Elsie J. (Caliacco) LeVangie, age 100

of Braintree

Elsie J. (Caliacco) LeVangie, age 100

Elsie J. (Caliacco) LeVangie, age 100, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the Queen Anne Nursing Home in Hingham, in the comfort of her loving family.

Elsie was born in Quincy, to the late Pasquale and Gemma (DeCesare) Caliacco. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1941. She lived in Braintree for sixty years.

She was employed as an inspector with the former Armstrong World Industries in Braintree for thirty years, retiring in 1986. During World War II, Elsie proudly worked at the former Fore River Shipyard in Quincy in the sheet metal department for two years. This allowed her to become a member of American Rosie the Riveter Association, which recognizes distinguished service as a working woman during World War II.

Active in community affairs, she was a member and volunteer with the Braintree Council on Aging, the AARP Braintree Chapter 4042, and the Red Hat Society. For over thirty years, Elsie was a member of the Braintree Sons of Italy Lodge, served as a trustee, and in 2002, Elsie and her late husband, Elmer, were voted dance winners of the King & Queen Carnivale Dance. She was a former member of the Ward 4 Club in Quincy as well as a volunteer at the former Quincy City Hospital. She and her late husband, Elmer, enjoyed Saturday night dances at the American Legion Posts in Weymouth and Braintree.

Elsie loved baseball and was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. Most of all, she was devoted to her family, especially her cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved wife for thirty-two years of the late Elmer A. LeVangie.

Devoted mother of Steven D. Comoletti and his wife Diane of Hingham, Gary C. Comoletti and his wife Judy of Braintree, and the late Beverly A. Donnelly and her late husband James.

Loving grandmother of Steven, James, Laura, Adrienne, Kevin and his wife Casey.

Much-loved great grandmother of Collin, Tyler, and Henry.

One of six siblings, Elsie was the dear sister of Jacqueline D’Allessandro of Braintree and was predeceased by George Caliacco, Mary Rykard, Eleanor Corner, and Donald Caliacco. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visitation will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Monday, June 19, from 8:30 – 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington Street, Braintree, on Monday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree.

For those who wish, donations in Elsie’s memory may be made to the Braintree Council on Aging, 71 Cleveland Avenue, Braintree, MA 02184.


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  • Thank you mom for guiding me through life’s challenges. I hope I have taken “most” of your advice and passed it on to others. Everyone I talk, to who knew you, said you were always friendly, kind and thoughtful of others. Always witty with your comments. I am so glad for you, as you decided to go to heaven quickly and not prolong your goodbye. Even though you were 2 weeks shy of birthday #101, you had a hell of a run. I will love you forever. ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Elsie was a lovely woman with a warm heart and beautiful smile for everyone she met. She will be missed dearly.

  • Beautiful Elsie,
    I am so very grateful that I have had the pleasure of meeting you. I loved seeing your smiling face at the hair salon every week. You made my Saturday extra special with the kiss and hug you gave me at the end of your hair service. You will be missed! May you rest in peace.

  • Nana I loved you more than anything. You were always so loving and supportive of me despite my difficulties. Everyone loved you. I’ll never forget your burnt toast and saying scrape it off with a knife. I can’t thank you enough for being the best grandmother one could have. We spent many nights having sleepovers. You had Easter egg hunts for Steven and I when we were kids. The countless times you helped me will never be forgotten. I’m happy I was able to fly in and see you a few weeks before you died. You’re going to be dearly missed. I love you so much and will cherish our time together. Til we meet again god bless you.

  • Jim and family so deeply sorry for your loss. Heaven has truly gained a angel may she rest easy and her memories live on.

  • Jim – I am so sincerely sorry to hear about your Nana. She was always such a beautiful light in your life and you treasured one another. I know she will be routing for you. Peace

  • James and family, my condolences on the passing of who was clearly an amazing woman. All of you are blessed to have been touched by her, and I know that, if you give yourselves a moment of absolute peace and quiet, you will feel her still, touching your souls and your lives. Bless all of you, and bless you, Elsie, for having touched so many lives while God allowed you to remain here.

    Tad Atkinson

  • I remember all the fun nights at the softball games with your mother and my parents in the stands. Elsie was a lovely woman who had a great life. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • May you rest in peace. God bless.