Frances M Cali

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Because Frances Mae Cali(1923-2011) always said she wanted a party upon her death, her family will host a Celebration of the Life party at 2:30 P.M. Saturday, March 5, at Don Juans Mexican Restaurant in Hughes Springs. Friends are asked to share a memory, a story or a picture, and come help fulfill her wish for laughter and smiles in her remembrance. Mrs. Cali died Monday, February 21 at her residence. She was born December 15, 1923 in Boonville, Indiana. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years, Lloyd W. Cali; two daughters and one son-in-law, Janice Cali and Carol and Bruce Hodges, all of Hughes Springs; one sister Della Lucille Trzeciak of Dolton, IL; and several nieces and nephews. Flowers may be sent to Mr. Cali at the Springs Nursing Home and memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.For more information call 903/639-2012.

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  1. Sorry to hear about Mrs. Cali I miss them very much since they have left Cornerstone. I hope to get up to Hughes Springs soon to see Mr. Cali soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Ms. Janice, Ms. Carol & Mr Bruce,I was so saddened to hear about your mama's passing. I remember her from the clinic. Please know that you are in our prayers.

  3. I am remembering a lovely evening at their house. It was a long time ago – I was there with Lynn and Daniel. Your parents were both so gracious. I loved seeing her dragons and his trains.

  4. Memories of a niece and a big dogJI am so sorry to hear that Auntie Fran died. Despite our long distance and infrequent contact, I think of both your mom and dad often, and I have many wonderful memories of them both. I remember so well when we would go to your house in Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving, and Auntie Fran was always so cheery and welcoming; she always seemed genuinely to get a kick out of having us all together in loud, chaotic Cali fashion. I loved hearing the stories she would tell about the happy times with your dad when they were young and getting started in the world together. And it was so heartwarming to see the great and abiding love between her and Uncle Lloyd; they really seemed a match made in heaven. Auntie Fran and your dad one Christmas gave Andrea, Elaine, and me stuffed dogs. I thought it was clever of them to give the smallest dog to the biggest sister, the medium dog to the in-between sister, and the biggest dog to the littlest–me. I felt that I definitely got the best end of that deal! And both my dog (Cleopatrick–I think you suggested the name, Janice) and Elaine's dog, Amos Bronson Alcott, became much loved members of the family, and they make me think of Auntie Fran and Uncle Lloyd every time I look at them. Cleopatrick got chewed by a puppy once and is missing an eye and an ear, but he and Amos Bronson sit together, Amos Bronson piggyback on top of Cleo, in my bedroom, and I kiss them every time I put them back in their spot after the cleaners move them. I know it sounds silly for a 54-year old woman to say such things, but I guess I've never outgrown the feeling that stuffed animals are more than just the stuff they're made of, and these two dogs that came into the family from your mom and dad have always been very special to me.I'm glad I got to see your folks after Juliana was born, even though Juliana doesn't remember them. I remember how sweet they were to her and interested in hearing about all the things she was learning how to do. I wish that distances were shorter and lives were less crazy so I could have had more visits with them both. I hope that your mom was comfortable in her later years in the retirement homes where she and your dad lived and happy in her friends and activities.With much love and sympathy,nancy (and Brian and Juliana).

  5. I had just recently learned of Aunt Frances' passing from Aunt Dee…my deepest sympathies to the family that are still with us.I am Katie's youngest daughter (Aunt Frances' oldest sister), I will pass this sad news to the rest of the family.All my love and prayers

  6. Frances and Lloyd were very kind to me while staying with Grandma Winneke before having my baby and moving to Germany with my husband. God's peace to all of you. Monnie

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