December 12, 1953 – March 12, 2020
Charlie Camilleri, age 66, of Livonia, Michigan passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Charlie was born December 12, 1953 to Carmela Camilleri and James Camilleri.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Catherine Camilleri; daughter Nicole Camilleri; father James Camilleri; siblings Jesy Camilleri and Michael (Carol) Camilleri. Charlie was preceded in death by his mother Carmela Camilleri.
Charlie had an amazing sense of humor, even in his last days he was cracking jokes. He also loved children and dogs, always wanting to play or cuddle. While on the shy side, once he warmed up he was both loving and personable.
His favorite drink was a Black Russian. His cigarette of choice: a Marlboro menthol short. A lover of bowling, Charlie would throw the ball straight down the lane like a missile. During the day he could be caught watching the stock market or history channel, reading a sci-fi book (Tom Clancy or Star Trek were in the regular rotation), playing a computer game or listening to some classic rock. Some of his favorite foods included pastrami sandwiches from Lou’s Deli, Jet’s pizza, Doritos, ice cream and mortadella. Passionate about beautiful cars, he owned and maintained an award winning, fully original, 1980 TR8, as well as a 2017 Mustang GT 5.0.
He left this world with his loving wife, Cathy, and his beautiful daughter, Nicole, holding tightly to his hands. He will be missed by all, and for those lucky few that met him, cherished forever.
A visitation for Charlie will be held Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152 with a rosary at 6:00 pm. A funeral in state will occur Monday, March 16, 2020 at 9:30 am at St Priscilla Catholic Church, 19120 Purlingbrook Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48152 with a mass of christian burial at 10:00 am. He will be laid to rest at St Hedwig Cemetery and Mausoleum, 23755 Military Rd, Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127.
Contributions in Charlie's memory may be made to American Cancer Society.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at the online guestbook for the Camilleri family.
- Catherine Camilleri, Spouse
- Nicole Camilleri, Daughter
- Jesy Camilleri, Michael (Carol) Camilleri, Siblings
- Carmela Camilleri, Mother (deceased)
- James Camilleri, Father
- American Cancer Society
- Visitation Sunday, March 15, 2020
- Rosary Sunday, March 15, 2020
- Funeral In State Monday, March 16, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 16, 2020
March 28, 2020
I really enjoyed my friendship with Charlie. We met back in the 1980's when I was in the seminary. We became good friends but lost contact over the years. Charlie was a great guy & will be truly missed. He is in the Kingdom of God which last forever. "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, nor has it ever entered into the mind of man what God has prepared for those who love him."
March 15, 2020
Dear Cathy and Nicole
Please accept my sympathy on your loss.
He loved you both very much.
Sincerely, Christine Depowski
March 15, 2020
My heart goes out to you at this time of sadness. The pictures tell the story of a happy life and loving husband--and devoted wife. You will always have these memories of Charlie to console you.
You always spoke of him with great affection and this final illness was very painful for you. He is with Our Lord and enjoying eternal rest.
My sympathy and love always.
March 15, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
John and Mary Sullivan
March 13, 2020
So sorry to hear about Charlie. May his Soul Rest in Peace in
the arms of our Lord Jesus!
Our Deepest Sympathy are with you and the family!
Love & Prayers,
Gary,Barbara and Gail