Magdaline Katherine Calovini

February 13, 1925 - April 16, 2017

02/13/1925 - 04/16/2017

Past Services

Saturday April 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Lafferty, OH
Saturday April 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Gate of Heaven
Box 124
Lafferty, OH 43951

Magdaline K. Calovini, 92, of St. Clairsville, OH formerly of Lafferty, OH died Sunday, April 16, 2017 at her home. She was born February 13, 1925 in Clairton, PA a daughter of the late Peter Bizanovich and Anna Kolakovic Bizanovich-Raicevich.
Magdaline was a retired Registered Nurse at East Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, OH where she attended the Ruth Brant School of Nursing. She and her husband Albert also owned and operated the former Star Nursing Home in Morristown, OH. She was a Nursing Instructor at Belmont Technical College for many years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, line dancing, oil painting, playing the organ, ceramics, sewing cooking and baking her famous homemade bread and nut bread.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete Bizanovich, Joseph Bizanovich and Michael Raicevich; her step-father, Gorcin Raicevich.
Surviving are her loving husband of 69 years, Albert Calovini of St. Clairsville; a daughter, Kathryn “Kathy” Berus of Pickerington, OH; a son, Paul (Brenda) Calovini of North Royalton, OH; a sister, Mildred Gladden of Port St. Lucie, FL; two grandsons, Brandon and Darren Calovini; many nieces and nephews, friends and neighbors.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2 pm at the Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lafferty with Msgr. Gerald Calovini officiating.
Arrangements by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by going to “” or make a memorial mass at your parish church.
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Jessie Jeane Slatt Patton
6 years ago

I will miss you very much, Maggie!!! I have wonderful memories of our childhood and throughout our lives together. To Al and family — we know this is a sad time for all of you and we are sending healing prayers your way..
God bless all of u,
Jessie Jean Slatt Patton( friends since the first grade) age 91
Linda Patton( daughter)

6 years ago

Good-bye Aunt Magdaline. Say hello to ernie ad Louise for me.

Carol Boone Zemba
6 years ago

so very sorry for your loss. Prayers sent.

Jill Clift
6 years ago

We’re so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family.

Claudia and David Ruffini
6 years ago

May she Rest In Peace , Kathy. Our deepest condolences .

Robin Haag
6 years ago

Very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

jo anne
6 years ago

did not know you but I do know your daughter Kathy whom is a blessing to everyone she meets hugs and prayers for the family

John Kutlenios
6 years ago

Magdaline, as your next store neighbor for the last 10 years, we will miss your smile, kindness and of course”your baked goods”…but we know you are at peace with the Lord.

John, Lisa and Chris: The Bruegge-Fulton Family
6 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl Jue
6 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Gods blessings as you navigate life without this wonderful woman.