CARMEL N. “COOKIE” CALO (nee Scicolone) age 81, beloved wife for 56 years of the late Frank Jr.; loving mother of Frank J. III (wife Ginger), Christine Herrick (husband James), Angela Kless (husband David), Vincent, JD/MBA (wife Stacey) and Gia Mooney (husband Thomas Jr); devoted grandmother of Frank J. IV and Carmen Calo, Ross, Jack (wife Alexandria) and Gianna LaMarca, David, Carla and Niko Kless, Isla, Giacomo and Vincent Jr. Calo, Thomas III and Rese Mooney, Michael (wife Chelsi), Kennedy and Lillian Herrick and great-grandmother of Jack Maxwell LaMarca II; cherished daughter of the late Angela (nee Bommortino) and Vincent Scicolone; dearest sister of Carmen Scicolone (wife Lydia) and Nina Prusock (husband George) and sister-in-law of Mary Rose Christian (husband Terry, dec), Joseph, Jack (wife Sara), Christopher, Bill March (wife Debbie) and the late Carol; dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend of many.
Carmel “Cookie” Calo was born on January 14, 1942, and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on May 14, 2023. She grew up in the 110th and Woodland area. Cookie graduated from St. Joseph Academy, in 1960. Upon graduation, she started her journey in the salon business with her dear friend, Lucille, opening her first salon, Nina and Marie’s in her neighborhood. A few years later she married Frank and moved to Chesterland, where she raised her five children and became active in the St Anselm Church community. For several decades Cookie was dedicated to her craft. In 1993 she opened C Calo Salon and Spa in Chesterland where she helped countless clients feel more beautiful and stylish while always finding time to nurture family and friends. She was a creative fashionable woman whose unique style, always added flare to the occasion she was attending. She created a home that was welcome to anybody. Gatherings included lots of dancing to Louis Prima and delicious homemade food. She will be remembered most as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who was strong, funny and caring. Cookie will be forever missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Cookie to a charity of your choice. Relatives and friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 12 NOON at St. Anselm Catholic Church 12969 Chillicothe Road Chesterland, OH 44026. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Private burial following at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND.
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Dottie and Rick Nugent
So sorry to hear about Cookie. She was a beautiful and loving women. Our hearts go out to you all. Love and hugs
Dottie and Rick Nugent
Christa Cirino McHale
To the entire Calo Family- Sending love, support and prayers from all the Cirino’s. Your mom was an incredible, beautiful, generous, and selfless fixture of Chesterland. She truly did know how to make each and every person feel welcomed, special and loved. There is no doubt in my mind that she is with your father, and together they will continue to guide you all, and never leave your heart. You were blessed – we were blessed. In deepest sympathy and honor to Cookie…Christa
John Hughes III
Im deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Calo, my condolences to the Calo family.. She was one of the nicest women I’ve every had the chance of meeting. She made me feel like family from the first time I met her and she will be greatly missed by many. I’ll never forget her “insisting” I try pizza with a sausage rolled up inside haha… let’s just say I haven’t had my pizza any other way since. Rest in Peace ❤️
I was Cookie’s Caregiver she was such a lovely Patient Ioved like my Mom we would talk about everything she loved her Husband and she loved her Children and her Grandchildren and the rest
of great grandchildren her whole Family she loved her Oriented Stuff and we had a lot in common as far as Oriental Art she gave me a Recipe for Lasagna we never got a chance to make it but I have the ingredients for her Recipe and I will use it Love you Cookie you will always be in my heart!! Stay strong the Calo Family!
I was Cookie’s Caregiver she was such a lovely Patient I loved her like my Mom we would talk about everything she loved her Husband and she loved her Children and her Grandchildren’s
and great grandchildren her whole Family she loved her Oriented Stuff and we had a lot in common as far as Oriental Art she gave me a Recipe for Lasagna we never got a chance to make it but I have the ingredients from her and Recipe and I will use it I Love you Cookie you will always be in my heart!! Stay strong the Calo Family!
I am so sorry to hear of Cookie’s passing. My sincere sympathies to all the Calo family. Cookie was the first neighbor I met when I moved to Sharp Lane. Her beautiful spirit made an impact on so many lives. God Bless you all.
The Fallon Family
Sending our deepest sympathies. Thoughts and love do out to the whole family.
Saddened to hear of Cookie’s passing. I’ve known her for many years & also was a client at her salon. My thoughts & prayers go out to her family
You were a gift to the world, Auntie! We love you and will miss you so very much. Sean, Leah, Seth, Grant and Cole Houston
You were the most classiest woman I’ve ever met… it’s honor to have to have crossed your path ..
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Your mother is loved by many!
Tony & Angela Campanella