Mary Josephine Scavo


HOUSTON: Our loving Mary passed away on December 30, 2018 from complications due to illness. Mary was born to Antonio & Mary Sellaro Pinarelli on December 28, 1930 in Carbon County, Utah in the heart of Coal Country. She married Frank Ross Scavo, who served as a Marine Corp pilot during WW II and worked as a United Mine Worker until retiring in 1985. Mary worked many jobs in the local community to include store clerk, bank teller, shop worker and later shop foreman for Western Mine Tool where she worked until age 70, due to losing Frank in 1987.

Mary was well known for her warm smile, love of people and trying to help young people get ahead whether trying to get them jobs or give them advice.  She loved music, dancing and playing her harmonica. She had a very competitive spirit which was demonstrated by her playing underhand, fast-pitch softball as a catcher and bowling for many years, and a recreational gambler at casinos and NFL advocate. Mary was a devout Dallas Cowboys fan for many years before she moved to Texas in 2008 and thereafter. She truly lived life to the fullest!

She was survived by her son, Frank A. Scavo & Cindy of Milwaukee, WI; former daughter-in-law, Jeanie Scavo of Salt Lake City, UT; daughter, Toni M. Hyler & John of Spring, TX; Santina L. Daily & Adam and great granddaughter Gianna Malone of Spring, TX; grandson Rocky Scavo & Jennifer and great grandsons Anthony & Nicholas of Tulsa, OK; and grandson Ross Scavo & Stacy of Tallahassee, FL.  Mary was the survivor of seven siblings and has a multitude of nieces, nephews, second & third cousins in Utah, California, Colorado, Michigan and Texas. A funeral mass was held for Mary on February 15, 2019,  at Saints Simon & Jude Catholic Church in The Woodlands, TX 77381. Burial Service will take place on July 20, 2019, in Helper, Utah, and afterwards friends can pay their respects between the hours of 1 – 3:00 pm at the Helper City Auditorium.

In lieu of flowers please have a mass said for Mary and especially for world peace, as she was named after the Virgin Mary, the Queen of Peace.

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