Updated: Tue 9:35 AM, Jan 30, 2018
Funeral Home: Reynolds Funeral Chapel
Twin Falls - Jeanette E. Waid Mancari Barbagallo, 86, of Twin Falls passed away early Monday morning, January 29, 2018 at her home in Twin Falls.
Jeanette was born on April 18, 1931 in Frewsburg, New York the daughter of Ira R. Waid and Genevieve Davenport Waid. She grew up and attended schools in Frewsburg; graduating from Frewsburg High School in 1949. Jeanette married Sebastian Mancari on June 12, 1954 in Jamestown, New York. To this union five children were born, Tanya, Diana, Sebastian Jr. “Scooter”, Francesca and Joseph. The family moved from Jamestown, New York to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1962. After a battle with Lou Gehrig ’s disease, Jeanette’s husband Sebastian passed away in 1971.
In 1977, Jeanette married Thomas Barbagallo in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this union three step children were added to the family, Nancy Ouien, Alfred Barbagallo and Guy Barbagallo. Following Tom’s sudden death in 2004, Jeanette moved to Twin Falls in 2006 to be near her son Scooter and his family.
Jeanette was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. She attended St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Twin Falls; and also worked with the wonderful people preparing the funeral luncheons at the church. She was also active in the Silver Sneakers Fitness group and the Breakfast Ladies Club. Jeanette loved music, enjoyed singing and making everyone around her smile. Her love was her faith and her family and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and her great grandchildren when possible.
Jeanette is survived by her five children, Tanya (Scotty) Sain of Las Vegas, Nevada; Diana Chmielewski of Las Vegas, Nevada; Sebastian “Scooter” (Roanne) Mancari, Jr. of Twin Falls; Francesca Mancari of Lombard, Illinois; and Joseph (Christine) Mancari of Niagara Falls, New York; as well as her sister, Susan (Frank) Ellis of Frewsburg, New York. She is also survived by her 22 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Sebastian Mancari, Sr. and Thomas Barbagallo; her two sisters, Kathryn Boller and Patricia Andrews; her one brother, Gordon Waid; and son-in-law, Kenneth Chmielewski.
A celebration of Jeanette’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, February 2, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with Fr. Mike St. Marie celebrating. A funeral luncheon will follow in her honor. A memorial Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday evening, February 1, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with Deacon Jim Herrett reciting. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date at the Garden of Memories Columbarium at Palm Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in Jeanette’s name to a charity of your choice.
Services are under the direction of Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.
Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.reynoldschapel.com.