Rose J. Panetta Calandra

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Rose J. Panetta Calandra died April 26 in Los Angeles. She was 88.

Calandra studied and performed opera through the Midwestern United Sates and abroad. She was the owner of a hearing aid distribution practice in Santa Monica for 30 years.

She was predeceased by her parents, Bruno and Francesca Panetta; husband, Victor Calendra Sr.; stepson Sonny; sisters, Rafaela, Matia Jean, Carmella and brothers, Frank, Joe and Walt. She is survived by a stepson, two stepdaughters-in-law, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a large extended family of nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass took place last Thursday at Holy Redeemer Chapel. She was buried at Holy Cross Mausoleum and Cemetery in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Calandra’s name to the charity of one’s choice. People are encouraged to sign the guestbook at www.callanancares.com.