruglia; and her dear sister Lucy Tedesco.
She was predeceased by her husband, Mario (d. 1999); her son, Mario, Jr. (d. 1979); her brothers Frank Polidoro, Salvatore Polidoro, Angelo Polidoro, Vincent Polidoro and Thomas Polidoro; her sisters Ruth Barbaris, Caroline Cleary and Rose Schopperth; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting will be on Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 8-9 a.m. at the funeral home before the funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin RC Church, 45 Urban Club Rd, Wayne.
Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Totowa.
Please consider a donation to your favorite charity in Mary's name.