Ernest R. Camara passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, following a period of failing health. He was the husband of Mary (McManus) Camara for 57 years. Ernie was born 82 years ago in North Easton, the son of the late John and Isabel (Correia) Camara. He was educated in Easton and graduated from Oliver Ames High School, Class of 1949, and from Bentley College in 1955. Prior to his retirement, Ernie had been employed by the Town of Easton as the town accountant for 18 years and earlier at Garland Corporation of Brockton for 15 years. A veteran of the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Marines as a corporal. Ernie was a past Commander and an active member of the George F. Schindler Post 2547, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a charter and life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 238 of Easton, a member of the 1st. Lt. Brian McPhillip Metro South Marine Corps League Detachment 1115, and a member of the Korean Veterans Association. He served on the planning committee for Eastons 250th Anniversary Parade in 1975 and the 275th Anniversary Parade in 2000. He enjoyed coin collecting, playing golf and spending time with his family and friends. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Easton before moving to Taunton where he was a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle. In addition to his wife Mary, he leaves four daughters, Anne Marie Camara of Taunton, Joanne Faust and her husband Scott of Easton, Lisa Bodio and her husband Jack of Bridgewater, Jeanette Mitchell and her husband John of Bridgewater; five grandchildren, Benjamin Faust, Edward Ted Faust, Nathan Faust, Stephanie Ataman and Rebecca Ataman. He is also survived by three brothers, John Camara of Stoughton, Joseph Camara of Easton, and Abel Bill Camara of Rockville, Md.; five sisters, Celeste Dahlborg of Taunton, Evangeline Crocker of Easton, Alice Camara of South Fallsburg, N.Y., Isabel Linda Amorim of Easton and Gloria Walsh of Bourne. He was predeceased by his older brother John and his sister Mary Rose. Funeral was held from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington St. (Rte. 138), Easton, Saturday, Aug. 3, at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church, Easton, at 10 a.m. Interment in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton. Visiting hours were Friday from 4-8 p.m. Donations in Ernies memory may be sent to Old Colony Hospice, 1 Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368, or to the George F. Schindler Post, 2547-VFW, P.O. Box 103, North Easton, MA 02356. For directions or condolences, www.kanefuneralhome.com.
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Published in Easton Journal from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8, 2013