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Guido Pasquale Camponelli, Sr.

February 9, 1934 - August 18, 2018


Guido Pasquale Camponelli, Sr., age 84, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on February 9, 1934, he was a son of the late Daniel Camponelli and Louise (Franks) MacDonald. Guido proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He dedicated his career as a parks and recreation supervisor with New Castle County and retired in 2007 after 28 years.

A true friend to the community, Guido was a member of Holloway Terrace Volunteer Fire Co. Fire Police for over 40 years, Goodwill F.C. for 12 years as a past rescue captain and past assistant treasurer. He was a life time member of the NCC Fire Police Association and Delaware State Fire Police Association. During his younger years he was a Boy Scout Explorer Post Leader and a volunteer with the Red Cross where he taught CPR and First Aid classes. Guido also served the citizens of New Castle for 8 years as a citizen police volunteer for the New Castle City Police Department. Guido was a member of St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Dominic Camponelli; brother, James MacDonald; and sister, Antoinette Sheats. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dianne T. Camponelli; children, Daniel Charles Camponelli (Michele), Gail Dianne MaCinnes (Leonard), Guido Pasquale Camponelli, Jr., Theresa Ann Brams (Adam) and William Dale Camponelli (Becky); brother, Anthony Camponelli; sisters, Marlene MacDonald and Nancy Vetter; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren, with 2 on the way.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 8:30 am until 10:30 am on Monday, August 27, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am. A committal service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Guido’s memory to Delaware Chapter C.O.P.S., P.O. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903, Holloway Terrace Fire Co., P.O. Box 684, New Castle, DE 19720or Goodwill Fire Co., 401 South St, New Castle, DE 19720.

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12 Condolences for Guido Pasquale Camponelli, Sr.

  • Diane and family, sincere condolences on the passing of “Campy”. It was an honor to know him all these many years. He was a true and faithful community servant and will be sorely missed.

  • So sorry about your father

  • Diane and family. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. May God bring each of you comfort and strength during this time. I remember Guido growing up, he was a good man. Gail I wish I were still in Delaware to pay my respects. Know that each of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Paradise Mr Camponelli.

  • So sorry to hear of my Uncle Pat’s passing. I spent many a summer at the Basel family farm working with Uncle Pat and the Camponelli clan. He was unstoppable and strong as an ox no matter what the chore. It was so hard to see him in latter years, facing adversity with pride and never losing his sense of humor. We will be praying for Uncle Pat and the entire family.

  • Keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  • Diane and family condolences to you all, Campy was my favorite and he always said I was his favorite. Prayers to all, may he RIP

  • He was my life
    He was my soul 
    He was my Pops who had to go
    He was ill with no cure
    Whose heart gave up and wasn’t sure
    Why he left me in this world
    With no one to talk to 
    Not even to hold
    Now that he’s gone 
    I sit here and cry
    Waiting for him to say my last goodbye

  • Thank you Randy And for all your help during this time

  • Gail sorry for the loss of your Dad

  • Diane and family we are truley sorry for your loss . We have been friends for over 30 years watched all ur family grow up. I loved campi he always made me laugh! Rest In Peace my friend I love u . Yvonne klochak and family

  • Campy’s Family,
    I don’t have to tell you what a wonderful person and great American Campy was.
    The entire City of New Castle benefited from his volunteer service. Whether as a firefighter or volunteer with the New Castle Police Department, Campy was always giving 100% and never asked for anything in return.
    I am a better person for having him in my life and in the service of NCPD.
    It is with deep sorrow that I tell you that I will not be able to attend the services.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Kevin

  • Dear Dino, Michele, and Jacqueline,
    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care. Mary Ann Mackie