Mario Caloprete

Mario J. Caloprete

Thursday, May 3rd, 1934 - Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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WATERVLIET – Mario J. Caloprete, 85, died suddenly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

He was born in Troy on May 3, 1934, the son of the late Pompey and Mary Caloprete. A lifelong resident of Watervliet, Mario was a US Army veteran after the Korean War. He was employed for over 40 years as a steel worker by the Al Tech Specialty Steel Co. in Watervliet before retiring in 1996.

Mario was a communicant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and formerly a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church both in Watervliet. He was an active member of the Watervliet Senior Citizens where he enjoyed playing billiards. He also enjoyed playing bocci and throwing darts with his friends.

He was also a very good bowler and was a former “King of the Hill” on Capital Bowling. He loved sports and was an avid Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics fan.

He was the beloved husband of the late Veronica “Vera” C. Skinkle Caloprete who died in 1998; step-father of Thomas (Carol) Bailey of Port St. Lucie, FL; brother of the late Lucy Shepis, Anthony and Basil Mulinare and Josephine Marie Gokey Dunn; loving uncle of Frederick E. (Mary Ellen) Gokey, III, Mary Ann (Peter) DeMaria, John Mazzacco, Joanne Parsons and Joseph Shepis; great uncle of Frederick (Maureen) Gokey, IV, Garrett (Christine) Gokey, John (Jessica) Keeler, Patricia (Michael) Brockley, John Mazzacco, Jr., Ron Mazzacco and Jeffrey Mazzacco. He is also survived by several beloved great grandnieces and great grandnephews.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:15 am from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 10:00 am at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Donald Rutherford, Pastor. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watervliet. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-7 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Drive #100, Albany, NY 12205.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
    2013 Broadway
    Watervliet, NY 12189
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 10:00am
    Immaculate Heart Of Mary Church
    2416 7th Avenue
    Watervliet, NY 12189
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    Rev. Donald Rutherford
  • Interment

    St. Patrick's Cemetery
    150 Troy-Schenectady Road
    Colonie, NY 12189
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Jim & Theresa Jarvis

Posted at 10:04am
Fred, Mario and I became friends through his relationship with Frank DiNuzzo. Frank (my wife's Uncle Frank) challenged me to a game of pool at the Center, it was there I met Mario for the first time. From that meeting our friendship developed into a much deeper relationship. Mario would relate many stories of his younger days as well as his times spent with Frank. Fred, Mario was so appreciative of the strong bond the two of you shared as well as the care and attentiveness you provided him.
Mario's passing has created another ache in my heart and I will miss him dearly....but, I have to believe Mario and Frank are once again challenging each other to another game of 8-Ball and that puts a smile of my face! You and your family have our deepest condolences, Jim & Theresa Jarvis

Paul & Anne DiNuzzo

Posted at 06:31pm
Fred...Anne and I were so sorry to hear of your uncles passing.
We got to know and enjoy him so much when he became our dads friend and pool partner. What a joy of a man he was.
We will keep you and your family in our prayers during this difficult time.

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