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Domenico Pietro Calabria

d. November 22, 2023

Domenico Pietro Calabria

Domenico Pietro (“Peter”) Calabria passed away after a courageous battle with glioblastoma on November 22, he was 76.  

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 44 years, Maria Fabiano Calabria; his daughter Felicia Bennington and her husband Jason, of Weymouth; and his daughter Silvana Bitar and her husband Bahige, of Rockland.  He was the brother of Pino Calabria of Hull, Maria Donato of Hull, and the late Ciccio Calabria, Silvana Calabria and Vincent Calabria. He was the devoted Nonno to his grandchildren, Nicholas and Emilia Bennington.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Domenico Pietro immigrated to Hull from Sambiase/Lamezia Terme in Calabria Italy when he was only 19 years old.  He came to be with his siblings and to make a better life for himself.  Domenico Pietro went back to Italy in 1979 and that is when he met his wife Maria Fabiano.  She moved here with him and helped to build a fantastic life for their family.  Everyone was welcome in their house where they would be sure to offer you something to eat or drink.

Domenico Pietro was a talented carpenter who created beautiful, intricate wood pieces.  He originally started with creating altars and woodwork for churches, and more recently he created the cases for model ships for Lannan’s Ship Model Gallery.  Domenico Pietro worked hard his entire life up until he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, and for 11 months he didn’t allow even that to slow him down.

Domenico Pietro loved planting and taking care of his large garden of tomatoes and other vegetables, along with his wonderful fig tree that he would bury every year to protect it from the elements.  For the holiday season, he would construct his intricate Christmas display that consisted of both outside lights, along with a Christmas Village and Nativity Set that would take up two rooms in his basement.  Whenever anyone came to visit, he would take great joy in showing them his garden and his Christmas display. He was always known as the man behind the camera, documenting every event in his family’s life.  He also loved walking along Nantasket Beach collecting shells and rocks.

Family was everything to Domenico Pietro.  He was the best father and nonno that anyone could ever ask for.  Nothing brought him more happiness than to watch his grandkids playing.  Saturday night dinners became a tradition in the Calabria household and everyone was always welcome.  Domenico Pietro was a generous, giving, selfless man that will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours on Wednesday 4-8 PM in the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St. (off Central St.), HINGHAM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Thursday prior to the Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Hull at 10:30 AM. Burial in Hull Village Cemetery, Hull. Donations in memory of Domenico Pietro may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via dana-farber.org/gift.

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Past Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pyne Keohane Funeral Home

21 Emerald Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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Celebration of Life Service

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Pyne Keohane Funeral Home

21 Emerald Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary’s Parish in St. Ann’s Church

208 Samoset Avenue, Hull, MA 02045

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