Loretta Lydia Caliri, 99, died on January 6, 2021, at Woodlawn Care Center, Newport, NH, after a brief illness.
She was born in Claremont, NH, on June 18,1921, the daughter of Wilfred and Laurina (Giguere) St. Martin LaRoche and resided in Claremont most of her life.
Loretta was a 1939 Stevens High School Graduate and a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Navy as a nurse from 1943-1947.
On September 27, 1947, in Providence, RI, she married Fred V. Caliri.
The family includes one brother, Victor St. Martin of Kalispell, MT, one grandson, Larry Pluta of St. Petersburg FL, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Fred, a daughter Margret A. Pluta, son-in-law Stephen J. Pluta, sisters Gladys D. Dolan and Inez L. Plouffe.
Mrs. Caliri worked for many years as a nurse at Valley Regional Hospital and was affectionately known as Sarge. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, an avid golfer and longtime member of Claremont Country Club.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 9th at 10 AM in St. Joseph Church with Father John Loughnane officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
The family suggest that donations may be made in her memory to St. Joseph Church, P.O. Box 825, Claremont, NH 03743.
The Stringer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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