Mr. Stephen "Coach Cal" Calabresi

  • Born: December 15, 1951
  • Died: April 25, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Devoted husband, cousin, uncle and coach.

Stephen Calabresi, 65 of Stoneham, formerly of Medford, beloved husband of Jean M. (Coleman) Calabresi, passed away on Tuesday, April 25th at Tufts University Medical Center in Boston.

Born in Boston, he is the son of Margaret (Mongiello) Calabresi and the late Zorro Calabresi. Stephen grew up in Medford. Stephen was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds Office, as an Executive Assistant of the Land Court until his retirement in 2016. Stephen continued working part time at the Registry after his retirement.

Stephen's real passion was baseball. On the field, he was affectionately known as "Coach Cal." He was the Bench Coach for the Andre Chiefs, the former assistant baseball coach at Arlington Catholic High School and MIT and the coach for the North Medford Little League. Stephen was also the vice president for Medford Babe Ruth League. He loved being with the team. For 40 years, Coach Cal helped players excel at the game. It was his passion and he will truly be missed by all the players whose lives he made a difference in.

In addition to his wife of 35 years, Jean, he is survived by cousins: Joseph Mongiello and his wife Roberta and Patricia Howes and her husband Brad; sisters-in-law: Joan Coleman and Janet Coleman; brother-in-law: John Coleman and his wife Leslie, along with his loving nephews Daniel Coleman and his wife Abby, Brian Coleman and his wife Melissa and Michael Coleman and extended family and friends.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Monday, May 1st at 8am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Stephen's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 9am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Sunday, April 30th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Stephen's Memory to Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi Jean and family - I hope you won't mind a "belated" note of condolences here - as I also note that today is the 2nd anniversary of Cal's passing. In fact I had been living (until recently) outside the US, and was unfortunately not aware of his passing until a few days ago - when I was attempting to look him up to reconnect.

What a loss for you, and for many! Hopefully you're consoled by the fact that - as you well know - so many people were positively touched by "Coach Cal"! I was on his first team at MIT in the late '70s, and we were of course the beneficiaries of his many contributions - in knowledge and skill, but equally so in character, friendship, and a deep and well-shared joy for living. Cal is deeply missed, but also fondly remembered by all of us!

Best wishes,
Tom Griffin MIT '80

Posted by Tom Griffin - Boston, MA   April 25, 2019

My condolences to his family so sorry for your loss May be rest in peace god bless

Posted by Sheri Zamora (Austin) - Malden, MA   May 14, 2017

I played for Coach Cal in 1974 and 1975. He made a huge impact on all of us. He was passionate, dedicated, knowledgeable and loved baseball. I'll always remember Coach Cal. A great guy and mentor. Rest in Eternal Peace. M.Moon

Posted by Michael Moon - Wilmington, MA   May 02, 2017

It's the coaches that had unbounded passion for teaching that had made and left the biggest impression on me.

Coach Cal was far and away in a league of his own. Thanks Cal.

Posted by Lance Bruno - Marlborough, MA - Student   May 01, 2017

Coach Cal, You were a true teacher, friend and mentor. You made me love baseball again. You influenced many lives. Thanks for all you did. Rest in Peace my coach and friend!

Posted by Brian Driscoll - Stoughton, MA - Friend   April 30, 2017


Steve, rest in peace, you were a great friend, I will miss our chats at the registry~~

Posted by Alice Savage - Revere, MA - Friend   April 30, 2017

Coach Cal passed the loving torch of good example,fair play and honest sportsmanship to generations of young players. That will always be his enduring legacy for as long as his players live. These were the same qualities he brought to his daily work in the registry of deeds. Over time, through many years of study, his vast mastery of the many complicated nuances of registered land took shape and by the time he stepped down, he was the acknowledged expert whom we all relied upon and learned from. We all remember many kind and characteristic acts of kindness and help.

Posted by William Gifford - Norwood, MA   April 29, 2017

RIP coach Cal. Thank you for everything you've done. I'll never forget how great of a person you were and how much you cared for AC baseball and all it's players. You'll be missed.

Posted by Scott Ciccone - Malden, MA - Student   April 29, 2017

Stephen , rest in peace, you will always be in my heart. love love you your cousin, an brother joey mongiello

Posted by joseph mongiello - medford, MA   April 29, 2017

to my cousin, an brother. please rest in peace you will always be in my heart. love you joey mongiello

Posted by joseph mongiello - medford, MA   April 29, 2017

To a friend and a good lunch mate. Will miss the discussions on sports and other things. Continue your coaching where everyone wins!

Posted by Bill D - Reading, MA - Friend   April 29, 2017

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