Rosalie Anne Lorino Campise

December 31, 1941May 21, 2013

Rosalie Anna Lorino Campise, age 71, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, the 21st of May 2013. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

She was a native Houstonian, born on the 31st of December 1941, to the late Michael Thomas Lorino and Josephine Rita Lorino. Rosalie was preceded in death by her loving parents, her sister Annette Lorino, her grandparents, the late Annie and Sam M. Lamonte, and the late Rosalie “Lilly” and Pete Lorino.

Rosalie grew up in the East End of Houston, attended Queen of Peace Catholic School, and St. Agnes Academy. Rosalie married her childhood sweetheart, J. Leon Campise, on the 16th of April 1961. Rosalie and Leon enjoyed 52 wonderful years together with their two loving sons, Leonard J. Campise and Michael T. Campise.

Rosalie retired from the former Banc One at Edgebrook where she was well known by her clients for always being cheerful and pleasant. Rosalie's family was everything to her as she cared for her mother and sister, Annette, even during her own illness. Rosalie was always thinking of others, even getting cards mailed to her family during her lasts few weeks. Rosalie was a member of Saint Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church and a member of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Ladies of Sacred Heart and of the Amekitos Club where she was a former president.

She is survived by her loving and caring husband, J. Leon Campise, who never left her side during her three year illness; son Leonard J. Campise and daughter-in-law Jami, son Michael T. Campise and daughter-in-law Jacquelyn; grandchildren, Marissa Ann Campise, Joseph Michael Campise, Gianna Marie Campise, Isabella Grace Campise; step-grandchild Megan Gilley; sister, Michelene Campise and husband Paul Alan; godmother, aunt Pearl Rao; sisters-in-law, Roseanne Coe and husband Ray, and Diane Herzog and husband Marshall; brothers-in-law, Mickey Campise and Joe Campise.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Nathan Fowler and the staff at MD Anderson Hospital for the care and support given to Rosalie and her family.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from nine until ten o’clock in the morning on Thursday, the 23rd of May, at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Parkway in Houston, where a Mass of Christian Burial is to be offered at ten o’clock, with Rev. Lawrence Jozwiak, J.C.L., Pastor and Rector, celebrating.

The Rite of Committal is to follow, via an escorted cor¬tege, at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

Honored to serve as casket bearers during the services are, Luke T. Rao, Charles A. Triola, Leon F. Coe, Tony Matranga, Joseph P. Altomari, Carl A. Mattaliano III, Phillip J. Montalbano, and Sam W. Sicola. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Joseph M. Campise, Paul A. Campise, Ray F. Coe, Anthony J. Mandola, John F. Storenski, Joseph A. Matranga.

In lieu of customary re¬membrances, memorial con¬tributions may be directed to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit Number 429: Attn: Dr. Nathan Fowler, Houston, TX 77030.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rosalie Anne Lorino Campise

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June 6, 2013

Mr. Campise and Family,

I was terribly sorry to hear of Mrs. Campise's illness and passing. I remember her great faith, love of family, and strong friendships. Wishing you all peace and strength during this difficult time.


Madalyn Grizzaffi Webster

May 31, 2013

Dear Bubba and Family, Ed and I were so sorry to hear of Rosalie's death. We had been out of town and received the message from Porter Layne. Rosalie was such a beautiful person both in person and in spirit. We enjoyed every minute that we spent with you both and send our deepest sympathy. We know she will be terribly missed by all that knew her.
With Love, Mary and Ed Frazier

Marybess Salvaggio

May 29, 2013

Dear Bubba, Leonard, and Michael and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Rosalie's passing. She was always very kind, and I know she is healthy, happy, and home. She will be watching over her family now as always.

May 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers continue to stay with all of you for in your time of sorrow. May you feel the same comfort she feels from the Lord above. With our deepest sympathy- Bessanne and John Maida

May 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and
your family. I know what a difficult time
this is and only time will heal the pain. I will always smile when I think of you and Rosalie in Las Vegas and the
drum beat!!!Love you so much. Barbara Marino

May 24, 2013

Dear Campise family, I just returned from a trip and heard the news of Rosalie's death. I am so sorry of your loss and I know it has been a long struggle for her and for you. I will keep you in my prayers and I am sorry I could not make the funeral, but it was my day to work at the funeral home and could not leave. Take care and I will pray God helps you through your grief.

Rose Ann Leonetti

May 24, 2013

To the Campise Family
My thoughts and prayers to you all in this time of grief. I really enjoyed being one of her nurses during her illness. Although, she was the patient, she was always compassionate and showed great concern for everybody else. Loved her....Valerie Parker, RN

Jack & Antoinette Turano

May 24, 2013

Campise Family
Our condolences for the loss of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Her sweet spirit will remain with you through the memories of the love and laughter she shared with you all. God comfort you during this difficult time.

Barry & Sharon Christian

May 23, 2013

We are very sorry for your loss. We have such fond memorie of our time together at the Sagemont Little League. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys during this difficult time.

Angela Emmitte Tripp

May 23, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.