Mary "Reggie" Regina MACKEY
September 14, 1938 – April 7, 2018
Mary “Reggie” Mackey September 14, 1938 – April 7 2018 Mary”Reggie” Mackey, born in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 14, 1938, to Angelo (Charlie) and Marie Amabile passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018. She is survived by her husband, George Mackey, of Montclair, CA., her sister, Kathy Billetz of The Villages, Fl., her children Grace Philipps of Parsippany, NJ, Laura Alleva of Washington D.C., her grandchildren Nicholas Alleva of Fontana, CA, Alexandra Alleva of Fontana, CA, Paul Philipps, Jr., of NYC NY, Thomas Philipps of Parsippany, NJ and her precious great-grandchildren Ruth Alleva and Briella Thompson both of Fontana, CA
She was a bookkeeper for over 40 years spending the last 12 years of her career as a staff accountant at Claremont Colleges in Claremont CA. Mary (Regina) enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends at her home in Upland CA, her cats Fred and Ethel, and was an avid reader for most of her life until her health started to fail several years ago. She was adored by all and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held for her at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2110 N San Antonio Ave., Upland CA on May 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the charity of your choice.
- Memorial Mass Thursday, May 10, 2018
Mary "Reggie" Regina MACKEY
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May 9, 2018
Alex and Nick - I was so sorry to hear of your Grandma's (Mary) passing. What a wonderful, wonderful person she was!! I will never forget the care she gave to both of you when you were younger and growing up. From the Girl Scouts for Alex to Hockey for Nick. I was always astounded at her energy level and how she was constantly on the go with never a complaint. She was so fun to be around and always giving of herself. And, so thoughtful and kind.
I am sure she is in Heaven still watching over you both!!
April 25, 2018
I'd like to say "goodbye" to my sister Regina. She was a wonderful person who took things to heart and acted on what she thought was best to do. I remember her always trying to give advice and help to those who needed it - especially me. She was funny, enthusiastic and always planning something fun to do. Although we were more than 3,000 miles from each other we always stayed in touch - even if we didn't know what to say to each other. I remember her most favorite word: "WHATEVER". We used to laugh because you couldn't have a conversation with her without her saying "WHATEVER". Well Reggie, I know you are at peace with God and that gives me consolation.
You will always be my loving sister and I will miss your presence .
April 16, 2018
I have many fun and loving memories of my Aunt Reggie, aka Jingie from my childhood ... many at Grandma's dining room table. The one memory that comes to mind often, is how she talked to herself all the time. I used to laugh listening to her... and now, I chuckle because I too talk to myself often and think of Jingie.
I love her very much. She was a wonderful, caring, fun Aunt that I wish (selfish on my part) spent more of her life on the East Coast. Her presence here was missed. And her generosity and BIG heart will forever be remembered by all.
Rest in peace Aunt Reggie. My comfort is that you are reunited with Grammie and Grandpa. I love you.
With deepest sympathy to all of our family,
April 16, 2018
I only met Aunt Reggie once but she made a lasting impression, she was vibrant, funny, outspoken, kind and loved by all. Whenever Matt talks about Aunt Reggie it brings a smile to our faces. We will remember her fondly and she will truly be missed.
April 15, 2018
Grandma (Grandma on the plane), Ever since I was born you have been in my life. You would travel back across country to spend time with me and see family whenever we needed your help or just because you wanted to see us all. And we would come see you do disneyland, I remember so many memories of you my first memory that I can actually remember of you was when you were visiting NJ from Ca and I was interested in playing in a hockey league at Roller Magic. I didn't have any gear at all and the league started the next day. She asked if I wanted to play, I replied yes. Sure enough we were down at the rink signing up and I was getting fitted for hockey equipment . I still remember being inside that hockey shop trying on pads and her being there, with my mom not able to afford it, she stepped in to help me obtain everything I needed to play. She knew how much I had wanted to play and her kindness and generosity was never anything short of top notch. I still play and Ill always remember her saying to me be safe have fun dont hurt yourself. When I was 9 years old you stepped forward and became my legal guardian and parent figure. Jaded, perplexed, were not one but two grandchildren you were now responsible for. Never hesitant, you knew we needed you and with open arms you took us under your wing. Now not only were you making sure I had what I needed to play sports you were involved in transporting me to and from. I am so thankful for you giving me so many opportunities to meet new friends and do the things I wanted to do through my pre teen years.There is so many memories of you. Forwarding to getting my Drivers License you were there with me again taking me and some friends to get our permits and then take the actual behind the wheel. Not even some parents were doing things my grandmother was doing. You are a Great Grandmother. I will always remember you saying do the right thing and the right thing will happen. Thank You, forever with love Nick
April 15, 2018
Mom, (Regina, Mary, Reggie, Jingie) was born in Jersey City NJ in 1938 to Angelo and Marie Amabile. Even though she lived with George in Upland, CA for over 30 years when she spoke she would be always asked, "Are you from New York"? She was the life of the party, generous and the craziest, funny lady in the world. Just don't get on her bad side. I will never forget the laughs on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Small World at Disney or listening to the O.J. trial on a portable radio in Laguna beach because we couldn't miss it.
I can only hope that I can make my kids laugh as much as you did me. I'll miss you Mom. Love you, your daughter Grace
April 14, 2018
George, Grace & Family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of Mary. She was such a big part of my life. I have so many fond memories, I will cherish forever. Holidays, parties by the pool and her wonderful cooking. I will miss her dearly. I was blessed to know such a wonderful woman. I wish you all the peace and comfort in the days to come.
May God Bless you all,
Chrissy & Family