August 28, 1918 - December 20, 2020
Olivia Nunez Scalisi, 102, of Lake Charles died peacefully in Ponchatoula, LA, on Sunday, December 20, 2020. She was born August 28, 1918 in Erath, LA, to Jules and Jeanne Nunez. In 1936, she married Jerome Marion Scalisi of Abbeville, LA, and the couple moved to Lake Charles, where they had 5 children and were members of Immaculate Conception Parish. Mrs. Scalisi was a 72-year member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She had been a resident at Villa Maria Retirement Center for four years before evacuating to Ponchatoula for Hurricane Laura. She loved the staff and her time at Villa Maria and had many friends there. In her younger years, Mrs. Scalisi spent much of her free time volunteering, such as being a Pink Lady at Christus St. Patrick’s Hospital, tutoring 2nd and 3rd grade girls in reading and grammar, and bringing goodies to shut-ins and nursing home residents. She also worked in retail sales and retired at the age of 75. After retirement, she devoted time to her gardening and taking various art classes. She loved music and made sure her children had the opportunity to learn various instruments. She is survived by daughters Juanette Scalisi Gant of Golden, CO, Kathleen Scalisi Allen and Debra Scalisi (William) Corbett, both of Ponchatoula, LA. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of beloved nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jules and Jeanne Nunez, her husband, Jerome Scalisi, a daughter, Phyllis Jeanne Penning and her son, Jerry Allen Scalisi, as well as a great-great granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Roland Nunez and her sister, Lula Belle Stelly. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations to the Cathedral, to a Hurricane Laura Relief Fund, or to the charity of your choice. Relatives and friends ae invited to attend the visitation at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Lake Charles on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Consolata Cemetery.
Olivia Nunez Scalisi, 102, of Lake Charles died peacefully in Ponchatoula, LA, on Sunday, December 20, 2020. She was born August 28, 1918 in Erath, LA, to Jules and Jeanne Nunez. In 1936, she married Jerome Marion Scalisi of Abbeville, LA, and... View Obituary & Service Information
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