Our Obituaries

Steve C. Gioia

January 28, 1935 - January 24, 2018

Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Beloved son of the late Steve and Pauline Gioia (nee Colombo); our dear cousin and friend. Masses or donations to the Sick and Elderly Program of the Hill preferred.
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Gayla Diane O Connell

September 18, 1965 - January 15, 2018


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June Elizabeth Craven

August 10, 1932 - January 9, 2018

Craven, June Elizabeth (nee Long) Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on Jan. 9, 2018. Beloved mother of Kelly (Vicki) Craven, Shawn (Joe) Ray, Sandra Craven and Peggy Craven. Dear grandmother of Joe and Alex Ray, Nick and Cody Craven and Jennifer (Thomas) Korte. Dearest great grandmother of Paige and Mia Korte. Dear sister of the late Margaret (Earl "Red") Brinkman, the late...
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Billy Joe Harding

May 9, 1933 - January 4, 2018

Harding, Billy Joe, age 84, passed away Jan. 4, 2018 at his home. Preceded in death by his wife Mary Harding (nee Dahlgren) and Rose Schmeider. Beloved father of Judy Gaskins, Marta Galeotti, Rob (Beckie) Vodicka, Gail Fowler, Janell Jones and Millie Weber. Dear grandfather of Robbie Vodicka and Matt (Danielle) Vodicka. Great grandfather of Taylor, Julian and Tanner. Adopted father of Jeffrey ...
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Richard John Miramonti

August 14, 1929 - December 22, 2017

88 passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Survived by his dedicated wife, Shirley Miramonti (nee Whittall); sons, Rick, Mickey (Barb Krafve) and daughter, Barb Wille (Mark), 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. SERVICE: Funeral service Thursday, December 28th, 10:30 am at Calcaterra Funeral Home, 5140 Daggett Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63110. Interment at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. ...
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John T. Ostermeyer

September 6, 1929 - December 21, 2017

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, December 21, 2017. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Mary Ann Ostermeyer (nee Sargent); dear father of Susan Dapron (Roy Dapron), Linda (Derio) Gambaro, John (Deborah) and Keith (Jan Waters) Ostermeyer; special friend of Dottie Barbaud; loving grandfather of Anna (Derek), Zach (Amy), Derio (Katie), Abigail (Josh), Mallory ...
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Donna B. Willcox

May 19, 1931 - December 15, 2017

Donna left this life on December 15th to join her favorite person, best friend and husband Pete. Hopefully they will get a moment alone, but she will be happy to be reunited with her father Carl Borg and mother Clara Borg Larson and too many family members, friends and pets. (So many animals!)Donna is survived by daughter Nicolette (Charles) White, favorite granddaughter Abigail Schmitt,...
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John Charles Bianchi

October 10, 1931 - December 15, 2017

Bianchi, John Charles -- Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on December 15, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Rose Marie Bianchi for 64 years; son of the late August and Frances Bianchi; brother of the late Angelo Bianchi (Marie) Bianchi; father of John Jr., James (Barbara) Bianchi, Robert (Laura) Bianchi and Deborah (Stephen) Hilderbrand; dear grandfather of Angela (Daniel) Kane...
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Vito Agnello

June 13, 1928 - December 10, 2017

Victor "Vito" Agnello, 89Vito passed peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at his home in Saint Louis, Missouri. Vito was born June 13, 1928 to Carlo and Jesse in Saint Louis, the younger brother of siblings Rosalie and Lou. Vito is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Cynthia (nee, Bollasina), children, Carla (Mike) Jarvis, Johnny Agnello, Mary Jo Meitl and Joe (Liz) Agnello; grandchildren...
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Amelia Mary Cerutti

May 21, 1919 - December 1, 2017

Amelia Mary Cerutti (nee Pedrolli) age 98, went to be with God on December 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She is the beloved wife of the late Virgil Cerutti. Dear sister of the late Mary Pedrolli. Loving mother of Geraldine M. Perry, the late Diane (John) Hagedorn and the late Charles (Dona) Cerutti. Cherished grandmother of Steven (Lisa) Perry, Christine Perry, Johnny Hagedorn, Gina...
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Peter J. Diani

January 15, 1944 - November 18, 2017

Diani, Peter J. passed away on November 18, 2017 at the age of 73. Loving father of Deirdre (Scott Nicewarner) Diani, Gina (Jim) McGann and the late Michael (Erin Diani-O'Day) Diani; grandfather of Deirdre Nelson; Lily, Myka, Riley, Jimmy, Kelly, Aly & Claire McGann; Katelyn Diani and Sammie, Stephanie & Ryan O'Day. Dear brother of Antonette Diani and John (Becky) Diani; uncle, cousin and...
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Rose Marie Bianchi

January 7, 1932 - November 3, 2017

Bianchi, Rose Marie (nee. Berra) -- Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on November 3, 2017. Beloved wife of John Bianchi for 64 years; daughter of Louis G. Midge & Louise (nee. Calcaterra) Berra; sister of Louis (Barbara) Berra & John (Jackie) Berra; sister-in-law of Angelo (Marie) Bianchi; mother of John Jr., James (Barbara) Bianchi, Robert (Laura) Bianchi and Deborah (Stephen)...
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Robert A. Garavaglia

June 12, 1935 - November 1, 2017

Robert A. "House" Garavaglia baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on Wednesday November 1, 2017. Dear son of the late Charles J. and Lena (nee Pisani) Garavaglia,dear brother of Rosemary (Leo) Sandhofer and the late Fr. Rico "Henry J." Garavaglia; dear uncle of Robert Paul (Cathy) Sandhofer and Mary A. (Dan) Quartuccio; loving great-uncle of Simon, Maya, Leonardo, and Angelina Rose;...
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Joan M. Galli

July 28, 1938 - October 26, 2017

Galli, Joan M. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Richard "Dick" Galli; dear mother of Phillip, Robert and Michael Galli; loving grandmother of April and Amanda; our dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. SERVICES: Funeral Mass Monday, October 30th, 11:30 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5130 Wilson Ave.;...
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Laura Della Croce

June 20, 1939 - September 12, 2017

Della Croce, Laura (Luchini) was born on June 20, 1939 and was called to heaven on September 12, 2017 at the age of 78. She is survived by her loving husband, Giampiero; children, Susan (Peter) Treese, Robert (Mary Ellen McGauley), Paola (David) Brush, John, Michael (Mara) and Gregory (Sarah); grandchildren, Stephen, Christina, Brian, Joshua, Caden, Nicolas, Ava, Joseph and Isabella; great...
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Vittoria G. Greco

January 24, 1953 - August 21, 2017

Greco, Tori G. (née Sita) Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on August 21, 2017. Sammy's Nono. Beloved wife of Sam Greco. Loving mother of Alex (Lauren) Greco and Nicole (Chad) Tindall. Dearest sister of John (Mary) Sita, Angelo Sita and Tina (Wally) Gray, Frank and Lou Perry. Loving aunt, cousin and friend of many.She brought joy, love and kindness to all she met. ...
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Bob Oliver Marbs

November 4, 1943 - August 2, 2017

Marbs, Robert "Bob" Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Bette Marbs (nee Colombo); dear father of Robert J. (Margaret) Marbs, Kelienne (James) Ripple and Patrick (Laura) Marbs; loving grandfather of Robert O., Zachary & Delaney Marbs, Anthony Miriani & Lauren Ripple and Tony & Zoe Marbs; our loving...
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Thomas Charles Cerutti

September 24, 1931 - July 26, 2017

Thomas C. Cerutti, 85, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday July 26, 2017. Beloved husband of Rosemary Cerutti (nee Frigo); loving father of David (Caren) Cerutti, Linda (Thomas) Bluth, Daniel Cerutti and Michael (Kathleen) Cerutti; loving Grandfather of Timothy Bluth, Jennifer Cerutti, Lauren Bluth, Lynne Gibbs, Alexandra Bluth, Margaret Cerutti, Thomas Cerutti,...
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Louis Michael Valli

June 25, 1955 - July 10, 2017

Louis M. "Louie" Valli, age 62, passed away July 10, 2017. Loving husband of Sandy Valli (nee Morris); father of Theresa and Zachary; grandfather of Raven and Tanis Russell; son of Virginia and the late Herman Valli; our dear brother, brother-in-law, cousin, nephew and uncle. Lou was a 30 year employee of GM in Tennessee. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from...
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Mary T. Mercurio

May 27, 1922 - July 7, 2017

Mercurio, Mary (nee Raia), Fortified With The Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, July 07, 2017 at the age of 95.Beloved wife of the late Frank Mercurio. Loving mother of Dominic (Joan) Mercurio and Anna (Art) Braun.Loving Nana of Cris Sundquist, Karen (Eric) Gravett, Joe (Lisa) Braun and Mary (Brendan) Buckley. Adoring Great Grandma Nana to Cody & Josephine Sundquist, Olivia &...
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Joy Lynn Drury

April 2, 1940 - July 1, 2017

Drury, Joy Lynn (nee Schneider) passed away on July 1, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Michael C. Drury III. Loving mother of Michael (Lynn), Michelle (Kevin) Davis and Max (Tricia). Dearest grandma of Ashley, Camila and Max Jr. Dear great grandma of Charlie and Colton. Dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend of many.The family will receive friends at Calcaterra Funeral Home on Monday,...
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Marie Felicia Stefanoni

November 11, 1926 - June 29, 2017

Stefanoni, Marie F. (nee Bufalo) Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on June 29, 2017. Beloved wife of John Stefanoni for 65 years. Loving mother of Cathy (late Paul) Garner, Rita (Doug) Akin, Sandy (Ron) Fischer and Patty (Gary) Miazza. Proud grandmother of Jennifer (Tom) Jung, Tiffany (Josh) Flint, Joe (Jordon) Garner, Chris (Maggie) Novak, Alicia and Stefanie Fischer, Tim...
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Jacqueline Therese Fogelbach

April 14, 1933 - June 8, 2017

Fogelbach, Jacqueline Therese "Lee" (nee Mucci) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Born April 14, 1933 in St. Louis, Missouri to Alfred Vincenzo Mucci and Isabella Marie Mucci (nee Romano); Beloved mother of Deborah Ann (Charles) VanGronigen of Destin, Florida and Kathryn Ann (Robert) Patterson of Springfield, Missouri.; loving grandmother of...
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John H. Garascia

October 31, 1920 - June 8, 2017

Garascia, John H. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Born October 31, 1920 to Enrico and Felicia Garascia. Beloved husband of the late Patricia Garascia; loving father of Mary Pat (Craig) Mitchell; dear brother of Josie (late George) Caputa, Norma (late Everett) Munsell, the late Mary Purcilli and the late Frances Garavaglia; our dear cousin, friend...
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Giovanna Paglione

February 21, 1958 - June 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Calcaterra Funeral Home, Saint Louis, MO.
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Louis Miriani

March 7, 1914 - May 13, 2017

Louis "Diz" Miriani, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on May 13, 2017 at the age of 103. Beloved husband of the late Viola Miriani and Lena "Alex" Miriani; dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle, great-great-great uncle and friend to many. Services: Funeral From Calcaterra Funeral Home, 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 18, 2017 for a 10...
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Leonard F. Hoernig

July 31, 1930 - April 28, 2017

Leonard F. Hoernig, age 86, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, April 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Lucille A. (nee DiDionigi) Hoernig. Dearest father of the late Catherine Ann Hoernig. Dear brother-in-law of Doris Hoernig. Preceded in death by his parents August and Anna (nee Gruel) Hoernig and siblings, Francis, William, Paul, Rev. Alphonse, Dorothea Schumer,...
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Pierina M. Marnati

July 31, 1912 - April 23, 2017

Marnati, Pierina M. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the age of 104. Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great great-grandmother. Pierina loved her family and her church.SERVICE: Funeral Mass on Wednesday, April 26th, 10:00 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5130 Wilson Ave.; St. Louis, MO 63110. Interment at Resurrection...
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Jeannine Mary Pauli

April 14, 1937 - February 15, 2017

St Louis, Mo - Jeannine M Pauli, a long-time resident of the Kirkwood area, died Wednesday the 15th of February. Born in 1937 in Kirkwood, Mo., Jeannine was a loving mother of four boys. She enjoyed horses, cats and was a skilled genealogist. Jeannine was a devoted Catholic and a follower of Jesus Christ. Jeannine had a kind heart and always had a good word to share and wore a smile that was...
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Paul Louis Merlotti

September 14, 1919 - February 13, 2017

Merlotti, Paul Louis, February 13, 2017 at the age of 97. Loving husband of the late Irene Merlotti (nee Casagrande); Loving father of Sister Benjamin Merlotti, A.S.C.J. and Mary Ann Tietjens; Dear grandfather of Jeremy (Gillian) Tietjens and Megan (Andrew) Hoffman (nee Tietjens); Preceeded in death by his siblings: Mike (Mary), Virgil (Anne) and John (Lillian) Ruggeri, Gertrude (Louis) Ferrario...
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John Leo Giuffrida

May 3, 1966 - November 15, 2016

John L. Giuffrida, Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, unexpectedly on November 15, 2016. Loving son of the late Leo T. and Catherine (nee' DeMichele) Giuffrida; dear nephew, cousin, and lifelong friend of Bobby Burkert.John was an avid sports fan.A Memorial Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 29 from 5-8pm, at Calcaterra Funeral Home, 5140 Daggett Avenue, 63110. A...
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Josephine Bufalo Shepard

July 13, 1959 - November 6, 2016

Shepard, Josephine (nee Bufalo), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on November 6, 2016. Loving mother of Maria Shepard; Loving sister of Tony Bufalo and Joe (Julie) Bufalo; Beloved aunt of Christy Bufalo. Memorial Mass Fri., Nov. 11 at 10 am at Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church, 6596 Smiley Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139. Arrangements by Calcaterra Funeral Home.
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Clara C. Scozzari

May 16, 1926 - October 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Calcaterra Funeral Home, Saint Louis, MO.
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Stephen L. Davenport

September 4, 1947 - October 28, 2016

Davenport, Stephen L., "Couch" Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Fri., October 28, 2016. Loving husband of the late Paula Davenport; Loving father of Lisa (Ken) Kline, Diane Anthonopoulas, Anthony,Thomas, Kevin, Stephanie, and Mark Davenport; Loving grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a proud member of the Army 1st Cavalry Division. In lieu of...
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Benjamin C. Stratton

July 6, 1938 - October 24, 2016

Benjamin C. Stratton, 78, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, October 24, 2016. Beloved husband of Carol; dear dad of Benjamin P. (Kate), Joseph C. (Alisa), and the late James Michael; son of the late Benjamin and Rose Stratton; grandpa of Benjamin, Joshua, Joseph, and Nicholas; dear brother of Carol (Charlie) Vago and Julie (David) Hill; dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin,...
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Mary Mae Kolafa

February 17, 1919 - October 22, 2016

Kolafa, Mary M. (nee Puricelli) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on October 22, 2016. Loving mother of Vincent (Marilyn); Loving daughter of the late Angelo and Adele Puricelli; Loving sister of the late Dionigi Puricelli, Lina Farina, Josephine Gualdoni, and John Puricelli; Loving aunt, great aunt and friend. Mary was a lifelong member of St. Ambrose Church. Visitation begins...
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Donald L. Sack

March 23, 1934 - October 12, 2016

Sack, Donald L., Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on October 12, 2016. Loving husband to Marianne Peri-Sack for over 55 years; Preceded in death by his parents and 6 brothers and sisters; Loving uncle, godfather and friend. Don was a proud Marine Corp veteran who lived the motto "Semper Fidelis" and a member of the Misericordia Society. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am, on...
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Marie Louise Colombo

August 27, 1925 - October 1, 2016

Colombo, Marie L., nee Vago, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sat., October 1, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Mario C. "Mike" Colombo; Loving mother of Rita (Thomas) Tueth, Karen (William) Betz, Susan (Thomas) Linenbroker, and the late Janet Colombo; Proud grandmother of Stephanie (Matt) Reh, Mark (Cherie) Tueth, Michael (Genevieve) Betz, Jennifer(Chris) Kuhn and...
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Isabel Gloria Ceriotti

December 30, 1927 - September 14, 2016

Ceriotti, Isabel G. , fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on September 14, 2016. Beloved daughter of the late Louis and Theresa Ceriotti; Loving sister of the late Mary Ann of San Francisco and the late Louis (late Ginny) Ceriotti; Dear aunt of Christopher & Steven Ceriotti and great aunt of Chrissy, Kyle, Maria and Dominic Ceriotti; Loving cousin, and friend to many....
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Dominic Marfisi

April 17, 1925 - August 30, 2016

MARFISI, Dominic, Strengthened with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on August 30, 2016. Devoted husband of the late Eleanore Berra Marfisi and dear brother of the late Marian (Joseph) Ferreri and step-brother of the late Hugo (Evelyn) Baldesi. Loving uncle to Paula Collora, Ralph Ferreri, and James and Faye Berra Venegoni, and great-uncle to Anna Rose Venegoni and the late David...
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Henry Peter Ruggeri

June 6, 1953 - August 23, 2016

Henry P. Ruggeri III, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Tuesday August 23, 2016. The beloved husband of Beverly Barringer-Ruggeri (nee Kinslow); loving father of Erin Ruggeri and Brent (Felicia) Barringer; loving son of Adele J. (nee Pedroli) and the late Henry P. Ruggeri Jr.; dear brother of Catherine (Tom) Ruggeri-Rea, Joseph (Debbie) Ruggeri and Theresa (Steve) Bielawski;...
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Mary Mae Mazzuca

March 27, 1929 - August 19, 2016

Mazzuca, Mary Mae Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, August 19, 2016. Dear wife of the late Eugene F. Mazzuca, Dear mother of Gene V. Mazzuca and Victor J. Mazzuca; Dear mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, sister-in-law and friend. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Wed., August 24, with memories and reflections at 10:45 am, and Funeral Mass...
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Gloria Ann Griffero

February 23, 1928 - August 18, 2016

Griffero, Gloria Ann Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Dear sister-in-law of Patricia Griffero (nee Hughes); Beloved aunt of Marco Patrick (Karen Petry) Griffero, Maggie Griffero (Holloran), Maria (Brian) Kopff, and Michael (Danielle Moseley) Griffero; Dear sister of the late Norma Griffero and Marco Pietro Griffero Jr.; Dear great aunt, cousin and...
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Carmela Maria Zanti

September 10, 1926 - July 13, 2016

Zanti, Carmela Maria (nee Russo) born, September 10, 1926, died July 13, 2016.Beloved wife of the late Giuseppe "Joe" Zanti; dear mother of Rose (Salvatore) Fareri, Salvatore (Sherry) Zanti, Josephine Blaker, Dominic Zanti, Santina (the late Leo) Ellison, Concetta (Don) Peterson, Vincenzo Zanti and Luciano (Mary) Zanti; dear grandmother and great grandmother.SERVICES: Visitation Monday July 18,...
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Marco Pietro Griffero

March 22, 1929 - June 22, 2016

Marco Pietro,Griffero Jr., Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday June 22, 2016. The beloved husband of Patricia H. Griffero (nee Hughes). Dear father of Marco Patrick ( Karen Petry) Griffero, Maggie Griffero Holloran, Maria (Brian) Kopff, Michael (Danielle Moseley) Griffero; Dear brother of Gloria and the late Norma Griffero; loving grandfather of Allison, Francesca,...
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Judith Ann Birmingham

February 27, 1945 - April 18, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Calcaterra Funeral Home, Saint Louis, MO.
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Theresa Joan Giudici

October 15, 1927 - April 6, 2016

Theresa J., Giudici, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday April 6, 2016. The beloved wife of the late George E. Giudici; loving mother of Jenna (Geoffrey) Grubb; George (Barbara) Giudici; Barbara (Christopher) Beffa; Joan (Gregory) Stark; and Guy (Susan) Giudici, the late Joseph Giudici and Christina Croci; cherished grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law of...
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Samuel Hunter Binz

June 22, 1989 - March 30, 2016

Binz, Samuel Hunter. Born June 22, 1989, passed on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Loving son of Melanie Binz (nee Nesbitt) and Stephen Binz (Dana step-mother); brother to Angela Oldani and Courtney Binz. Services: Visitation at Calcaterra Funeral Home on Sunday, April 3, from 4 pm to 9 pm. 5140 Daggett Ave. Eulogy at 9:30 am, Funeral Mass at 10 am, both Monday, April 4, at St. Ambrose Church 5130...
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Joseph Henry Garagiola

February 12, 1926 - March 23, 2016

On behalf of the entire Garagiola family, thank you to all who have offered memories, prayers, and kind words of support. There is much comfort in knowing how much Joe was loved. In his memory, please consider a gift to one of his favorite projects:St. Peter Indian Mission Schoolc/o Sister Martha Mary CarpenterP.O. Box 10840Bapchule, AZ 85221Sick and Elderly Program for the Hillc/o Mrs....
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Marie Theresa Lucido

October 3, 1932 - March 21, 2016

Marie Theresa Lucido, Into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection on Monday, March 21, 2016. Born October 3, 1932 to Vito and Carmela Lucido. Loving sister of Natale (Rose Mary) Lucido, the late Joseph (Mary) Lucido, Angela (Earl) Radley; loving aunt and friend to many. Marie's family wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of St. Peter's Manor Care Center for their care and...
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Dottie M. Lehnhoff

May 10, 1938 - March 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Calcaterra Funeral Home, Saint Louis, MO.
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Charles M. Ferrario

August 15, 1919 - March 14, 2016

Charles M. Ferrario, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Monday March 14, 2016. The Beloved husband of 70 years to Rose C. Ferrario (nee Fontana); dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, great-great uncle and friend to many.Charles was active at St. Ambrose as a member of the Holy Name Society, Crusaders Club and St. Vincent de Paul.In lieu of flowers memorials may...
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Mary R. Torretta

January 23, 1922 - March 3, 2016

TORRETTA, Mary Regina, nee Calcaterra, 94, passed away March 3, 2016 A life-long resident of The Hill neighborhood. She was married to the late Mario (Mike) Torretta She is survived by her children, Mary Frances (the late Larry) Viero, John (Jane) Torretta and Tom (Sue)Torretta By her grandchildren, Dr. Laura (Sam) Dothage, Tony (Kari) Torretta, Lisa (Tim) Lloyd, Anna (Jeff) Proctor, Timothy ...
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Catherine Grana Stewart

September 19, 1922 - February 26, 2016

Stewart, Catherine, nee Grana, 93, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, February 26, 2016Loving mother of Thomas StewartLoving grandmother of Nicole (Charles) Burst and Nina StewartLoving great grandmother of Anika BurstLoving sister of Josephine HollandDonation can be made to the Central Institute for the Deaf in Catherine's memory Visitation: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 4-8pm,...
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Clementine V. Reiter

June 12, 1930 - January 10, 2016

Clementine P. Reiter,(nee Vago), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday January 10, 2016. Born June 12, 1930 to the Late Louis and Francesca Vago. Beloved wife of the late Robert H. Reiter; loving sister of Marie (Mario C.) Colombo and the late Norma J. Vago; dear aunt of Rita (Tom) Colombo Tueth, Karen (Bill) Colombo Betz, Susan (Tom) Colombo Linenbroker and the late...
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Kathryn Burke

February 8, 1918 - January 8, 2016


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Henry Paul Torretta

July 19, 1933 - December 27, 2015

Torretta, Henry P. Jr., baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on December 27, 2015. Loving father of Joanna Torretta & Sandra (Brad) Obermark; Loving grandfather of Tyler; Loving step-father of Linda and Larry Linnemeyer; Loving step-grandfather of 5; Loving uncle, cousin and friend to many. Henry was an Army veteran of Korean War era. He was a proud Roman Catholic, who loved...
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Caroline Garozzo

April 30, 1921 - December 9, 2015

GAROZZO, Caroline (Lena) (nee Fassi), 94, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, and consecrated to Mary, died on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. She was born on The Hill on April 30, 1921. Beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Garozzo; dearest mother of Tom (Monica) Garozzo and the late Fred Garozzo. Loving grandmother of Debbie, Jason, Nicole and Maria Garozzo; loving sister and...
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Paula Davenport

May 31, 1955 - December 3, 2015

Davenport, Paula (nee Sadowski), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Thur. December 3, 2015. Loving wife and best friend of Stephen Davenport; loving mother of Lisa (Ken) Kline, Diane Anthonopoulas, Anthony & Thomas Davenport; Loving grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer...
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Edith Diane Torno

February 12, 1922 - October 29, 2015

Torno, Edith Diane (nee Franceschi), 93, a resident of the "Hill" area in Saint Louis, MO for 75 years, died on Thursday October 29, 2015.Loving wife of the late John P. Torno; loving mother of Donna (Robert) Dempewolf; sister of the late Erma (late Guido) Zueck and the late Germano Franceschi; sister-in-law of Louise (late Thomas) Garavaglia; aunt, great-aunt, and friend to many...
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David Michael Garegnani

September 26, 1965 - October 17, 2015

Garegnani, David M., age 50, Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection on October 17, 2015. Awesome father of Joshua David. Dearest son of the late Joann and the late Henry Garegnani. Beloved brother of Diane (Jim) Mori, Robert Garegnani and Tony Johnston. Loving uncle of Michael, Rachel, Madeleine and Nicholas. Dear cousin and friend to many. A memorial Mass will be celebrated...
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Rosemarie Ann Morton

September 22, 1926 - October 17, 2015

Morton, Rosemarie A., Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Oct. 17, 2015. Loving wife of the late William D. Morton; Loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt and friend. Visitation Wed., Oct. 21, from 4 to 8 pm at CALCATERRA FUNERAL HOME, 5140 Daggett Ave. Mass of Christian Burial Thurs., Oct. 22 at 11 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5130 Wilson Ave. Burial at...
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Kenneth L. Fieser

November 16, 1933 - September 26, 2015

Kenneth Leroy Fieser, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Saturday, September 26, 2015. Beloved husband of Josephine Fieser (nee' Ruggeri); dear father of Linda Willman, Sandra (Bill) Maryan, Carol (Mike) Renfrow, Theresa Clark, Mike (Michelle) Fieser and Edward Fieser; Loving grandfather of 9, great grandfather of 1; our dear uncle and friend.Mr. Fieser was a retired St....
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Joseph Michael Re

August 15, 1949 - September 26, 2015

Joseph M. Re, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Dear son of the late Joseph and Anna Re; Beloved husband of Mary Re (nee' Bridges); Dear father of Lisa (Peter) Kemp and Lauren (Jake) Brown; Dear grandpa of Andrew and Allison Kemp; Dear son-in-law of John and Elizabeth Bridges; our dear uncle, cousin, brother-in-law and friend. In lieu of...
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Thomas Edward Morgan

April 9, 1944 - September 4, 2015

Morgan, Thomas Edward, baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on September 4, 2015. Survived by wife Kaneewan Morgan, son Warote (Tim) Morgan and brother Lawrence Morgan. He graduated from McBride high school in 1962, and St. Louis University in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1970 to 1972.Went to Thailand (1966-1968) as a Peace Corp volunteer and fell in love with the...
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George Bob Pirone

September 20, 1921 - August 31, 2015

Pirone, George Bob, 93, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Aug. 31, 2015. Beloved son of the late George E. Pirone and Joannina Maria Berra. Born Sept. 20, 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri. Loving husband of 67 years of Elizabeth (Betty) Pirone (nee Fivecoat); Loving father of Mary Ann Pirone and Patricia (Michael) Opfer; Loving grandpa of Abigail Opfer; Beloved uncle, cousin and...
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Daniel Talmage Holt

July 7, 1946 - August 25, 2015


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Peter F. Willcox

April 23, 1927 - August 17, 2015

Willcox, Peter F., (88) passed away Aug. 17. Loving husband & best friend of Donna (Borg) Willcox; father of Nicolette (Charles) White; Cherished grampa/favorite person of Abigail Schmitt , #1 food/lap guy of Big O, Motley, & Felix; Caring (yet stubborn) neighbor, uncle and friend.Pete was born in Bismarck, ND, graduated from the University of North Dakota, & attended Washington...
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Concetta Marino

August 2, 1928 - July 22, 2015

Marino, Concetta (nee Russo),Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on July 22, 2015. Loving wife of the late Sebastiano Marino; Loving mother of Ambra (Joe) Moreno, Andre (Cheryl) Marino, and Joseph (Nikki) Marino; Loving grandmother of Christina and Andrew Marino, and Joseph and Tony Moreno; Cherished sister of Carmela Zanti; and loving friend to many.Mass of Christian Burial will...
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James Daniel Turin

June 7, 1964 - June 27, 2015

Turin, James Daniel (Jimmy). Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Born on June 7, 1964, Jimmy lived his whole, but too short, life in St. Louis.Cherished father of Candice (Dennis) Lee, Jennifer Turin and Alexandra Turin; dear grandfather of Caleb and Evan Lee; beloved brother of Teresa (Jerry Lis) Turin-Lis, John Turin Jr., and Christopher (Keri) Turin;...
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Leo Elmer Ellison

November 6, 1953 - June 25, 2015

Ellison, Leo Elmer III, born November 6, 1953, baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on June 25, 2015. Loving husband of Santina Ellison (nee Zanti); loving father of Sybil (Mike) Ahlf and Nick Ellison; Loving grandfather of Rose, Nino, and Juliana; beloved son of Mary Ellison (nee Gordon) and the late Leo Elmer Ellison II; loving brother of Dan, Robert, Debbie, and Elaine; Loving...
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James Scott Mitchell

November 27, 1959 - June 10, 2015

A life celebration will be held from 1-4 pm Sunday, August 2nd, at the Autumn Lakes Clubhouse in Maryland Heights We will share a meal and beverage while we regale tales of Scottie in our lives. Be thinking of what you want to share, as Scottie touched many lives. Please feel free to bring a dish or dessert if you desire. Not required.Scott asked that we not be sad, so put a smile on and embrace...
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Paul Joseph Turin, Sr.

July 27, 1933 - May 28, 2015

Turin, Paul Joseph, Sr., 81, fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on May 28, 2015. Loving husband of the late Juanita Turin (nee Chiaurro); Loving father of Paul J. (Bonnie) Turin Jr., Rene Diane (Jim Landy) Turin, Diana Marie Turin (partner, Craig Bachamp), and Pete Turin (partner, Katie Tarantola); Loving grandpa of Erik Benjamin Wissmann, Eric Christopher Turin, Alexis Jade...
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Victoria Antoinette DeGregorio

June 13, 1923 - May 22, 2015

Victoria DeGregorio,(nee Scariano) age 91, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on May 22, 2015. Devoted wife of Roland for 63 years, preceding her in death in 2009; very proud mother of seven children: Joseph (Eileen Ortmann Toy), Anita Stansbury-Scales (Steve), Francine (Bill Jennings), Paul (Kerry), Victoria Tina Crouppen (Terry), Roland (Terri), and John; loving daughter of...
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Marjorie Lee Torpea

October 23, 1931 - April 20, 2015

Torpea, Marjorie (nee Gendron) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, April 20, 2015.Beloved wife of the late Nicholas Torpea Jr. Beloved mother of Debbie (Joe) Monolo, Dan (Terry) Torpea and Garry (Karen) Torpea. Loving grandmother of Nick Torpea; Christina, Angie and Joe Monolo; Jeremy, Michael and Ryan Torpea. Proud great grandmother of Anna and Dallas Torpea; Nicholas...
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Camilla M. Miriani

October 21, 1921 - April 10, 2015

Camilla M. Miriani, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on April 10, 2014. The beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Miriani. Dear daughter, daughter-in-law, aunt, great aunt and friend who will be missed.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sick and Elderly Program of the Hill 2315 Macklind Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.Visitation Thursday April 16, 2015 9:00 A.M. until time...
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Edward M. Gerli

October 24, 1929 - April 4, 2015

GERLI Jr., Edward "Ed" Martin, 85, passed on April 4, 2015Devoted to his late beloved wife Margaret of 61 years Cherished father of Chris (Barb Brownell), Kevin (Karen), Dennis (Shannon), Barb, and the late Daniel "Danny" Treasured grandpa of Katie (Jeremy) Boren, Christine, Allison, Kelly, Patrick, and MiaDear brother of the late Francis and Ernie, uncle and loyal friend to many.A genuinely good...
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Doug Gift

February 12, 1934 - March 17, 2015

Gift, Doug passed away March 17, 2015. Loving husband of Jeanette Gift (nee' Caputa); Loving father of Dan Gift, Pamela (Mike) Jaudes, David Gift, Chris (Kate) Gift; Loving Grandfather & Great-Grandfather; Loving brother of Jan (Bruce) Addison of Fayette, MO, the late Bernadine Morgan, the late Gary Gift; Loving son-in-law to Josephine Caputa; Loving brother-in-law, uncle, and friend...
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Lucille A. Lycke

September 14, 1928 - February 20, 2015

Lycke, Lucille A. fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Feb. 20, 2015. Loving mother of Dennis (Sally) Lycke, Anna Maria Lycke, Nina Lycke, and Gina (Doug) Howe; loving grandmother of Jordan; Dear sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, great great aunt and friend to many. Lucille was a proud UAW worker. Lucille was fun loving and loved movies, musicals and shows. She will be...
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John A. Puricelli

September 26, 1920 - February 18, 2015

John A. Puricelli, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Feb. 18, 2015 at the age of 94. Dear son of the late Angelo and Rose (nee Colombo) Puricelli; Dear brother of the late Mary (Vincent) Venegoni, Josephine (Charles) Pisani and Edith (Oliver) Biederman; our dear uncle, cousin and friend.John was a veteran of WWII and a member of the Rollo-Calcaterra American Legion Post 15.In...
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Mary Josephine Ronzio

September 2, 1921 - February 18, 2015

Mary Josephine Ronzio, 93, died peacefully on February 18, 2015, after a long and happy life. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph H. Ronzio, her parents Peter and Josephine Fasani, and brother, Peter Fasani. She is survived by her two children, Judith Ronzio and Robert Ronzio, her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Ronzio, four grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer), Matthew ...
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Frank C. Borghi

April 9, 1925 - February 2, 2015

Frank C. Borghi, 89, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on February 2, 2015. Very loving husband of Rose Marie (nee Novara), Loving father of Carolyn (Kelly) Carbery, Bette Borghi, Chuck (Linda) Borghi, Terese (Dennis Mulvey) Borghi, Tony Borghi, Frank J. Borghi, and John (Susie) Borghi; Loving grandfather of twelve; Loving great grandfather of six; Dear uncle, cousin, brother...
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Henry V. Gianino

October 4, 1941 - February 1, 2015

GIANINO, Henry, Baptized in the Hope of Christ's Resurrection, February 1, 2015 Beloved son of the late Ralph and Caroline (nee Merlo) GianinoDear brother of Caroline (the late Bill) Baynes, Dolores, Louis (Marilyn), Maria (Duwayne) Hall, Charlene (Bill) Hall, Terry (the late Jim) Rayfield, and Barbara (the late Ralph Jr.) Our dear uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend. Henry will be missed. ...
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Donna Marie Horan

October 6, 1943 - January 24, 2015

Horan, Donna Marie (nee Viscardi), 71, fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Jan. 24, 2015. Loving wife of the late Kenneth Horan; Loving mother of John Eaton and Gina (Steve) Gibson; Loving sister of Eugene (Jane) Viscardi and Joan (late Tom) Dougherty; Loving grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to many. Donna was a graduate of Rosati Kain and of St. John's School of...
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Sandra M. Roderique

September 28, 1947 - January 10, 2015

Roderique, Sandra M. (nee Viola), 67, fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Jan. 10, 2015. Dear mother of Renee Roderique; loving grandmother of Owen Jefcoat; loving daughter of Louise and the late Anthony Viola; Dear sister of Ron Viola and Jim (Cindy) Viola; Loving aunt to Rachel and Matthew; dear great aunt, cousin, niece and friend. Memorial Mass at 10:30 am, Sat., Jan....
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Mary Josephine Berra

May 6, 1922 - December 30, 2014

Berra, Mary Josephine, 92 Baptized with the hope of Christ's Resurrection, December 30, 2014 Loving wife of the late Michael P. Berra.Loving sister of the late John A. VenegoniLoving sister in law of Mary E. Venegoni and Dorothy BerraLoving aunt of Jill (Charles) Feltmann, Steven (Marlene) Venegoni, Jennifer (Greg Magoc) Venegoni, and the late Joyce RobertsonGreat aunt of 6, friend to...
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Savina O. Porta

April 6, 1923 - December 17, 2014

Porta, Savina (nee Bortolot), Wed. Dec. 17, 2014 Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved wife of the late Charles Porta; dear father of John (Robin) Porta and the late Donna Greenwell; dear grandmother of Lisa (Jason) Starck, Jason (Brittnee) Greenwell, Nicole (Eric) Kaemmerer and Ashley Porta-Hendrickson; Dear great grandmother of Alexander Starck, Ava Starck, Charles...
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Donna B. Russo

January 22, 1948 - December 6, 2014

Russo, Donna, B., 66, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, December 6, 2014 Beloved daughter of the late Mike and Mary RussoLoving sister of Anna Marie (and the late Pete) Perotta, Peter (Nella) Russo, Barbara (Andy) Canziani, and the late Rosemary PelusoDearest aunt to many nieces and nephews who loved her dearlyMemorials can be made to the Sick & Elderly of the Hill Program...
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Frank J. Delise

November 1, 1926 - November 30, 2014

Delise, Frank J., 88, Baptized in the Hope of Christ's Resurection, November 30, 2014. Loving husband of the late Betty Delise nee Bommarito; Dear son of the late Giuseppe and Ursula Delise; Loving brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 2, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 5130 Wilson Ave. Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:00 am with...
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Lois Adele Pisani

April 19, 1941 - November 25, 2014

Lois A. Pisani (nee Long), 73, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Nov. 25, 2014. Loving wife of 52 years to Paul Pisani; Loving mother of Carla (Jim) Carroll, John (Meg) Pisani, Paula (John) Wilson, and Paul (Molly) Pisani II; Loving grandmother of Anne Marie, Nicole, Ellen, Nick, Jack, Mary and Vince; Loving sister of LaVerne (Joe) Held, the late Shirley (Gilbert) Froeschner,...
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Anita J. Russo

February 15, 1923 - October 30, 2014


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Lena C. Ziemer

August 7, 1925 - October 30, 2014

Ziemer, Lena, "Lee", 89, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, October 30, 2014Beloved mother of Carol (and the late Jim) GehringBeloved daughter of the late Dominic and Mary Anne ContrattoDear sister of the late Margaret Garrison and Josephine ContrattoDear cousin, aunt, and friend to many.Lee was a member of the St. Ann, Mt. Carmel, and St. Josephine's Sodality and...
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Ethel Selby Jones

December 14, 1928 - October 9, 2014

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Robert Angelo Puricelli

October 16, 1931 - October 9, 2014

Puricelli, Robert Angelo Sr., 82, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, 10/9/2014Loving husband of Marlene Puricelli, nee SelbyLoving son of the late Dan & Mary PuricelliLoving father of Kim (Stephen) Rois, Lisa (Dan) Schrader, Robert Jr. (Guy Slay) PuricelliLoving grandfather of Molly, Steve (Rachel), Neal, Anna Rois; Dan and Allison SchraderLoving great grandfather of Michael...
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Kevin Michael Calvin

March 31, 1958 - August 17, 2014

Kevin Michael Calvin, 56, passed away, Aug. 17, 2014. Loving husband of Joan nee Sadowski; Loving father of Michael and Stephanie; Loving grandfather of Aiden, Mya, and Alanya; Loving brother of Barbara Puricelli, Gary, and Curt Calvin; Loving uncle, great uncle, brother-in-law and friend. Visitation at CALCATERRA FUNERAL HOME, 5140 Daggett Ave. from 4 to 8 pm Thurs. Mass at 10 am, Friday Aug....
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Sara M. Freeman

July 11, 1942 - July 24, 2014

FREEMAN, Sara M. (nee Tocco), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, July 24, 2014 Beloved wife of the late Roy H. FreemanLoving mother of Joseph (Bethany) and Leonard (Joey) FreemanCherished grandmother of Dominic, Vincent, Anthony, Haley, Gianna, and LeoDear daughter of the late Leonard and Josephine (Randazzo) ToccoDear sister of Anthony (Phyllis) Tocco, Josephine and...
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Margaret A. Gerli

April 3, 1932 - July 17, 2014

GERLI, Margaret Ann "Marge", nee McMenamy, 82, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, July 17, 2014 Beloved wife of Edward M. Gerli for 61 years Cherished mother of Chris (Barb Brownell), Kevin (Karen), Dennis (Shannon), Barb, and the late Daniel "Danny". Treasured "Gram" to Katie (Jeremy) Boren, Christine, Allison, Kelly, Patrick, and Mia. Dear aunt and friend to many Her...
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Mark A. Starling

March 28, 1959 - July 3, 2014

Mark A. Starling passed away at the age of 55 on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Mark was the loving son of James and Mary Frances Starling. Mark married Diane M. DeMattei and they enjoyed 32 wonderful years together. From this marriage two daughters were born, Erica and Jessica Starling. Mark is also survived by one granddaughter, Sophia Starling-Ford; a brother, James Starling Jr., a nephew,...
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Helen Marie Colombo

September 4, 1917 - May 29, 2014

COLOMBO, Helen, M., nee Negro, 96, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Loving wife of the late Anthony ColomboLoving mother of Anthony (Bonnie) Colombo, Allen (Rita)Colombo, and Bette (Bob) MarbsBeloved grandmother of Genia (Sonny), TC (Kathy), Clarke (Donna), Kimberly (Mike), Annamae (Nick), Andrew (Tiffany), Cynthia (Charlie), Jonathan, Kelli (James),...
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Edith Marie Clavenna

August 7, 1926 - May 21, 2014

Edith Marie Clavenna, (nee Garavaglia) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on May 21, 2014. Beloved wife of 63 years to Victor J. Clavenna; Dear mother of Mark (Kathleen) Clavenna, Karen (Robert) Zimmer and the late Gregg Clavenna; Sister of the late Flora (Robert) Braga, Bernice Garavaglia, Gloria (Vincent) Galati and Julia (Melvin) Mack; Cherished Grandmother of Brian Clavenna,...
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