WATERVLIET – Mario J. Caloprete, 85, died suddenly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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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.
Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.