William Calandrella

Obituary of William Calandrella

William (Bill) Calandrella passed away on January 22, 2022. Born in Mesa, AZ, he grew up in Colorado Springs, attending Catholic schools through St. Joseph's Military Academy (KS) and Regis College (CO). Working for IBM in Boulder, San Jose, and Tucson, he retired after 40 years. With his wife, he also served in Marriage Encounter leadership. Talented in many areas - landscaping, woodworking, and construction among them - he could do and fix it all. His grandkids and all who knew him were entertained by his larger-than-life stories of both fabled and actual events. He enjoyed his Italian heritage, Coca Cola, licorice, model trains, line-control airplanes, dachshunds, Canasta, reading, fireworks, horseshoes, friends, and extended family. Most of all he loved his wife Linda for 55 years and his children and their families of whom he was so proud: Amy (husband Tyler, daughters Abby and Chloe) Whelan, Paul (wife Sara and son Luca), and Laura. His funeral mass will be Saturday, June 18, 10 AM, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 300 N. Tanque Verde Loop Rd., a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Corpus Christi Building Fund. Cremation by Brings Broadway Chapel. 

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Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
300 North Tanque Verde Loop
Tucson, Arizona, United States
(520) 751-4235
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