Funeral and cremation

Calcaterra Funeral Home

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At Calcaterra Funeral Home, we have been serving families in the St. Louis, Missouri, community since 1921. Known as “the choice of the Italian community,” our location is truly a landmark in The Hill, the wonderful Italian neighborhood where we’ve been located for nearly a century. Of course, you do not have to be Italian to use our funeral and cremation services. We are honored to serve families of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.






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Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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We celebrate life

Chapel at Calcaterra Funeral HomeWhether you prefer a traditional funeral or a more personalized celebration of life ceremony, at Calcaterra Funeral Home, we are committed to helping you create a memorable and meaningful tribute that reflects your loved one’s passions and personality. Adding a personalized touch could be as simple as sharing treasured photographs in a memorial video or as elaborate as throwing a catered event with all of your loved one’s favorite foods. The possibilities are endless. Even the smallest request or detail can make a big impact.

Modern funeral home facility

When you enter our funeral home, we want you to feel at home. Our chapel is spacious and light filled, with ample seating and large windows. Our hospitality room is reminiscent of a fine European cafe with its bistro tables, tasteful artwork and a gorgeous fireplace.

We honor veterans

Calcaterra Funeral Home understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Our promise to you

We're a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Calcaterra Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a St. Louis-operated establishment, but also the benefits and amenities you deserve from North America’s largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

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We invite you to visit us on The Hill at Daggett Avenue to meet our friendly team members and tour our lovely funeral home in St. Louis. Please give us a call for any reason. We are here to serve you.


Calcaterra Funeral Home was established in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis by Paul Calcaterra in 1921. Our 1st funeral service was held in 1931. In the early years, Paul did the embalming at Frank Borghi’s grandmother’s house on Cooper (now Marconi) Street. Frank and his wife, Rose, were longtime employees at Calcaterra and worked at the funeral home until they retired in 1998. Frank managed the funeral home after Paul's death in 1970.

A neighborhood landmark

Located on The Hill on Daggett Street, Calcaterra Funeral Home is truly a landmark of the Italian neighborhood. Although it’s been completely renovated since it opened in 1931, Calcaterra Funeral Home continues to meet the needs of the evolving St. Louis community.

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