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The Rev. Nicholas Calabro, 73, Greenwich Native

The Rev. Nicholas J. Calabro served as a priest at many churches in Fairfield County.
The Rev. Nicholas J. Calabro served as a priest at many churches in Fairfield County. Photo Credit: Provided

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Rev. Nicholas J. Calabro,  former pastor of the St. Roch's Church in Greenwich, died Aug. 24 at the age of 73.

A native of Greenwich, he was born Oct. 30, 1941, to Nicolas Sr. and Helena (nee Pugliese) Calabro.

Calabro studied at St. Thomas Seminary College and St. Mary's Seminary, both in Baltimore. There he received a Masters of Divinity degree.

Calabro was ordained to the priesthood on Dec. 17, 1966, at St. Mary's Church in Stamford.

He served as the Parochial Vicar of St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, Sacred Heart Parish in Stamford, St. Teresa's Parish in Trumbull, St. Patrick's Parish in Bridgeport, St. Mary Parish in Bethel, Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Wilton, Christ the King Parish in Trumbull and St. Roch's Parish in Greenwich.

Calabro also served as a faculty member and spiritual director of Central Catholic High School in Norwalk.

He is fondly remembered as a compassionate priest and good listener who was a comfort to the many parishioners he served.

Calabro is survived by his brother, Gary, and his Uncle John Calabro and Aunt Mary Musca, as well as many cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. Wednesday at St. Roch's Church followed by interment at St. Mary's Cemetery in Greenwich.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to Queen of the Clergy, 274 Strawberry Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home of Greenwich, 134 Hamilton Ave.

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