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“I didn't get a chance to spend much time with Lori at YP but the few times that I did were memorable. I recall that she always seemed to know about...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Danny Levin - Yonkers, NY

“Goodbye Lori McCalip, may you rest in peace. I remember you playing Neil Young's "Down By The River" perfectly on your guitar and so many other...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Denise Little Clappier - NY

“To the McCalip Family I would like to extend my deepest sympathy in the passing of Lori. I met Lori in the Summer of 1979, at a field party at the...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Kevin Doyle - Middleburgh, NY

“To the McCalip Family, We extend our deepest sympathy and our prayers to you at the passing of Lori. We knew her mostly through her mother and...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Stephanie and Robert Tinker - NY

“Lori, Reading or speaking of you, the same words are mentioned, sweet, kind, strong, and caring. I second them all. You were a living definition...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: George W. Ruffcorn III - NY

“It seems like I have known Lori my entire adult life. Lori was sensitive and cared deeply for all animals, especially her "Keri Lou", children were...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Mindy Noxon

“I will always remember Lori as a beautiful, talented young woman. I will remember Lori in the Village Parade, walking along side of her fellow...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara Engle - Middleburgh, NY

“I met Lori several years ago whle doing Grammy's Craft show. She was a very talented person. I have some of her painted birds in my plants so there...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Rose Lawson - NY

“Dear McCalip family, I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Lori's passing. My heartfelt sympathy extends to all, including Mary & Red. She loved...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Jennifer Eldridge - Centerport, NY

“My Dear Friend, I Love you today, tommorrow and always. I am so thankful we grew together with laughter and tears. I remember all of our great...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Diana Guest Vreeland - NY

“I remember walking along Huntersland Rd. and meeting Lori and asking her if she wanted to become an Auxiliary member of the Fire Dept. She said that...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Rose Corigliano - Middleburgh, NY

“Dear Joan and Medford I'm so sorry to hear of Lori's passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Christopher had met Lori a few...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: The Pacilli family-Michele, Christopher and Nicoletta

“There are few people on this earth like Lori. She was kind, funny, beautiful and compassionate. She was truly my friend and even if we didn't see...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Christine Boudreau - Dobbs Ferry, NY

“Such a sweet and gentle spirit Lori was. We shared a deep love for animals and could talk for hours on the subject. She was truly an angel to the...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Leona Buskey and Family - NY

“You were rare. Honest, trustworthy, kind, compassionate. Had alot in common with all the good ones who died young. You were a fighter, knew who she...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: Sheryl Capone Devesta - yonkers, NY

“We lived 4 houses away in Yonkers. We met at the age of five. Went to school together till high school. She was the most popular and sought after...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Sheryl Capone Devesta - Yonkers, NY

“Bill and I will miss you, dear Lori - your friendship, your enthusiasm for life and nature, and especially your lovely handcrafted works of art. We...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Kay Thorn - Middleburgh, NY

“Dear Lori, I can remember the day I was walking on Huntersland Rd. & saw you and asked you to join the Fire Dept. Auxiliary. You said, "I'd...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Rose Corigliano - Middleburgh, NY

“My deepest sympathy to Lori's family. I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn about Lori's passing. Many years ago I worked with Lori for a...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: Kathy Sweetser - Cobleskill, NY

“Please accept our deepest sympathies on Lori's passing. May she now be at peace. Remember that she is with the rest of the Walsh clan that has...Read More »
20 of 29 | Posted by: Annie and Peggy Walsh - NY

“Dear Lori, Love and prayers to you in Heaven with the Angels. You were always so kind and sweet. We all enjoyed your Christmas decorations and...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara, Kim and Chris Ward and Family

“So sorry to hear of the loss of Lori ... She is at peace now.. God bless her family... ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Nick De Nise - Yonkers, NY

“She was an angel on earth, she sang like an angel, she laughed like an angel...I guess she passed God's audition and is headlining in Heaven now. :-)...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Stuart Hersh - Yonkers, NY

“Another Angel has been sent to Heaven to watch over the ones that she loves. We are terribly sorry for the loss of your loved one, Lori. I will...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Terry G. & Doralee Mickle - NY

“I was friends with Lori in High School . She had such a gentle and loving spirit. She was a gift loaned for too short a time. ”
25 of 29 | Posted by: Debbie Gomez Campion - PA

“To The Family of Lori McCalip, Our hearts go out you, through such a difficult time, as Lori left us all too soon. She is an angel now and her...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Irene Lloyd & Family - NY

“Lori and I became friends in High School. She touched everyones' life. Her sweet smile, kind words or beautiful song lyrics. Lori was a pure honest...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Mary Anne Macken-Rosanoff - NY

“The world is a far less joyful place without your presence, Lori. Peace be with you, friend. ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Susan Wargo - Schoharie, NY

“Lori will be missed. She was always so friendly and upbeat! Her artistic ability was appreciated by all. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Camilla Hannmann - NY


Lori Joan McCalip of Middleburgh, NY died on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY following a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Lori was born November 14, 1960, in Bronxville, NY. She attended Yonkers Public Schools, graduating from Yonkers Prep High School in 1978. She earned her Associates Degree in Arts and Sciences from SUNY at Cobleskill in 1997, graduating Phi Theta Kappa, earning a 4.0 GPA and received the Applebaum Scholarship Award for excellence in writing.

Beginning 1979, Lori was employed by Loral Electronics Systems Corporation in Yonkers, NY as a telephone operator/receptionist. Her manner was so warm and witty that associates traveling from other locations, both in the US and abroad, often went out of their way to make sure to meet Lori upon visiting the Yonkers facility.

Lori's love of nature and desire for a simpler life brought her to move to Huntersland, a quiet hamlet in Middleburgh, where she had spent all the summers of her childhood in her grandparents' home. As an adult, she lived with her beloved dogs Muffin, Kerry Lou (both deceased) and, later, Mary and Red. Lori has resided in Middleburgh for the past 30 years.

Lori is survived by her parents, Joan and Medford (Mac) McCalip, of Middleburgh and Yonkers, NY: sisters Michelle McCalip Matteis of Yorktown Heights, NY and Sharon McCalip Steinberg of Wilton, CT and their husbands Charlie and Phil respectively; three nieces, Allison Matteis Sannasardo, Kelly Matteis and Katie Steinberg; nephew Brandon McCalip Steinberg: nephew in-law Robert Sannasardo: a great nephew Ryan Sannasardo; and dogs Mary and Red.

Lori was a self-taught singer/guitarist who performed professionally in both the US and Germany. She was a talented artist and crafter who chose to keep her work affordable to all. Lori also loved to sew and go for long walks with her dogs. Lori was the first female to serve as a member of the Huntersland Volunteer Fire Department.

Calling hours will be held at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh, Friday, April 12, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church, Main St., Middleburgh on Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 AM, followed by a burial at Middleburgh Cemetery. Father William Gorman and Father Thomas Holmes will be con-celebrants.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Foundation at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.