Gerald Callei - Woonsocket

Gerald Callei - Woonsocket

Gerald “Jerry” Callei, 67, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, with family by his side.

He was the beloved husband, together for 47 years, of Shelia A. (Lafontaine) Callei. Born in Providence on Jan. 24, 1946, he was the son of the late Louis and Nita (Levy) Callei.

He was the loving father of Sherry Suraine and her husband, Timothy of Woonsocket; his cherished grandchildren, Edmond, Matthew and Alex Lefrancois; and great-grandchildren, Alexis and Dante Lefrancois. He was the brother of Roger Callei and his wife, Lorraine of Woonsocket, Kenneth Callei and his wife, Catherine of North Smithfield, Esther Jordan of Raleigh, N.C., and the late Louis Callei Jr. He leaves his mother-in-law, Pauline (Sylvestre) Paulette of Woonsocket. He also leaves his beloved dog, “Rexanne.”

A longtime resident of Woonsocket formerly of Cumberland, Jerry was an auto body technician at Plante’s Auto Body in Woonsocket for many years.

His hobbies included painting cars, Tonka toys and trucks, and he enjoyed camping, playing cards and horseshoes for which he received many trophies. Devoted to his family, he will be greatly missed.

His funeral will be held on Monday, June 10 at 9 a.m. from CARTIER’S FUNERAL HOME, 151 South Main St. (Rte. 126), Bellingham, Mass., with a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 394 Blackstone St., Woonsocket, R.I. Burial will follow in the family lot at the Acote’s Hill Cemetery, Chepachet, R.I. Visiting hours are on Sunday at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. with a Panakhyda Service at 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

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