Community to ‘Light up the Night Orange’ in memory of Luca Calanni

January 13, 2020

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

The death of 11-year-old Luca Calanni has devastated this community. The little boy is being remembered as a wonderful, smart, kind and athletic boy with a big heart.

The community is now coming together to honor and remember Luca by what is being called ‘Light up the night orange.’ Friends have started a Facebook event called “Light up the Night Orange” and asking everyone to change their porch light bulb to orange from January 13th through January 27th.

The event says:

“We are asking to show your community support for the Calanni family while they go through this devastating time. Maybe seeing all this love for Luca will bring them some comfort. We are wrapping our arms around you! ???”

Luca’s school district also put out a statement. Here is the entire statement from Frontier Central School District:

“Over the weekend, Frontier lost one of its young Falcons. As has been reported by many news outlets, Luca Calanni passed away Saturday after complications from the flu. He was a wonderful young man that positively impacted all those around him. Social workers and counselors will be available at all buildings, with an especially heavy presence at Pinehurst to assist both students and staff.

We have received numerous calls from local media for a comment, including questions about the flu. Our top-notch nursing staff will act as a point of contact for any information parents request regarding the flu including handouts on flu facts. During this extremely difficult time, we ask for privacy for our Falcons and for Luca’s family.”

We are praying for Luca’s family, friends and classmates during this unimaginable time.



About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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