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Gino R. Camardese

September 14, 1956November 8, 2020

Gino R. Camardese 1956 – 2020

Lewiston – Gino R. Camardese, 64, of Greene died on Sunday November 8th at St. Mary’s Medical Center with his loving family at his side. He was born in Kittery, Maine on September 14th, 1956. A son of Anthony and Janet (Hamel) Camardese, he was educated in local schools and graduated from Lewiston High School class of 1975. Gino proudly served his country in the US Navy, receiving a Purple Heart. Later he attended CMVTI receiving his degree in Applied Science in 1986 and began his career as a machinist. Gino married his true love, the former Joan Morin on August 29th, 1981. Together they settled in Sabattus and started their family. Gino was very involved in his local community, he was a Selectman for the town of Sabattus and volunteered for The Boy Scouts of America for many years as the Ranger for Camp Gustin. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 135, where he was a Post Commander. Gino was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt & fish. In 2017 he was inducted to the Maine Antler & Skull Trophy Club for a trophy black bear. He is survived by his wife Joan Camardese of Greene, his mother Janet Camardese of Greene, his son Andrew Camardese and wife Chantel of Brunswick, his daughter Jenna Sfraga of NY, a sister Tonie Crandall and husband Steve of PA, his three grandchildren, Logan Sfraga, Reagan and Emilia Camardese and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Anthony Camardese and a sister Julie Camardese. You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Gino’s life by visiting his guest book at In lieu of flowers, contributions to the MS Society of Greater New England in Gino’s memory would be appreciated at 101A 1st Ave. Waltham, MA 02451 or . Due to Covid restrictions Gino’s services will be private, however you are invited to view his service on Friday Nov. 13 at 1 PM on the Fortin Group Funeral Home Facebook page. Arrangements are under the care & direction of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston 784-4584.



  • Due to COVID serives will be private

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Mark Catapano

November 17, 2020

Like many, I first met Gino while serving in the Navy. We just hit it off right away. He was kind and charitable in all his dealings.
My greatest memory was a vacation to Orlando with Joan and my wife, Rinette. What a great time. Gino was like a kid in a candy store. I pray that he has a front seat on heavens roller coaster. Rest in peace, brother.

Denise (Moulin) Ricchio

November 14, 2020

I met Gino in High School working at Shaw's. We were a tight knit group of about 10. We had so much fun and so many laughs. I was so saddened to read of his passing. May he rest in peace.

Frank Adkins

November 14, 2020

Gino was a great friend and brother when we served in the Navy. One of the best, I will miss him as I miss all my brothers from the Navy. If there was a way to turn back the hands of time and live it one more time. Those days were the best.

Pauline Beaudet- Pirrone

November 13, 2020

Joan, it has been so very many years since we worked together at Dori Shoe. I check the Lewiston paper online several times a week and when I saw Gino’s name, I felt so much sadness for you and your family. I remember Gino coming to the office to see you as well as being the best looking cheerleader at our softball games. What I remember the most is seeing the two of you together and the beautiful love you shared. I am so sorry sweet Joan. Your hearts will always be as one.....forever.

Dan Hamann

November 13, 2020

To Joan, Gino's kids and family, I grew up on Grove St,in Lewiston back in the day, and I remember Gino from childhood days.Needless to say, I was shocked to see him in the obits.Although we were not together that often, I do remember him as always being a jovial person, a huge smile(or smirk ) on his face, and great sense of humor.
I was able to reconnect with your husband, father,son when I lived in Sabattus, and it was always a pleasure to see that smile I remember from childhood days.
My condolences to all who loved him, I am truly sorry for your loss.
Life is short, You have suffered a loss, If I may add one thing that helped me , a few years ageo with the loss of my daughter, and the grief that follows, it is this.
Take the love you had for Gino, and use it to fill the hole that this loss has left......

Gayle Rendina

November 13, 2020

I want to say how sorry I am for your loss. I got to watch the live stream service and it was very nice . Andrew did a wonderful job speaking. I have so many memories as a kid with Gino, Toni, Jean and Michel, at camp and waterskiing at Kezar Lake and fishing in the brook. They were simple times, but very happy and memorable! . Goodbye.....cousin....until.

David Levesque

November 13, 2020

Gino was a dear friend from our time in the Navy. We were roommates on James St, in Auburn. Our house and one two doors down were known as the "James Gang". A house full of sailors and as house full of locals. Good mix. Gino was so kind hearted. We were the cleaners. With five guys in a house it could a bit nasty if you didn't stay on top of it. Once time we went on strike. It lasted about 3 weeks until neither Gino or I could take any longer take the nastiness or smell. We broke down and cleaned the kitchen and bathroom. RIP - I will miss my friend.

Deborah Wood

November 13, 2020

You are in my thoughts Gino was a good friend to Woody many memories .

Sandra Spiller

November 12, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Gino's passing. It's been so long, I hope you remember me. Those happy evenings at the Ramada, how young we all were. I remember watching you & Gino & knew that your love would last forever!
I hadn't gotten around to reading the paper this morning so when my sister got home & asked me why Gino's name was familiar, I said, "He was the best man when Tim & I got married, why?" When she told me, it felt like a punch to my stomach. Tim & I didn't last but I'm not at all surprised that you two did!
My deepest condolences to you and your family, sending much love & prayers. I know you will be together again.
Sandy Spiller

John Bosse

November 12, 2020

Thoughts and prayers are with Gino and his family at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of our time growing up and going to school together. "Fair Winds and Following Seas" my fellow naval mate. May you rest is peace.


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