Stephen C. Calemmo

May 21, 1946October 29, 2018

DENNIS- Stephen C. Calemmo, age 72, passed away on October 29, 2018 peacefully. He leaves behind his loving wife of 50 years, Roberta (Landi) Calemmo. His family of six children; Damian and wife, Kelli, Justin and wife Julie, Rachael and husband, Peter, Adrian and wife, Margaux, Adam and Gabriel. He greatly loved his cherished grandchildren, Nicholas, Mia, Ethan, Lucas, Sophia, Peter Jr. and Carter.

Steve was a native New Yorker, who served in the Vietnam War (1965-67). In 1969 he became a proud member of the New York Police Dept. serving 20 years. Upon retirement from NYPD, he became an entrepreneur and had his own business (Five Sons Chimney) which is still owned and operated by his son Justin. He was a community minded man, who spent many years devoted to the town of Yorktown Hgts., NY. He participated in the Veterans, Lions, Boy Scouts, Town Government, St. Patrick’s Church and volunteered wherever he was needed to be an example to his children and an asset to the community he lived in.

He spent many years vacationing on the Cape and loved it so much that he decided to move there with his wife in 1999. He opened “Howes’ Cottage Restaurant” in Yarmouthport and then he continued his career working at the Cape Museum of Art for several years.

Continuing his passion for law enforcement, he became a licensed Private Investigator for the State of Massachusetts, he was a constable for the Town of Dennis and a Private Defense Investigator for the State, as well. He volunteered at the Dennis Senior Center for a number of years.

He thoroughly enjoyed his avocation of fishing and hunting and the Cape became a treasured place in his heart. So much so, that he chose to remain on the Cape that he loved so much even now. Calling hours will be from 4-8, at Doane Beal & Ames Funeral Home on Rt. 134 Dennis, on Friday, Nov. 2 and a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Cape on Saturday, Nov. 3. To leave an online condolence, please visit


  • Calling Hours Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 3, 2018

Stephen C. Calemmo

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Judy and Rich Watts

November 4, 2018

We loved having a neighbor that was as crazy as we to attend the various town meetings in Dennis and not afraid to speak up with his questions. We always knew he'd be there to sit next to and discuss the goings on in the town and share his opinions. He also looked out for us without our ever asking. If we'd been away we'd find that he'd walked the perimeter of our house to make sure nothing had been disturbed and we'd only know this because it was usually winter and we'd see his footprints in the snow! When we walked our dogs he'd stop his car every single time to have a chat or just to say something funny, he felt like family from the moment we met him.
We will truly miss you Steve.
Judy, Rich and the pups

Ellen Garnick

November 2, 2018

Dear Calemmo family ,
I had the pleasure of working with Steve at the Cape Museum and he was such a sweet and wonderful spirit .He was especially supportive when I went through a difficult time and I am so sorry to hear of his passing.I will truly miss his warm smile.Condolences to all.Ellen Garnick

jeannine rinaldi

November 1, 2018

When someone we love and hold dear to our heart, we know they are in a better place, but our sorrow and pain is still great. The pain you feel, the grief you carry, the tears you cry, the memories you cherish, the comfort you will need, we share with you.
Praying God will hold you extra close right now and his perfect peace will surround you with comfort and hope.
Sorry that we are unable to be there with you, but you know we love you and we will hold Steve close to our hearts and keep him always in our prayers.
With love and sympathy,
Jeannine, Jose and Jenna Rinaldi

Brian and Cindy Calemmo

October 31, 2018

Words cannot express the sympathy that we extend to you at this time of loss. Brian often speaks of the great time that he had with Uncle Steve lighting off fire works as a kid .... a find memory that Brian will never forget.