2012-02-23 / Obituaries

William E. Caldarone

William E. Caldarone, 94, died peacefully on Feb. 16, 2012, at Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Peter J. and Rose (Cappelli) Caldarone, and brother of the late Dr. Vincent Caldarone and Nicholas Caldarone.

After graduating from Providence College and earning a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut in bacteriology, William joined the Army during World War II. He served under General Patton in the 109th Evacuation Hospital Unit in Europe. While stationed in Czechoslovakia, he met and married his wife, Alena.

William, a resident of Cranston and Jamestown, was owner and director of the Elmwood Medical Laboratory of Providence and Warwick until his retirement in 1984. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed contacting people throughout the world with his amateur radio. William also volunteered for the Jamestown Ambulance Service and was a member of the St. Mark Cemetery Committee.

William is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Alena (Zarubova), and three children, Paula Morris, Jeanette Caldarone and Elaine Caldarone (William), grandsons Peter Longo (Robyn) and Paul Longo (Kelly), and three great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial followed by military honors on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. in St. Mark Church. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all his special caregivers, including Dr. Joseph England, Scalabrini Villa and Odyssey Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Odyssey Healthcare of Rhode Island, 2374 Post Road, Suite 206, Warwick, RI 02886.

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