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Dr. James Calderone


1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Dr. James Calderone Obituary
Calderone, Dr. James Joseph



Retired United States Navy Captain, Dr. James Joseph Calderone, Jim, age 82, born to James and Augusta Calderone on August 1, 1934 in Conneaut, OH, went to his heavenly home on August 19, 2016 surrounded by his family. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Lou; their eight children and spouses and 18 grandchildren: Dominic (Louise); Jim (Tiffany) and children Adriana and Tara; Theresa (Mike) Farmer and children Amie (Landon) Blundell, Ben and Katie; Marti (Keith) McHolland and children Naomi, Lydia and Mariah; Gina (Tracy) Balliet and children Camille, Emily and Michelle Pellegrino; Camille (Ed) Reyes and children E.J. and Ray; Christina (Andy) Carter and children Holly, Curran and Ian; Tony (Carrie) and children Grant and Emma; his brother, Chuck (Mary) and countless extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his brother, Bob and sister, Mary.

Jim's family moved to Albuquerque in 1946 and he attended St Mary's High School. He received his DDS degree from St. Louis University during which time his heart was smitten by Mary Lou Halbruegger and they married December 28, 1957. After serving in the US Navy on active duty for two years, he practiced dentistry in Belen, NM and then in Albuquerque. In 1974, Jim earned a Masters in Oral Epidemiology and in 1976, he earned a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Michigan while still providing for the family. In 1975, Jim became the Director of Dental Programs for the State of New Mexico establishing a water fluoridation program that was implemented state wide. Jim continued to serve in the US Naval Reserve and retired as a Captain in 1982 after 26 years of service. He retired from the State of New Mexico in 1996.

Jim's faith was very important to him and he was active in his church in CCD, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and as a greeter. He also volunteered at the Right to Life Organization.

A Rosary will be recited Thursday, August 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m., at FRENCH â€" Wyoming. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 26, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, 2621 Vermont NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd NE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Please visit our online guestbook for Dr. Calderone at

www.FrenchFunerals.com.

FRENCH â€" Wyoming

7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE

(505) 823-9400
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 23, 2016
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