Ernestine B. Calitri

Date of Passing:

June 17, 2019

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

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  1. Joe, Karen, Joanne & Janice,
    I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Tina. I will always remember how welcoming she (all of you actually) were to us when we moved in on Connors Lane. Tina will be in my prayers.
    God Bless.

  2. Joe, I’m so glad you had time with Tina under the same roof after all those years. I know she knew you were there every day through the years, too. Your love and devotion to her is something everyone talked about. Everyone wanted a “Joe” but Tina was the special lady who won your heart. I know the days ahead will be difficult for you but thank God you have your wonderful daughters, sons in law and Granddaughters.
    My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I’m so glad I was a small part of her life these past couple of years.
    Love and blessings to you, Karen, Janice, Joanne and the rest of your loving family.

  3. To the family of Ms. Ernestine Calitri:

    I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your wife, mother, sister and grandmother. But what joy to know that a reunion with your loved one is possible right here on earth under peaceful conditions. The Bible states at Acts 24:15 that there is going to be a resurrection of those who have died. We can have confidence in this promise because Jesus stated at John 5:28,29 that the time is coming when all those in their graves will hear his voice and come out. While Jesus was on earth in the past, he showed that he is able to resurrect the dead. He and his Father, Jehovah God, not only have the power but also the desire to resurrect persons who are in Jehovah’s memory. Imagine the joy when Ms. Calitri is brought back to life to receive the fulfillment of this promise.

  4. Joe and family. We are so sorry to hear of Tina’s passing. She was a wonderful, bubbly and pleasant person with always a smile on her face. Was a joy to know her and you Joe through the St. Brendan’s Choir. It prayers are with you at this time.

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