Our Lord took Andrew Calusine, 81, of Ellington home to be with Him forever on Thursday, Dec. 5, and mercifully during sleep.
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Remaining behind are Barbara (Wills) Calusine, his faithful wife of 62 years; his five children Richard Calusine of Ellington, Lorraine (Mark) Davenport of Houston, Texas, Mark (Laureen) Calusine of Enfield, Jane (Sheldon) Stine of Bloomsburg, Pa., and Robert Calusine of Ellington; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Andrew enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and was assigned as a radioman/cryptographer detached to the intelligence service in Japan during the Korean War. After honorable discharge Andrew worked for and retired from the Hartford Courant. He also served as organist for the past 30 years at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in New Britain.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Andrew's name to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Attention: Music Fund.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, Dec 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 239 Graham Road, South Windsor, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Randall Pekari. The burial service will be at Ellington Cemetery, after which people are invited to return to the church hall for lunch and reminiscing about Andrew.
Ladd Funeral Home, Rockville, has been entrusted with arrangements.
For online condolences, visit
Ladd Funeral Home
19 Ellington Avenue Rockville, CT 06066
Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13, 2013