Pierce Brothers Turner & Stevens Mortuary

1136 East Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA


Santo Angelo Caliri

January 16, 1927January 22, 2020
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Santo A. Caliri born January 16, 1927 in Somerville, Massachusetts. Passed away peacefully January 22, 2020 at home in California.

A U.S. Army veteran, Santo was a hard working man who always provided for his family. He was one of nine brothers and the only brother who decided to move his family out west to California. He loved being a barber, smoking cigars, having coffee with friends, reading the newspaper, and just being around family and friends! Santo was also a former board member of the Garibaldina Italian Society. The Italian club and the wonderful individuals he met there, very quickly became family.

A wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many others. Husband of Frances A. Caliri, Father of Sandra A. Gaynor and Anthony J. Caliri. Grandfather of Andrew Caliri, Adam Caliri, Aaron Caliri, Trina Hohenshelt, and Michelle Hohenshelt Silva. Great grandfather to Julianna Caliri, Alina Caliri, Fabrizio Caliri, Camden Caliri, Shane Jarquin, Danika Jarquin and Chace Jarquin. Father-in-law of Dennis Hohenshelt and Kelly Gaynor, Grandfather-in-Law of Rosy Caliri and Richard Silva.

Santo loved his family as much as life itself. His nieces, nephews, brothers and cousins meant the world to him!

He will remain forever in our hearts!


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Rosary Service Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Graveside Service Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Reception Thursday, January 30, 2020


Santo Angelo Caliri

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Debbie Benedik

January 30, 2020

Mr Caliri you will sorely be missed by everyone who knew you. You were always kind to everyone you met. And I will always remember your bright smile when I would see you and how you said my name with your Boston accent. May you rest in peace now.

Love, Debbie

Sandra Gaynor

January 28, 2020

Dad, you left us just a week ago and now you are with mom in heaven. I know you are holding each other tight! Both you and mom will now be watching over all of us, you are both our angels. I just miss you so much, I can't imagine life "here on earth" without you! Everyday I find myself wanting to come and visit you and give you a great big kiss. Tomorrow and Thursday we will honor you and the wonderful life you lived here on earth with all of us. Until we meet again I just need you to know that YOU were my first love......and YOU..... always and forever will be my first love.

Love, Sandra XOXO

Joanna Sullivan

January 27, 2020

Here is the photo of my Dad and his Uncle Sandy from his last visit to new England.
Both are in Heaven now.

Joanna Sullivan

January 27, 2020

Sandy was my Great Uncle, my dad's uncle.
He was my Dad's favorite uncle.
Not too many years ago Sandy traveled to New England.
My extended family enjoyed a wonderful day w Uncle Sandy at my Aunt Rose and Uncle Willy's . The kids made forts in the woods then we all played cards, scat. My dad was so happy to spend time with wonderful Uncle Sandy. Uncle Sandy was known to all as a kind and loving man. What I remember most about that last visit was 1) how much Uncle Sandy loved his adult grandkids Adam and Michelle and 2) what a gentleman Uncle Sandy always was. Heaven gained an angel!
I Truly enjoyed reading other's memories of Uncle Sandy.❤

Marcia Faliti

January 26, 2020

I’m Marci Faliti, my Uncle Sandy’s niece. He was my Father’s Sister’s husband and the last of my immediate family’s patriarchs. Losing him has been shattering and I can’t imagine our family without him! Always so kind and so strong, always willing to help anyone. I have so many lifelong memories of this wonderful, loving and honorable man, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was truly the definition of what every man should be, and I was so fortunate and honored to have him as my Uncle Sandy. His heart was so big and he always had a twinkle in his eyes and a contagious mischievous laugh just around the corner. Words can’t describe how much he’ll be missed! Rest in God’s memory, Uncle Sandy, until the resurrection brings you back to your family, and thank you for being in my life!

Kelly Gaynor

January 26, 2020

I had just turned 15 when I first walked up the long drive to the Caliri's front door as nervous as I had ever been. Mr. & Mrs. C made me feel a "little" less uncomfortable. Forty years later, driving up that same long driveway, I was no less nervous than the first time. I was there to ask the "big guy" for his permission to marry his "little girl" and wondered, what if he said no? "Only if you really love her", was his response to my question. It was "perfect" having him stand at my side for the the very intimate occasion. Mr. C or "pops" as I came to call him near the end of his journey will always be a primary role model to me for his faithful demonstration of all the elements of character that make for a truly "remarkable" human being. Although I cry for you now, I pray that one day down the road that I will meet up with you and laugh again. You will be missed far more than you could have ever imagined my dear friend.

Margi Scala

January 25, 2020

In my teenage years I was pretty much a staple in the Caliri home...I remember Sandy as always being very calm, funny, and loving....but you did not want to make him mad....although I think that only happened once....he will be missed so much by his family and friends but I know he his so happy being reunited with the love of his life...RIP dear sir...Always, Margi

Alina Caliri

January 25, 2020

I will always remember great grandpa’s smile and how contagious it was. He would always be so happy to see his family. I will always cherish the times when he would ask me how school was going. He cared about everyone and will be missed a lot.

Alina Caliri

January 25, 2020

I will always remember how happy great grandpa was to see his family. He had such a contagious smile and lit up a room. I will never forget the times that he would ask us about school and what’s been going on in our lives. He cared for everyone and will be missed.

julianna caliri

January 25, 2020

I will never forget the time where we all went to the park with all of us kids and he was sitting watching us play and have fun, playing and waving at all the babies running around. He looked like he was having a blast. It is a memory i truly will never forget.