Mary Califano

April 24, 1923May 2, 2021

Mary Califano, 98, born on April 24, 1923, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday May 2, 2021. She is survived by daughter MaryAnn (Rick) Tork, brother John Silchia, and her close friend for many years Betty Marino Golob. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Alfonso Califano, brother Joe Silchia, sister Jeanette English, and her special Cousin Eva Facchini. Mary loved her home and working in her yard; she was very proud of all her hard work. She was known as “Cookie Lady” for her biscotti and chocolate cookies. She leaves behind numerous friends who all thought the world of her. Visitation on May 11, 2021 Tuesday at 11:00 am at T.G.McCarthy Funeral Home in Pueblo, CO. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church in Pueblo, Co. Special Thank You to Holman’s and longtime neighbor Coral for extra help and care.


  • Rick Tork
  • Jim Holman
  • Jennifer Holman
  • Sherrie Holman
  • Charles Todesco
  • Frankie Vasquez


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021


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Karen Passanante

May 8, 2021

I Will always have fond childhood memories of Mary, Carmelo, Stella, and my mom Rose chumming around together. Having lunches, playing cards. I especially loved going to Mary’s cabin she was so proud of it and the beauty of the land. So many memories of Mary in my childhood being a great part of her girlfriends life hope they are all reunited in heaven and enjoying some laughter!❤️

Kathy Pullara

May 7, 2021

My sincere condolences to you and your family. May Mary’s long life of memories be cherished always.
God bless

Tanya Chamberlin Shiflett

May 7, 2021

I lived with Mrs. Califano briefly while I was going to college. She made a little separate living area in her house and I rented for a few months. I would often eat with her and her friends at Pass Key. I still have photos she gave me of her as a young woman. I have many precious memories of her and how kind she was to me.
I know her daughter was devoted to her and is so heartbroken with her passing. Know that she lives on through the many lives she has touched. May God comfort you and may you remember how richly you were blessed to have a wonderful mother such as she. With my deepest condolences,
Tanya Shiflett

Mary Torres

May 5, 2021

Mary Ann

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always so nice to me.

Mary beth

Linda Vitale Schutz

May 4, 2021

Mary was one of the most generous & strong women to be a part of my life. Strong, mentally, spiritually, emotionally & phisically. She was a great cook & could fix, repair, or remodel anything. But what I loved most about her, was that even before they adopted children, if I was visiting my Grandparents, she & Al would have me over & treated me like a 'princess'. She will keep family on their toes in Heaven. Gods Speed Cousin,
Linda aka little lu lu