Elvira Calvano

July 22, 1919 - Feb. 25, 2012

Elvira Calvano of Waukesha died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center at the age of 92.

She was born July 22, 1919, in Waukesha, the daughter of Cristofaro and Filomena (nee Mattarocci) Forte. She was a graduate of Waukesha High School. On July 22, 1939, she married Thomas A. Calvano at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of the St. Joseph Elders. She became a member of St. William Catholic Church in the 1970s and belonged to the St. William Christian Mothers. For 28 years, she worked at Sentry Foods in Waukesha.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Mary (nee Calvano) Bartlett, Tom (Peggy) Calvano Jr. and Dan (Riki) Calvano; grandchildren, Chris (Ann) Bartlett, Bill (Jill) Bartlett, Nick (Bridget) Calvano and Tina (Michael) Briley; great-grandchildren, Lindsay Bartlett, Paige and Paxton Bartlett and Dominic and Britty Calvano; sister, Flora Esser; nieces, Clarice (Richard) Lyles, Emilie Calvano, Mary Edna Calvano, Eleanor Jaquet and Alice Forte; nephews, Robert Calvano, Richard (Suzanne), John (Sharon) Moretti and Orie Moretti; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Calvano Sr.; sisters, Mary (nee Forte) Moretti and Helen Forte; and brothers, Daniel, Dominic, Edward, John and Tony Forte.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. vigil service Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue at the funeral home on Thursday, March 1, with prayers beginning at 9:45 a.m. followed by the procession to St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, for the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass. Graveside services will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated for Masses in her name or the charity of donor’s choice.

We wish to thank everyone at the Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center and Odyssey Hospice for all their wonderful care.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.