Paul R. Caliri
Paul R. Caliri, 68, of Somerville, MA passed away peacefully on Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was the loving husband of 23 years to Lucy (Lucci) Caliri; the beloved son of the late Theresa (Fantasia) Caliri; dear brother of Philip R. Caliri, Sr. and his late wife Janice of Wareham, Ronald Caliri and his wife Moreen of Wareham and the late Steven Caliri; brother in law of the late Mary Gensale and her husband Marco of New Hampshire; several loving nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Paul enjoyed spending time with family and friends and most of all his summers on Swifts Beach in Wareham! His ideal weekend would include long summer days spent in the sun and the water, hearing and sharing family stories like the time he “souped up” his mother’s car without her permission, eating incredible Italian dinners – including anything from the ocean, and having lots of love and laughter! He found himself humorous at times always telling his brothers he was the better looking one of the bunch and also found himself a bit overprotective often telling his nieces he knew everybody on the beach and can find out anything he wants! He loved the holidays and the family card games – even if we did only play for a nickel a hand! It was all about being together!
Paul was easy going and a “softy”! He loved to bring home dogs and kittens when he was a young boy which continued through his married years! First, he brought them home to his mother and then of course to his wife! As a youth, he participated on many Somerville sports teams and especially loved playing street hockey with his brothers. His enthusiasm for sports continued to adulthood and he became an avid Boston sports fan! Paul loved music and his favorite singer/songwriter was Rod Stewart. He was beyond excited to go to his concert a couple of years ago, with his wife. To no surprise, he played and replayed Rod’s CD’s over and over…and over again …both before and after the concert! But hey, who doesn’t like Rod Sterwart!
Paul was hard working and smart. As an entrepreneur, he enjoyed selling and was a motivated salesman for most all of his adult life. Working in the Home Improvement Industry he formed his own successful business, Nu-View Window Company. He really enjoyed his work and was saddened when his medical challenges held him back in more recent years. He got through it knowing he was the best he could be and was very proud of his accomplishments during his career.
Above all, the love of Paul’s life was that of Lucy, his beautiful wife! Lucy is a special woman and he knew he was a lucky guy. He was not shy about telling you how wonderful she is even though it wasn’t necessary because everyone could see it! Paul and Lucy traveled to many tropical places together as she too has a love for the warm weather and beautiful beaches. They even married on a cruise ship followed by an excursion with the entire Caliri clan to the Caribbean! Again, beautiful long-lasting memories were made along with many loving stories to share!
Paul was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and friend and is sadly missed by all. He was called home to Heaven to be with the Lord and his loved ones. May you Rest in Peace. Our love and prayers go with you. Please pray for us.
Paul’s family expresses heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Edward Busick and all of his caregivers and the staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Fresenius Medical Kidney Care Team and also the Aberjona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their skilled care, concern and kindness over the years.
Services are private and a memorial Mass will be announced at a later date.
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