Faye Scalera

February 5, 2021


Faye Mary Scalera (nee Capezzera), 87, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on February 5, 2021.

Faye was predeceased by her husband Michael J. Scalera II and mother Anna Capezzera.  Mother to Anna Maria Romano, Michelle Stecky, Michael J. Scalera III, Marcella Scalera-Budd and Marc-Anthony Scalera.  Beloved grandmother to; Danielle Del Sordo and Robert Romano II, Olivia and Victoria Stecky, Michael J. IV and Nicole Scalera, Giana and Celena Budd, Marc Anthony Jr. and Delaney “Carmella” Scalera and Great Grandson Marco A. Grasso.  In addition to her beloved sister Sue (Capezzera) Antini and Brother Anthony Capezzera and her cherished in-laws; Robert Romano, Raymond Stecky, Barbara Scalera and David Budd Sr. and loving nieces and nephews.

Faye was born on April 11, 1933, in Newark NJ, one of the “Greatest Generation”.  She graduated from Arts High School in Newark where she met her husband “Big Mike”. Faye and Mike were married for sixty years and raised their five children in West Orange, Livingston, Roxbury and Chester before residing in Sparta, NJ for almost 20 years.

Anyone who knew Faye, knew the love and devotion she had for her family. Faye was the Scalera family matriarch and truly the one responsible for the family’s unbelievable bond. 

Together, Faye and Mike were sticklers for the Italian family traditions; St. Joseph’s Day, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Faye made sure the family came together and celebrated birthdays, anniversaries and all the other holidays in between (aka the “Italian Guilt”).  Cooking and baking for these gatherings became a ritual that are now handed down to the “fab five”, her children; Anna, Michelle, Michael, Marcy & Marc who are the next generation entrusted to “pass the torch” and carry on these beloved family traditions into the future.

Faye had the biggest heart and was generous beyond measure. Faye taught her children and grandchildren including her in-laws about morals, respect and being selfless to others.  Whether it was making a meal for a family in need, sending a card, flowers, support or a gift to someone who needed a “pick me up”. These kind gestures came from the goodness of her heart. She will be missed by so many who had the opportunity to come in contact with this amazing woman in the past 87 years on this earth. The Gates of Heaven have opened their arms for this beautiful angel. Riposare in Pace, Faye Mary Scalera.

Funeral services will be held privately to the family, however, you can view the live funeral mass virtually on Friday, February 12th at 10am by visiting  From the main menu select “faith formation” then “resources” to find “Stream Mass Live”.

Entombment to be held at Gate of Heaven RC Cemetery, E. Hanover, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to the charity of your choice in memory of Faye Scalera. Faye was all about family and dear friends, so prayers and comforting each other at this time is all our mother would have wanted.


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Virtual Funeral Mass
February 12, 2021

10:00 AM

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