2017-07-20 / Obituaries

Victor V. Calabretta Jr.

Victor V. Calabretta Jr., 70, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous year-long battle with brain cancer.

He was the beloved husband of Judith A. (Reynolds) Calabretta for 46 years.

Born in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Victor V. and Helen (Zima) Calabretta. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was deployed with the Seabees to Vietnam.

He received both a Bachelor of Science degree and master’s degree in civil engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

He was the executive vice president of Maguire Group Inc., retiring after more than 35 years. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and, in 2003, he was recognized as “Engineer of the Year” by the Rhode Island Society of Professional Engineers.

Vic served as the Jamestown

Town Council President in the 1990s; and he was also a former town moderator.

He was a communicant of St. Mark Church, where he was a lector and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed being outdoors, especially sailing, skiing and hiking. He also was very active in the community. Vic was the past commodore of both the Jamestown Yacht Club and the Conanicut Yacht Club.

In addition to his wife, he leaves two children, Christopher J. Calabretta and his husband Jaimie Sullivan of Jamestown and Katherine D. Calabretta and her fiancé Ari Riquelme of Hollywood, Fla.; two sisters, Grace Garro and her husband Cory of Glastonbury, Conn. and Victoria Cunningham and her husband Mike of South Bristol, Maine; a grandson, Caius Sullivan Calabretta; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21 in St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mark Cemetery.

Visiting hours are from 4-8 p.m. Thursday in the Fagan- Quinn Funeral Home, 825 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name to the Lifespan Cancer Institute, 139 Point St., Providence, RI 02908 will be appreciated. Donations also can be made at https://giving.lifespan.org/Lifespan-Cancer-Institute- Donate; please place his name in the tribute portion of the LCI donation form.

For information and condolences, visit www.FaganQuinnFuneralHome.com.

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