Loretta Dempsey Calaman

July 11, 1919April 30, 2017

Loretta Dempsey Calaman, 97, of Martinsville passed away on April 30, 2017. Loretta was born on July 11, 1919 in Mildred, PA to James and Florence Dempsey.

She married Victor Calaman on Dec 27, 1943 at St Francis Church in Mildred. She is survived by her five children: Beverly Turner Lake Mary, Florida, Douglas Calaman (Becky) Waterford, MI, James Calaman (Terri) Virginia Beach, VA, Vic Calaman Jr (Liz) Richmond, VA & Lynn, Virginia Beach, VA.

Her surviving brothers & sisters are: James AKA (Bud) Dempsey, West Seneca, NY, Jane Freiler, Dushore, PA, Jerry (Sylvia) Dempsey, Dover, Delaware & Mary Finan, Dushore, PA.; 8 Grand Children & 9 Great Grand Children; numerous nieces and nephews; special niece Felecia Calaman Childress of Martinsville, VA. And special mention to Smokey the family dog.

Visitation will be Friday May 5th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 12:00-1:00, with service to follow.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Loretta’s name can be made to: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 2481 Spruce St. Martinsville, VA 24112, where Loretta, Victor and their family were members for over 50 years.

Arrangements are by Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA To express condolences online, please visit


  • Visitation

    Friday, May 5, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, May 5, 2017


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May 5, 2017

Our most sincere sympathy to Beverly, Doug, Jim, Vic and Lynn.
Your mother was a wonderful person - so full of good humor, cordial, caring, and helpful to family, friends, church and community.
We will remember her, affectionately, for her energy and twinkle, and for her great generosity of heart. Steve and I send much love to you, the grandchildren and entire family.
Sue Turner Warm (East Hampton, NY.)

T.G. Balabanis

May 5, 2017

We have many fond memories of Loretta and Vic so many years ago.

Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to you. God bless

Ted & Ruby Balabanis

Bernadette Venditti-Fonte

May 4, 2017

Our deepest sympathy to all the family at the loss of Aunt Loretta. I always enjoyed visiting with her even though it wasn't often. She was always pleasant and smiling. Our entire family sends love and sympathy

Shelly Blackstone

May 4, 2017

Vic and Liz, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of Vic's mother. Love, Shelly