Mary Rita Calabrese
January 5, 1932 - September 19, 2021
Massapequa Funeral Home
Joan Kaplan
Ellen Locke
Marisa Cirillo
Lurleen Monteleone
The Monteleone Family
Mary-Regina and Bruce Cirillo and Family
Mary-Regina Cirillo
Vincent Calabrese
Virginia Pedatella
Bob & Nancy McGrew
Gene and Joyce keating
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Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Monday 9/27, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Massapequa Funeral Home, South Chapel
4980 Merrick Road
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-882-8200 | Map
Monday 9/27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cemetery
Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Rd.
Westbury, New York 11590
516-334-7990 | Map
Tuesday 9/28
Mass
Maria Regina R.C. Church
3945 Jerusalem Ave.
Seaford, New York 11783
516-798-2415 | Map
Tuesday 9/28, 10:45 am
Charity
TREASURE COAST HOSPICE, ST JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
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In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in honor of Mary to Treasure Coast Hospice and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  To make a donation, please use the links found at the left under Charity.  If you wish to send flowers, the family is requesting that you use Bayview Florist (516)…

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Joan Kaplan left a message on October 9, 2021:
Dear Ed and family, My deepest sympathy to all of you at this very sad time. Mary was a very dear friend and I will miss her terribly. I have so many wonderful memories with her. She was a wonderful, kind, beautiful person inside and out. I hope in time your wonderful moments with her will be a blessing and comfort to all of you. Fondly, Joan Kaplan
Joan Kaplan left a message on October 9, 2021:
Dear Ed and Family, My deepest sympathy to you, I loved Mary the beautiful person she was, inside and out. She was always so much fun, thoughtful, kind, and sincere! She lit up the room with her beautiful smile! No matter what we did together, we always had the best time. when Ron was living, The four of us always have such a great time together, we loved when you visited us in North Carolina. I am very upset that I didn’t get to say goodbye to Mary. And I wish I had seen her more recently. She went through a lot with her illness and never complained. She was a wonderful mother and friend, an incredible wife. I feel blessed that she was my friend, and I will always love her. My love thoughts and prayers are with all of you, Joan Kaplan
Jack & Diane Riedl left a message on October 1, 2021:
To our dear neighbor who was always quick with a smile and gave us great gardening advice. You will certainly be missed. Our condolences to Ed, Vinny and family.
Sharon & Rick Relicke left a message on October 1, 2021:
Ed,and the entire Calabrese family: our sincere condolences .We are with you in Spirit during this most difficult time.Mary was (not only) our Best Friend;she was more like a Sister to us. Her Friendship,Love,& Laughter will remain with us Forever. We look forward to celebrating ,Mary’s Life ,with you,should you choose to do so.♥️💕Sharon & Rick
Michael and Lindsey left a message on September 29, 2021:
Nana, You were such a wonderful grandmother in every way. You and Ginga created an amazing family and instilled great morals and values in all of us. Your infectious smile and laugh brightened up every room you entered. There will be a void in all of our hearts without you but your memory will keep us going strong as a family. I will forever miss my dancing and Johnnie Walker partner! Love you
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Peter & Randi Scobie left a message on September 29, 2021:
Many happy memories of traveling with Mary & Ed, all over the world. Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to Ed and your family. Love, Peter & Randi
Rob and Laurie Giles left a message on September 29, 2021:
We have many fond memories of traveling the world with Ed and Mary on numerous AAMGA International Seminars. Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Best Regards, Rob and Laurie Giles
Ellen Locke left a message on September 28, 2021:
You are my forever friend. You were the BEST!! Ellen
Robert Calabrese left a message on September 28, 2021:
To my Mom of 89 who always put her family, children, grandchildren, and great grandchild 1st . She was a great Mother , World traveler, with my Dad , Christian Women that instilled Christianity and Catholicism in all her children and Grand children and friends . She was Great friend and confident to a lot of people. My Mom was a fighter but she is now in Heaven with God Family and Friends. She is smiling down on everyone to make sure we are all ok and to help anyone who needs it like the Angel she was and will always be . I am Going to miss you Mom you will also be in my heart FOREVER . I love you and Miss you your Son Robert. XOXOXO
Marisa Cirillo left a message on September 28, 2021:
Bubbie - You were always an amazing grandparent, cuddle buddy, best friend that anyone could have asked for. Thank you for showing me kindness and always making the world a better place filling it with laughter. I love you to the moon and back!
Cynthia Costanzo Metzger left a message on September 27, 2021:
Oh my Comare Mary, there was such a wonderful kindness in your soul. Your compassion and beautiful smile will never be forgotten,. You are a most special woman. My condolences to all in the Calabrese Family xoxoxoxo Cynthia
John and Phyllis Latham left a message on September 27, 2021:
Ed and Family, Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Curtis Anderson left a message on September 27, 2021:
Ed and family, my sincerest condolences. I remember Mary's bright smile and cheer. She was always so nice to everyone around her. May your good memories of Mary soften the pain of her loss.
Lurleen Monteleone left a message on September 26, 2021:
My prayers for God's grace, peace and comfort for Mary and all her family.
Yadira Molinares Barrios left a message on September 26, 2021:
Dejar Vinnie and family, we send ours condolencias for the recent loss of yours Mothers. May God bless yours broken hearts. Love for your friends Nacho, Yadira, Harold y José Ignacio from( Colombia).
The Monteleone Family left a message on September 26, 2021:
Rest in peace
Shirley and Jim Kasparek left a message on September 26, 2021:
To a wonderful neighbor and friend who will be Missed but never Forgotten.
Mary-Regina and Bruce Cirillo and Family left a message on September 25, 2021:
We love you Bubbe! We will miss you so much. xoxoxoxo
Mary-Regina Cirillo left a message on September 25, 2021:
In memory of Mary Rita Calabrese, Mary-Regina Cirillo lit a candle
Mary-Regina Cirillo left a message on September 25, 2021:
To my wonderful Mom/friend, you have been an inspiration to so many and have touched every one you've ever meet in a positive way. You certainly left this world a brighter place. Mom just know you will be missed by all. Mom you were/are a wonderful mother, Bubbe and Nanna. Our hearts will be broken without you here to laugh with, to talk to, to get advice from. Please send us signs from heaven Ma. I just realized today why God took you from us first, so that you can prepare a beautiful home in heaven for us just as you had here on earth. Thank you for all the wonderful and amazing things you did for your family. God bless you Mom. I love you Mom xoxo
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Larry and Cheryl Mulcahy left a message on September 25, 2021:
So sorry for your loss....sending prayers....
Bill & Maria Hackett left a message on September 25, 2021:
Bill & Maria Hackett September 25, 2021 My Aunt Mary was a wonderful woman that will be deeply missed. She was kind, spiritual, happy, easy to laughter, energetic, a great cook and always fun to be around. We know she is at peace now, not in pain anymore and with our Heavenly Father. She put up a fight in her last weeks on this earth, struggling for another chance to spend more time with her loving family and dear friends. We will never forget you and we will all see you again. Love You. Bill, Maria, Lindsay, Catherine, Billy, Baxter, Felix & Catherine Buda Hackett
Vincent Calabrese left a message on September 25, 2021:
Mom you were the best mother ever. Your memory will live on. Will see you again one day. Your loving Son, Vincent
Marisell Olarte left a message on September 25, 2021:
May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease your pain over this loss. (Marisell From Colombia)
Luis Monroy left a message on September 24, 2021:
My deepest condolences to Vinnie and to the Calabrese family (Luis from Colombia).
Virginia Pedatella left a message on September 24, 2021:
Mrs Mary was a lovely person, who will be deeply missed . I pray for your strength Mr Ed during this difficult time. Condolences to you and your family.
Bob & Nancy McGrew left a message on September 24, 2021:
Dear Ed and Family, We are sending our most sincere sympathy to you all for Mary’s passing. Keeping you in our prayers. Bob & Nancy McGrew
Audrey Ohnikian left a message on September 24, 2021:
Something I will never forget… Wherever Mary and I went, social gatherings, luncheons or lectures, Mary always asked me to save her a seat next to me. Then she would say, “Now Audrey promise.” And I would promise. Now it is Mary’s turn. I asked her to save me a seat in Heaven. I asked her to promise me and she did. Both of us new that she was leaving me now but not forever. Our conversation ended with both of us in tears and yet comforted. I hope we will be together again one day. Audrey
Jose & Alaida Rodriguez left a message on September 24, 2021:
Our deepest condolences to Vincent and his family. The short time we spent with your lovely mother, we are sure she was a very very special person. The Lord has her in His loving arms, resting peacefully.
Gene and Joyce keating left a message on September 24, 2021:
In memory of Mary Rita Calabrese, Gene and Joyce keating lit a candle
ALEXANDER JOSE AHUMADA DIAZ ( COLOMBIA ) left a message on September 23, 2021:
Hello, Vini, I'm very sorry for your mother's departure. mother there is only one I accompany you in your pain. be strong a sincere hug
Pauline FitzPatrick left a message on September 23, 2021:
Dear Ed and family, Such a sorrowful time that we all must endure. It's part of life,eh?! No matter expected or not, it's still the worst shock of all. I am including an ESSAY as it is a favorite and I share it all the time as I feel it is so meaningful. “There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve -- even in pain -- the authentic relationship. Further more, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer With this note comes thoughts and prayers for the strength to get yourselves through this sad and life changing time. Love, Pauline FitzPatrick Fort Lauderdale
Cristina Matos left a message on September 23, 2021:
Never have I met such a wonderful woman, a truly wonderwoman that lived through the Lord´s will. She instantly won my heart and I will forever cherish our shared memories worth a life time.
Elkis Calabrese left a message on September 23, 2021:
Mom, is with Us allways, First in her life time, then forever in our memories.
Massapequa Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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