Giuseppina "Josephine" Calabrese



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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


  1. Salvatore Mancuso on December 30, 2022 at 2:37 pm

    "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. Antonio Gaglioti on December 30, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    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. Rossella Mancuso on December 31, 2022 at 8:39 am


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  5. Anna Gitto on December 31, 2022 at 9:03 am

    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. Susan rothrock on December 31, 2022 at 1:40 pm


  7. Lorraine & Joe Macaluso on December 31, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    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.

  8. Anna Calabrese on December 31, 2022 at 7:55 pm


  9. Dick and Sue Barber on January 2, 2023 at 10:43 am

    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.

  10. Robert DiMarco on January 4, 2023 at 9:09 am

    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

  11. Iolanda Markese on January 4, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    I just loved this amazing beautiful woman! My condolences! Love and blessings to the whole family! Iolanda Markese

  12. Iolanda Markese on January 4, 2023 at 6:24 pm


  13. Tiberio on January 5, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    So very sorry for your loss,From the Tiberio Family

  14. teresa curcio on May 24, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    my nonna my beautiful sweet nonna please i hope your not scared now i miss you it hurts, kiss pa for me i love you nonna

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