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Mary Lou Campion Ashur
Mary Lou Campion Ashur
To the extended Calderone family,


Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved sister/mom/sister in law Lisa.  She was a good friend  to me and a remarkable human being. You are all in my prayers.  I just  imagine her now as an angel flying around heaven in her dazzling Crusader outfit complete with wings and a halo. 


Warm regards, Mary Lou Campion Ashur
Andrea Ghose
Andrea Ghose
Dear Michael, Ralphie, and friends and family of our dear friend, Lisa,

Our January calendar reminds us that today is Lisa's birthday-it would have been her 54th year I believe. We were on the task force at St. Stephen Church in Saginaw, MI in 1986, to find a Youth Minister.  God led us to Lisa who enriched our lives, and those of our parish youth, and our own children.

But God had much bigger plans for Lisa. Among those were to have the joy of being your mother and grandmother of your children. We have enjoyed, laughed, and learned from Lisa's months of writing her blog.  She has inspired us and has never ceased to be the teacher, friend, and spiritual companion of the vast number of people whom her life and death have touched. What a gift her life has been to you and to all of us.

Wishing you peace and God's continued blessings,

Andrea and Prateep Ghose

 

 
Colette Kennett
Colette Kennett
Ralph & Family,


  I appreciate the notification on the east coast memorial for Lisa.  I think of her so very often and was one of the lucky people who had a chance to journey with Lisa.  I learned from Lisa in many ways mostly by her example of the type of person she was.  Know that I shall keep all of you in prayer for the days ahead.


   Blessings, my Friend!


 


Colette
beryl aschenberg
beryl aschenberg
Dear Ralph and Michael,


As your mom's birthday approaches, I am sending you both love. This will be the first year in the last 5-6 that I haven't celebrated with her... feels a bit empty. I will pull out the Birthday bear and the January 14 Seuss book and have a little toast to Lisa's memory. She was one of the good ones!


I hope that the service this week brings your family to a place of peace, and that many sweet and joyful memories rise up like the bubbles of her laughter to soothe your spirits.


with love, Beryl


 
Mary Margaret Cannon
Mary Margaret Cannon
OH -- I"m so sorry I'm just learning of Lisa's entrance into Eternal Life tonight. . . I found all of LIsa's writings filled with her deep faith and great spirit -- to be such a blessing and an inspiration. . . .I cannot imagine the great loss her family and friends feel -- and I hold you in my heart and prayers.  As for Lisa Marie -- well, I imagine her looking out for all of us, now, from her perch in Heaven -- cheering us on, encouraging us in our faith journey, whispering to us of the Lord's marvelous love and mercy.  Thank God for the Gift of Lisa Marie Calderone!  Peace of Christ to you all.
kathleen trelease
kathleen trelease
Dear Ralph and Michael- I had the privilege of caring for your Mom while she was in hospice in New Jersey and from the first moment I met her I was in constant awe and continually inspired. She shared herself with the world until she could no more--so purely and completely that knowing her if only for a moment has changed me forever. She often spoke of you both and more than once told me that you made her life complete. Please know that you are in my thoughts and as Lisa would say--in my prayers. Fondly, Kathy Trelease RN 
Nancy Ferrari
Nancy Ferrari
Lisa led a winter retreat for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston for adult and youth in our formation program.  She was simply incredible and shared so much of herself and her faith with the adults and youth.  We had great conversations about things that matter.  I am truly grateful for the time we spent together and recognize that Lisa is a true gift sent from God - and now returned home to God.
Sr. Leota Roesch
Sr. Leota Roesch
What is there to say - we have all been blessed in Lisa.  Know that my prayers are with you, Ralph and Michael, your families, her siblings and their families.  As we are saying "goodbye" on the other side there are myriads crying out "Hello and Welcome home!"Peace and good,Leota
Dave Braun
Dave Braun
Dear Stewarts,

My deepest condolences on your loss.  Our prayers are with you in your time of grief.  I have nothing eloquent to add, death does not allow for much, only the hope of resurrection and new life.  We believe and know Lisa is in a better place and that is all that is needed.  I will hold on to the good memories and life we shared some time ago...  

God be with you,

 
Ann Cassidy
Ann Cassidy
To all who have been touched, humbled and heartened by Lisa's presence ~ be that little or great, my deepest condolences . . .  and in the same breath - joy for all she has been to many of us!

What a tremendous advocate she was for the "middle children" in our faith commuities . . . and sometimes for us who felt like Middle Schoolers in the ups&downs of life and ministry.

Am humbled and buoyed by her tremendous faith and "feet-on-the-ground" living her relationship with Christ and all the saints.

Thanks and blessings to all who journeyed with Lisa these years, weeks and days. Blessings to you,

Sr. Ann Cassidy, FMA
Debbie Olla
Debbie Olla
My sympathies to all of Lisa's family and those that loved her so. We truly lost a treasure in ministry, in the lives of youth and in many hearts she touched. 


Lisa thank you for teaching us how to live a life to the fullest and how to die with dignity and grace. You will be missed in many ways but your words, your examples and teachings will live on forever.


I bet you will have things organized in new ways in heaven and having them wearing different colored hats soon.


Love - Debbie
Noreen Welte
Noreen Welte
My sincere sympathy to all Lisa's family and friends and the Tomorrow's Present community. She was a breath of fresh air in the Department for Parishes, inspiring us with her creative and humorous approaches to problem-solving and celebrating partnerships in mission.  She lived a "Wonderful Life" and we are the better for her being with us! 


Peace and all good!
Gail Rajchel
Gail Rajchel
Dear Ralph and Michael: I can comfort you with Lisa's faith and mine only and it still would not be enough. I have a very spiritual awakening of her presence when I walk past her door. I hold you very close to my heart in this sad yet according to scripture, happy time. For all of our years and beyond Lisa's love, gifts, deeds and wisdom will live forever and ever. God Bless and keep you in his eternal comfort . I have been blessed and am a differant person because of Lisa. I will now share with you the hand sewen tapestry message Lisa gave me that hangs in my condo: "REACH UP AS FAR AS  YOU CAN AND GOD WILL REACH DOWN THE REST OF THE WAY'. My Deepest Sympathy, Hugs Gail # 109
Karen Schulhafer
Karen Schulhafer
Live your dash: by Linda EllisThe line etched into a headstonebetween the dates of birth and deathrepresents each step we take on earth...and every single breath.

To many, it is but a hyphen...
marking time between the years, 
but in that little dash, is a lifetime
of laughter, love and tears.

We each create the legacy
our dash will someday represent
and decide if the life we're given
is truly lived...or merely spent.

Some deem themselves successful
if they can spend in large amounts,
but how you live your only dash
is all that really counts.

Because success should not be measured
in what you will buy, or own,
but in the pride you feel
in the person you're with
..when you are all alone.

Time steals our days and hours
before we recognize the theft
and we live each day not knowing
how much of our dash is left.
The responsibilities of daily life;
the bills, the job, the cash,
affect the way we choose to use
this important little dash.

Life uses special moments,
much like a poet uses rhyme
to engrave upon our hearts and souls
single, precious blocks of time.

We often overlook these gifts,
though we may not mean to do it
we walk right past a special moment
instead of walking through it.

These memories in the making,
are happening now and happening here;
if we don't take the time to make the time,
they quickly disappear.

To experience each moment, 
to laugh..to love...to live...
to learn just how much to take from life
...and just how much to give.

For when our time on earth is ending,
we won't remember every day,
but we will recall those moments
we chose to live along the way.

Consider your lifetime as a novel-
you, the sole author and creator,
writing and living every chapter
for those to read and cherish, later.

Will they say you lived your dash
with worry, stress and chatter
or know you seized
every chance you had to:
Make Every Moment Matter?
Rest in peace, my dear friend Lisa.  If anyone knew how to live their dash, it was most certainly you.  Ralphie and Michael, how blessed she was to have you holding her hands as she ended life's journey and began the next.  God bless.
Mary Lou Campion Ashur
Mary Lou Campion Ashur
To the extended Calderone family,


Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved sister/mom/sister in law Lisa.  She was a good friend  to me and a remarkable human being. You are all in my prayers.  I just  imagine her now as an angel flying around heaven in her dazzling Crusader outfit complete with wings and a halo. 


Warm regards, Mary Lou Campion Ashur
Colette Kennett
Colette Kennett
Ralph & Family,


  I appreciate the notification on the east coast memorial for Lisa.  I think of her so very often and was one of the lucky people who had a chance to journey with Lisa.  I learned from Lisa in many ways mostly by her example of the type of person she was.  Know that I shall keep all of you in prayer for the days ahead.


   Blessings, my Friend!


 


Colette
Mary Margaret Cannon
Mary Margaret Cannon
OH -- I"m so sorry I'm just learning of Lisa's entrance into Eternal Life tonight. . . I found all of LIsa's writings filled with her deep faith and great spirit -- to be such a blessing and an inspiration. . . .I cannot imagine the great loss her family and friends feel -- and I hold you in my heart and prayers.  As for Lisa Marie -- well, I imagine her looking out for all of us, now, from her perch in Heaven -- cheering us on, encouraging us in our faith journey, whispering to us of the Lord's marvelous love and mercy.  Thank God for the Gift of Lisa Marie Calderone!  Peace of Christ to you all.
Dave Braun
Dave Braun
Dear Stewarts,

My deepest condolences on your loss.  Our prayers are with you in your time of grief.  I have nothing eloquent to add, death does not allow for much, only the hope of resurrection and new life.  We believe and know Lisa is in a better place and that is all that is needed.  I will hold on to the good memories and life we shared some time ago...  

God be with you,

 
Debbie Olla
Debbie Olla
My sympathies to all of Lisa's family and those that loved her so. We truly lost a treasure in ministry, in the lives of youth and in many hearts she touched. 


Lisa thank you for teaching us how to live a life to the fullest and how to die with dignity and grace. You will be missed in many ways but your words, your examples and teachings will live on forever.


I bet you will have things organized in new ways in heaven and having them wearing different colored hats soon.


Love - Debbie
Karen Schulhafer
Karen Schulhafer
Live your dash: by Linda EllisThe line etched into a headstonebetween the dates of birth and deathrepresents each step we take on earth...and every single breath.

To many, it is but a hyphen...
marking time between the years, 
but in that little dash, is a lifetime
of laughter, love and tears.

We each create the legacy
our dash will someday represent
and decide if the life we're given
is truly lived...or merely spent.

Some deem themselves successful
if they can spend in large amounts,
but how you live your only dash
is all that really counts.

Because success should not be measured
in what you will buy, or own,
but in the pride you feel
in the person you're with
..when you are all alone.

Time steals our days and hours
before we recognize the theft
and we live each day not knowing
how much of our dash is left.
The responsibilities of daily life;
the bills, the job, the cash,
affect the way we choose to use
this important little dash.

Life uses special moments,
much like a poet uses rhyme
to engrave upon our hearts and souls
single, precious blocks of time.

We often overlook these gifts,
though we may not mean to do it
we walk right past a special moment
instead of walking through it.

These memories in the making,
are happening now and happening here;
if we don't take the time to make the time,
they quickly disappear.

To experience each moment, 
to laugh..to love...to live...
to learn just how much to take from life
...and just how much to give.

For when our time on earth is ending,
we won't remember every day,
but we will recall those moments
we chose to live along the way.

Consider your lifetime as a novel-
you, the sole author and creator,
writing and living every chapter
for those to read and cherish, later.

Will they say you lived your dash
with worry, stress and chatter
or know you seized
every chance you had to:
Make Every Moment Matter?
Rest in peace, my dear friend Lisa.  If anyone knew how to live their dash, it was most certainly you.  Ralphie and Michael, how blessed she was to have you holding her hands as she ended life's journey and began the next.  God bless.
Andrea Ghose
Andrea Ghose
Dear Michael, Ralphie, and friends and family of our dear friend, Lisa,

Our January calendar reminds us that today is Lisa's birthday-it would have been her 54th year I believe. We were on the task force at St. Stephen Church in Saginaw, MI in 1986, to find a Youth Minister.  God led us to Lisa who enriched our lives, and those of our parish youth, and our own children.

But God had much bigger plans for Lisa. Among those were to have the joy of being your mother and grandmother of your children. We have enjoyed, laughed, and learned from Lisa's months of writing her blog.  She has inspired us and has never ceased to be the teacher, friend, and spiritual companion of the vast number of people whom her life and death have touched. What a gift her life has been to you and to all of us.

Wishing you peace and God's continued blessings,

Andrea and Prateep Ghose

 

 
beryl aschenberg
beryl aschenberg
Dear Ralph and Michael,


As your mom's birthday approaches, I am sending you both love. This will be the first year in the last 5-6 that I haven't celebrated with her... feels a bit empty. I will pull out the Birthday bear and the January 14 Seuss book and have a little toast to Lisa's memory. She was one of the good ones!


I hope that the service this week brings your family to a place of peace, and that many sweet and joyful memories rise up like the bubbles of her laughter to soothe your spirits.


with love, Beryl


 
kathleen trelease
kathleen trelease
Dear Ralph and Michael- I had the privilege of caring for your Mom while she was in hospice in New Jersey and from the first moment I met her I was in constant awe and continually inspired. She shared herself with the world until she could no more--so purely and completely that knowing her if only for a moment has changed me forever. She often spoke of you both and more than once told me that you made her life complete. Please know that you are in my thoughts and as Lisa would say--in my prayers. Fondly, Kathy Trelease RN 
Nancy Ferrari
Nancy Ferrari
Lisa led a winter retreat for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston for adult and youth in our formation program.  She was simply incredible and shared so much of herself and her faith with the adults and youth.  We had great conversations about things that matter.  I am truly grateful for the time we spent together and recognize that Lisa is a true gift sent from God - and now returned home to God.
Sr. Leota Roesch
Sr. Leota Roesch
What is there to say - we have all been blessed in Lisa.  Know that my prayers are with you, Ralph and Michael, your families, her siblings and their families.  As we are saying "goodbye" on the other side there are myriads crying out "Hello and Welcome home!"Peace and good,Leota
Ann Cassidy
Ann Cassidy
To all who have been touched, humbled and heartened by Lisa's presence ~ be that little or great, my deepest condolences . . .  and in the same breath - joy for all she has been to many of us!

What a tremendous advocate she was for the "middle children" in our faith commuities . . . and sometimes for us who felt like Middle Schoolers in the ups&downs of life and ministry.

Am humbled and buoyed by her tremendous faith and "feet-on-the-ground" living her relationship with Christ and all the saints.

Thanks and blessings to all who journeyed with Lisa these years, weeks and days. Blessings to you,

Sr. Ann Cassidy, FMA
Noreen Welte
Noreen Welte
My sincere sympathy to all Lisa's family and friends and the Tomorrow's Present community. She was a breath of fresh air in the Department for Parishes, inspiring us with her creative and humorous approaches to problem-solving and celebrating partnerships in mission.  She lived a "Wonderful Life" and we are the better for her being with us! 


Peace and all good!
Gail Rajchel
Gail Rajchel
Dear Ralph and Michael: I can comfort you with Lisa's faith and mine only and it still would not be enough. I have a very spiritual awakening of her presence when I walk past her door. I hold you very close to my heart in this sad yet according to scripture, happy time. For all of our years and beyond Lisa's love, gifts, deeds and wisdom will live forever and ever. God Bless and keep you in his eternal comfort . I have been blessed and am a differant person because of Lisa. I will now share with you the hand sewen tapestry message Lisa gave me that hangs in my condo: "REACH UP AS FAR AS  YOU CAN AND GOD WILL REACH DOWN THE REST OF THE WAY'. My Deepest Sympathy, Hugs Gail # 109
Mary Lou Campion Ashur
Mary Lou Campion Ashur
To the extended Calderone family,


Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your beloved sister/mom/sister in law Lisa.  She was a good friend  to me and a remarkable human being. You are all in my prayers.  I just  imagine her now as an angel flying around heaven in her dazzling Crusader outfit complete with wings and a halo. 


Warm regards, Mary Lou Campion Ashur
beryl aschenberg
beryl aschenberg
Dear Ralph and Michael,


As your mom's birthday approaches, I am sending you both love. This will be the first year in the last 5-6 that I haven't celebrated with her... feels a bit empty. I will pull out the Birthday bear and the January 14 Seuss book and have a little toast to Lisa's memory. She was one of the good ones!


I hope that the service this week brings your family to a place of peace, and that many sweet and joyful memories rise up like the bubbles of her laughter to soothe your spirits.


with love, Beryl


 
Sr. Leota Roesch
Sr. Leota Roesch
What is there to say - we have all been blessed in Lisa.  Know that my prayers are with you, Ralph and Michael, your families, her siblings and their families.  As we are saying "goodbye" on the other side there are myriads crying out "Hello and Welcome home!"Peace and good,Leota
Debbie Olla
Debbie Olla
My sympathies to all of Lisa's family and those that loved her so. We truly lost a treasure in ministry, in the lives of youth and in many hearts she touched. 


Lisa thank you for teaching us how to live a life to the fullest and how to die with dignity and grace. You will be missed in many ways but your words, your examples and teachings will live on forever.


I bet you will have things organized in new ways in heaven and having them wearing different colored hats soon.


Love - Debbie
Gail Rajchel
Gail Rajchel
Dear Ralph and Michael: I can comfort you with Lisa's faith and mine only and it still would not be enough. I have a very spiritual awakening of her presence when I walk past her door. I hold you very close to my heart in this sad yet according to scripture, happy time. For all of our years and beyond Lisa's love, gifts, deeds and wisdom will live forever and ever. God Bless and keep you in his eternal comfort . I have been blessed and am a differant person because of Lisa. I will now share with you the hand sewen tapestry message Lisa gave me that hangs in my condo: "REACH UP AS FAR AS  YOU CAN AND GOD WILL REACH DOWN THE REST OF THE WAY'. My Deepest Sympathy, Hugs Gail # 109
Andrea Ghose
Andrea Ghose
Dear Michael, Ralphie, and friends and family of our dear friend, Lisa,

Our January calendar reminds us that today is Lisa's birthday-it would have been her 54th year I believe. We were on the task force at St. Stephen Church in Saginaw, MI in 1986, to find a Youth Minister.  God led us to Lisa who enriched our lives, and those of our parish youth, and our own children.

But God had much bigger plans for Lisa. Among those were to have the joy of being your mother and grandmother of your children. We have enjoyed, laughed, and learned from Lisa's months of writing her blog.  She has inspired us and has never ceased to be the teacher, friend, and spiritual companion of the vast number of people whom her life and death have touched. What a gift her life has been to you and to all of us.

Wishing you peace and God's continued blessings,

Andrea and Prateep Ghose

 

 
Mary Margaret Cannon
Mary Margaret Cannon
OH -- I"m so sorry I'm just learning of Lisa's entrance into Eternal Life tonight. . . I found all of LIsa's writings filled with her deep faith and great spirit -- to be such a blessing and an inspiration. . . .I cannot imagine the great loss her family and friends feel -- and I hold you in my heart and prayers.  As for Lisa Marie -- well, I imagine her looking out for all of us, now, from her perch in Heaven -- cheering us on, encouraging us in our faith journey, whispering to us of the Lord's marvelous love and mercy.  Thank God for the Gift of Lisa Marie Calderone!  Peace of Christ to you all.
Nancy Ferrari
Nancy Ferrari
Lisa led a winter retreat for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston for adult and youth in our formation program.  She was simply incredible and shared so much of herself and her faith with the adults and youth.  We had great conversations about things that matter.  I am truly grateful for the time we spent together and recognize that Lisa is a true gift sent from God - and now returned home to God.
Dave Braun
Dave Braun
Dear Stewarts,

My deepest condolences on your loss.  Our prayers are with you in your time of grief.  I have nothing eloquent to add, death does not allow for much, only the hope of resurrection and new life.  We believe and know Lisa is in a better place and that is all that is needed.  I will hold on to the good memories and life we shared some time ago...  

God be with you,

 
Noreen Welte
Noreen Welte
My sincere sympathy to all Lisa's family and friends and the Tomorrow's Present community. She was a breath of fresh air in the Department for Parishes, inspiring us with her creative and humorous approaches to problem-solving and celebrating partnerships in mission.  She lived a "Wonderful Life" and we are the better for her being with us! 


Peace and all good!
Karen Schulhafer
Karen Schulhafer
Live your dash: by Linda EllisThe line etched into a headstonebetween the dates of birth and deathrepresents each step we take on earth...and every single breath.

To many, it is but a hyphen...
marking time between the years, 
but in that little dash, is a lifetime
of laughter, love and tears.

We each create the legacy
our dash will someday represent
and decide if the life we're given
is truly lived...or merely spent.

Some deem themselves successful
if they can spend in large amounts,
but how you live your only dash
is all that really counts.

Because success should not be measured
in what you will buy, or own,
but in the pride you feel
in the person you're with
..when you are all alone.

Time steals our days and hours
before we recognize the theft
and we live each day not knowing
how much of our dash is left.
The responsibilities of daily life;
the bills, the job, the cash,
affect the way we choose to use
this important little dash.

Life uses special moments,
much like a poet uses rhyme
to engrave upon our hearts and souls
single, precious blocks of time.

We often overlook these gifts,
though we may not mean to do it
we walk right past a special moment
instead of walking through it.

These memories in the making,
are happening now and happening here;
if we don't take the time to make the time,
they quickly disappear.

To experience each moment, 
to laugh..to love...to live...
to learn just how much to take from life
...and just how much to give.

For when our time on earth is ending,
we won't remember every day,
but we will recall those moments
we chose to live along the way.

Consider your lifetime as a novel-
you, the sole author and creator,
writing and living every chapter
for those to read and cherish, later.

Will they say you lived your dash
with worry, stress and chatter
or know you seized
every chance you had to:
Make Every Moment Matter?
Rest in peace, my dear friend Lisa.  If anyone knew how to live their dash, it was most certainly you.  Ralphie and Michael, how blessed she was to have you holding her hands as she ended life's journey and began the next.  God bless.
Colette Kennett
Colette Kennett
Ralph & Family,


  I appreciate the notification on the east coast memorial for Lisa.  I think of her so very often and was one of the lucky people who had a chance to journey with Lisa.  I learned from Lisa in many ways mostly by her example of the type of person she was.  Know that I shall keep all of you in prayer for the days ahead.


   Blessings, my Friend!


 


Colette
kathleen trelease
kathleen trelease
Dear Ralph and Michael- I had the privilege of caring for your Mom while she was in hospice in New Jersey and from the first moment I met her I was in constant awe and continually inspired. She shared herself with the world until she could no more--so purely and completely that knowing her if only for a moment has changed me forever. She often spoke of you both and more than once told me that you made her life complete. Please know that you are in my thoughts and as Lisa would say--in my prayers. Fondly, Kathy Trelease RN 
Ann Cassidy
Ann Cassidy
To all who have been touched, humbled and heartened by Lisa's presence ~ be that little or great, my deepest condolences . . .  and in the same breath - joy for all she has been to many of us!

What a tremendous advocate she was for the "middle children" in our faith commuities . . . and sometimes for us who felt like Middle Schoolers in the ups&downs of life and ministry.

Am humbled and buoyed by her tremendous faith and "feet-on-the-ground" living her relationship with Christ and all the saints.

Thanks and blessings to all who journeyed with Lisa these years, weeks and days. Blessings to you,

Sr. Ann Cassidy, FMA