August 10, 1923 ~ July 16, 2022

Born in: Thayer, Illinois
Resided in: Taylorville, Illinois

Gertrude “Trudy” Lucille Calandro, 98, of Taylorville passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Trudy was born August 10, 1923, in Thayer, the daughter of Mr. Dominick and Mrs. Gertrude (Bermes) Berta.  She married Tom Calandro on October 22, 1946 and celebrated their 75th anniversary with their four children and extended family and friends last October.

Trudy is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Thomas J. (wife, Sheila) Calandro of Austin, TX., Jerry (wife, Rochelle) Calandro of San Diego, CA, and David (wife, Amy) Calandro of Naples, FL; daughter, Mary Ann Calandro of Waukesha, WI; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and one sister, Edith Ronchetto of Palmer. Her parents, three brothers, and three sisters preceded her in death.

Trudy was a devoted wife and mother.  She enjoyed preparing and serving many delicacies to her friends and family.  Trudy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she was active in the Catholic Daughters of America and other various social endeavors.

Visitation: The visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. and following, the family will receive friends until 7:00 p.m. at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Piotr Kosk as celebrant.

Interment will follow the funeral mass at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, IL 62568, or to Christian County Senior Citizens, 701 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Trudy, or to offer condolences to her family.

Services

Prayer Service: July 21, 2022 4:00 pm - July 21, 2022 4:15 pm

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568


Visitation: July 21, 2022 4:15 pm - July 21, 2022 7:00 pm

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home
202 West Franklin Street
Taylorville, Illinois 62568


Mass of Christian Burial: July 22, 2022 10:00 am

St. Mary's Catholic Church
108 W. Adams St.
Taylorville, IL 62568


Interment: July 22, 2022 11:30 am

Oak Hill Cemetery
820 S. Cherokee St.
Taylorville, IL 62568


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Gertrude "Trudy" Lucille Calandro's name.

Christian County Senior Citizens

701 W. Adams St.
Taylorville, IL

St. Mary's Catholic Church

108 W. Adams St.
Taylorville, IL

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  1. Light a CandleMrs. Calandro was the nicest lady. My grandson and I trimmed the Calandro’s yard and did odd jobs for them the last 4 years. Mrs. Calandro was always complimentary and never forgot us at Christmas. We will miss her and wish the best for Mr. Calandro.
    David Cowell
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