Vincent Angelo Cali

  • Born: December 28, 1931
  • Died: November 15, 2021
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Vincent Angelo Cali was born in Hammond December 28, 1931, to the late Dominick and Mary Cannino Cali and passed away November 15, 2021, surrounded by his family at age 89. A man of peace, humility and service, Vincent exhibited a profound sense of family and community. He was a lifelong resident of Hammond. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. His hobbies were working on his strawberry farm, raising beagles and loved to rabbit hunt. He was a family man and dedicated to his church parish, Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church. As an educator, he was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University receiving his bachelor's degree in education and Louisiana State University receiving his master's degree in Agricultural Science. Vincent retired as a chemical operator with DuPont Chemical Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rose Ferrante Cali; children, Dianne Gagliano (Gary), Dennis Cali (Rebecca), Sandy Flores (Carl), and Gregory Cali (Jessica Solar); grandchildren, Gary Gagliano (Hayley), Brian Gagliano (Corie), Michael Cali, Corbin Cali, Mathew Cali, Carson Flores (Leanne), Brennan Flores, Aaron Flores, Larra Cali, and Shelby Ridgel (Justin); great grandchildren, Kyler Gagliano, Averi Gagliano, Garrett Gagliano, Kathryn Gagliano, Justie Ridgel, Calin Ridgel and Charli Ridgel. In addition to his parents, Vincent is preceded in death by his siblings, Annie Stalone, Mary Costanza, Marian Distefano, Veda Andrepont, Frank Cali, Joe Cali, Sam Cali, and Veto Cali; and a great granddaughter, Stella Cecelia Gagliano. Visitation will be held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Boulevard, Hammond, Monday, November 22, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church, 14450 LA Hwy 442, Tickfaw. Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Park.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. I will always remember Mr. Vince being kind and friendly whenever I would see him and Mrs. Rose. I know the pain of losing a parent with my Dad and husband Joseph passing away within 10 months of each other. Although we expect to lose our parents within our lifetime, we are never ready to say goodbye. Mrs. Rose, Sandy and Dianne - you and your family will be in my prayers now and in the days to come and trust you will keep me and my Mom in yours. God bless.

Posted by Cheryl Tallia Schiro - Hammond, LA - Family Friend   November 25, 2021

Vincent & I worked together at DuPont to start up the Plant in 1964. Vince was very special and easy going and a pleasure to get to know. My deepest condolences go out to the entire Cali family.

Posted by Richard Ory - Gramercy, LA - Coworker   November 23, 2021

Diane, so sorry for you and your family's loss.

Posted by Tilly DiMaggio - Tickfae, LA   November 18, 2021

I have many fond memories of Uncle Vincent. He was a very kind person, a good husband to Aunt Rose and a good father to his children, Diane, Dennis, Sandy and Greg. In reading the obituary I recalled many of the things listed and especially remember his love for gardening and when he used to raise beagles. I pray that his family will always think of the good times they shared. He will be missed. Losing someone so close will be hard and I pray that the family will find the peace and comfort available in Jesus Christ.

Dom & Cindy Cali

Posted by Dominic Cali Cali - Baton Rouge, LA - Family   November 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Gordon Anderson - Hammond   November 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed doing your Mon's hair and the entire family. You all did your best to make there lives the best they could have. God's blessings are. With each of you. Sue Navarre

Posted by Sue Navarre - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   November 17, 2021