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Verna Calabrese

November 16, 1918 August 2, 2011
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Verna Calabrese Nov. 16, 1918 – Aug. 2, 2011 Verna Calabrese passed away in Brookings on August 2, 2011. She was 92. Verna was born November 16, 1918, in Shamokin, Penn., a coal miner’s daughter to Paul and Elizabeth (Hornyak) Seman. She was married to Joseph Anthony Calabrese, who preceded her in death in 1998. Verna worked as a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed playing bridge and scrabble and did Tai Chi into her 90’s. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Wyner of Brookings and granddaughter, Lisa Wyner of Brookings. A memorial service will be held at Pelican Perch, 1216 Moore St. on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 12 noon. Verna will be laid to rest with her husband, Joseph, at St. John’s Cemetery in Wallingford, Conn.
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