2018-07-04 / Obituaries

Louise Campone

Louise (Lupinacci) Campone died on June 30, 2018 at her residence in Denver.

She is survived by her daughters Francine Campone Spargo and husband Ed of Denver CO; Patrice Delameter and husband Nelson of Arkville, and son James Jr. and wife Nancy Gaynor of Clifton Park. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Shane Delameter, Alyssa and Michael Campone of Clifton Park.

She is predeceased by her parents Alex and Jessie Lupinacci and her devoted husband James A. Campone who passed away on August 15, 2017.

Louise was born in Brooklyn on May 2, 1930 and attended Manual Training High School and Lasalle Institute in Manhattan. On May 21, 1950 she married James A. Campone at Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church. She was employed as a legal secretary for a Madison Ave. firm and continued with that association for 20 years. She moved to the Roxbury area with her family in 1974 where she worked as librarian in Roxbury and successfully organized the relocation of the library from the school to its present location. Louise applied her skills in organizing office procedures in various organizations, including the ERPF center and local attorney and real estate projects.

She was always actively involved in her church and while in Brooklyn served as President of her parish Ladies Altar Society. Upon moving to the area, she became an Eucharist Minister and Lector at Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville. She also served as President of the Parish Council, and Deanery representative.

She donated time as a volunteer at Mountainside Residential Center where she organized many fund raising events for the residents, assisted at games and crafts, decorated the halls and lobby for many years with many of her award wining photographs, and enjoyed setting up the Christmas tree and collecting homemade decorations for the same. She continued in this capacity for more than 10 years. She was known for her travelogue shows that she presented to the organization and was happy to share the travel experiences she and her husband were blessed with. Louise was a member of the Roxbury Senior Citizens Club and the Sunbonnet Quilters.

Louise enjoyed painting, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. She happily accepted all donations of yards and fabrics over the years and transformed them into suitable items for various charitable community organizations such as Hospice, ARC, Head Start, Robinson Terrace, Kirkside, Sr. Citizens Clubs, Catholic Charities and St. Joseph’s Indian School.

In 1993 Louise was recognized as a finalist for the International Women’s Writing Guild “Artists of Life” award for her work in speaking and educating community and church groups and clinical depression. Louise drew on her own experiences with the illness to develop, produce, and present workshops that encouraged and supported others suffering from clinical depression.

She was recognized as Volunteer of the Year at Mountainside Residential Center in 1998 and in 2004 she and her husband were honored with the Keane Roadman Citizens’ Award and they shared honors from the Roxbury Club for their many services to the community.

Donations in her memory may be made to Catskill Area Hospice or Roxbury Fire Department Ambulance Fund. Calling Hours will be held at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville, New York on Friday July 6 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday July 7 at Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville with the Rev. Michael Cambi, Celebrant. Committal prayers will follow the Mass at Vega Cemetery, Denver.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

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