Ernestine B. Calitri
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Calitri, Ernestine B., “Tina,” 85, formerly of Riverside and Seekonk, MA, died peacefully on June 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Calitri.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Ernest and Santina (Bertone) DiMicco, she lived in Riverside for 23 years and Seekonk, MA for 24 years.
Tina graduated from Central High School, Providence Class of 1950 where she was a member of the RI Honor Society. She enjoyed participating in sports, musicals, dance and theatre.
Mrs. Calitri was a bookkeeper-secretary for the former Superior Glass Co. for 35 years before retiring in 1985. She was also a secretary at the Plywood Mart and My Kids & Co. Daycare.
Tina was a communicant of St. Brendan Church and a former member of its church choir for 40 years. She was past President of the St. Brendan’s Women Guild, member of the church council and enjoyed participating in the annual bazaars.
Besides her husband of 61 years, she is survived by three daughters, Karen and Tom McNamara of North Attleboro, MA, Joanne and Edward Brown of Ridgewood, NJ and Janice and Michael Mehos of Ridgewood, NJ ; four granddaughters, Jennifer McNamara Flynn, Stephanie McNamara, Kristina Brown and Tatiana Mehos, and a sister, Anna Jannetta of Orlando, FL. She was the sister of the late Theresa Maini, Domenic DiMicco and Larry DiMicco.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday June 20, 2019 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford at 10 a.m. Graveside burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Calling hours are Wednesday 5-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Tina’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 245 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02906 would be deeply appreciated