April 10, 1928 – May 07, 2021
Joseph Calareso Jr., aged 93, died peacefully surrounded by his children on May 7th, 2021. His passing is the end of an era, as he is predeceased by his wife, Marie; his parents, Joseph Sr. and Josephine; and his five siblings, John, Charlie, Kay, Lorraine, and Anthony.
“Big Joe” is survived by his children Cathie Calareso, Michelle and Jake Anderson, Joseph and Wendy Calareso, and Dianne and Judd Markham; his grandchildren, Mark, Maria, Terence, Adam, Joe, Tia, Paul, Gregory, Tristan, Drew, Justin, Brianna, JJ, Brooke, Colby, Spencer, and Blake; and his great-grandchildren Zachary, Mackenzie, and Tyler.
Big Joe was a decorated World War II veteran defined by his love and dedication to his family and the farm stand he built.
Due to COVID restrictions, all services will be private.
In light of his love and gratitude for the Reading community, in lieu of sending flowers please consider making a donation to the Reading Food Pantry 6 Salem St Reading, MA 01867 (781)944-8486