Dominic A. Caligiuri
Dominic A. Caligiuri

Des Moines

Dominic A. Caligiuri, 89, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Regency Care Center in Norwalk. He was born June 21, 1922 in Des Moines to Charles and Theresa Caligiuri.

Dominic served in the Navy during World War II and retired as a Lieutenant with the Des Moines Fire Department after 39 years. He also drove a school bus for St. Anthony School and was a painter during those years with the fire department. Dominic later retired from Hy-Vee Food Stores after ten years of service. He enjoyed being a baseball coach, playing golf, spending time with his children and grandchildren and watching their sporting events as well as all sports on TV. He also enjoyed vacations to Las Vegas and Hawaii. Dominic was a very involved member with Bellizzi Macrae American Legion Post 659, the Knights of Columbus and chaired St. Vincent DePaul Society and was a lifelong member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving children; two daughters, Linda Anderson of Gardner, KS and Terri (Steve) Blaylock of Des Moines, and five sons, Jim Caligiuri of Des Moines, Joe (Chris) Caligiuri of Norwalk, Dominic Caligiuri, Jr. of Urbandale, Mike (Sue) Caligiuri of Waukee and John (Karen) Caligiuri of Kansas City, MO; thirteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Caligiuri; and sister, Mary Tonini; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dominic was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Ilena; his parents, four brothers, James, Frank, Bruno and Sam; daughter-in-law, Kolleen Caligiuri and son-in-law, Mike Anderson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2011 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with burial and military funeral honors at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday at Brooks Tonini Chapel, 2135 SW 9th St., Des Moines, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a donation of their choice in Dominic's honor.



Published by the Des Moines Register from Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, 2011.
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To all of my friends the Caliguiri Brothers,
My heart is heavy for you hearing of the loss of your father. I can still remember his smile whenever I saw him at our games or at the house on Gray Street. I'm sure you will have a lifetime of wonderful memories of him and what a great husband, father and grandfather he was. You are in my thought and my prayers.
Graig Brown
November 8, 2011
To the Caligiuri family,
Dominic served his country, his community, his family and now his Lord. May God bless him and you during this time of remembrance.
Ron German
November 7, 2011
Uncle Dom, you'll truly be missed. Linda called on her way to Des Moines and glad she got there before you left to be with all your lost family members. Wish I could be there
Theresa Marie Andreano
November 6, 2011
To the Caligiuri Family,

Our hearts are with you. Your dad was a long time friend and fellow DM Fire Fighter with my dad and I know that there will be a great reunion. I hope that the void that is left in your hearts are filled with the great memories that your dad has given you.
Craig Matzke
November 6, 2011
You will be missed by all who loved you. Give Aunt Ilena a kiss and hug for me, and PLEASE GIVE MY DAD ON AS WELL. Love to all my cousins. Sue DeFino Dose
November 6, 2011
I grew up at the brick yard with Dominic,Frank and Charlie and have many good memories of this great family-
I send peace to your family and thank you for those wonderful memories
Squeek (daughter of Donald Yeager)
squeek yeager
November 5, 2011
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. He was such a good man and cared so much for his family. He will truly be missed. I'll keep your family in my prayers.
Gina Blaylock
November 5, 2011
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