Joseph R. Calareso

  • Born: May 26, 1952
  • Died: July 9, 2019
  • Location: Maynard, Massachusetts

Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home

42 Concord Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Tel. (978) 897-7343

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father and Brother

Joseph R. Calareso, age 67, of Maynard, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at CareOne at Concord. Joe was the loving husband of Deborah H. (Sturtevant) Calareso.

Born in Cambridge, MA on May 26, 1952, he was the son of Charles C. Calareso and Mamie (Puleo) Voorhees. Joseph was raised and educated in Sudbury, graduating from Lincoln Sudbury Reginal High School, class of 1970. Upon graduation Joe went on to attend College of the Holy Cross, earning his Bachelor's Degree in Economics. Joe worked for Cascade Communications and NetSuite for many years.

Joe and Deborah married on August 2, 1980 and settled in Maynard to raise their family. Joe was a devoted husband and the epitome of a family man. Joe had a passion for sports cars and enjoyed gardening. He was an avid New England sports fan, following the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots. Joe was an animal lover and was often seen driving around town with his standard poodle Teddy riding shotgun.

Joe is survived by his wife, Deborah H. Calareso of Maynard, MA; his son, Keith M. Calareso and his significant other Ashley Krause of Maynard, MA; his sister, Joanne Hamlin of VT; his niece, Erika Giorgio and nephew, Christopher Giorgio.

Family and friends will gather to honor and remember Joe on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. His Funeral Service will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home, 42 Concord Street, Maynard. Burial will follow at St. Bridget Cemetery, Maynard.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University 200 Westboro Rd, North Grafton, MA 01536.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Joey and I grew up as neighbors and best friends in SUDBURY. We went through high school together and I can't tell you how FUNNY Joey was. We hunted, rode horses,went out on a thousand double dates and just enjoyed doing stuff together. I got drafted after high school and never really got back together. I loved this man more than WORDS can describe and he will always be remembered with a laugh and a smile cause that's what he did whenever we were together.

Posted by Ron SCHERER - CORNVILLE, AZ - Friend   December 22, 2019

As a recruiter, Joe placed me in two jobs that were, and are, wonderful fits for me. Over the years I came to consider Joe part of my career journey as he was amazingly well connected in the field of cybersecurity, and was also so considerate of the overall match he was making. He definitely had the touch, and I'll miss him as I know many others will too.

Posted by Kristina Cairns - Arlington, MA - Coworker   November 12, 2019

I actually never met Joe in person, but I felt a strong connection to him. He hired me in to an amazing company 5 years ago and then helped me recruit some stars to my growing team. He was not just a recruiter but more of a matchmaker. He was highly skilled at listening to both the recruiting company and the candidate and finding an ideal fit for both parties. Joe was gifted at his craft and I feel a void with his passing. I wish I had had the opportunity to spend more time with him. Rest in peace, Joe.

Posted by Debbie Umbach - Boston, MA   October 29, 2019

Joe was a neighbor and a friend along with his wife Debbie and son Keith. We have many shared memories of fun social events, Al's frequent coffee breaks with Joe, and celebrating New Year's Eves together a few times. His love of his dogs, especially Teddy, was precious and very deep. We loved seeing him riding around Maynard with his dogs. We will all hold onto the memories and days of joy shared. He was a great guy with a big heart.

Posted by Jacquie and Al Rodgers - Maynard, MA - Friend   July 17, 2019


Dear Debbie,

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you today and going forward. May all your wonderful memories with Joe be of comfort in the days ahead. God bless you.

Posted by Charlena Raymond - Halifax - Family   July 15, 2019

Joanna, Deborah, Keith, Christopher and Erica and to the rest of your family. May Joe's kind smile and soul remain with you always. Many a great family gatherings we remember over the years. RIP Joe. May your heart and soul sore with the one's we love who have left us already. Janet and Leo Giorgio

Posted by Janet Giorgio - Holliston, MA - Family   July 14, 2019

Losing a brother is tough. I hope you all remain close and cherish your memories. Such a great guy.Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Claire Malonson - Benicia, CA   July 14, 2019

My condolences to Joanna and the family.
RIP Joe.

Posted by David Donald - Koh Samui   July 12, 2019

I will never forget all the laughs we had! I have always loved you like a brother and always will. I know that your at peace, and I will see you again.
Love Linda

Posted by A friend   July 12, 2019

Precious brother. 1961 <3>

Posted by Joanna Hamlin - Vershire, VT - Sister   July 12, 2019

My beloved big brother, I will carry my memories of you horseback riding, playing football, skiing, playing tennis, making beautiful art, tinkering with your classic cars, in my heart always. You gave 100% to everything you did. You are a beautiful soul-forever. I miss you so much and love you to the moon and back. <3>

Posted by Jo Hamlin - Vershire, VT   July 11, 2019

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Precious brother. 1961 <3