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Grace M. Calcaterra

d. January 10, 2017


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
: To be announced.
Music: To be announced.
Interment: Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date in the St. Carlos Cemetery in Herrin, Illinois.
Honorary Pallbearers: To be announced.

Grace Marie (Moroni) Calcaterra passed away at 12:18 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Grace grew up and attended schools in the Johnston City, Illinois area. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, Illinois. For many years she helped with St. Mary's School at the church in Herrin. Grace was an excellent cook and worked for many years at Farris Steak House in Johnston City. During her free time, Grace enjoyed gardening, cooking, helping neighbors, and spending time with her family.

Born: April 24, 1918 in Johnston City, Illinois the oldest of six children to Emil and Luisa (Luli) Moroni.

Married: Attilio Angelo "Red" Calcaterra on July 30, 1946 in Herrin, Illinois; he preceded her in death on October 4, 2005.

Survivors include: one son, Dennis A. and wife, Ruth Calcaterra of rural Vandalia; one granddaughter, Katie Calcaterra and husband, Kurt Peloquin of Brooklyn, New York; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents; one brother, John "Shorty" Moroni; four sisters: Lena Fantozzi, Mary Thomas, Edith Leck and Eva Litton.

Memorials are encouraged to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Campaign Fund, 316 W. Monroe Street, Herrin, Illinois 62948

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