Blaze “Peter” Calabrese, 82, of Clintonville Road, North Haven, formerly of Randall Drive, North Haven, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at the Montowese Health and Rehab Center, North Haven. He was the husband of Celeste Parente Calabrese. Pete was born in New Haven on July 5, 1931; son of the late Catello and Maria DeLieto Calabrese; served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War at which time he attended Naval Aviation School. Pete had worked as a meat cutter for many years retiring from Shop-Rite in addition to the former First National Store and Montowese Meat Center for many many years. He was a former member of the Barbershop Quartet in New Haven. Father of Peter B. (Martha) Calabrese of Jacksonville, FL and Michael D. Calabrese of Clinton. Grandfather of Alyssa Calabrese. Brother of Angelina Rosabianco of Hamden, Anna Sagnella of North Haven, Andy Calabrese of East Haven and the late Joseph Calabrese, Mary DeMatteo, Diane Costanzo, Connie Steele and Assunta “Sue” Esposito. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 10:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Frances Cabrini Church at 11:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 PM. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society CT Chapter, 659 Tower Avenue, First Floor, Hartford, CT 06112 or the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.