A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday October 13, 2018 at the Society of St. Paul Provential at 10 a.m. for Br. Peter Scalise who passed away Monday.
Br. Peter Scalise was born in Brooklyn NY on Oct 30, 1936 to Marie and Peter Scalise. He died in St. Elizabeth Hospital Youngstown on Oct. 8 after a brief illness. He entered the Society of St. Paul training program in Staten Island NY in 1955. He took his first vows in 1958 and Blessed James Alberione the founder of the Society of St Paul received his perpetual vows in 1963. In his life time of service to the Society of St. Paul and the Church, Br. Scalise was stationed at one time or another in all four United States locations, Staten Island NY, Derby NY, Canfield OH, and Dearborn MI. He also spent three years serving in the Society of St. Paul’s community in Sydney, Australia. He worked in the Society’s book publishing, audio visual and bookstore ministries. In Canfield he became very well known by the customers of the Southern Park and Eastwood Mall stores. He also served the community in a variety of administrative capacities such as bursar and Provincial Councilor. He particularly enjoyed being a cameraman for the televised weekly Mass of the Society of St. Paul that reaches hundreds of thousands of homes in Northeast Ohio. Over the years he generously helped the ailing members of the community. He drove them to doctor’s appointments, visited them when hospitalized. This was greatly appreciated by the community that he served. Laity and religious alike appreciated him as a consecrated religious in the service of the Church He is survived by his sister Jean Fragiorgi and his nephews Jason, Adam and Stephen.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday October 12, 2018 with a Vigil service at 7:30 p.m., at Society of St. Paul, 9531 Akron Canfield Rd. Canfield, Oh 44406.
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