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OBITUARY

Anthony R. Camardese

May 5, 1934May 29, 2019
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Lewiston – Anthony R. Camardese, 85, of Greene, Maine, passed away on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at Woodlands Memory Care in Lewiston. He was born in Ona Aquila, Italy on May 5, 1934 a son of the late Savario and Ida(Rotellini) Camardese. At the age of 13 he came to the United States to begin a new life in America. In 1948, he enlisted in The U.S Navy where he proudly served his country for 20 years until his honorable discharge in 1968. He served during the Korean Conflict and in The Vietnam War. He was a great patriot of this country. In 1948, he married the true love of his life, Janet Hamel. He was a very positive person whose upbeat personality just lit up any room he walked into. He taught his children to never tell a lie and never dishonor their country or family. He earned the distinct privilege to serve as an Honor Guard at President John F. Kennedy’s Funeral Ceremony in 1963 . Upon retiring from the Navy in 1968 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, he went on to continue his education at The University of Maine where he received his bachelor’s degree in Education with a major in History. He then went on to have a very successful career as a history teacher at Lewiston High School until his retirement. In 1986 he was honored as a Presidential Scholar and traveled to Washington D.C. to personally receive this award from President Ronald Reagan, whom he greatly admired. He was a member of VET 160, American Legion Post 135 and The VFW in Auburn. Beyond all of his achievements, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and spending time with his grandchildren Anthony is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janet Camardese, a son: Gino Camardese and wife Joan of Greene, Maine, a daughter: Dr. Tonie Crandall and husband Stephen of Pennsylvania, 5 grandchildren: Andrew Camardese, Jenna Sfraga, Stephen Crandall, Julie Crandall, Rebecca Lesagonicz, a brother: Zachary Camardese and wife Amy, 2 sisters: Lucy DeVito and husband Lino, Gemma Colianni and husband Angelo. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter: Julie Camardese and a brother: Vincente Camardese. Donations may be made in Anthony’s memory to: The Alzheimer’s Association, The Main Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074-9843. Visitation will be held at The Fortin Funeral Home in Lewiston on Sunday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 AM followed by committal services at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Anthony’s guestbook at www.thefortingroupledwiston.com. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, Maine 04240. 784-4584.

  • FAMILY

  • Anthony is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janet Camardese, a son: Gino Camardese and wife Joan of Greene, Maine, a daughter: Dr. Tonie Crandall and husband Stephen of Pennsylvania, 5 grandchildren: Andrew Camardese, Jenna Sfraga, Stephen Crandall, Julie Crandall, Rebecca Lesagonicz, a brother: Zachary Camardese and wife Amy, 2 sisters: Lucy DeVito and husband Lino, Gemma Colianni and husband Angelo. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter: Julie Camardese and a brother: Vincente Camardese.
  • DONATIONS

  • The Alzheimer’s Association, The Main Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074-9843.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Burial Monday, June 3, 2019

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Darleneq (Whitley) Wolfson

June 3, 2019

When I think of the word patriot, in its' best sense, I think of Mr. Camardese. His love for this country and his passion for its' constitution and history was inspiring. He was a wonderful teacher and I remember him with great fondness.

Arthur Ruff

June 1, 2019

Mr. Camardese was one of my favorite teachers in high school. I have many fond memories of his class. I was in his class during the 200th anniversary of the writing of the US Constitution. In class he had us each be one of the Founding Fathers and do our own Constitutional Convention. It was great fun that I still remember to this day, and I learned a lot in the process.

He had a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of students.

Mark Catapano

June 1, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the Camardese family.

Mr. Camardese was an example of the American ideal. Dedication to service and family. There is no higher honor. He will be remembered fondly.

Mark and Rinette Catapano
Fort Myers, FL

Julie Martin

June 1, 2019

Mr. Camardese was 1 of my favorite teachers in the late 80's. I rarely studied for his class and I credit that to his teachings. He will never be forgotten by his students! Go with God and Rest In Peace.

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Biography

Lewiston – Anthony R. Camardese, 85, of Greene, Maine, passed away on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at Woodlands Memory Care in Lewiston. He was born in Ona Aquila, Italy on May 5, 1934 a son of the late Savario and Ida(Rotellini) Camardese. At the age of 13 he came to the United States to begin a new life in America. In 1948, he enlisted in The U.S Navy where he proudly served his country for 20 years until his honorable discharge in 1968. He served during the Korean Conflict and in The Vietnam War. He was a great patriot of this country. In 1948, he married the true love of his life, Janet Hamel. He was a very positive person whose upbeat personality just lit up any room he walked into. He taught his children to never tell a lie and never dishonor their country or family. He earned the distinct privilege to serve as an Honor Guard at President John F. Kennedy’s Funeral Ceremony in 1963 . Upon retiring from the Navy in 1968 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer, he went on to continue his education at The University of Maine where he received his bachelor’s degree in Education with a major in History. He then went on to have a very successful career as a history teacher at Lewiston High School until his retirement. In 1986 he was honored as a Presidential Scholar and traveled to Washington D.C. to personally receive this award from President Ronald Reagan, whom he greatly admired. He was a member of VET 160, American Legion Post 135 and The VFW in Auburn. Beyond all of his achievements, he enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening and spending time with his grandchildren Anthony is survived by his wife of 67 years, Janet Camardese, a son: Gino Camardese and wife Joan of Greene, Maine, a daughter: Dr. Tonie Crandall and husband Stephen of Pennsylvania, 5 grandchildren: Andrew Camardese, Jenna Sfraga, Stephen Crandall, Julie Crandall, Rebecca Lesagonicz, a brother: Zachary Camardese and wife Amy, 2 sisters: Lucy DeVito and husband Lino, Gemma Colianni and husband Angelo. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter: Julie Camardese and a brother: Vincente Camardese. Donations may be made in Anthony’s memory to: The Alzheimer’s Association, The Main Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074-9843. Visitation will be held at The Fortin Funeral Home in Lewiston on Sunday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 AM followed by committal services at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Anthony’s guestbook at www.thefortingroupledwiston.com. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, Maine 04240. 784-4584.