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Celia Treadway Gow Calabresi, died at 4:30am on May 10th, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Mrs. Calabresi was the widow of Dr. Paul Calabresi who was Chairman of Internal Medicine at Brown Medical School from 1974 to 1992, and a member of the President's Cancer Panel under both Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Dr. Calabresi died in 2003. Mrs. Calabresi was born and grew up in New Haven, CT, and she was a graduate of the college at Tufts University where she was elected the President of her class during her senior year. Mrs. Calabresi married her husband on April 3, 1954. She was a practicing Occupational Therapist, and she worked to take care of thalidomide babies in New Haven, CT and of the elderly at Hattie Ida Chaffee in Rhode Island. Mrs. Calabresi was an avid athlete who swam, sailed, skied, ran, and bicycled until two months before her death. She was also a painter, and had many dogs and plants, which she liked to nourish. Mrs. Calabresi was a very kind and nurturing person. Mrs. Calabresi was a member of the Barrington Garden Club, and she was the Vice President of the PTA at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI where all three of her children and four of her grandchildren went to school. Mrs. Calabresi lived at home in Barrington, RI until her final hospitalization on April 19, 2018. Mrs. Calabresi raised three children. Her first child, Steven, is the Clayton J. & Henry R. Barbar Professor of Law at Northwestern University, a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale University, and the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federalist Society. He lives in Providence, RI with his wife, Mimi who is a photographer and an artist. Her second child, Janice, is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, and is the wife of Judge Gregory Maggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed forces. They live in Arlington, VA. Her third child, Peter, is a Professor of Neurology and is the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Katharine who is an Associate Professor of Biology at Johns Hopkins. Mrs. Calabresi is survived by all of her three children and by nine grandchildren; by her sister, Alice Gow Darius Fekete, of Wallingford, CT; and by her brother-in-law, Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, of Woodbridge, CT.

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Published in The New York Times on May 15, 2018
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