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  • Jan 28, 2012 10:22pm

    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

    Mary Lou Campion Ashur

  • Jan 14, 2012 10:40pm

    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

     

     

    Andrea Ghose

  • Jan 12, 2012 10:40pm

    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

    Colette Kennett

  • Jan 12, 2012 8:11pm

    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


     

    beryl aschenberg

  • Jan 12, 2012 5:57pm

    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.

    Mary Margaret Cannon

  • Dec 13, 2011 10:27pm

    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 

    Kathleen Trelease

  • Dec 13, 2011 7:41pm

    Lisa, was a warm hearted and spirited leader in the Church. Her passion for justice, inclusion and advocacy for the voice of young people will  be part of her lasting legacy. My condolences to her family and friends. In Advent Hope! Michael Prendergast, Portland, Oregon.

    Michael Prendergast

  • Dec 13, 2011 5:02pm

    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.

    Nancy Ferrari

  • Dec 13, 2011 1:57am

    I was sad to hear the news of Lisa's passing.  She will truly be missed.  My condolences to her family and all those closest to her.  May God bring you comfort through faith.


    Blessings,


    Karen Heuberger

    Karen Heuberger

  • Dec 12, 2011 5:16pm

    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

    Leota Roesch

  • Dec 12, 2011 4:34pm

    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,

     

    Dave Braun

  • Dec 12, 2011 2:36pm

    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

    Ann Cassidy

  • Dec 12, 2011 12:55pm

    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

    Debbie Olla

  • Dec 12, 2011 11:46am

    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!

    Noreen Welte

  • Dec 12, 2011 10:00am

    My deepest condolences to you, your families and friends. I wish I had brilliant words to add but I'm mostly speechless. Love to you all.

    Pat Mertz

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