Rev. Nicholas J. Calabro, a beloved priest and former pastor of the St. Roch’s Church, passed away August 24, 2015 at age 73.
A native of Greenwich, he was born October 30, 1941 to Nicolas Sr & Helena (nee Pugliese) Calabro. Rev. Calabro studied at St. Thomas Seminary College as well as St. Mary’s Seminary both in Baltimore and Ferndale, CT. There he received a Masters of Divinity. Rev. Calabro was ordained to the priesthood in December 17, 1966 at St. Mary’s Church in Stamford.
He served as the Parochial Vicar of St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, Sacred Heart Parish in Stamford, St. Teresa’s Parish in Trumbull, St. Patrick’s Parish in Bridgeport, St. Mary Parish in Bethel, Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Wilton, Christ the King Parish in Trumbull and St. Roch’s Parish in Greenwich.
Rev. Calabro also served as a faculty member and Spiritual Director of Central Catholic High School in Norwalk.
He is fondly remembered as a compassionate priest and good listener who was a comfort to the many parishioners he served. Rev. Calabro is survived by his loving brother, Gary and his cherished Uncle John Calabro and Aunt Mary Musca, as well as many cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday 11:00am at St. Roch’s Church followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greenwich. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to Queen of the Clergy 274 Strawberry Hill Road Stamford, CT 06902.
Funeral arrangements are being conducted by the Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home of Greenwich, 134 Hamilton Avenue, 203-869-5968. For more information or to place an online condolence, www.coxeandgraziano.com