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Elaine Camplese

Elaine Marie Camplese (Duggan)

Sunday, June 4th, 1933 - Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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CAMPLESE, Elaine Marie (Duggan) of Cambridge, went gently to God surrounded by her family on December 27, 2018. Daughter of the late Dorothy (Munhall) and James Duggan, and dearest sister of the late James Duggan. Beloved and loving mother of Leah Harrington of Westford, Cindy Camplese, Daniel Camplese, and Paula Carceo, all of Cambridge, and Theresa Rothfuchs of Hudson, NH. Adored grandmother of Kathryn Harrington, Robin Flaven, Gina Carceo, Colin Harrington, and Krista Maher. Proud great-grandmother of Luke, Tyler, Bryce and Samantha. She will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews, Munhall cousins, the extended Camplese family, and friends within the Mt. Auburn neighborhood. Longtime companion of the late William Boyle.
Elaine enjoyed a life-long love of cooking, trying new recipes well into her eighties in her tiny kitchen, gardening, where she tended to a few chosen flowers and herbs and produced the best tomatoes this side of Campania. She loved every sport that she could play or watch, relaxing on the Cape, and attending many of Boston’s finest annual traditions. Enthusiasm, generosity, and dignified humility were the hallmarks of Elaine’s character.
Her Funeral will be held on Thursday morning, January 3rd at 9 AM from the DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown, followed by her Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 770 Mt. Auburn St., Watertown at 10 AM. Internment to follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visiting Hours will be held Wednesday, January 2nd, from 4-8 PM.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Watertown
    761 Mt. Auburn Street
    WATERTOWN, MA 02472
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Church - Watertown
    770 Mt. Auburn St.
    Watertown, MA 02472
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 11:30am
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 11:30am
    Ridgelawn Cemetery
    Highland Avenue
    WATERTOWN, MA 02472
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Posted at 09:24am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted at 12:44pm
to the Camplese family,my heartfelt condolences and sympathy.Joseph Zoccola

Posted at 10:27am
To the Camplese family, our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy are with you during these difficult times. Warmest regards, Julie and Mike Maher.

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