Joseph Calabro

joseph calabro

August 28, 1926 ~ January 19, 2019

Calabro, Joseph, age 92, of Fort Lee, passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday January 19, 2019. Born in Bagnara Calabra, Italy he came to the United States in 1959. He was the Owner of CTC Landscaping of Fort Lee, NJ for over 50 years. He made the world a more beautiful place with his love of landscaping. Known as a perfectionist with a creative touch, he transformed many of the homes into landscapes of art in Bergen County. His love for gardening was only surpassed by his love for his family. Beloved husband of the late Francesca (nee:Tripodi). Devoted father of Domenica Tripodi and her husband Joseph, Carmela Dell’Aquila and her husband Patrick, and his son Carmelo Calabro and his wife Suzanne. Cherished Nonno of Frank, Joey, Melissa, Joseph, Anthony, Anna, and Joseph. Adored “Big Nonno” of Matthew, Alexandra, Nathan, and Theo. Dear brother of Pasquale Calabro and his wife Maddalena, Annunziata, Antonio, Matteo, Salvatore, and late siblings Vincenzo, Grazia and Carmelo. He was admired and respected by his loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive their friends on Monday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street “opposite the Fort Lee Library”. The funeral will leave Tuesday at 10:00 am for the celebration of his funeral mass in Holy Trinity R C Church at 10:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information (201) 944-0100 or


Funeral Mass: January 22, 2019 10:30 am - January 21, 2019 11:30 am

Holy Trinity R C Church
2367 Lemonie Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visiting: January 21, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Entombment: January 22, 2019 11:30 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. We’re so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. May happy memories and knowing your parents will be together help you during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Carmella,

    John and I would like to extend our Condolence to you and your family for your loss and no matter their age it is still a Loss. May he Rest in Peace and always be with God.

    Ann Marie & John Buffa

  3. Our condolences to you and your family. Losing a parent is hard no matter how old we are. May your dad Rest In Peace.
    Connie and Scott

  4. Our deepest sympathy to the Calabro, Tripodi and Dell'Aquila families for the loss of your beloved Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. You are in our thoughts and prayers. All our love, Carmelo, Jeanne, Angie, Matt, Kari and Carla Sofo.

  5. There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. "May peace be with you; my peace I give to you. I give it not as the world gives. Let not your heart be troubled; let it be without fear."

    Anna and family, you are in my thoughts. The sadness of now reaffirms the happiness of a lifetime you had together.

  7. Deepest condolences. My father and Joe worked together for many years. Great man, may he Rest In Peace. Jesus Santiago’s family

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