April 28, 1921 - May 25, 2013
Nicholas Campanelli, 92, of Brockton passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton following a period of failing health. He was the husband of Doris (Delucchi) Campanelli of Brockton.
Born April 28, 1921in Brockton, MA he was the son of the late Francesco and Lisa (Colondua) Campanelli.
He co-founded the Campanelli Companies over sixty years ago as commercial and residential developers.
They were pioneers of affordable single family homes, as well as enclosed mall shopping centers.
Mr. Campanelli proudly served his country during WWII in the Navy from which he was honorably discharged.
Nick was a shy honest gentleman who cherished being with his family. Family and horses were his passion. He also enjoyed summering in Osterville on Cape Cod, golfing, reading, especially mystery novels and driving sports cars. In the later part of his life, he relished spending the winters in his Carmel Valley, CA home where he was an active member of the quail lodge golf club and travelling in Europe.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Nicole Campanelli and a son, Jon Campanelli both of Boston. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and was predeceased by his brothers; Michael, Joseph, Alfred Campanelli and a sister; Ann (Campanelli) DeMarco.
Funeral from the Russell & Pica Funeral Home, 165 Belmont St., (Rt.123) Brockton on Thursday, May 30, at 9:30AM thence to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 439 West St., Brockton where a funeral Mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul at 10:30AM. Interment will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. Calling hours in the Funeral Home Wednesday 4:00-7:00PM.
Donations may be made to the: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.
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