In memory of
Louis J. Calabrese
In memory of
Louis J. Calabrese
With great sadness, the family of Louis J Calabrese announces his peaceful passing on April 2, 2021 in the comfort of his family. Born in Springfield to the late Giuseppe and Jennie (Albano) Calabrese on May 11,1940 he was raised and attended local Springfield schools graduating from Commerce High School, class of 1958. Louis was a talented athlete and was a member of “All City Football” while at Commerce. From an early age, Louis was a natural born businessman. He utilized his skills and entrepreneurial spirit to become a successful business owner. The businesses he owned and operated included: The Book Haven, during the heyday of the independent bookstore, with locations in Springfield and West Springfield, The Arrowhead Motel in West Springfield, The Riviera Motel & Lounge in Holyoke and Andretti Motor Cars in Springfield. Louis had a tremendous work ethic and a great love of gardening. Above all, he was a passionate father to his eleven children. His priority was always family first. Behind his gruff exterior was a caring and loving man. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Louis is survived by his children with his first wife Helen (Girouard) Calabrese: Tamar (Christine) Hashimi, her husband Yosef and their children Gavriel, Eliezer, Dovid, Leah, Mendel and Shaina; Tracey Calabrese and her son Julian Mouton; Jennifer Demerski, her husband Graig and their children Gianni and Marcello; Anthony Calabrese, his wife Gina and their children Briana, Anthony and Vincenzo. He is survived by his children with his second wife Francesca Nai: Gabriella, Louis, Frank, Carlo, Alicia, Rocky and Marie. He leaves to cherish his memory his thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Marie Mueller and Linda Acerra. He was predeceased by his brothers Pasquale, Gabriel (Sonny) and Henry. Calling hours for Louis will be held on Sunday April 11 from 2-5 P.M. at the Agawam Funeral Home 184 Main St. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Monday April 12 at 8:30 A.M. and proceed to Mt. Carmel Church in Springfield for a liturgy of Christian burial at 10 A.M. Committal will immediately follow at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield.
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184 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
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In memory of
Louis J. Calabrese
With great sadness, the family of Louis J Calabrese announces his peaceful passing on April 2, 2021 in the comfort of his family. Born in Springfield to the late Giuseppe and Jennie (Albano) Calabrese on May 11,1940 he was raised and attended local Springfield schools graduating from Commerce High School, class of 1958. Louis was a talented athlete and was a member of “All City Football” while at Commerce. From an early age, Louis was a natural born businessman. He utilized his skills and entrepreneurial spirit to become a successful business owner. The businesses he owned and operated included: The Book Haven, during the heyday of the independent bookstore, with locations in Springfield and West Springfield, The Arrowhead Motel in West Springfield, The Riviera Motel & Lounge in Holyoke and Andretti Motor Cars in Springfield. Louis had a tremendous work ethic and a great love of gardening. Above all, he was a passionate father to his eleven children. His priority was always family first. Behind his gruff exterior was a caring and loving man. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. Louis is survived by his children with his first wife Helen (Girouard) Calabrese: Tamar (Christine) Hashimi, her husband Yosef and their children Gavriel, Eliezer, Dovid, Leah, Mendel and Shaina; Tracey Calabrese and her son Julian Mouton; Jennifer Demerski, her husband Graig and their children Gianni and Marcello; Anthony Calabrese, his wife Gina and their children Briana, Anthony and Vincenzo. He is survived by his children with his second wife Francesca Nai: Gabriella, Louis, Frank, Carlo, Alicia, Rocky and Marie. He leaves to cherish his memory his thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Marie Mueller and Linda Acerra. He was predeceased by his brothers Pasquale, Gabriel (Sonny) and Henry. Calling hours for Louis will be held on Sunday April 11 from 2-5 P.M. at the Agawam Funeral Home 184 Main St. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Monday April 12 at 8:30 A.M. and proceed to Mt. Carmel Church in Springfield for a liturgy of Christian burial at 10 A.M. Committal will immediately follow at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield.
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Agawam Funeral Home, Inc
184 Main Street
Agawam, MA 01001
Past Services ╲╱
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