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James Vincent Cali

October 31, 1937 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 83)


Cali, James V., of East Boston passed away peacefully on October 4, 2021.

Beloved husband of Alberta Cali (Tramonte).

Devoted father of James Cali of East Boston, David Cali and wife Jodi of East Boston and Deborah Cali.

Dear brother of Thomas, Frank Jr., Robert, Jeanette and the late Philip, Catherine, Rocco, Benjamin, Rose and Gloria.

Cherished grandfather of Tucker, Charlee, and Alexander.

Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor James’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, 971 Saratoga Street, Boston 02128, on Friday, October 8th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 9th at Sacred Heart Parish, East Boston, at 10:00 AM. PLEASE MEET DIRECTLY AT CHURCH. Services will conclude with James being buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

James was a long shoreman at the Charlestown Navy Yard throughout his life. He is a past member of the Local 805 and the Orient Heights Civic Club.

In accordance with the City of Boston Five-Point Plan for the Delta Variant of COVID-19, face masks are required at all times when indoors. 

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October 8, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ruggiero Family Memorial Home
971 Saratoga Street
East Boston, MA 02128

Funeral Mass
October 9, 2021

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
45 Brooks St.
East Boston, MA 02128

Graveside Service
October 9, 2021

11:30 AM
Holy Cross Cemetery
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148

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