Joseph Calabretta

July 9, 1994September 1, 2019
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Joseph Calabretta, age 25, of Naples FL passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 1st.

Joseph was born on July 9, 1994 in Syracuse, New York and moved to Florida shortly after with his family who wanted to escape the cold winters.

Joseph attended Big Cypress Elementary, Oak Ridge Middle School, and then graduated from Gulf Coast High School in 2012. Joe loved playing basketball and had quite the reputation in High School for his 3 point shot. He explored college but realized that he wasn’t quite ready and returned home to be closer to the family again. Family was always important to Joe, he was a very simple young man, and it didn’t take much to make him happy. He loved sports & food and he also loved to make people laugh. He was definitely the comedian of the family. His compassion for people and his heart of gold will be truly missed. He had recently gotten his first apartment and had a very good job working for Southern Comfort Pools. He was excited about the future and had a new puppy that he loved very much. Joe had a passion for animals and had a huge heart for dogs. He spent his free time visiting with pets to provide love.

Joseph is survived by his parents-Greg & Rita Calabretta, his siblings-Paul Calabretta, Peter Calabretta, Concetta Carocci, & Brian & Tina Raymond, his nieces & nephews-Nathan, Megan, Caterina, & Gianluca, his grandparents-Peter & Concetta, many aunts & uncles & cousins who are all devastated by this loss but have all come together to one another for support.

We will honor Joseph with a service on Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 PM at Hodges Funeral Home located at 525 111th Avenue North in Naples FL.

Walk With Us-Join us on September 16th from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM The Lee County Coalition for a Drug Free Southwest Florida is holding their annual National Overdose Prevention Education Candlelight Vigil with honored guest speaker, Amira Fox, State Attorney, 20th Circuit Florida. The Walk will start at 5:30 PM at Library Plaza located at 2400 First Street, Fort Myers FL and process to Centennial Park. If you walk on behalf of Joe, please wear Orange or Syracuse stuff if you have it. Can’t walk? That’s ok too, please donate towards our cause. I have set up a Go Fund Me Account on behalf of my little brother:


  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 15, 2019


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Julianna Procopio

September 16, 2019

Greg , Rita and family,
May you each find strength, comfort and courage in each passing day as the strong bonded family I have come to know over the years. Joey was a handsome, kind and sweet young man. We loved him. He will be missed and never forgotten.
The Procopio's

Patrice Lunsford

September 15, 2019

Joe had the most infectious smile. Great memories of sitting with your family at basketball games and cheering you on every time you made those 3 pointers! Thoughts and prayers for your family. 👏

David & Elaine Thomas

September 15, 2019

Tina & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May you have wonderful memories of Joe to help you through this time.
Thinking about you,
David & Elaine Thomas

Linda Gupton

September 14, 2019

Keeping you and your family in my prayers at this time of tremendous loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace. I never met Joe, but I've seen pictures of him and his beautiful smile. I'm so sorry.

Linda & Tony Lepore

September 13, 2019

Tina and Family,

While you mourn...and also celebrate the life of Joseph, know that we are with you and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Tony and Linda Lepore

Robert Bognaski

September 11, 2019

We are all pieces of time.

God has taken you away from the evils and brought you to heaven.

We will never forget your smile, humor, the twinkle in your eyes, and the love you gave.

No candle's flame could burn brighter within our hearts for you and it will last forever and ever...amen.

Uncle Bob

Tommaso D'Alta

September 9, 2019


Donna Rosenthal

September 9, 2019

I am new to Quarry & do not know Tina. However, the painful loss of a loved one is a shared experience. Tina, may the Peace, Grace & Love of Christ Jesus infiltrate your family in abundance! For it is within His Grace, we find His Peace; the Peace which surpasses all Understanding. Amen!

Joe & Julie Boudreau

September 6, 2019

Tina and family,

Joe and I are so very sorry for your tremendous loss and send our heartfelt condolences. Continuing to keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe and Julie

Erma Cummings

September 5, 2019

Dear Tina, Mike and I are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Please know that our prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

Sincerely, Mike and Erma Cummings