Mary Jean Giacalone

September 16, 1942 to January 3, 2018

Mary Jean Giacalone died January 3, 2018.  Mary Jean was born on September 16, 1942 to Frances and Agostino Guidi in San Diego CA.

Mary Jean met the love of her life and married Joseph Giacalone in 1963. They had two children and raised their family in Point Loma. Survived by her children Debra Murphy (Bill) and Joe Giacalone. She was the eldest of five siblings.

Predeceased by her brother Louis and survived by her brother Joseph (Vicki), her sister Linda (Russ) and her brother Mark.

Mary Jean loved the outdoors, and enjoyed tending her garden.  She was famous for her baking, especially her cheese pies.

A rosary and funeral mass will be held at Holy Cross Chapel and Mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00AM.

Family request donations be made to Vitas Hospice (9655 Granite Ridge Drive, Ste 300, San Diego CA 92123) or to a Hospice of your choice.

Celebration of Life

  • Date: January 16, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Address: 4470 Hilltop Drive San Diego CA 91902
  • Directions: Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery


  • Date: January 16, 2018
  • Time:
  • Location: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
  • Address: 4470 Hilltop Drive San Diego, CA 92102-3698
  • Directions: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

I am very sorry for your loss of Mary. Revelation 21:4 can give encourage during these difficult times

Kelly on January 27, 2018

Joe and family, We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all, Jack and Kathy

Jack and Kathy Brenha on January 16, 2018

Dear Deb- I am so sorry about your loss of your mom. I know the feeling of loss is strong and can only hope that feeling turns into happy memories. Thinking of you and sending love.

Carol on January 14, 2018

My condolences to the Giacalone and Guidi families. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Diane Hamilton on January 14, 2018

To Mr. Joe & Guidi Family except my Condolences, sorry for your loss . God Bless your Family.

Sal Corona on January 14, 2018

Giacalone & Guidi Families - So sorry to hear about Mary Jean. I will always remember how very sweet she was. Debbie, your mom is definitely in our prayers. I know you and your family have such great memories of her - keep them close to your heart. Chris & I will be out of town on the day of her service, but we will be thinking about you & the family. Chris & Christina Medeiros

Christina Medeiros on January 14, 2018

Sending our deepest condolences to the family, God Bless You

Angela Giglitto Wunder on January 13, 2018