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Vincent B. Calabrese, Sr.

February 14, 1926 - January 17, 2022

Vincent B. Calabrese, Sr., 95, of Ewing, passed away peacefully Monday, January 17, 2022 at Harmony Village at Care One, Jackson, NJ.

Born in Trenton, he was a longtime area resident, residing in Ewing Twp. for the last 45 years.He was a proud, honorably discharged United States Navy Veteran having served in WWII. Vince was the Vice President of Montclair State College, then went on to work as the Assistant Commissioner for the State of NJ, Dept. of Education before his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and was an excellent baker. Apple pie was one of his specialties. Most of all he enjoyed the time spent with his family. Vince was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing and loving him.

Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Mary (Castranova) Calabrese, his wife Mary (Howard) Calabrese, and his sister, Joan Phillips; he is survived by his children, daughter Linda Casto and husband Jack; sons Samuel Calabrese, Gary Calabrese and wife Ann, and Vinnie Calabrese and wife Kim; grandchildren, Christina (Jeff) Jonathan (Anna), Shea, (Kelli), Seth, Shawna (Paul), Jeanna (John), Joanna (Jason), and Juliana; many great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and dear friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Buklad-Merlino Yardville Memorial Home, 30 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville.

A prayer service will take place at 11:00 a.m. with local clergy officiating.

Entombment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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Dear Gary,

Extremely sorry for your loss. Keeping you and the family in our prayers. May GOD give you and the family strength in this difficult time . I am sure your dad is watching you all from the heaven and is proud to have raised such good kids and family.


-Subodh & Tripti


Dear Gary & family,

My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. We are never ready to say goodbye. Our faith tells us that we shall all be together when called. Now your Dad, will rest in the light of our Lord. Let the memories bring comfort at this very sad time. 95 years of a life well lived. A life to be celebrated 🙏🏻

Russell K. Proscia


Toni Wyns
Toni Wyns
Jan 19, 2022

My deepest condolences to the Calabrese family. I was Mr. Calabrese’s secretary when he was the Assistant Commissioner for the NJ Department of Education. He was a great boss. I have a lot of fond memories that I will treasure. I am sorry I will be unable to attend the services on Friday. Again my deepest sympathy

Toni Wyns


Melvin Wyns
Melvin Wyns
Jan 19, 2022

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. During and after his time at the Department of Education Vince was my boss, a mentor and a friend. He provided me with many fond memories as he was an all-around great man.


Rest in Peace Uncle



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