Joseph A. Calitri

Date of Passing:

March 17, 2023

Calitri, Joseph A., 91, formerly of Riverside, RI and Seekonk, MA, died peacefully on March 17, 2023 at Tockwotton on the Waterfront, East Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Ernestine “Tina” (DiMicco) Calitri.

Born in Providence, the son of the late Anthony and Elvira “Eva” (Martini) Calitri, he lived in Riverside for 23 years and Seekonk for 24 years.

Mr. Calitri worked at Keyes Associates, Architects/Engineers as manager of the Specifications Department for 20 years before retiring in 1994.

He was a graduate of Brown University and was a certified Construction Specifier and a member of the Construction Specifications Institute.

Mr. Calitri was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War serving with the 153rd Military Intelligence Battalion.

Joseph was an accomplished accordion player and a member of both the St. Brendan’s Church Choir and the East Providence Community Chorus.

He enjoyed reading, listening to music, watching sporting events and playing golf.

He is survived by three loving daughters, Karen and Thomas McNamara of North Attleboro, MA, Joanne and Edward Brown of Ridgewood, NJ and Janice and Michael Mehos of Ridgewood, NJ; four beautiful granddaughters, Jennifer, Stephanie, Tatiana and Kristina; two great grandchildren, Samantha and Callum, and a sister, Rosanne Scungio of North Providence, RI.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday March 22, 2023 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, Rumford at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Joseph’s memory to The American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite 200, Providence, RI, 02908.

Online Condolences


  1. Joanne and Janice

    On behalf of myself and the entire class Of EPHS 1979, our deepest condolences and prayers go out to you both and the entire family.

    May he rest in peace.

  2. Dear Roseann, Karen, Janice & Joanne,

    Being away last week, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Brother & Dad. He was an awesome guy. I will never forget the times that we would get together for our annual family reunions, and especially when we were kids, the times getting together at your house with you and your parents. There was always so much fun, laughter and happiness. A trait that your parents excelled at! Thinking of you all with my deepest condolences.

    With Love,

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Joe had the best smile and always lit up the room. I enjoyed singing with him. The world will be a little dimmer without him.

  4. Dear Joanne & Family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to you and yours. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Xx

  5. My condolences to Joe’s family. A wonderful man….always smiling. During my time as the organist & choir director at St. Brendan’s I fondly remember their support and encouragement. He and Tina are now together again.

  6. My deepest condolences. May you rest in Peace.

  7. My heart felt sympathy to you all. Joe was an amazingly sweet man and was surrounded by so much love. I hope all the beautiful memories and love you shared give you comfort during this difficult time. Many thoughts and prayers to you all. Joe will rest in peace with Tina.

  8. Joe and Tina were two people everyone enjoyed being with at choir, EPCChorus or socially. Love for others and love of music was very evident.
    They will not soon be forgotten. Sincere sympathy for your loss.

  9. Calitri family. I really enjoyed being in the choir with them. Always gracious and loving. I’m so sorry for your loss

  10. Joe and Tina were so nice. Enjoyed singing with them at St Brendan’s and EP community chorus. Great memories of our StBrendan choir trip to Italy

  11. Joe was a sweet, sweet man. I enjoyed his company in the St. Brendan’s choir and several events we enjoyed together. Joe and Tina were wonderful. I was so lucky to know them and spend time with them.

  12. Dear Karen,
    I was so sorry to hear about your Dad, and will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers! Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  13. Karen Im so sorry for you and your familys loss. What a amazing man. 🙌🏻🙏🏽

  14. Dear Calitri Family,
    While working at Waterview I became very close with Joe and Tina. Joe was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace with the love of his life, Tina.

  15. Karen, I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. What an amazing man. My condolences for the whole Calitri Family .

  16. My deepest sympathy to all of Joe’s family. Thank you for trusting me to care for him. I’m richer for having had him in my life.
    Love and blessings to all of you.

  17. Dear Calitri Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I knew Joe and Tina when I was the organist at St. Brendan’s for a short time. Joe and Tina always made me feel welcomed there. I have fond memories of Joe and Tina. May he rest in peace with Tina. My sincere condolences.

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