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America (Manzon) Campagna
December 28, 2021
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America (Manzon) Campagna of Needham, MA passed away peacefully on December 28, 2021 at the age of 96. She was surrounded by those she loved and who loved her dearly. We are so grateful to have had her for so many years. America was born on November 17, 1925 in Pordenone, Italy to Ernesto and Margherita Manzon.
America was the beloved wife of Ferdinand (Fred) Campagna for 65 years until his death in 2011. She was an awesome mother who was always there for Gary Campagna and his wife, Maryann; Valerie Freund and her husband, Joseph; Cathy Walsh and her husband, Mark; and the late David Campagna. She was a loving Grammi to Greg Campagna and his wife, Deb; Dana Campagna; Michael Walsh and his wife, Shannon; and Mackenzie Walsh. Adored Great Grammi to Annabelle and Mira Campagna, and Grayson, Carter and Colton Walsh. Devoted sister to Elves Orciani, the late Ermenegildo Manzon, and the late Antonio Manzon. She leaves behind nieces, nephews, their families, and many friends.
America immigrated to Needham at age 11 through Ellis Island, New York, and graduated from Needham High School in 1945. She was bright and had a phenomenal memory, especially for numbers and dates. Early in her marriage she worked for New England Telephone where she had a knack for connecting folks! America had a beautiful smile, engaging and pleasant personality, and warmth that resonated with all. Everyone she met immediately liked her and felt good in her presence. She loved her many friends, her sewing clubs and her neighbors. She enjoyed cooking, reading, knitting, Bingo, and camping with her late husband and late son in their motorhome. She was the ultimate caregiver. America was happiest when she was with her family. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
Visiting hours will be held at Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave., Needham on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Church, 1360 Highland Ave, Needham. Interment will be at Needham Cemetery. All attending the visiting hours and Mass are required to wear masks.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to: Supportive Living, Inc.-Doug Stephens Memorial Fund, 17 Warren Ave., Woburn, MA 01801-4965 or Needham Senior Center, 300 Hillside Ave., Needham Heights, MA 02494.