Maria Calitri Alexander

February 12, 1924May 16, 2014

Maria Calitri Alexander, age 90, of Boston’s North End, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2014.

Maria was a proud USMC veteran and served from 1944-1946 during WWII. She worked as a travel agent for over 50 years, and for 30 of those years owned and operated Olde Harbour Travel in the North End. She was a life member of WMA Bay State Chapter and volunteered several years for “Toys for Tots” in Boston.

She was the beloved wife of the late Alec J. Alexander. She will be deeply missed by her family and leaves two loving children, her son, Kenneth Alexander of the North End and Vietnam; and her daughter, Denise Archila and her husband Robert, of Braintree; Three cherished grandchildren, Elyse, Danielle, and Adam Archila, all of Braintree. She was the sister of the late Leon Calitri and Dolores Giuliano and she will be missed dearly by many cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be from the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial St, Boston on Thurs, May 22nd, 2014 at 8:45 am followed by the rite of Christian burial at St. Leonard Church, 320 Hanover St, Boston at 9:45am. The family will be receiving visitors at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3-8pm. Private interment in The MA National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flower memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans


  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, May 21, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Richard Jackmauh

May 29, 2014

Denise and Kenny,
Sorry I couldn't attend any of the services for your mother. Know that she was on our church's prayer chain these past several months. I have very fond memories of her from Monomoscoy. She will be greatly missed.

Lindsey Archila

May 22, 2014

Sorry for your loss Aunt Denise, Uncle Bob, Elyse, Danielle and Adam. I will keep you in my prayers. Love, Lindsey

May 22, 2014

What a great lady! My Mom's 'Bunkie' in the Marines, and great friend. So many wonderful memories of her at the Cape. Beautiful inside and out! Love, Betty and Dave Rhodes

Chris Archila

May 21, 2014

Although we are unable to attend the services please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Denise, I was always fond of your Mom and sorry for her passing. Both your Mom and Dad were always so kind and welcoming to my family, my Mom and Dad, and I will always have warm memories of good times at the Cape. On behalf of my family, our sincere love and sympathy,
Chris Archila and Tish Pacini, Derek and Lindsey

Margie & Bob Hackett

May 21, 2014

Although we are unable to attend the services please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time . We will fondly remember Maria and her special bond with our mom Marion ..the many laughs ,parties and stories of their time in the marines . Maria was a special lady who will be thought of often as we spend time on Monomoscoy .
With our love and sympathy ,
Margie {Leach} & Bob Hackett

Leon Calitri

May 21, 2014

No words could express how deeply I felt about you, Aunt Maria. You and Aunt Dolores were like mothers to me. I loved you with all my heart and I will miss you greatly. I will always cherish those memories in Roslindale and in Mashpee, forever eating and laughing......

Pam Alexander

May 20, 2014

I feel blessed that you were a part of my life for so long. You will always be in my heart.

Christine Alexander

May 19, 2014

In loving memory of my beloved Aunt Maria I light this candle in her honor that she may know my deep love and wishes to her in the beyond for peace and light.

George Leach

May 19, 2014

We will miss you Maria and never forget you, you will always be our lifelong neighbor and dear family friend.. forever the Leach's

Michele Tirella

May 19, 2014

My deepest sympathy to Kenny and Denise on the loss of your mother Maria. I will never forget the fun times we had with her down the Cape during our poker weekends and all the trips she planned for me. May she now R.I.P. XO