Andre Chiefs, Intercity League

Chiefs’ Coach Steve Calabresi “Coach Cal” Passes Away

Stephen Calabresi, 65 of Stoneham, formerly of Medford, beloved husband of Jean M. (Coleman) Calabresi, passed away on Tuesday, April 25th at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston.

Born in Boston, he is the son of Margaret (Mongiello) Calabresi and the late Zorro Calabresi. Stephen grew up in Medford. Stephen was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds Office, as an Executive Assistant of the Land Court until his retirement in 2016. Stephen continued working part time at the Registry after his retirement.

Stephen’s real passion was baseball. On the field, he was affectionately known as “Coach Cal.” He was the Bench Coach for the Andre Chiefs, the former assistant baseball coach at Arlington Catholic High School and MIT and the coach for the North Medford Little League. Stephen was also the vice president for Medford Babe Ruth League. He loved being with the team. For 40 years, Coach Cal helped players excel at the game. It was his passion and he will truly be missed by all the players whose lives he made a difference in.

In addition to his wife of 35 years, Jean, he is survived by cousins: Joseph Mongiello and his wife Roberta and Patricia Howes and her husband Brad; sisters-in-law: Joan Coleman and Janet Coleman; brother-in-law: John Coleman and his wife Leslie, along with his loving nephews Daniel Coleman and his wife Abby, Brian Coleman and his wife Melissa and Michael Coleman and extended family and friends.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Monday, May 1st at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Stephen’s Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 9am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Sunday, April 30th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Stephen’s Memory to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970.

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