Alice D. Calderiso, 83, Bristol


Alice R. (Marchand) Calderiso, 83, of the Franklin Court Assisted Living Center in Bristol, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of the late Domenic M. "Babe" Calderiso, to whom she was married for 59 years.

Born and raised in Warren, Mrs. Calderiso was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Paquin) Marchand.  She was employed for many years as a hairdresser and retired from the former Hartman Systems in Bristol.  She was an avid reader and loved spending time playing Scrabble, especially with her family.

She will be sadly missed by her six children, Gail A. McGovern (David) of Bristol, Michael Calderiso (Kathie) of Inlet, S.C., Alicia M. Martucci (John) of Warwick, Paula J. Martel (Bill Bowler) of Bristol, Julie T. Vargas (Stephen) of Warren and Patricia Laferriere (Roy) of Marion, MA .; and adored by her 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan Martin of Somerset, MA; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Noons and Matthew Calderiso. She was a sister of the late Donald and Raymond Marchand, Theresa Cabral and Lorraine Noons.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood St., Bristol, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State St., Bristol. Burial will follow in the North Burial Ground, Hope Street, Bristol. Visiting hour is Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Beacon Hospice, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI  02914.  For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions see


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