Joseph J. Calvetti

May 15, 2017
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    Joseph J. Calvetti, 91, of Nashua, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, May 15, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

    A resident of Nashua for many years, Joe was born and raised in Milford, NH the youngest son of eight children of the late Mary R. (Jacques) and Joseph A. Calvetti. Joe thoroughly enjoyed his childhood in Milford, spending most of his time outdoors either fishing and hunting or just spending time with his siblings. Like so many of his high school classmates, the war caught up with him and he joined the US Army and served in France towards the end of World War II.

    Upon returning from the war, he met his wife Claudette T. LeSage and settled in Nashua and raised their family. Mr. Calvetti was employed at Nashua Corporation where he worked for over 30 years in various departments. He was a hard worker and always provided for his family.

   Joe could always be found puttering around in his garden or trying to find the last box to fill on his latest crossword puzzle. Having played numerous sports in his early years, he continued to enjoy following local sports. He was also a devoted cribbage player and played in various leagues throughout his life, including a Chelmsford league that he always looked forward to and continued to play in up until a month ago. Joe was a longtime communicant of St. Christopher Church.

    Members of his family include his wife of 56 years, Claudette T. Calvetti; his three children, Deborah Calvetti of Nashua, Sandra (Calvetti) Lones of Milford and James Calvetti of Townsend, MA; two grandchildren, Amanda and Meghan Lones of Milford; his youngest sister, Dolores Leger of Milford, NH; also nieces, nephews and cousins.

     In addition to his parents, Joe was also predeceased by two brothers, William and Domenic Calvetti; and four sisters, Juliette Fraser, Dorothy and Jacqueline Calvetti and Marie Curcio.  

    Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Thursday evening, May 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Christopher Church, 62 Manchester Street, Nashua, Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to attend and will gather at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Community Services, 70 Temple Street, Nashua, NH 03060. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591.

4 Comments on Joseph J. Calvetti

Brenda (Hill) & Bob Michaud from Dunedin, Florida said : Guest Report May 21, 2017 at 10:08 AM

Joe, A very sweet and kind man. A friend of "The Hill Family" on Orlando St., for many years. Joe and Claudia enjoyed walking too. A soft spoken man who loved his family so much. Will miss not seeing his smiling face on our time in NH this summer. Sorry for your loss Deb, Sandra and Jim.

Donna Vavrek said : Guest Report May 17, 2017 at 2:54 PM

I always enjoyed talking about gardening with Uncle Joe. He had a lot of pride over his gardens and always had a great crop of tomatoes. He will be missed. Debbie, Sandy, and Jimmy, you lost a wonderful man. Thinking of you.

Andrew P Horton said : Guest Report May 17, 2017 at 2:25 PM

Heartfelt condolences to all the family especially Jim who graced the halls of Spring Street Junior High back in the day. May Joe's spirit be a guide and memory to cherish, honor, and revere. Blessings to all for strength and fortitude. Andrew "Andy" Horton Hillsborough NH

Lynne Strazdas said : Guest Report May 17, 2017 at 8:29 AM

I have such fond memories of Uncle Joe. He had a quiet sense of humor and always made me laugh. I hope he found it in his heart to forgive me for the Red Sox cribbage board!

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