In Memory Of

Ms. Mary Ann
A special request;

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Ronald McDonald House Long Island/NY metro area. Donations can be made online at 


GARDEN CITY- MaryAnn Calabro (nee Morello), 88, went home to be with her Lord on January 15, 2023 after a lengthy illness.

Mary Ann was born December 14, 1934 to Vincent & Anne (Hanson) Morello.  She grew up in New Hyde Park, NY and attended Sewanhaka HS where she was very active, vice president of her senior class, a cheerleader, and an excellent student, graduating #2 in a class of over 800.   She graduated in 1952 and then attended Katherine Gibbs secretarial school.

Mary Ann lived all over the country from Georgia to Alaska with her former spouse, Robert, with whom she had 3 children. 

Since 1968, Mary Ann has been a resident of Garden City.  Her life was dedicated to being an amazing mother and grandmother.  She was the foundation of the family, through and through. She treasured her role as “Gram” and loved every moment of the time she spent with her family.  She never missed a birthday, special date or event, and was always our constant cheerleader and supporter.

A dedicated employee at Colin Management in Garden City, and later Manhasset, she worked there for over 40 years.  She had friends from every stage of her life, and she nurtured each and every one of these friendships.  She was not only loyal but a great listener and made every friend feel special.  She was always on the go, whether it be a daily 3 mile walk, tennis, bowling, or water exercises at the GC pool.  She loved the pool and all the events at the GC library and her passion for travel led her all over the US and Europe.  An excellent card player, she especially enjoyed playing bridge.  Mary Ann was also an active parishioner at St. Anne’s parish in Garden City where she went to daily mass and was a Eucharistic Minister.  Her home was filled with warmth, love, and kindness, as well as the smell of her latest baked good.

Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents, Vincent & Anne Morello, as well as her brother, Robert Morello. 

She is survived by her children Stephen Calabro, Nancy (Mike) Crowley, and Janet (Tom) Huntzinger and also her grandchildren Stephen (Brittney), Margaret, and Andrew Calabro,   Evan (Djeanane), Caitlin, and Cristin Crowley and Courtney and Dean (Leah) Huntzinger.  She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Landon Farrell & Ava Crowley, her cousin/sister, Mary Ruschin, as well as many nephews, nieces, and friends. All of these people she loved and touched deeply.

We will always carry your memory in our hearts.

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