Ernest J. “Ernie” Mascarello

Ernest J. “Ernie” Mascarello

January 5, 1933 – November 29, 2018

Preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Elizabeth; three brothers: Jim, Phillip, and Peter; two sisters, Theresa Greco and Virginia Gaudian.  Survived by beloved wife of 65 years, Delores A. Mascarello; children: Ernest, Jr. (Rose), Cheryl Mascarello (John), and Mark; five grandchildren: Jennifer Mommens (Jason), Elizabeth Phillips (Nick), Jason Mascarello (Crystal), Julie Sheppeard (Brett), and Ryan Mascarello; seven great-grandchildren: Claire Mascarello, Jacob Tomanek, Christopher Mascarello, Alissa Mascarello, Kyle Sheppeard, Matthew Trummer, and Elise Mascarello; one great-great-grandchild, Waylon Mascarello; siblings: Frank (Judy), Jennie Welna, and Marie Sacco; nieces and nephews; beloved cat, Cooper.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 3rd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  SERVICES: Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 10:30am at West Center Chapel to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 10th and William Streets, for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 11am.  Entombment, Calvary Mausoleum with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  Memorials are suggested to Bethlehem House and American Italian Heritage Society.



  • Frank Mascarello Jr Posted December 1, 2018 1:47 pm

    I feel your loss and grieve with you. Remember all you did with him and said to. Him. Forget what was left unsaid because now he knows. What was left undone has little importence now. Remember the joyful times, they will enrich you. Remember the loving words the will comfort you.

    You were a Great man Uncle Ernie, I always looked up to you for what you had made yourself into. You were Wise, Funny, Caring and Inserational. You will be Missed and you were and are Loved.

  • Lucy and Amber Posted December 2, 2018 1:03 pm

    Our deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort, and may my prayers ease the pain of your loss.

  • kay cherrier Posted December 2, 2018 9:26 pm

    So sorry . My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Rick Boldt Posted December 3, 2018 5:20 pm

    Wonderful Man!
    Worked with him for many years at UNMC!!
    I remember when he was putting an addition onto his home!
    He was so excited about his brick design for the fireplace!!
    God Bless Ernie and to his wonderful family♥️
    My prayers are with you all ?

  • Mary Jane Shellenberger (Snell) Posted December 3, 2018 6:25 pm

    To the family I’m so sorry for your loss. Ernie my mom and dad would talk about what a great guy you were they always talked about all the work you did with them at St Patrick’s I hate to think is no longer around like so many from the parish. It’s tough loosing a parent this close to Christmas I know my mom is gone three years this month but I know your family is strong and will one day move on. Your family are all in my prayers so God bless. Mary Jane

  • Teresa Higginbotham Posted December 3, 2018 8:30 pm

    So sorry for your Heartache at this time, may your memories help soothe you and Gods Peace. Mr. Mascarello was a Good if Not Best friend of my fathers, I remember the Bingo days and St. Patrick’s day Parties that they were involved in at St. Patricks’ Parish. A man who always had a smile for me.

  • Alyssa Welna Posted December 3, 2018 9:18 pm

    Uncle Ernie was such a sweet man! I wish I could be at the funeral, but I send my love. He will be missed dearly.

  • Gina Tomes Posted December 4, 2018 10:19 am

    Ernie will be a forever part of the Bethlehem House family. His contributions of his time & talents will remain an impact with every Bethlehem House mom, baby and staff. Ernie always took time with each of us and left our home with a smile and thankfulness. We will miss him so very much!
    Gina Tomes and the Bethlehem House staff

  • Clark & Jan Beal Posted December 4, 2018 11:25 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. May you and your family receive comfort and peace at this time.

  • Brian Erbstoesser Posted December 4, 2018 11:31 am

    I worked with Ernie at UNMC. He was a great guy and a great mentor. My condolences to your family.

  • Debi Kuberka Posted December 5, 2018 6:35 am

    I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there for the services. Please know that my heart is with all of you, Aunt Delores, Ernie, Cheryl and Mark. Uncle Ernie was a special man who always had a smile for everyone. I have so many wonderful memories of all the time we all spent together when we were little. Love you all. –

  • Anne Marie Walton (Sacco) Posted December 7, 2018 4:13 pm

    What to say, Uncle Ernie you will be missed, Aunt Delores, Ernie Jr, Cheryl, and Mark, he is no longer in pain and is now reunited with his brothers and sisters who have gone before him. Love you Uncle Frank God Bless

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