Julia (Mondello) Calvaresi, 90, of Reading passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in Keystone Villa – Fleetwood. Born in Brooklyn, New York she was the daughter of the late John Baptista Mondello and Catherine (Guadagnino) Mondello. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony Calvaresi, Sr. with whom she shared 63 years of marriage before his passing on November 6, 2010.
Julia was a receptionist at United Way of Berks County and was the main attraction at Calvaresi Grocery Store on 12th & Windsor Streets when she worked there as the clerk. She was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church.
Julia was kind, loving, and had a very gentle soul which gave her the role of the matriarch of the family. Not only was she the mother to her own beautiful children but to neighborhood children and friends. She and her husband, Anthony, would cook and entertain for holidays and every Sunday after mass for anyone who wanted to come. She was loved and respected by everyone. No matter where she went people approached her, whether they knew her or they just wanted to compliment her hair or ensemble. She always responded with a hug and kisses. Julia had a deep love for her family, adoring her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and always looked forward to spending Fourth of July with them in North Wildwood, New Jersey every year and at family gatherings throughout the year.
Julia is survived by her loving children; Dominic J. Calvaresi, of Timonium, MD, Anthony Calvaresi, Jr., of Reading, Ann Marie Calvaresi-Barr, wife of David P. Barr of Potomac, MD, and her son-in-law, Gene R. Harris husband of the late Kathleen A. (Calvaresi) Harris of Exeter. She was the loving grandmother to: Bradley G. Harris husband of Jennifer (Cline) Harris, Todd A. Harris husband of Melissa (Hathaway) Harris, Elizabeth A. (Calvaresi) Rouch wife of Jimmy Rouch, Michael “Mac” A. Calvaresi husband of E. Calvaresi, Keely A. Calvaresi, Julianna M. Barr, and Anthony C. Calvaresi. And a loving great grandmother to: Mason J. Harris, Tyler A. Harris, Derek M. Harris, Riley Harris, and Christopher Harris.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen A. (Calvaresi) Harris and her brother, Marshall “Sonny” Mondello.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 237 Franklin St., Reading on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 10:00 am. Father Joseph Ganser to celebrate. The family will receive friends and relatives Tuesday, August 10th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Wednesday, August 11th from 8:00am to 9:00am in Bean Funeral Homes, 1605 Rockland Street, Reading. Interment will follow mass at Gethsemane Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Mrs. Julia Calvaresi to Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, 237 Franklin St., Reading, PA 19602 or to United Way of Berks County, P.O. Box 702, Reading, PA 19603. Bean Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Hampden Heights is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.