June 10, 1941 ~ December 27, 2022

Born in: Catanzaro, Italy
Resided in: Greece, New York

Giuseppina “Pina” Calabrese passed away peacefully on December 27, 2022, at the age of 81, she was home surrounded by her loved ones. Born June 10, 1941, in Catanzaro, Italy, she is predeceased by her parents, Anna Severino and Antonio Rocca, sister Maria Rocca and son in law Luigi Curcio. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Mario Calabrese, children Anna Calabrese (Gino Curcio), Nicola Calabrese (Shelley), Antonio (Saveria) Calabrese, and Lisa Calabrese (Peter L’Abbate), 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Pina was a beautiful soul whose strength, perfection with cooking and love for her family will live in our hearts forever.

Pina’s visitation is Thursday, January 5, 2023, 4:00pm to 7:00pm, at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Her Funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 6, 2023, at 9:30am, at St. Lawrence Church, 1000 North Greece Road, Rochester, NY 14626. Entombment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook visit


Visitation: Thursday January 5, 2023 04:00 PM - Thursday January 5, 2023 07:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Funeral Mass: Friday January 6, 2023 09:30 AM

St. Lawrence Church
1000 North Greece Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Entombment: Friday January 6, 2023 11:00 AM

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
2461 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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  1. “Ciao Zia Pina” my will never be a Farewell but only a goodbye. I will always carry in my heart your smile, you have been a second Mom. Say hello to Grandpa, Grandma, Aunt Mary and Uncle Franco. I’ll love you forever ❤️

  2. Dear Aunt Pina,
    I will always keep in my heart the good that I have loved you. you will always be in my prayers. Now you have flown to heaven in the house of Jesus and have become a wonderful angel who will watch over your loving family and us. Memories will be a precious gift to always have you in my thoughts. A big hug my dear Aunt.

  3. Sarai un Angelo meraviglioso ZIA PINA cara e adorata che ci proteggerà con la sua bellezza la sua bontà e la sua simpatia , Non ti dimenticherò mai, sarai per SEMPRE NEL MIO CUORE 💝!!!!! TI VOGLIO BENE ZIA 😢💔⭐😔

  4. Il vuoto, la tristezza e l’amarezza che hai lasciato nei nostri cuori è immenso sorella cara, neanche la lontananza ci ha mai divise, nel ricordo l’amore sarà ancora più grande perché il tuo nome sarà impresso nei nostri cuori, Saluta per noi i nostri cari sorella adorata 💔❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Cara zia Pina,ogni parola o pensiero che vorrei dedicarti non è mai abbastanza per te.Sei stata una dolce e cara zia!Tu e zio Mario mi avete dato tanto amore fin da bambina.Le nostre videochiamate le iniziavi con “Ciao bella!”e le terminavi con “Ti voglio bene.Dio ti benedica!”Mi manchera’ la tua dolcezza e l’amore che sapevi comunicarmi con quella luce che illuminava i tuoi occhi.Zia Pina abbraccia e dai un bacio alla Mia Mamma .Ora potrai dirle quanto mi manca!
    Zia mia ti portero’ per sempre nel cuore.Ti voglio tantissimo bene!❤

  6. Goodbye to a great lady. Our condolences to family and friends left behind. We can all take comfort in knowing that as long as her memory lives in our hearts, she is still with us. Her love and kindness will transcend today’s gloom and allow us to smile again, knowing that she truly touched our lives in so many wonderful ways.
    Rest in peace, dear neighbor.

  7. Maaaaa…. Mammina mia … non ho parole 😢😭😪 ti voglio un bene più grande del universo .. non so come andare avanti senza di te.. non so che fare sono persa…. I love you Ma so very much 4 days and i miss you so much..😭💔😭

  8. We will miss Pina. She always had a beautiful smile when we visited with her. What a wonderful example of hospitality she always showed to her family, friends and neighbors. We are thankful that Pina is no longer in pain and is now in perfect health.

  9. Dear Lisa and family,
    We are sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. Remember all the cherished memories you have with your Mom. Remember all the good times you had together and she will always be right next to you.God now has a new Angel to help look over you. You are in our thoughts and prayers..
    Bob and Alice DiMarco

  10. I just loved this amazing beautiful woman!

    My condolences!

    Love and blessings to the whole family!
    Iolanda Markese

  11. I just loved this amazing beautiful woman! Her smile always lighting up a room! She will be missed and hopefully celebrate with all the others we have lost! 🥲

    My condolences!

    Love and blessings to the whole family!
    Iolanda Markese

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