Friday, May 14, 2021


Susan Beth Calistro


Susan Beth Calistro, 57, lifelong resident of Branford, entered eternal rest Jan. 28, surrounded by her loving family. Sue was born Aug. 20, 1963, in New Haven, to Patricia D. Calistro and the late Eugene R. Calistro.

She is survived by her fiancé Rob Farrow and his daughter, Stephanie. She also leaves behind her mother, Patricia; her sister, Wynne Bottomley (Brett); and her brother, Hon. Eugene R. Calistro, Jr. (Gia). She was cherished by her niece and nephews Kelly, Christian, and Gianni Calistro and Austin and Griffin Bottomley each of whom Sue loved and adored, teaching them important life lessons in love, compassion, and generosity along with patiently teaching each one how to drive.

Sue was a 1981 graduate of Branford High School and a 1986 graduate of the University of New Haven having earned a degree in fashion merchandising. She was employed at Frontier Communications for 21 years where she recently retired.

Sue loved her family and friends as well as her community where she enjoyed volunteering for many years on the annual Branford Festival committee and co-chairing as well as volunteering to lead the annual Easter Seals Fantasy of Lights event, which was sponsored by Frontier. She was an avid shopper and tag sale enthusiast always finding that hidden gem and generously sharing with her family and friends.

She was happiest when she vacationed at the beach in Cape Cod and in Florida or simply by the condo pool. Anyone who knew Sue knew what a bright presence she was. If you needed something, Sue would go out of her way to support your cause and need. She loved the world and will be truly missed.

Family and Friends were invited to pay their respects Feb. 1 at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, Branford. A Mass of Christian Burial followed. at St. John Bosco Parish in St. Theresa Church, Branford. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Daniel Cosgrove Animal Shelter, 749 Main Street, Branford, or Branford Festival Committee, P.O. Box 853, Branford, CT 06405. For her online memorial, see

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