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Gertrude “Trudy” Lucille Calandro

August 10, 1923 — July 16, 2022

Gertrude “Trudy” Lucille Calandro, 98, of Taylorville passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Trudy was born August 10, 1923, in Thayer, the daughter of Mr. Dominick and Mrs. Gertrude (Bermes) Berta. She married Tom Calandro on October 22, 1946 and celebrated their 75th anniversary with their four children and extended family and friends last October.

Trudy is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Thomas J. (wife, Sheila) Calandro of Austin, Texas., Jerry (wife, Rochelle) Calandro of San Diego, Calif., and David (wife, Amy) Calandro of Naples, Fla.; daughter, Mary Ann Calandro of Waukesha, Wis.; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and one sister, Edith Ronchetto of Palmer. Her parents, three brothers, and three sisters preceded her in death.

Trudy was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed preparing and serving many delicacies to her friends and family. Trudy was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church, where she was active in the Catholic Daughters of America and other various social endeavors.
Visitation: The visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. and following, the family will receive friends until 7:00 p.m. at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, Ill., 62568.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, Ill., 62568, with Rev. Piotr Kosk as celebrant.

Interment will follow the funeral mass at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, Ill., 62568, or to Christian County Senior Citizens, 701 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, Ill., 62568.

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