Conroy Funeral Home

Marie Calabrese



Service: 10:00am Thu. September 24th, 2020
Location: St. Bernard Catholic Church
CALABRESE, Marie, 98, of Springfield, passed away September 19, 2020 in her home. She was born in Springfield, OH in 1922 to George and Anna (Leopard) Mitchell. Marie graduated from Catholic Central High School and attended Mt. Saint Joseph College. She began working in Contract Administration at Wright Patterson throughout the first years of World War II. She married Robert “Dutch” Calabrese who preceded her in death in 2007 and raised their 5 children, Anita (Luke) Geiger, Bethlehem, PA., Rob and Mike, Cheryl Calabrese Moore and Diane (John) Peters, Cincinnati; 9 grandchildren, Robert Geiger, Anna Kratzer, Abby Ogden, Andrea McCoy, Matthew Calabrese, Nick and Jake Moore, Jennifer Snider and Nick Peters; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian Geiger and great granddaughter, Nora Ogden. Marie was one of the first women in Clark County to receive her insurance license and real estate license. She retired from Link Helmuth. Her passion was her love of family, and she was a second mom to many of her children’s friends. We would like to acknowledge her close friends Louise and Herman Flannery, and Misty Ackley. Our entire family would like to express our love and gratitude to our cousins, Susie Calabrese Samuels and Karen Miller Payton for their loving care of mom the last week of her life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Bernard Church for family and friends. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OIC of Clark County or Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.


It’s with a heavy heart to hear of your Mom’s Passing. Your Mom was one of the first Realtor’s to welcome me to the Real Estate Business 35- Years ago. If I hadn’t seen you guys for a while I’d Say, how’s your Boys? With her Twinkle in her eye and that Beautiful Smile she’d say their Great! Your Mom was such a kind sweet lady and was loved by all her knew her. She Loved Her Family and Will be missed by all. Just Know she’s in great company. Thought’s And Prayers From Fort Myers. Tim Fent

- Tim Fent, Tuesday September 29th, 2020

Sending sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman. I'm sure she will be missed. Prayers for all the family, Vince & Lynette Amato

- Vince Amato, Friday September 25th, 2020

Cheryl and family, thinking of your during this difficult time and sending condolences. Wishing you comfort, peace and strength. Dottie

- Dottie McNeil , Wednesday September 23rd, 2020

Sending sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother! She was such a lovely woman. I'm sure she will be missed. Prayers for all the family.

- Sophia Turnbull, Wednesday September 23rd, 2020

Mike, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Jim Estep, Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

Marie was a very special person, loving and full of faith. She always made me feel welcome in her home and took interest in what all of us kids were doing. I can imagine her loving reunion with Dutch. Prayers and love for all her family.

- Cheryl Chase Stocke, Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

My previous condolence should have read as Senior Matriarch of the Mitchell ,Miller and Calabrese Family .

- Fritzie Calabrese Hagan, Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

My condolences to the family on the loss of Marie. But what a life and what a run. My prayers go up for you all. Judge Carey

- Judge Carey, Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

Dear Cheryl and family: I know what deep sorrow you are feeling on the loss of your beautiful mother. You were so devoted to her, and brought her much joy. Rest assured that she and your dad will be watching over you, and guiding you, from Heaven. Love never ends. Hugs, Marian

- Marian Wilt, Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

What a beautiful person she was. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for anyone she met. I learned a lot from Marie that helped make me a successful Realtor, I know she will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Judy & Don Capelli, Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

Cheryl and family, Marie was such a sweet person-always pleasant and kind. Many thoughts are with you all.

- Sarah Moore, Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

We were all blessed to have Aunt Marie in our lives. She was a special champion of the blessed Mother and a model example of a devout Catholic . She was the last Senior Matriarch of the Miller and Calabrese Families .I was lucky to see her before she went to meet Uncle Dutch ! What a celebration I'm sure that was ! I'll miss her and all our phone calls ! Rest in peace Aunt Marie!

- Fritzie Calabrese Hagan, Monday September 21st, 2020

Aunt Marie was so special to our family. After our Mom and Dad died, she became our family matriarch. She will be so sorely missed. Heaven has gained another angel!

- Julie Young, Monday September 21st, 2020

Marie was such a sweet lady...the last of a very special generation.

- Elaine Hampton, Monday September 21st, 2020