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Maria Calvo (nee Benevento), currently of Olney, Maryland and long-time resident of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey died unexpectedly on Monday, May 27, 2019 at the age of 75.
Maria was born in Tricarico, Italy and emigrated to the United States with her family on September 23, 1961 at the age of 17. Maria was a seamstress and then a full-time homemaker raising her three children Maryjane, Paul and Stephanie.
Maria loved gardening, creating floral arrangements, cooking, and spending time with her many friends. The prototypical matriarch and devout Catholic, Maria took great joy in teaching family traditions to her large, extended family.
Maria is survived by her husband Ben, son Paul Calvo and his wife Helen, daughter Stephanie Bolesta and her husband John and 10 grandchildren (Angelica and Gabriel Paden, Robert, Anthony, Vince and Giovanna Calvo and Luke, Jackson, Julia and Lillian Bolesta), all of whom brought her great pride and joy. She is also survived by her brothers Anthony and Frank Benevento and her sister, Gina Petrella. Preceded in death by her daughter, Maryjane Paden.
Visitation will be at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 2900 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832 on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 12:30 until 1:30 pm with Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 pm. Interment will be in New Jersey at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
Cole Funeral Services of Aspen Hill, MD has been entrusted with arrangements.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105