Manville — Robert Angelo “Calso” Calascibetta, 69, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Robert was the son of the late Angelo and Anita (Bilodeau) Calascibetta.
Bob grew up in Woonsocket where he excelled in sports and later earned a football scholarship to Boston University. B.U. hit the jackpot when it came to Calso. He was a team captain, played multiple offensive positions and was named as the All Conference running back. He was later invited to various professional training camps but declined in order to finish his degree at Boston University.
After receiving his teaching degree, he went back to where it all began and became a physical education teacher at Woonsocket High School. Always looking to do more and not content with just helping his students during school he began coaching as a way to support his students after school. He coached girls’ basketball, tennis, and football. He quickly became well known for his sideline antics and his “passionate” coaching style. He was inducted into the Woonsocket Hall of Fame in 2009.
After 28 years at Woonsocket High School, he spent the next three years of his career as the Vice Principal at West Warwick High School where he continued guiding and pushing all who were lucky enough to cross his path. He retired from education in 2001 to become an avid golf fan and the best grandpa anyone could ask for.
He is survived by the love of his life Stephanie Karas and his children Brian Calascibetta and his wife Karen, Alicia Blake and her husband Joseph, Morgan Karas and her husband Collin McCullum, and Zachary Karas and his wife Anna. One brother, Tommy Calascibetta and his wife Nancy. His memory will also live on through his 6 grandchildren; Riley and Hayden Karas, Cherylind McCollum, Brianna Calascibetta, Cameron Cash Blake, and Leyla Karas.
His Funeral will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 9 AM from the S.DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd., Woonsocket, RI 02895 with a Mass Of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Anthony’s Church 128 Greene St., Woonsocket. Burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery Farm St., Blackstone, MA.
Relatives and friends are invited; Calling hours are on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-9 PM.
Lincoln —- Roy J. Doura, 67, died peacefully at the Holiday Retirement Home on March 8, 2018. He was the husband of Maureen (Cote) Doura.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Leo and Janna (Huisman) Doura.
Roy worked for CVS Warehouse for 31 years.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, horse racing, and traveling with his wife Maureen.
Besides his wife he is survived by one brother, James Doura and his wife Colette of Burrilliville, RI and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Home Service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11 AM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd. Woonsocket, RI 02895. Burial will be at a later date.
Relatives and friends are invited; Visitation is from 10-11 AM prior to the service.
Mary Ann (Haag) Lavimodiere passed away on Sunday, February 25th at the age of 64. She is the daughter of Paul Melvin Haag and Edith Irene (Miller) Haag. She has 1 sister Edie Gordon (married to Scott Gordon).
She shares 3 daughters with her ex-husband, Leo Lavimodiere: Michelle Lavimodiere, Jenn Cottrell (married to Kalvin Cottrell), and Shana Lessard (married to Michael Lessard Jr.). She had 9 loving grandchildren and 1 great-grandson. She worked at General Motors for over 10 years where she was a highly valued employee. She eventually moved to Maryland and then later made
New Jersey her final resting ground. Mary Ann had a way about her that could sometimes light up a room. She had an infectious smile. She loved her trips to Salem, MA and dusk till dawn trips to the beach. She loved to garden and was a great cook.
Sadly, her struggles with her Alcohol disease took her from us much too early.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 9th at 7 PM in the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home 1583 Diamond Hill Rd Woonsocket, RI 02895. Relatives and friends are invited; calling hours are from 5-7 PM prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you perhaps make a donation to the Phoenix House which supports substance abuse and mental health awareness.
Lincoln - Mary E. (Cesaroni) Maculan, 91, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away, Sunday, February 25, 2018 in The Holiday Retirement Home with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late William Maculan Sr.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Guilano and Teresa (Rondina) Cesaroni.
Mary was a Spinner/Weaver for Falls Yarn for several years. She enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino with friends. Mary loved her family and grandchildren and loved spending time with them.
She is survived by her two children; William A. Maculan and his wife Michelle of Woonsocket and Sharon Maculan-Lanois and her husband Paul of Woonsocket. One grandson, Michael Maculan and one great granddauhghter, Aubrey Maculan. Mary was also the sister of the late Albo Cesaroni, Freda Pelletier and Alice Cook.
A Funeral Home Service will be will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11 AM in the
S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, RI 02895 followed by burial in St. Jean the Baptist cemetery, Bellingham, MA.
Relatives and friends are invited; Visitation will be from 10-11 AM prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, Donations to; The Holiday Retirement Home Activities Fund, 30 Sayles Hill Rd Manville RI 02838 in Mary’s memory would be appreciated.
Woonsocket - John Haddad, 89, formerly of Ray Avenue passed away at Woonsocket Health Center on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. He was the son of the late Abdo and Hysna (Kaboz) Haddad. Born in Woonsocket on July 28, 1928, he was a lifelong Woonsocket resident.
John was educated in the Woonsocket Public Schools, and then went on to work at the Dunn Worsted where he worked and began learning the construction, electrical, and plumbing trades that resulted in having licenses in each of these fields. He continued to work at the Mill Street factory as it went from the Dunn Worsted to General Instrument, to Electronic Molding, and the EMC Realty. He supervised the maintenance of the building until it closed. His favorite pastime was to work at the Embassy Club starting from his youth and then well into his retirement years. He knew the restaurant well, and John worked in many capacities. However, he most enjoyed his position as the banquet manager, a position he held for many years.
John was proud of his military service in many of the US bases during the Korean War. He was a true patriot, and very proud of his country. His passion was for his automobile. Whether it was a new Chevrolet, a Corvette, a Camaro, a Cadillac or a Lexus, a new one found its way into his driveway every two years.
John is survived by his nephew George Arees and his partner Andrew Wylie of Orlando Florida. He was predeceased by his siblings: Michael, Antonio, Marguerite, Mary, Lucy Haddad and Jeannette Arees.
His funeral will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. from the S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Antiochian Church, 249 High Street, Pawtucket, RI at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Calling hours are omitted at the request of the deceased. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Antiochian Church, 249 High Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.