Mourners Pay Final Respects to Man Killed in Crash

Funeral for Peter Calvelli was held Tuesday morning in Martinsville.

A funeral for the Bridgewater man killed in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday evening was held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Washington Valley Road Tuesday morning.

The funeral for Peter Calvelli, 49, was held at 10 a.m., with a burial following at Cold Springs Cemetery in New York at 1 p.m.

Calvelli was killed last Wednesday when his vehicle was hit head-on by another car driven by Warren resident Lori Weiss on Martinsville Road in Bernards Township.

Calvelli's daughter, Rachel, was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital where she was listed in good condition Tuesday.

Weiss, 44, was charged Thursday with second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree assault by auto in the incident.

Bernards Township Police on Friday charged Weiss with DWI, reckless driving, driving with an open container of alcohol and faiing to keep right, after further investigation of the Wednesday evening accident.

Viewing hours for Calvelli were held Monday at the Bridgewater Funeral Home.

Calvelli was born in Mount Vernon, New York, and lived in Wappingers Falls, New York, before moving to Bridgewater seven years ago, according to his obituary.

At the time of his death, Calvelli was vice president of IT Finance for Goldman Sachs.

Calvelli is survived by his wife, Martina; children, Daniel Peter Calvelli, Rachel Elisabeth Calvelli and Sarah Anne Calvelli; mother, Angela Calvelli; sisters, Linda Calvelli, and Deb and her husband Gieniu Patora. Calvelli is also survived by eight nieces and nephews, brother and sister-in-laws and other family and friends.

TM January 22, 2013 at 08:16 PM
My heart goes out to the Calvelli family. Publishing an article is one thing, however, displaying pictures of this funeral is a disgrace, Ms. Levine. They've been through enough. Leave the family alone to grieve in peace.
Linus Montague January 22, 2013 at 08:42 PM
You're absolutely correct, TM, it is a tragic event for everyone involved, especailly the Calvelli family. That said, Ms. Levine is a journalist, and Patch...just like any other journalistic media...is well within it's rights to publish photos of the funeral. A crime occurred and that makes it a news story. You, and everyone else has a choice to either look at them or not.
Sam Herring January 23, 2013 at 01:02 AM
My most heartfelt condolences. The vehicle was registered in the husband's name, Mitchell Weiss, a former Goldman Sachs lawyer who owns 26 companies. I would recommend that the family retain a lawyer to sue this family. The lawyer will want you to take the insurance money on the mercedes, however, that would be a mistake, as you would release your claim for the tens of millions you could recover from the family. Get a local personal injury lawyer to file a lawsuit, and don't let the lawyer convince you to take the tiny insurance money, but make sure you hold the family responsible. They won't declare bankruptcy, as they have too many companies, and too much money. The son and daughter should have their college and graduate school paid for, as they shouldn't have to be waiters to earn the money after their father so unjustly taken from them. Rest in peace Peter Calvelli.
CS January 23, 2013 at 01:54 AM
As a close family friend, I need to say how disrespectiful it was to the Calvelli family to have photos displayed of a very private and painful time. They are devastated all over again. I understand the rights of a news reporter to report the news, but as a human being, please, I beg of you, show some kind of respect. Martina and her children cannot take anymore.
Revolution January 23, 2013 at 11:49 AM
its public record CS thats a reason. But if they requested it privacy then photos should not have been taken
John McManus January 23, 2013 at 11:52 AM
There are no winners here. Pray for all the parties including the Weiss family. Especially pray for the daughter Rachel in the hospital who may suffer emotionally the most knowing that she was with her father Peter. John McManus
Natalie January 23, 2013 at 01:02 PM
It is completely disrespectful for photographs to be taken at the funeral. The victim, his family, and friends should be allowed their privacy and not have intimate photos published on the internet for all to see. This website and the reporter should be ashamed.
Comet January 23, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Thoughts and prayers to the Calvelli family, I am so sorry for their loss. I don't think the photographs, taken outside the Church are excessively intrusive and are appropriate given that in addition to being a tragedy for the Calvelli family, this is also a news story of interest to us in the broader community of Bridgewater, who feel sadness of that someone in our neighborhood has been taken before his time. " Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee."-- John Donne
Cindi Cook January 23, 2013 at 08:29 PM
TM, CS, and Natalie, I couldn't agree more. These photos are ridiculous and it is shocking that they would be put up with the story. I am a journalist and have had to choose many photos for stories over the years, with the goal that the photo be the most appropriate fit for the piece. Right schmight: This IS disgraceful. Public record? That has nothing to do with it. The public record will be Mr. Calvelli's death certificate. Let's not take this too seriously. This is a private citizen who died under tragic circumstances. Don't make it more than it is. The most logical choice would have been a wonderful photo of Mr. Calvelli, one that would let his community and friends see his face and identify with. When I saw the headline, I thought that was what I would have seen--a photo of him. Photos of his casket taken out of the church being put into the hearse?? I ask any of you who differ, if this were your father, brother, uncle, or loved one, would you want a local journalist snapping photos when you were in your deepest moment of grief?
C Tucker January 25, 2013 at 02:46 PM
It has been over a week...I personally tried to keep an open mind, but as the week has gone by and NOTHING has been released except for more on condemning information against Lori, my opinion has shifted...one thing I think is interesting is the number of people that piped up about her and her husband being such "pillars in the community"...a number of people have referenced their generosity, money, etc...well, I have been googling up a storm and haven't found ANYTHING where these so called "pillars" have donated time or money...the only thing I came up with is this audio infomercial, where quite frankly, the husband sounds like an arrogant douche! My thoughts continue to be with the Calvelli family! http://www.storagesitenow.com/files/garageandbeyond_interview.mp3
C Tucker January 25, 2013 at 03:41 PM
By the way, I agree, the pictures are in bad taste - leave this family alone to grieve and heal in peace...if they want to comment or share personal pictures/information they have the ability...if they want privacy, they should have that RIGHT...they are the VICTIMS in this, not the "story"
The Good Guy January 26, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Forget the gun laws, DWI and DUI has got to stop. It kills way more people than guns. I'm sick and tired of hearing of people dying or being injured by drunk drivers. The laws need to be stronger or we need to use technology to stop it. The simplest thing to do is take the driver's license away for 10 years on the first violation. Too bad if the person can't work. Let them live in a box on the side of the road for all I care. And to the Calvelli family, I mourn your loss.
jane January 26, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Just about all of us have done this: Go to dinner with friends, had a glass of wine, maybe two. Then drove home, without thinking much about it. I think we should all think about it. I think we should think about Mr. Calvelli. His daugher Rachel. His family and friends that have to live the rest of their lives without, their husband, father, uncle, relative or friend. Think about handing over the keys, calling a cab, or ordering a glass of water instead. I know I will.
Sue Underwood January 27, 2013 at 01:43 AM
This was clearly not a case of a few drinks at dinner . The article says she was cited for having an open container of alcohol in the car. I do not find these photos distasteful frankly the story is not helped at all by having the photos included. Why not a photo of Mr Calvelli if any were to be used? The photos however were taken at a public site (outside) and I would assume the photographer had permission to take them. I also doubt if the family members are wasting time perusing Patch.com while dealing with their grief.


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