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    1705 South 2nd Street
    Lafayette,, IN 47905

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“Lou always made me laugh....so funny. After a long ago visit to his home for a Master Garderner meeting I started to grow roses in pots. Every year I...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Candy Sheagley - Brookston, IN

“We are both glad to have seen Lou recently and so surprised and saddened to learn of his passing. We are both grateful to have known such a wonderful...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jan & Marc Abney - Lafayette, IN

“It is with our deepest sympathy that we hear of the passing of our dear friend Lou. He will be remembered with great fondness ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Helen and Gabrielle Meyer - IN

“Lou, you will be missed so very much. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Meghan Hunter - West Lafayette, IN

“Joan met Louis at Williamsburg at the Wabash Apartments along with husband Don in the 70's and later years. Who could forget this wonderful man...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Joan Burns, Brian and Phyllis Peck and Family - IN


Louis G. "Lou" Calitri, 76, of Lafayette, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 in his residence. Born March 14, 1936 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Louis M. and Mary (Senape) Calitri.

He served honorably in the US Army and was a 1958 graduate of the University of Rhode Island. He worked as the Director of Personnel for over 24 years at Landis and Gyr, retiring in 1995. Lou was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, and was a Master Gardener. He was actively involved in the Feast of the Hunters Moon, and Civic Theatre, starring in three lead roles. Lou was a gourmet cook and was well known for his floral designs at The Plant Lady.

He is survived by three siblings, Michelina Hyde (Gerald) of Bradenton, FL, Richard Calitri of Wakefield, RI, and Virginia Kearns (Peter) of Wakefield, RI; several nieces and nephews; companion and friend of many years, Dean M. Hunter of Lafayette; "nephew" Matt Hunter (Meghan) of Lafayette; and "niece" Jennifer Hunter of Evanston, IL.

He was preceded in death by his sister Lucille Gardiner.

Private family services will be conducted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Almost Home Humane Society. Share online memories and condolences at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care.