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Rudolph D. Calgi

Rudolph D. Calgi of Pelham, NY died on February 3 , 2018 at the age of 94.
Born to the late Domenico (Dominic) and Maria Addolorata (Dora) Calgi Agostinelli, he was educated in New Rochelle schools and served proudly in the US Navy as a Seabee, attaining the rank of Motor Mac’s Mate First Class while stationed at the Powerhouse in Bermuda during World War II. He was married to the late Fannie Vermiglio Calgi on July 4, 1946 and resided in New Rochelle and then in Pelham where he built a large 5-bedroom house for his growing family in 1963 and lived a lifetime.
Rudolph is the loving, devoted father of 7 children including Marion (Joseph) Puzio, Linda (Michael) Cerreta, Barbara (Frank) Nunziato, Kathleen (Steve) DiMaggio, Angela Calarco, Rudy L. (Bonnie) Calgi and Donna (John) Valente; He is survived by 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews. He is also survived by one brother, Raymond Calgi, and two sisters, Marie Tormey and Dolores Foley. His brothers, Anthony, Michael, and Louis Calgi and his sisters, Rosemarie Pagano, Aida Miele, Evelyn Corigiliano, all predeceased him
During Rudolph’s long career beginning in 1940, he partnered with his stepfather, Michele Agostinelli, and his brothers to form Agostinelli & Calgi and thereafter Calgi Construction Co. Their focus drifted from residential construction to commercial & industrial and, over the years built and/or renovated a multitude of buildings throughout the local area including New Rochelle Hospital, the former Pam Clock building, the former R.E.C. building, and the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle at Feeney Park. He has been a partner and Secretary-Treasurer of R. D. Calgi Co. since 1978.
Rudolph held memberships in both the Feeney Park Boys Club Alumni Association and the Feeney Park Boys Club Old Timers Association.
Rudolph was the recipient of numerous awards for his civic and philanthropic contributions particularly to the Boys & Girl’s Club of New Rochelle where he served as a Member of the Board of Trustees commencing in 1958, and used his time and skills to give back to the organization who had guided him during his formative years when his family suffered the loss of their father. His honors and awards include a Boys Club Merit Award (1958), Chamber of Commerce “Father of the Year” Award (1959), Anthony Tocci Labor-Management Civic Achievement Award (1962), Boys Club Medallion Keystone Award (1973), and the Boys Club “Man of the Year” Award. On June 11, 1973, Mayor Frank Garito presented him with The City of New Rochelle Proclamation Day Award, proclaiming that day as Rudolph Calgi Day. In 1979, he received The Boys Club Golden Anniversary Recognition Award, and in 1983, he received the Kiwanis Club of New Rochelle “Legion of Honor Award for 25 years service (1983).
Visiting hours will be Tuesday & Wednesday Feb. 6-7, 2018 from 4 PM to 9 PM at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:30 am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to The Danny Fund, PO BOX 8271, Pelham, NY 10803

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