OBITUARY

Mary Jayne "Ginger" Mandella

April 6, 1934August 4, 2018
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Mary Jayne "Ginger" Mandella, 84, of San Jose, died Saturday, August 4, 2018. Ginger grew up in Kenosha, WI, where she graduated from Kenosha High School and played guitar and sang in night clubs and radio shows. She moved to the Bay Area when she was 19 years old and met her husband, Victor Mandella.

She was in the Bar and Restaurant Business in the Bay Area since 1954. Her most recent establishment was the Adobe Inn of Cupertino, where she made many friends.

Ginger was the daughter of the late Joseph Shilla and the late Rachela Shilla (Romeo). She is survived by her loving son, Michael J. Mandella and daughter-in-law, Patricia Mandella, and her loving grandson, Michael Mandella, Jr. and his wife, Emma Mandella, and her loving granddaughter, Layla Mandella and her husband, Michael Schachter, and her loving step-grandchildren, Jacyln Kaneko and Kristin Kaneko, and her loving great-grandchildren, Ava and Vivienne Mandella, and her loving step-great grandson, Jaxon Oliverio.

She is also survived by her sisters, Edythe and Violet, and her sisters-in-law Debbie Mandella and Barbara Shilla. She was the sister of the late Giorgio Shilla, and the late Jill Conley.

She is also survived by her loving goddaughters, Jenni Shilla and Lenette Mandella, and will be missed by all.

Viewing Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5 - 9pm with Rosary at 7pm at LIMA FAMILY SANTA CLARA MORTUARY. Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018, 11am at Lima Family Santa Clara. Blessing will follow at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery at 12pm in Chapel. Reception to follow at Lima Family Santa Clara's Maridon Room.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Rosary Service Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018
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Mary Jayne "Ginger" Mandella

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Cheryl Schachter

August 12, 2018

We met Ginger at Mike and Layla's wedding. It was love at first sight!! She was this amazing woman with grace and style, She also had quite a sense of humor and a zest for life. She made you feel so comfortable. I feel blessed that we got a chance to meet . I am sure she is smiling down at everyone telling them to not worry she is alright. GOD BLESS YOU GINGER!!!
Joe and Cheryl Schachter

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