Grace C. Caliguire

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Grace Caliguire, Mother of former St. Edward High School Staff Member, Moria O'Rioran. Grandmother of Emmett O'Rioran, Class of 2018. Please keep the Caliguire and O'Rioran families in your prayers.

GRACE CALIGUIRE (nee McGINTY), beloved wife of the late Augustine Caliguire; dearest mother of Elisa Kazek (Andrzej), Daria Caliguire (Peter Danchin), Moira Caliguire (Kevin O'Riordan) and Marisa Caliguire; loving grandmother of Augustine, Angela, Amara, Cormac, Emmett, Myles, Aurelia, Alessandra and Daria; great grandmother of Santino; beloved daughter of Daniel and Mary McGinty; dear sister of Maureen and Kevin Stroh, parents of Patrick, Eileen, Katie, and Mary; and of Michael and Linda McGinty, parents of Michael, Mary, Christopher, Patty, Tommy and Sheila; and of Peter and Mary McGinty, parents of Erin, Dana and Kayley; and of Joanne and Bill Hudson, parents of Brian, Kelly, Meghan, Erin and Kevin; dear sister-in-law of Gloria and Sergio Scarselli, parents of Gino, Mia, and Gian; and of Arthur and Renate Caliguire, parents of Desiree and Nadine; and dear aunt of Vince Macauda; beloved aunt, great aunt and dearest friend to many.

A dedicated Cleveland elementary teacher (McKinley School) and passionate college counselor (St. Ignatius High School), who taught, guided and advocated for students and their families for 38 years. A proud alumna of Lourdes Academy, St. John’s and Ursuline College, and an active member of the Community of St. Malachi where she raised her daughters in the social justice teachings of the Church, later returning to St. Patrick’s, her families’ church. Calm in a crisis, a woman of incredible strength, generosity, enthusiastic support for all those around her, and sassy wit. She was always up for an adventure, a new friendship, a big family gathering, a journey of discovery through travel or an interesting conversation, and the first to get up and dance when the music came on. She will be greatly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 24th at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, 3602 Bridge Ave., Cleveland. Interment All Saint Cemetery. Visitation Thursday and Friday, February 22nd and 23rd, from 4-8 p.m. at FORTUNA FUNERAL HOME, 7076 Brecksville Rd., Independence, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Gus and Grace Caliguire Scholarship Fund (c/o St. Ignatius High School, 1911 W. 30 St., Cleveland, 44113); or the 279-R NEO AFT Scholarship Fund (c/o Cleveland Teachers Union, 1228 Euclid Ave, Suite 300, Cleveland 44115); or St. Patrick's Restoration Fund (c/o St. Patrick Church, 3602 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, 44113).

Posted on: February 20, 2024

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Grace C. Caliguire

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