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“I'm so shocked and saddened to hear about John...I met him 6 years ago when he lived in Wareham. He was always so much fun to talk to and so full of...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Janie Simmons - Bourne, MA

“I was very much saddened today to learn of the passing of my former next-door neighbor and childhood best friend, John Caliguri. I last saw John at...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: Anthony Santoro - Medford, MA

“John was a blessing to me when he came in my life 6 years ago. I'm saddened and shocked to learn about it on facebook. Will someone from the family...Read More »
3 of 35 | Posted by: Deanne Botelho - Taunton, MA

“John was a blessing to me when he came in my life 6 years ago. I'm saddened and shocked to learn about it on facebook. Will someone from the family...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Deanne Botelho - Taunton, MA

“So sorry to hear of John's passing. ”
5 of 35 | Posted by: Frank Lynam - Whitman, MA

“John and I worked together for many years at Plymouth Savings Bank. He was my mentor in consumer lending. We always talked about our families,...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Anne Corcoran/Iacobucci - CA

“We had the pleasure of re-connecting with John at our 50th high school reunion last October.......he arrived an hour early to Oakley Country Club and...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Arlene Young - Waltham, MA

“Our deepest sympathy to John's family and friends. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 35 | Posted by: Lynne Neronha - somerset, MA

“To the family of John Caliguri. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. ”
9 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Young - East Cleveland, OH

“So very sad. John was a good friend and an outstanding professional. John was always admirably honest and caring with people who worked for and with...Read More »
10 of 35 | Posted by: Bradford Egan - Yarmouthport, MA

“I had the pleasure of working with John for the past 7 years. His professionalism and knowledge of lending was second to no one I have encountered in...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Tim Souza - New Bedford, MA

“So sad to hear this news. John was a good man and touched a lot of lives. Deepest condolences to John's family and friends. He will be remembered by...Read More »
12 of 35 | Posted by: Amy Martel - Middletown, RI

“So sorry to hear that John has passed. My condolences to all his family and friends. ”
13 of 35 | Posted by: Judith Barrigas - Forestdale, MA

“My condolences to the entire family. I had the pleasure of knowing John for 9+ years and having him as my neighbor for the last 5 years. He was a...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Chris Migneault - Somerset, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a breath of fresh air and always had a story to tell! I will miss him. Sending my condolences and...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Lee Zupkofska - coworker

“Words cannot express the shock I felt upon learning of John's death. John & I go way back to our Plymouth Savings Bank days. He was a true mentor, a...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Sue Watkins - Wareham, MA

“To John.Bill and I miss you .I never dreamed that when we last spoke it was for the last time.You were always the go to guy,when we needed a question...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: Jeanne Petrone - Mashpee, MS

“Our sincere condolences to his family. John was a quiet and friendly neighbor and will be missed. He and I shared the happiness of the outdoors, he...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Sue & Ken Beaulieu - Somerset, MA

“It seems there's very little anyone can say or do to ease the loss of one who meant so much to his family . Extending my deepest sympathy to the...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Mary Botelho - Westport, MA

“Rest in peace, John. You were more than a boss, you were a loyal friend. I'll always remember the great relationships we all shared at PSB and how...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Susan Adams - Dighton, MA

“R.I.P. John it was a pleasure working with you and you will be missed. Thanks for always being so helpful when I was covering the front desk and sort...Read More »
21 of 35 | Posted by: Mary C Gauvin - Fall River, MA

“My sincere regrets to hear of John's passing. He was way too young. My sympathies to Jean and the family. I worked with John at PSB. ”
22 of 35 | Posted by: Suzanne LaVacca - Braintree, MA

“We were so deeply saddened when we learned of the passing of John. He joined the St Anne's CU family 10 years ago and became not only a co- worker...Read More »
23 of 35 | Posted by: Jack and Sandy Ledwidge - MA

“To the Caliguri family, so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of John. I got to know John over the last few years as a board member of the St. Anne...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Bernard McDonald III - Fall River, MA

“I 'm so sorry to hear of John's passing, I know his loss will be hard to bear for many who were family/friends and co-workers. I have many fond...Read More »
25 of 35 | Posted by: Paula Lenane - Albuquerque, NM

“My deepest condolences to the Caliguri family. I had the pleasure of working with John for the last 10 years. An all around nice guy. The Loan...Read More »
26 of 35 | Posted by: Kerri Rivest - Fall River, MA

“John and I worked together at Plymouth Savings Bank and Saint Anne's Credit Union. He was a mentor in my youth, and again when I joined him at Saint...Read More »
27 of 35 | Posted by: Cheryl Gouveia - New Bedford, MA

“It was an honor to work with Mr. Caliguri. He will be missed. He will be remembered fondly. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
28 of 35 | Posted by: Liset Pereira - Somerset, MA

“Rest in Peace John. Will remember our luncheons at Ken's Steakhouse and your many stories. ”
29 of 35 | Posted by: Victor Simas - Braintree, MA

“I am shocked to hear of John's passing. We worked together at Plymouth Savings and Strata Banks. During out commutes we had very lively discussions -...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Jim Giddings - Plymouth, MA

“My deepest condolences to John's family. I worked with him for many years at Plymouth Savings Bank. He was such a great guy and had a wonderful sense...Read More »
31 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Slaney - Plymouth, MA

“I worked with John at Plymouth Savings Bank. I admired and respected him and was so saddened to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to John's...Read More »
32 of 35 | Posted by: Lynn Keyes- Crawford - MA

“My condolences to The Caliguri Family. To Dora, Joanne, and Sal and Paula, sorry for loss. Rest peacefully John. ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Katie Gilchrist - Watertown, MA

“Sal and family my condolences on your loss , Veronica Corbett ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Vwronica Corbett - Stonington, CT

“My family and I are deeply saddened to hear about John's passing. Being close cousins, we have spent many summer days together at Cape Cod, MA with...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Ann Marie Colella Hagerstrom - NH


Mr. John C. Caliguri, of Somerset, formerly of Plymouth died Friday, February 16, 2018 in Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River after being stricken ill unexpectedly at home. He was 68.

Born on October 12, 1949 in Cambridge he was a son of Dora M. (Serafini) and the late Salvatore J. Caliguri Jr. He was a graduate of Watertown High School with the class of 1967 and later earned his degree in Business Management from Northeastern University and lastly a certificate from Massachusetts School for Financial Studies Massachusetts Bankers Association in Falmouth. He served in the Army Reserves. John lived over 40 years in Plymouth and moved recently to Somerset.

His professional career began in banking where he worked for Plymouth Savings Bank, Strata Bank, as a manager for Household Finance Co., and for the last ten years as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for St. Anne's Credit Union in Fall River. Well respected and liked amongst his colleagues at the credit union John was still working at the time of his death. He was Past President of New England Association of Retail Lenders, Inc. in Framingham, Past President of South Eastern Massachusetts Credit Grantors in Middleboro and taught consumer lending courses at Fairfield University.

John's interests varied but most favorite among them was the outdoors and hunting. He had a cabin he made in Charlotteville, New York and looked forward to trips there to the camp as often as time afforded him and he looked forward to an upcoming retirement where more time would be spent there. He was active in youth sports when living in Plymouth and coached both baseball and was the former director of Plymouth Little League and Plymouth Youth Baseball. He was also past president and director of the Middleboro Lions Club. An overall sports enthusiast he remained loyal to the New York Yankees. He loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

He leaves his children, Lauren N. Hobart and her fiancé, William Burnie of Plymouth, Lynne M. O'Brian and her husband, Andrew of Long Beach, California and Derek J. Caliguri of Plymouth; his mother, Dora Caliguri of Waltham; his siblings, Salvatore J. Caliguri III and his wife, Paula of Old Lyme, Connecticut and Joanne M. Caliguri of Waltham; his grandchildren, Cody and Kailey Hobart and Quinn and Keegan O'Brian; his former wife, Jeanne M. (Dion) Caliguri of Plymouth; nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember John's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, February 22nd from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451.