Funeral Director

Peggi’s warm, caring approach to funeral planning is a lifeline for families enduring a difficult time.

She listens carefully to what they need and then does everything possible to make it happen. She never says, “No,” but “let me see what I can do.” Peggi believes that her compassion can help make the funeral a positive, healing process, so families can grieve the way they need to.

Peggi joined Chicago Jewish Funerals in 2003. She was a volunteer for the Center on Deafness in Northbrook and the Mentally Handicapped Recreation program in Joliet, with a working knowledge of sign language. Also has volunteered for Buddy Baseball and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Buffalo Grove.

Peggi previously worked at Weinstein Brothers, (now Weinstein Family Services, owned by Service Corporation International (SCI) for 15 years. She is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and earned her BA in Journalism/Communications from the University of St. Francis in 1983.

Peggi lives in Buffalo Grove with her husband Jay Calcaterra and their two children, Kyle and Cori.