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ADOLPH 'PAPA AL' CALIRI
10/21/1916 - 1/14/2013

ADOLPH 'PAPA AL' CALIRI

96, of Cranston, passed away on Monday January 14, 2013.  He was the husband of the late Josephine (Mazzaro) Caliri.  Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Antonetta (Asprinio) Caliri.

Al was the co-owner of the former Pocasset Monument Works of Providence.  He also worked as an inspector for the State of R.I. for 46 years.  He was a member of the St. Bartholomew’s Holy Name Society as well as the Sons of Italy.  Al enjoyed dancing, horse racing and above all spending time with his family.

He was the father of the late Joseph A. Caliri; he was the father-in-law of Janice Caliri; he was the grandfather of Lisa Caliri, Joseph Caliri and his wife Francine; he was the great-grandfather of John Dancause, Alexandria Brehmer, and Giacomo Caliri; he was the brother of Dorothy Golderese and Gloria Pagano.  He was also the brother of the late Antonio, John, Mary, Orlando Caliri.

Funeral from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 1525 Cranston St., Cranston.  Interment will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston.  VISITING HOURS are Thursday from 4-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers contributions, in the memory of his son, Joseph A. Caliri may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005.


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From: Judy Boyle   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend

Joey, I am truly going to miss my "adopted papa Al" we enjoyed our time with him and that big beautiful smile with those matching big blue eyes. Thank you for sharing him with my nana, my kids and me. We all treasured him. I am grateful to you so we could kiss him goodnight. Nana was so happy to hold his hand and talk to him. Always remember how special you are to him. We wish you peace in the days ahead. Judy, Kevin, Lauren and Ava ......
Sent:  1/15/2013


From: Karen Bellucci   Smithfield RI
Relationship:  Friend

Lisa, Joe, and Jan, I am so sorry to learn of your Papa's passing. I remember him so well from years ago and the happy family parties that were held. Take comfort in knowing he lived a good and long life and that you were what made him the happiest always. Life certainly has changed with the passing of your Dad, your grandmother, my husband Tony, and now your Papa, but the happy memories will always be there for all of us. Hold onto those memories because they will continue to make you happy. Sincerely, Karen Bellucci & family
Sent:  1/16/2013


From: jean m cornell   cranston
Relationship:  friend

so sorry for your great loss
Sent:  1/16/2013


From: Roxane Anania   Warwick
Relationship:  Friend of Lisa

So sorry for your loss. When you are sad try to remember the good times you all had with your special papa.
Sent:  1/17/2013