Hope Torretti Calder

hope calder

October 28, 1967 ~ January 25, 2024

Born in: St. Louis, MO
Resided in: Loganville, GA

Hope Torretti Calder, age 56, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 25, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love and warmth that will forever resonate in the hearts of those who knew her.

Hope was the cherished wife of William “Bill” Calder and the loving mother of Joseph “Joey” Chavez. Born to Joseph and Mary Sanders, who so sincerely loved their daughter, Hope now reunites with her brother, John Torretti, in eternal peace.

In the embrace of her parents, Mary and Joseph Sanders, Hope found the unwavering pillars of love and support that shaped her into an extraordinary woman. Their bond was a testament to the profound love and devotion that defined her familial relationships. Mary and Joseph, in their role as parents, provided a foundation of love so strong that it radiated through Hope’s every smile and echoed in the kindness she shared with the world.

Hope Torretti Calder’s vibrant spirit, love of life, and unwavering devotion left an indelible mark on the hearts of many. Possessing a heart of gold and a genuine love for people, Hope cultivated a vast circle of friends, transforming strangers into lifelong companions and friends into cherished family members. Her innate kindness was a beacon, and she held her friendships in the highest regard. Music was a constant source of joy in her life—she loved attending concerts, savoring live performances with Kid Rock or Mothers Finest, and traveling to new places.

As a devoted family member, cherished friend, and kind soul, Hope dedicated many years to serving her community, forging lasting connections during her decade-long career at Georgia Farm Bureau, where she not only met some of her dearest friends but also found her loving husband. Her legacy is one of warmth, love, and the enduring bonds she created with everyone fortunate enough to cross her path.

She was a devoted mother, her steadfast love for her only son, Joey being the cornerstone of her life. It was always clear that her proudest achievement was being the mother to Joey Chavez. Through sleepless nights and countless sacrifices, her proudest accomplishment was watching him grow into the remarkable man he is.

As we navigate the weight of grief, we draw comfort from the enduring spirit of Hope. Her joy, laughter, and loving legacy serve as everlasting beacons of inspiration in our hearts. In addition to her devoted husband, William George Calder, and her son, Hector Joseph Chavez (Devan), Hope leaves behind a rich tapestry of loved ones. She is survived by her loving parents, Mary and Joseph Sanders, bonus daughters Eryn Mahoney (Brendan) and Megan Huggins (Justin), as well as her cherished grandchildren Owen Mahoney, Millie Huggins, and Luke Mahoney. Hope’s sister, Karen Sanders, and niece, Bonnie Bowman, also mourn her passing. She is further survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends who, over the years, became an extended family, sharing in the warmth of her love.

Funeral Service Details:
The service to honor and celebrate the life of Hope Torretti Calder will be held on:
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2024
Visitation Time: 1:00 PM
Visiting with the family will commence.
Service Time: 2:00 PM
The service will follow the visitation.
Location: Wages & Sons Funeral Homes and Crematories
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046

May Hope’s soul rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love she so generously shared with all of us. In lieu of Flowers we ask that donations be made to GFB Foundation or Wounded Warrior Project.


Visitation: February 4, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Celebration of Life: February 4, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageHope, I am still not believing this! You played such an important roll for my family and you cared for us like we were your own family! I thank you for everything you have done and I am going to miss you so much! You were family to me. May you Rest In Peace and know that you are loved by so many.

  2. CandleImageMy beautiful dear friend of 41 years, I will never forget you and will remember you fondly. The times in my life I spent with you I will cherish. I’m broken hearted that you are gone. Send me a sign, my beautiful angel. I love you Hope. I was so blessed to have known you.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear the news about Hope. My heart breaks for Bill and their family. Hope was such an inspiration and such a pleasure to work with throughout her career with Farm Bureau. The Lord has certainly received an angel.

  4. Prayers for your family. Thank you for watching out after our insurance needs for so many years.
    Lamar and Ivy Doss

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