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Louisa F. Calcaterra

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.


  • Jeffra Montroy Posted August 6, 2018 2:19 PM

    Linda, Ross and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was a great lady❤

  • Rob and Ann Erwin Posted August 6, 2018 2:31 PM

    Linda, Ross and family. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of a precious lady. Louisa was very kind, friendly and sweet person. We remember her working on old 1st floor at the hospital. She will be missed by all who knew her. Cherish all the memories you have of her. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire family. We remember her contagious smile.

  • Debbie duprey Posted August 6, 2018 2:36 PM

    Linda and family so sorry to hear of your mom’s thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Rest in peace mrs. Calcaterra.

  • the messina family Posted August 6, 2018 4:58 PM

    rita and family I am so sorry for your loss louis was a great lady she is now at peace and she is with Charlie and your brother.rob messina

  • Patty Pinkerton Posted August 6, 2018 6:35 PM

    To everyone in the Calcaterra family, I am sorry for your loss, she was a great lady, neighbor and friend of my family especially my Mom, and one of the “Golden Girls.”. they sure did have a great time ! Thinking of you all with a very heavy heart .

  • Frank and Sharon Calcaterra Posted August 6, 2018 7:49 PM

    It is always sad when a member of The Greatst Generation passes … the accomplishments and the family links which pass into history. We are very sorry, cousins, for your loss of this great lady. I hope your memories of her will soon displace the pain. Know that the matriarch of your family is happy to be reunited with Uncle Charlie & Cousin Robbie. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • MARSHA SALTON CHAMPION Posted August 7, 2018 5:09 AM

    Linda and RITA ,Sorry to hear about your mom.,She was a gem of a lady. My thoughts are with you all.

  • Vicky Sharpe and family Posted August 7, 2018 5:59 AM

    Linda…so very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Emily Mallette Posted August 7, 2018 6:06 AM

    Linda I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs to you!

  • Mary Matice Posted August 7, 2018 6:14 AM

    Sorry for your loss. Worked with Louisa at ABHH. Loves her spark and energy.

  • Kristine Hooper Posted August 7, 2018 6:19 AM

    So very sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. Thinking of you <3

  • Penny Sharrow Posted August 7, 2018 7:02 AM

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing – she was a lovely lady always a smile – 97 years is amazing and I’m sure she made some awesome memories for all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Penny S.

  • Linda Rivet Posted August 7, 2018 8:19 AM

    To Rita and the Calcaterra family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in beloved loss of your beautiful mother.. She was a very special loving lady.

  • Nancy, Bill and Chris Posted August 7, 2018 8:24 AM

    So very sorry to hear about Aunt Louisa’s passing. They are all together again. Another big celebration of life. I’m sure they are all telling their stories and laughing together. And boy did they have lots of them!!! Love and prayers to all of you. xoxox

  • Kathy Lashomb RN Posted August 7, 2018 9:08 AM

    Dear Linda and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Louisa’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and a great nurse.

  • Denise Palmer & Family Posted August 7, 2018 9:59 AM

    Linda and family,

    So sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Julie Stevenson Strough Posted August 7, 2018 10:09 AM

    So sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a great lady! Will keep you and your family in my thoughts.
    Julie Stevenson Strough

  • Carol White Smithers Posted August 7, 2018 11:48 AM

    Dear Linda and family , so sorry for your loss, I have often thought of you and all the fun times working at ABHH, I remember your moms energy and caring spirit , may she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord .Praying for you during this time of loss,
    Sincerely, Carol White Smithers

  • Donna Pascual and family Posted August 7, 2018 12:10 PM

    I have only fond and beautiful memories of Aunt Louisa. Her deep faith was an inspiration to me during more than one difficult time. She always knew the right words to say to lift you. She loved life to the fullest, but I know she is happy now to be reunited with so many loved ones. We have another angel to watch over us. My sincerest sympathy , thoughts, and prayers are with you all.

  • Phil and Paula Jacques Posted August 7, 2018 1:06 PM

    I enjoyed working with Louisa through the years.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. May she Rest In Peace.

  • michele skidds Posted August 7, 2018 3:51 PM

    Linda and family,loved working with mother she was a hoot.I will always think of her fondly.May she rest in peace.

  • Lisa Tears Posted August 7, 2018 5:20 PM

    So very sorry for your loss Rita. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Rose Missert Posted August 7, 2018 6:17 PM

    Ann, I’ll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I have some good memories of your mom and dad from time spent at your house…so many years ago! So sorry for your loss.

  • Sue & Frank Spotswood Posted August 7, 2018 7:45 PM

    Ann and Linda, Frank and I are sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • Helen Chids Houck Posted August 7, 2018 11:26 PM

    Prayers to all of Louisa’s family. Always a joy to have her float to C.D. at A.B.H.H. if we were short of help. A great lady .R.I.P . Louisa .

  • Rebecca Caraballo Posted August 8, 2018 6:15 AM

    Hello, my name is Rebecca. I am from the Potsdam area, and I wanted to say to the friends and family of Louisa Calcaterra, that I am very sorry for your loss. I can tell from the comments that she was deeply loved and cared for by her family. I also wanted to share a little word of encouragement.

    There is a lovely scripture that always helped me through difficult times. It’s found in Revelation 21:4. It speaks of God’s promise for the earth and everyone on it. It says, “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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  • Jeanne Raven Posted August 8, 2018 2:47 PM

    Linda and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Cherish your memories of Louisa, they will give you comfort in the days ahead

  • Micah Cardinal Posted August 8, 2018 3:25 PM

    Dear Calcaterra Family,

    Your mom was a wonderful person! I remember her gliding around the cathedral like an angel making everything look just right… always a smile on her face. She gave of her time and talent not only to the church but also to the community. Her life was a gift to us all! May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories you share.

  • Kate McSorley Posted August 8, 2018 4:30 PM

    Ann: I just heard that your mom
    Had passed. Please know that I am thinking of you. Always, Kathy

  • Amber Greer Posted August 8, 2018 8:31 PM

    Linda, So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a great lady! Sending a big hug and deepest sympathy.

  • Barbara J Michael Posted August 9, 2018 8:03 AM

    Very sorry for your loss and the loss to the community. Louisa was a magnificent woman and nurse who always had a smile on her face and a kind word to offer. Love of family was her #1 priority. Prayers for strength are being offered up.

  • Bonnie Cornell Weitz Posted August 15, 2018 7:16 PM

    She was such a delightful lady. We were in Nursing School together. She was a woman that you would never forget. She was so kind and gentle. Rest in peace Sweet Angel

  • Patricia Mahoney Posted September 9, 2018 9:36 PM

    Dear Linda, Ann and family, I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. May your memories comfort you. My prayers and thoughts are with you. With deepest sympathy, Patti Mahoney

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