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Salvatrice Calandra Obituary

Salvatrice  Calandra
Salvatrice Calandra

May 19, 1930 - May 14, 2020
Born in S. Croce Camerina Sicily
Resided in Hawthorne, NJ


Calandra, Salvatrice (nee Ragusa), age 89, of Hawthorne, on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Born in S. Croce Camerina, Sicily, Salvatrice had moved to the United States in 1961, settling in Paterson. She later moved to Hawthorne where she resided for over 30 years. A former seamstress, Salvatrice also enjoyed sewing in her spare time and baking. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony’s R.C. Church in Hawthorne and a member of the San Giuseppe S. Croce Camerina Society.

Salvatrice was the beloved wife of the late Carlo Calandra (2001). Sister of Josephine Mauro and her husband Salvatore of Hawthorne, Mary Sagato and her husband Frank of Wayne, the late Gino Ragusa, and the late Giuseppe “Pino” Ragusa. She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will take place privately at Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Fair Lawn. Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (





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225 N Michigan Avenue, Floor 17
Chicago, IL 60601


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