Hazel Acampa, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 15 2009 at her son’s home in Texas where she had made her home. She was born Oct. 15, 1922 in Montreal, daughter of the late Stephen and Louise Canadian Delisle.
She and her late husband, Frank, owned and operated a milk fed veal farm in Bovina Center from 1978 through 1987. She then moved to Roxbury, and later Margaretville where she was a devout and active parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish. She was instrumental in several church fund-raisers, including being editor and chief of the cookbook. She was a talented baker and decorated spectacular cakes for Baby Jesus’ birthday celebration with the Very Reverend Robert Purcell.
Hazel was a former volunteer at Margaretville Memorial Hospital. She was an artist who enjoyed working with both pastels and charcoal. She was also well-known for entertaining very large gatherings of guests each summer.
She retired to Florida in 1992.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank in 1988.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 27 at 12 noon in the Margaretville Annex Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the E.B. Gormley Funeral Home, 87 Main Street, Phoenicia.