Mrs. Hazel Lee (Hurt) Caliri
- August 12, 1930 - June 19, 2010
- Salinas, California
of Hazel's Passing
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“Happy Birthday moma you were the sweetest mother and I already miss you so much. I know you are happy in heaven with papa and forever in my heart.
1 of 21 | Posted by: Jody Sodaro - Didcovery Bay, CA
“My Mom was a wonderful lady and she shared her love freely and completely. I was blessed to have her in my life all these years. She surrounded me...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Shelia Cenicola - Salinas, CA
“Such a wonderful woman will never be forgotten. I am so sorry for your loss.
3 of 21 | Posted by: Michele (Hirdler) Bunch - HI
“God bless you and bring comfort to all who are dealing with this loss of a love one. We are praying for you. In Jesus name. Lloyd and Susan Rudell
4 of 21 | Posted by: Lloyd and Susan rudell - MO
“Dear Aunt Hazel,
I really going to miss you so much. I'm glad we got to spend some quality time together these past couple of years, going out to...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Marcia Cox - Gilroy, CA - Niece
“I remember her warm hospitality and laughter
6 of 21 | Posted by: David Iermini - Santa Cruz
“Hazel I miss you very much, you were my best friend. Thank God our daughters worked together so that we could meet.
I remember the many hours that...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Hazel Skoglund - Watsonville, CA
“Your friendship has been a true blessing. Laughing together as we played games. Sharing pictures and thoughts about your family. Your beautiful smile...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Rhonda Card - Salinas, CA
“I remember one time in younger years, when Hazel and a bunch of us had a weenie roast up Eureka Canyon. Our party was fun until when we left. The guy...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Jean Mann - Watsonville, CA
“Will never forget the wonderful times sitting in the kitchen on Beach Road playing cards, making pizza and making the wonderful memories that I will...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy (Bryant) Bettencourt - CA
“my first recollection of aunt hazel, was her being loud and large, i was around three at the time and had wandered into nona's kitchen hungry, no one...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: howard & corinne copelan & family - NV
“Hazel, Thank you for all your kind words, beautiful smile and that wonderful twinkle in your eyes. You have always held a special place in our hearts...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Joe & Liz Mattingly - Groveland, CA
“Mom, I just wanted to thank you for the conversation we had before your operation. I just remembered that dad was in the Air Force and you was the...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Wayne & Sondra Rudell - AZ
“Aunt Hazel had a smile that could light up your whole world. I loved to see that smile, and I could get it when I kissed her cheek, ate multiple...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: David Copelan - Mesquite, NV
It was a pleasure knowing you and spending time with you when you would come up to Pine Mountain Lake with Shelia and John. It seems...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy and Rick Duarte - San Jose, CA
“How we will miss Hazel, such a beautiful lady inside and out... She was always so sweet, compassionate and understanding. We will miss her but feel...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Buster, Gina, Ron and Sonia Caliri - CA
“We send heart-felt condolences to Hazel's family. I know she will be missed and her passing will leave a loss no one can replace. My prayer's are...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Evelyn Marie Rudell - MO
“Aunt Hazel will always have a special place in my heart. I loved hearing her voice on the phone this past year. She always closed with "I love you, I...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Carrie and Bob Ross - San Jose, CA
“Auntie Hazel you will never be forgotten. I know I haven't seen you in a long time. But you were in our thoughts and prayers. I'm so glad I got to...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Lastimosa - Torrance, CA
We know you're with the loving angels now...smiling, laughing and free from earthly pain and sorrow.
You're surrounded by loving...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Judy and Lou Gravino - Groveland, CA
“We will all miss Hazel terribly, but we know that she is now in a better place with her beloved husband Santos. We will remember her kind smile and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Greg & Lisa Chisman - Salinas, CA
Hazel Lee (Hurt) Caliri
Hazel L Caliri was born on August 12, 1930 in the town of Albin, Oklahoma, Puahmataha County. She moved to the Watsonville area as a child before moving to Gilroy where she went to High School, met and married Santo Caliri her devoted husband for over 58 years.
They lived in Gilroy for 15 years, and then moved back to Watsonville where they lived for over 35 years. In 2000 they moved to Salinas to be close to their daughter in their later years. She fought a hard for recovery after having a difficult open heart surgery but after 8 days, she could not win that battle... She passed away peacefully on June 19, 2010 with her family at her side at the age of 79.
Hazel was a wonderful wife to Santo Caliri who preceded her in death in 2008. She leaves behind her Sister Ellen Mc Ginnes whom she loved dearly. She was a loving and cherished Mother and is survived by her daughters; Sondra Rudell and Son-in-Law, Wayne Rudell; Jody Sodaro and Son-in-law John Sodaro; Shelia Cenicola and Son-in-Law John Cenicola who will all miss her terribly.
She was a wonderful grandmother to Wayne, Joey, Sara, Tommy, Jenifer and Johnny and great grandmother to Lyric, Austin, Alyssa, Ashley and Kylah. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and dear friends that she contacted often as she loved them all very much. She was dedicated to her family and friends and will always be remembered as “Mom” to many who knew her.
Hazel loved to play games and cards (especially Canasta, Bingo, Pedro and Sequence) and always played to win. She loved to socialize with friends and family and also loved to meet people but was shy by nature. She looked forward to going to her Senior Clubs each week in Salinas, Active Seniors, and Salvation Army Senior Center to be with her friends and to meet new ones. She loved all animals – but most especially birds and the dogs that were in her life throughout the years.
Services have been arranged by Davis Memorial Chapel. A Celebration of Hazel’s life will be held Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady help of Christians Valley Catholic Church, 2401 East Lake Ave, Watsonville Ca.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in her name to Active Seniors, Inc, 100 Harvest Drive at Pajaro, Salinas CA 93901or Salvation Army Senior Centers, 2460 North main Street, Salinas CA 93906.