Joan Caliguri, age 75, of Gladstone passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Marquette General Hospital, following a brief illness, with her family by her side.
Joan was born January 21, 1939 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the daughter of Donald S. and Geraldine (McCarthy) McDonald. She was united in marriage to Robert Caliguri on October 19, 1957 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sault Ste. Marie. She graduated from Loretta High School in Sualt Ste. Marie in 1958. In 1975 Joan and Bob moved to Gladstone. She was a longtime member of the All Saints Catholic Church where she served on the luncheon committee for many years. Joan loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed being at camp and cooking.
Joan is survived by her husband, Bob of Gladstone; her son Rob (Annette) Caliguri of Gladstone; her daughter, Mary Jo (Tim) Vanderlinden of Gladstone; eight grandchildren, Shannon (Josh) Jupe, Jessica (Clayton) Castor, Ashley (Jerod) DeLany, Robbie (Katie) Caliguri, Joshua Caliguri-Pfiester, Michele (Matt) Wiles, Mark (Angie) Feathers and Kyle (Lauren) Vanderlinden; fourteen great grandchildren, Reece, Kayleigh, Rane, Lahna, Kaycee, Sophia, Karson, Karter, Lauren, Zach, Caden, Bryton, Addison, Tyler and Brayden; her sister, Ruth (Charlie) Cryderman of Sault Ste. Marie; sister-in-law, Marilyn McDonald of Brimley, MI; three nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Mick McDonald and her great grandson Keaton James DeLany.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 PM at the All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. A luncheon will be served following the services in the church fellowship hall. Joan will be laid to rest in the Donaldson Cemetery In Sault Ste. Marie.
Bryan & Joni Davis
We were so sad to hear of Joan’s passing, she will be greatly missed by her Family and Friends in Gladstone and also the Eastern U.P where they spent a lot of time at their camp.To the Family, we are very sad we will not be able to attend, but our thoughts and Prayers are with you today and always. Bryan & Joni
It was so very sad to hear about Joan’s passing.we were great friends all our lives. I talked to her on her birthday as I did every year and had no idea she was ill. She will be deeply missed