John C. Dempsey
Graham Funeral Home
1112 Kempsville Rd
Chesapeake, VA
John C. Dempsey
Chesapeake - John Charles Dempsey, 67, of Shetland Drive passed away August 16, 2013. He was Born in Old Town, Maine to the late John and Virginia Dempsey. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Jeffrey C. Dempsey. John served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He had retired from Bell Atlantic and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Judith L. Dempsey; sons, Joshua L. Dempsey and his wife, Rebecca; and J. Aaron Dempsey and his wife, Heather; sister Susan Dempsey-Nagamine and her husband, Mike; and grandchildren, Tyler, Morgan and Riley.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Graham Funeral Home where Military Honors will be accorded. The family will receive friends Monday at the funeral home from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please visit his book of memories at to view the service if unable to attend and to leave a note to the family.

Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Aug. 18, 2013.
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Prayers and condolences to Judy & family.Have many fond memories of working with John at 1st Colonial Telco. Dios bengias, God bless...
Tom Castillo
August 21, 2013
John taught me so much, especially about cars. I'll never forget the years with him. Our prayers are with y'all.
Matthew Nozzarella
August 20, 2013
My condolences to the entire family.
A great man will always be a great man and the maker of great men. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
Travis Jones
August 19, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. John was such a nice guy and a loyal union member of CWA Local 2202. I will always remember him stopping by the office just to say hi. He was a great guy. We will miss him.
Stephanie Pazur
August 19, 2013
J & sorry to hear of your loss. There is now one more angel in heaven. If we can help in any way, please let us know. God will heal your family's pain....
McCarter Family
August 18, 2013
My condolences to the family of John C. Dempsey in the passing of your loved one. May the God of comfort be with you. Ps.90:10 Ps. 37:10,11,29. Sincerely, E. Mitchell.
August 18, 2013
My deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gwen Smith
August 18, 2013
Judy, Josh & Aaron,
My thoughts & Prayers are with you.
Buttons Clark
August 18, 2013
john was my friend. I will always remember him for many reasons and one stands out... he loved his dogs and cats so much. also, john made me laugh. I really enjoyed his sense of humor. he's probably in heaven drinking a big cup of black coffee right now. I will miss you, john.
butch baum
August 18, 2013
Aloha oe, A hui hou
Mike & Sue
August 18, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Eric, Valerie, Erica and Heath Byron King.
August 17, 2013
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