We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ruggiero Family Memorial Home - North Shore Chapel
Salvatore G. Calvino 88, of West Peabody, Massachusetts, formerly of East Boston, Winthrop, and West Palm Beach, FL. passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on Sunday August 28, 2022.
Salvatore was the devoted loving husband of the late Carmella R. Calvino (Correale) with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.
Salvatore was born and raised in East Boston, MA. He was the son of the late Gaetano Calvino and Lucia (Salvaggio) Calvino of Italy. Salvatore proudly served in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. After returning home he spent his career as a pioneer in the aviation services industry. He was an aviation executive that was an icon at Logan Airport in Boston, MA where people loved working with him. Sal started a ground handling company for all major cargo and passenger airlines. He was well known to airline executives throughout the world. While away from work, Sal enjoyed his homes in Maine and Florida with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing bocce, softball, cribbage and taking on major home renovation projects. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time at gatherings with his family, especially during the Christmas holiday season.
Salvatore was a dedicated husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend to many. He was a family man who treasured time with loved ones. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.
He was predeceased by his brothers Phil, Nick, James, Charles, John and Louis Calvino and his sister Josephine Bevere.
He is survived by his loving children, Salvatore C. Calvino and wife Karen (DePalma) of Boca Raton, FL, Glenn and his wife Ann (Colella) of Danvers, MA and Sonya Calvino of Peabody, MA. Salvatore was the adored “Papa” to his grandchildren Briannah Gallo, Michael Gallo and Justina Langone, Derek and Ryanne Colella, Christie and Tyler Strople, Ashley and Gerard Weber, and Tanya and Chad Coll. He is also survived by his eight great grandchildren, his beloved dog Kaylee along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral mass will be held at Saint Theresa’s Church, 63 Winter St. North Reading, MA on September 10 at 10:30 am and a Celebration of Life for Sal and his wife Carmella Calvino will follow.
In remembrance of Salvatore Calvino’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to the American Heart Association in his honor.