Funeral services for Louisa F. Calcaterra, age 97, of Ogdensburg, NY, will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 10:00AM at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg. Mrs. Calcaterra passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
Louisa is survived by her children, Mary Jean Gorman and her husband, Richard, of Hammond, NY, Rita Ramie and her husband, Joseph, of Lisbon, NY, Ann Fortune and her husband, Michael, of Ogdensburg and Linda Vice and her husband, Ross, of Ogdensburg; seven grandchildren, Richard Gorman, Kathrine Gorman, Nicholas Gorman, Michael Ball, Marc Ball, Eric Fortune and Danielle Fortune, three great grandchildren, Jacob Ball, Zane Gorman and Paris Gorman and three step grandchildren, Michelle, Joey and Jessica. She is predeceased by a son, Robert Charles Calcaterra on September 30, 1968.
Louisa was born on March 25, 1921, in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of Frank and Mabel (Petrilli) Petriglia. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and graduated from BOCES in 1964. Louisa married Charles “Charlie” Calcaterra on January 25, 1944, at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. F. G. Coseo officiating. He predeceased her on May 16, 1994. Louisa first began her career as a dietician in New York City and later went on to work as a LPN at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital where she retired after more than eighteen years of service.
Louisa was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, a girl scout leader of the Diocese of St. Joseph’s Orphanage, and a member of the Altar Society. Mrs. Calcaterra was also in the first Class of Sacristans taught by Father Silver. She also worked for a time at St. Vincent De Paul store. Louisa was also named Woman of the Year on May 7, 2003, at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Donations may be made in Louisa’s memory to St. Mary’s Cathedral, 125 Ford Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.