January 28, 1934 – April 17, 2021
Michele “Mike” Campitelli, 87, of West Hartford, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was the widower of Carmela (Peluso) Campitelli, his loving wife of 45 years. Born on January 28, 1934, in Casoli, Provincia di Chieti, Italy, he was the son of the late Antonio and Antonietta (Consalvo) Campitelli. Prior to immigrating to the U.S. in 1970, Michele proudly served in the Italian Army. Michele retired from the Heublein Corporation of Farmington after many years and later worked for the West Hartford Public School System. He was also a long time member of the Mt. Carmel/St. Cristina Society. Michele could always be found tending to his garden and grape vines or relaxing in his chair at the door of his garage tackling a new Word Search. The delicious meals that he shared with family and friends were sure to include fresh vegetables from the garden and a glass of his own homemade wine. He also loved the beach and taking his family on memorable vacations to the shore. More than anything, he cherished every moment that he could spend with his family, children, grandchildren and his newly arrived great granddaughter. Michele is survived by a son, Serafino Campitelli and his wife Marie of West Hartford; a daughter, Antonietta Holland and her husband Daniel of West Hartford; three grandchildren, Daniel Holland, Jr. of Stamford, Michael Campitelli and his wife Kimberly of West Hartford and Danielle Campitelli of West Hartford and his precious little great granddaughter June Reese. In addition, he leaves a brother, Gino Campitelli and his wife Piera of Italy; a sister, Lucietta Corbo and her husband Angelo of Italy; three sisters-in-law, Vicenzina Campitelli of Italy, Grazietta Campitelli of Venezuela and Angela Campitelli of Italy and many extended family members and friends. Michele was predeceased by three brothers, Carmine, Angiolino and Alberto Campitelli. The family will receive relatives and friends from 4 – 6 p.m. on Friday (April 23rd) at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 24th at St. Brigid Church (St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish), 1088 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Everyone is asked to please meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com
Friday, April 23, 2021
Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, April 24, 2021
April 23, 2021
Dear Sam, Marie, Antoinette and Dan,
We are so sorry for the loss of your father. He was a tremendous, caring and giving man. Great father and grandfather. Friend to anyone he met. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With love from Eddie, Tina, Tim and Theo Beyer
April 19, 2021
Sending this message with deepest sympathy for the loss of your father. May you and your family find peace and comfort in the memory of his amazing life. You are very blessed to have such a wonderful father.
Love, hugs & kisses,
Cathy (aka Catarina)
April 19, 2021
Dear Sam and Antoinette and family,
So sorry to hear of uncle Mike’s passing. May the memories you hold be with you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We’re sorry that we cannot be there, we’re in Florida. Our deepest sympathy.
Kevin and Joanne.
April 19, 2021
To the Campitelli Family:
I was so sorry to hear the passing of this strong, but yet gentle man. He was always perfectly content when spending time with his family, no matter what the occasion. When his grandson, Michael married my daughter, Kim, I remember how he beamed from ear to ear. It made him so happy to see his grandson happy. Whenever I saw him at a family event, he would always acknowledge me with a big smile and shake my hand. I felt it was his way of including me in the family circle. I will certainly miss his spark, his smile, and his presence.
With heartfelt sympathy,