Frank Calistro

CALISTRO, FRANK Frank Calistro of Woodbridge, CT passed away August 17, 2013 in the West Haven Veteran's Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Helen Paolella Calistro. Frank was born in New Haven, CT on October 15, 1925, son of the late Dominic and Mary Desiderio Calistro, and was a proud US Army veteran serving during WWII. He was a professional musician, playing his trumpet for numerous well known orchestra leaders, as well as at many veteran's events and funerals. He was an active member of the VFW Post in Woodbridge, CT. He was also an educator and guidance counselor in the East Haven and Fairfield Public School Systems. He is the father of Craig, Dawn, Brett, and Valerie Calistro. Brother of Lillian Lehane and Joseph and Eugene Calistro. Visiting hours will be held for relatives and friends at the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME INC. at 11 Wooster Place, New Haven, CT 06511 on Wednesday evening (August 21st) from 5-7 pm. There will be a graveside service with military burial honors Thursday morning at 11:00 am at Eastside Burial Grounds, 157 South Pease Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525. Sign Frank's guest book online at:


Funeral Home

Iovanne Funeral Home
11 Wooster Place New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 865-8961
Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 20, 2013