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George A. Campano, 93

The Hamden resident was a World War II veteran and a a retired U.S. Postal Service supervisor.

George A. Campano, 93, of 365 Mather St., Hamden, died at his home after a long illness surrounded by his loving family. He was the widower of Pauline Onofrio Campano.

George was born in New Haven on Oct. 26, 1919, the son of the late Stefano and Maria Mastroianni Campano, and was a supervisor at the U.S. Post Office, retiring in 1976. He then was a night watchman at the New Haven Lawn Club for 10 years.

He was an Army Veteran of WWII, fighting in the European Theater of Operation where he received a Purple Heart for his wounds. He resided in Hamden most of his life and after retiring, enjoyed making furniture and playing bocce.

He is survived by his devoted children, Stephen (Dawn) Compano of Richmond, VA, Cynthia (Ronnie) Rosarbo of New Haven and Maria Saunders of Hamden, and grandchildren, Marianna & Nicholas Campano, Florence Rosarbo and Jonathan, Deslon and Paula Saunders. He was predeceased by siblings, Nora Esposito, Connie Milici, Anna Cuozzo, Edward, Harry, James, Louis and Michael Campano.

Friends and family may go directly to Blessed Sacrament Church for a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment with full military honors will be in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Peter H. Torello & Son Funeral Home, 1022 Dixwell Ave., Hamden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund, 2 Knotty Oak Shores, Coventry, RI, 02816 or St. Andrew Ladies Society Scholarship Fund, c/o Theresa Argento, 42 Milton Ave., New Haven, Ct. 06513.

mytwocents November 27, 2012 at 03:45 AM
George was the most humble, honorable, patriotic, generous care free man I have ever met. He was definitely one in a million, and will be truly missed. He always had a care free approach to dealing with every issue that was thrown his way; no matter good or bad, George persevered. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army's 80th Infantry Division during world war 2. He was shot, and taken as a prisoner of war by German soldiers. George also received a Purple Heart for his valor during world war 2. George would never discuss the war, and what he went through during the war and as a prisoner. When he was asked about the war, and what happened while he was a prisoner, he would only say that he was upset that the German soldiers that captured him, stole his cigarettes. That showed how brave, honorable, patriotic and care free George was. I have barely scratched the surface on how great of a man George was in my comments about him in this post. George was the epitome of a true American. I would like to reference the words on the prisoner of war flag. The words are, "You are not forgotten". In closing, I would like to say, George, we will never forget you!
Kathleen Ramunni November 27, 2012 at 03:58 AM
George sounds like he was a wonderful man, like so many of his generation were. Surely they were the Greatest Generation.

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