Edwardine “Eddy” C. Caltagarone, 71

If life is measured by ones ability to laugh and love, then that of Edwardine Caltagarone’s, who passed away April 28, 2012, at age 71 at her home surrounded by the people who love her, surpasses any mountain top.

She was born July 23, 1940, in Big Soldier, a daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Kusnirak) Wascovich.

She was married to Francis Caltagarone, who survives, of Reynoldsville.

Mrs. Caltagarone was a graduate of Reynoldsville-Winslow High School, and she worked as a waitress for many years, as well as at Cameron Manufacturing, Kniseley Coal Company.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Reynoldsville.

Her passions in life were God, family, reading, the sound of wind chimes and country music.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include her children, Stacy Delaney and husband Terry of Reynoldsville, Michael Caltagarone of Virginia, Amy Spadaro of DuBois, Gina Lamb and husband Gary of DuBois, and David Caltagarone of Reynoldsville; six grandchildren, Rachelle and Daniel Delaney, Mario and Sergio Caltagarone, and Kyra and Zayne Spadaro; and two sisters, Mary Ann Caltagarone and husband William, and Carole Ross, all of Reynoldsville.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Daniel Gerard Caltagarone; and three sisters, Pauline Foltz, Althea Catevira and Dorothy Bulkowski.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home, DuBois.

Praying of the Rosary will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Additional visiting hours will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Reynoldsville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Reynoldsville.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Reynoldsville.