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Frank J. Calabro, Quincy Police Dept., Retired

 

Quincy, Frank J. Calabro, Quincy Police Department, Retired, age 76, a lifelong Quincy resident, died peacefully, Monday, October 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.
 
Frank was born and raised in Quincy to the late Candida M. (Iovanna) and Michael S. Calabro. He was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1960, and later continued his education in criminal justice with an Associate degree from Quincy College, a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, and later a Master’s degree from Anna Maria College.
 
Frank was a Quincy Police officer for thirty-six years. He was appointed to the Quincy Police Department on November 21, 1968 and during his career worked as a patrolman, a detective in the drug unit, and later with the organized crime unit. He also worked in community policing prior to his retirement on February 26, 2004. He loved his job and helping people.
 
He received over fifty commendations and was proud to have received the Robert Dana Distinguished Service Award at Law Day in 1984 and the Community Hero Award in 2004 for his work in the prevention of substance abuse in Quincy.
 
Frank served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1960 to 1962.
 
As a young man, Frank was a well-known and accomplished amateur boxer. He was the Golden Glove New England Heavyweight Champion for five years and the International Heavyweight Champion in 1966.
 
He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting and was an antique car enthusiast and in particular, vintage corvettes. Frank loved all sports and especially football at all levels.
 
He was a member of the Quincy Sons of Italy Lodge and a lifelong parishioner at Saint John the Baptist Church in Quincy.
 
Most of all, Frank was dedicated to his family and friends and especially to his cherished grandchildren, actively supporting all their activities and accomplishments.
 
Beloved husband for forty-nine years of Carol A. (D’Olimpio) Calabro.
 
Devoted father of Tina M. Calabro and her husband David Cheney, Frank J. Calabro, Jr. and his wife Dana, all of Quincy.
 
Loving grandfather of Anthony and Matthew McFarlane, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Nicholas and John Cheney, Giavanna and Franco Calabro.
 
Dear brother of the late Joseph Calabro and his wife Barbara of Weymouth, Michael Calabro, Jr. and his wife Dolores of Abington, Steven Calabro and his wife Sheila of Quincy, Joseph Calabro of Weymouth, and Elizabeth Calabro of Randolph.
 
Frank is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
 
Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Saturday, November 4th at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the funeral home on Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. Interment with Military Honors at Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.
 
For those who wish, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

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November 12, 2017
A great caring person, friend & hunter; remember Always the fun we had on our trip to Maryland & Our trips to the Cape with Bob. May St. Peter open the gates to you & God bless U, Carol & family.

~ Peter & Nellie Quinn

 

November 4, 2017
Frankie was a man with a granite exterior and a soft and caring heart. He dedicated his life to public service and helped many young people turn their lives around and become productive citizens. Thanks Frankie

~ Donald Maclea

 

November 3, 2017
FRANK WAS A REALLY SPECIAL MAN. WHENEVER HE THOUGHT THE NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS WERE HEADING FOR TROUBLE HE WOULD INTERVENE AND THEN GO SPEAK WITH THEIR PARENTS. HE WATCHED OUT FOR THEM ALL. HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED IN OUR COMMUNITY.

~ P. CARDARELLI

 

November 3, 2017
Carol, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We knew Frank as a very attentive father & grandfather to Tina and tthe children. It was good to get to know you better at the cafe on Sunday mornings. It was our humble privelige to offer you communion at Mass. May God keep you , your family and Frank in His loving care.

~ Morgan & Ruth O’Shea

 

November 3, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ George B Menz

 

November 2, 2017
MY DEAR COUSIN- IAM SURE MY DAD, SAM, WAS THERE TO GREET YOU WHEN YOU PASSED OVER.HE WAS SO PROUD OF HIS NEPHEW!!!

~ JUDITH CALABRO CURRY

 

November 2, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go to all ofthe Calabro family and especially to my good buddy Michael. May he Rest in Peace.

~ Richard J Vacca

 

November 2, 2017
It was an honor and education to work with Detective Frank Calabro. Just his presence could ease a situation. If a victim or suspect was struggling, he either knew them, their parents, aunts or uncles or cousins and could calm them better than anyone. The police academy now teaches "verbal judo" but Frank invented it. He had a special way with people. A true QPD legend, God Bless.

~ Michael J. Cronin

 

November 1, 2017
It is with deep sadness I sign this...to Cousin Carol and family ...my heart hurts with you. Cousin Frankie ...always there, always willing to help out...Family truly mattered. Blessed and grateful ~ Lisa Marie

~ Lisa M Giacomozzi

 

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