Louise Campone

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Louise Campone

May 02, 1930 - June 30, 2018

DENVER, N.Y. - Louise (Lupinacci) Campone, died June 30, 2018, at her residence in Denver, New York.
She is survived by her daughters, Francine Campone Spargo and husband, Ed of Denver, Colorado; 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 was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Jessie Lupinacci; and her devoted husband, James A. Campone, who passed away on Aug. 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 Avenue 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, 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 a Eucharistic minister and lector at Sacred Heart Parish in Margaretville. She also served as president of the Parish Council and was a Deanery representative. She donated time as volunteered at Mountainside Residential Center where she organized many fundraising events for the residents, assisted at games and crafts, decorated the halls and lobby for many years with numerous award-winning 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 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 Sunbonnet Quilters. She enjoyed painting, quilting, knitting and crocheting. She happily accepted all donations of yarns 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, senior 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 education community and church groups about 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 Rotary 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.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 7, at Sacred Heart Church, Margaretville, with the Rev. Michael Cambi, Celebrant. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville. Committal prayers will follow in Vega Cemetery in Denver, N.Y.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
Published on July 2, 2018
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