George A. Campano, 93, of 365 Mather St., Hamden, died at his home after a long illness surrounded by his loving family. He was the widower of Pauline Onofrio Campano.
George was born in New Haven on Oct. 26, 1919, the son of the late Stefano and Maria Mastroianni Campano, and was a supervisor at the U.S. Post Office, retiring in 1976. He then was a night watchman at the New Haven Lawn Club for 10 years.
He was an Army Veteran of WWII, fighting in the European Theater of Operation where he received a Purple Heart for his wounds. He resided in Hamden most of his life and after retiring, enjoyed making furniture and playing bocce.
He is survived by his devoted children, Stephen (Dawn) Compano of Richmond, VA, Cynthia (Ronnie) Rosarbo of New Haven and Maria Saunders of Hamden, and grandchildren, Marianna & Nicholas Campano, Florence Rosarbo and Jonathan, Deslon and Paula Saunders. He was predeceased by siblings, Nora Esposito, Connie Milici, Anna Cuozzo, Edward, Harry, James, Louis and Michael Campano.
Friends and family may go directly to Blessed Sacrament Church for a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday at 10 a.m. Interment with full military honors will be in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Peter H. Torello & Son Funeral Home, 1022 Dixwell Ave., Hamden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund, 2 Knotty Oak Shores, Coventry, RI, 02816 or St. Andrew Ladies Society Scholarship Fund, c/o Theresa Argento, 42 Milton Ave., New Haven, Ct. 06513.