Victoria Martorano

May 20, 1952 - August 25, 2008

05/20/1952 - 08/25/2008

Past Services

Service
Saturday August 30, 2008
Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions
Additional Information:

After the Service

Service
Saturday August 30, 2008
1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions
Service
Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions
Additional Information:

After the Service

Victoria Theresa Dorlini Martorano, 56, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2008. Born to the late Eugene and Clara Dorlini in Bronx, New York, Vickie had been a resident of Newport News for the past 33 years and was a graduate of Mount Saint Ursula Academy of the Bronx and Key Business college in Newport News, she worked for the Daily Press newspaper in Newport News

Vickie was the founder of SMART-One Inc. which is a non profit organization for the disabled and special needs community. She was awarded the Medal of Life from Governor Jim Gilmore and also received the 2008 Newport News Commission on Youth Asset Builder award from Mayor Joe Frank.

Vickie s preceded in death by her parents and her sister Dorothy Horvath.
She is survived by her beloved husband David, two sons; Jeremy Martorano and Christopher Martorano Two sisters Catherine Long of Ohio, and Ginger Foster of PA.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 1pm in the Altmeyer Funeral Home with a reception to follow. Interment will be private.
The family ask that donations be made to SMART-One Inc. at www.SMARTONEINC.net
Arrangements are under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel , 12893 Jefferson Ave , Newport News , VA. 23608
www.Altmeyer.com

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Bobby Martin
8 years ago

An incredible and shocking loss to the Hampton Roads community.

Donna Ford
8 years ago

Aunt Vicki,

I never had a chance to say good-bye so I would like to say it now. I love you very much and will miss our little sideline discussions. I say Aunt Vicki today out of respect and love, even though on numerous occasions you asked me to only call you Vicki. Save room for me and hope we meet again.

Love always,

Donna

martha griffith-wilson
8 years ago

Christopher and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember your mother well.

She was and is a wonderful lady.

I remember you and your mom singing

I’ll Be Home With Bells Onin Mrs. Raunig’s class.

Please let me know if I can help in any way at all.

My prayers to all,

Ms. Griffith-Wilson

Patricia & Michael Brown
8 years ago

Dave & Family,

We are so sorry for your lose. Please know we are here for you to help in any way we can. Vicki is in a better place now free of pain. Take care and God Bless!

Judi Shanks
8 years ago

Dave, Chris and Jeromy

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Vickie will be missed and remembered for all the lives she touched with her kindness, caring and friendships. She was a wonderful chapter in my life and I will miss her.

Chickie & Carl
8 years ago

David, Jeremy and Chris,

We are so sorry for your loss and understand the pain you feel. We may have lost a sister, but you lost a wife, mother and a best friend. Regardless of the loss the pain is deep.

Love,

Chickie and Carl

Nicole Santin
8 years ago

David, Jeremy, and Chris,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. I only wish I was able to get to know the wonderful wife, mother, and friend you all shared. I will hopefully get to know Aunt Vicki on the other side.

With our thoughts and prayers,

Kris Nicole and Gabriella Santin

Felicia and Erica Johnson
8 years ago

Dear Chris and Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. Vickie will be missed by so many and the special needs population has suffered a tremendous loss as well. May God bless you and give you strength in the days to come.

Cindy Bellan
8 years ago

Dear Ginger and Family,

I am deeply saddened to hear of your recent loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I lived closer and could offer more comfort then these few words can express.

BEVAN SCHMALTZ
8 years ago

I didn’t know Vicki personally, but I do know how much she was loved by her sis, Ginger. Her loss has touched me because of the emptyness felt by my friend.

The tribute to her was so loving and her pictures bring her to life.

I am sorry for your great loss.

Ray DiNicola
8 years ago

I just learned of Vicki’s passing

Although I was far away and not in contact much, I always thought of her and her family.

I was very lucky the day she walked into my life at the Friendly restaurant.

The world was a better place for her presence in it

Nancy Wiseman
8 years ago

I was so saddened to hear of Vicky’s passing. When we moved to this area last year, Vicky was one of the first people I contacted to find activities for our daughter, Annie, who has autism. Vicky spent as much time as I needed explaining SmartOne and the programs that might interest our daughter. She encouraged me to get involved but in no way made my involvement a requirement to our daughter’s participation. That, alone, was a great gift! but also made me want to get involved! I had the chance to meet her once–What an inspiring woman! I can honestly say that my life is richer for having known her. May God grant you peace and bring you joy in her beautiful memories.

Bill
8 years ago

I would like to offer my condolences to the family of Vicki.

Sincerely,

Bill Fiorilli

Victor Towns
8 years ago

Jeremy and family,

I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find peace and comfort in this otherwise difficult time. I can’t be there for the service but I will be there in heart and spirit.

Ann Damani-McKinney
8 years ago

Jeremy,

As always you and your family are in my heart and even more so at this emotional time. My memories of Vickie are of laughter and wisdom. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Chris, Dave, and Alicia right now.

-Ann

Stephen Hocevar
8 years ago

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Love,

Steve Hocevar and Dylan Ford

Joe Fuller
8 years ago

To David, Jeremy and Chris. I would like to express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. Please be strong. Vickie would want that. May god bless you all.

Kenneth & Ann Reeves Khalil
8 years ago

To the family: You are in our hearts and prayers. Vicky has touched so many lives in so many ways through Smart Ones, Inc. I thank God for her and her vision because of her my son Khalil now has so many new friends and a social life. She will be missed so much but her legacy will live on through her family and Smart Ones Inc.

Bernard Shaw
8 years ago

Vicki left us with great memories and we should all focus on the great things she accomplished for those who were not able to do for themselves. She will be missed!

Robyn Iuliano
8 years ago

Vickie has touched so many lives and she will be missed.

Her inspiration of helping others selflessly will live on in all of us that she touched.

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family especially David, Jeremy and Chris.

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Benedetti
8 years ago

We want to express our sympathy. Although we have not seen Vickie for a long time, E-mail and Christmas Cards kept us in touch.

Jaime and Richard
8 years ago

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies. We only wish we had the opportunity to know her better.

Love,

Jaime Noe and Richard Ford

and Families

Karin, Matt, Kaitlyn and Ally
8 years ago

What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman! Aunt Vickie will be missed. I am sorry for your loss Uncle David, Jeremy, and Chris. You will be in our prayers. Love from our family to yours.