Alma Calisi

February 1, 1921 - February 20, 2016

02/01/1921 - 02/20/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday February 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday February 24, 2016
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions
Service
Wednesday February 24, 2016
11:00 am
St. James Catholic Church
326 Logan Street
McMechen, WV 26040
Directions

Alma Calisi, 95, of Benwood, WV, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling.  She was born Feb. 1, 1921 in Benwood, WV, a daughter of the late Gaetano and Concetta Vitiello. She was a retired employee of Wheeling Stamping and a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Benwood.  She was also a member of the Italian Mothers, AARP, Rosary Altar Society and the American Legion Auxilliary.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Vincenzo “James” Calisi; three brothers, Silverio “Banjo” Vitiello, Joseph Vitiello, and Guy Mele; two sisters, Mary Balderson and Stella Mele.  Surviving is a sister in-law, Geraldine Mele of Benwood and a host of nieces and nephews. Friends received 2:00-8:00 pm Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen.  Rosary Devotion will be held at 6:30 pm at the Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at St. James Catholic Church, McMechen with Rev. Bekeh Utietiang and Rev. That Son Nguyen as co-celebrants. Entombment in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, Wheeling.  The family wishes to thank the staff at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center for their loving care.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com and Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Catholic Church c/o www.TMCFunding.com

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Judy and Dave Kociban
6 years ago

Sincere condolences to Alma’s family.

MR & MRS BURKE D. SULLIVAN ,JR. FAMILIES
6 years ago

ONE GREAT LADY WHO LOVED THE LORD AND HER FAMILIES. SHE WILL BE MISSED SUCH A JOY TO VISIT AND BE IN HER COMPANY.SORRY FOR THE LOSS TO SO MANY IN THE FAMILY BUT WHAT A GREAT CELEBRATION OF LIFE TODAY. POLLY & BURKE AND FAMILIES.

MR & MRS BURKE D. SULLIVAN ,JR.
6 years ago

ONE GREAT LADY WHO LOVED THE LORD.

Connie @ Madelyn Hemsley
6 years ago

It is with deep saddness to hear of the passing of Alma, she was such a lovely lady that lit up a room with her laughter. I really miss taking her goodies and hearing her laugh. Our sympathy to all of her family, we at BJHCC will miss her dearly.

Sincere & deepest sympathy from the family of Julia Shaffer. Julia, Faye, Russ & Jack
6 years ago

We got to spend a good deal of time with “Alma” the last 4 plus years at Bishop Hodges. She was my mother’s roommate. Alma always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. We enjoyed playing Bingo, Bunco, Bowling & all other activities with her over the years & feel honored to have gotten to know her. What a gem she was. God Bless & Rest her soul.

Mary Beth Lavender
6 years ago

Aunt Alma had a certain light and energy that resonated with you long after spending time with her. And that will be the same even after her passing. She lived a long, healthy and happy life touching so many people with her laughter, her wisdom, her prayers and her delicious biscotti’s. Aunt Alma never seemed to have a bad day, she was always in “tip top shape” and if she was any better as she would say “I’d be dangerous.” I feel so fortunate to have gotten the chance to have spent many years visiting her at home, watching the catholic mass, and leaving stuffed with a belly full of home made Italian food. I always look forward to those visits because I knew I would have a good laugh with her and learn something new. She taught me to take life head on and showed me how to find humor in almost everything~her smile and her laughter had a bit of magic behind it. She truly was a blessing in so many ways and devoted her life to her family and to God. Heaven just got a little brighter. Love and miss you Aunt Alma.

Dennis.R.Albaugh
6 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Calisi. Denny Albaugh