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Michael S. Calabria, Jr.

December 22, 2021

Obituary

 

 

 

Sebastian ‘Mike’ Calabria Jr., 70, of West Long Branch, NJ passed away suddenly on the morning of December 22nd, 2021. Mike was born on July 18 1951 in Brooklyn, NY to his late parents Sebastian ‘Mike’ Calabria Sr. and Esther Calabria. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Ingrid, and his daughter Ana and son-in-law William of NH and his daughter Susan and son-in-law Le of AL. He was the loving Poppy to his three grandchildren Darien, Billy Jr., and Olivia who he absolutely adored. He is the brother of the late Patrick and survived by Jerome of NJ and Rosemarie Ciminieri of FL. He leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.

After leaving Long Branch High School he joined the Army stationed in Germany where he met Ingrid. Mike was very active in his community and will be missed by many. He was a member of the Branchport Hose Company No.3 since 1974 where he was current Treasurer and served as Captain (1989, 1991, 1996), President (1992-93, 2003-05, 2010-12), and Chief (2000). He was a past President of the Holy Name Society of Christ the King Parish at Holy Trinity Church where he was a long-time dedicated member. He was a member of the Firemen's Relief Association, Long Branch Fund Drive Committee, Amerigo Vespucci Society, Knights of Columbus (Council #335) as well as a life member of the Long Branch First Aid Squad. He enjoyed his work as a maintenance manager at Ashley Furniture Factory Direct, Edison NJ. In his free time Mike could be found hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with his wife and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday December 27, 2021 from 5:00PM to 8:00 PM a Fireman’s Service at 7:30PM at Damiano Funeral Home at 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. There will be Mass celebrated at Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday December 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Branchport Hose Company No.3, 241 Branchport Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above. 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
December 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Damiano Funeral Home
191 Franklin Ave
LONG BRANCH, NJ 07740

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
December 28, 2021

10:30 AM
Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
408 Prospect Street
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Donations

Branchport Hose Company #3 of LBFD
241 Branchport Avenue, Long Branch NJ 07740

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