Permanent Deacon Peter J. Calabrese
1939 – 2020
Deacon Peter J. Calabrese died on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the age of 80. Deacon Calabrese was ordained on June 7, 1992, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, by Most Reverend Louis A. DeSimone. He was assigned to Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Drexel Hill, where he remained until 2004. At that time, he was released for service to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. He was assigned to Saint Ignatius Church, Forest Hill, MD. He retired from ministry on July 15, 2019.
Deacon Calabrese was married to the late Helen Misterka. He was a retired sheet metal worker for the Philadelphia Electric Company (PECO). He is survived by a son, Reverend Peter Calabrese; daughters, Christine Calabrese and Michele Piercy; five grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.
A viewing will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and again at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, 533 E. Jarrettsville Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050. A third viewing will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, beginning at 10:00 AM, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, 533 E. Jarrettsville Road, Forest Hill.