Maurice D. Campetti
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1926-2014 SANDISFIELD Maurice D. Campetti, "Tuffy", 87, a lifelong resident of Sandisfield, MA died on Monday, January 6, 2014. Born March 3, 1926 in Winsted, CT he was one of seven children of Dominic and Caterina Consolati Campetti. He was a graduate of Lee High School, class of 1943. On November 16, 1946 Maurice married the love of his life, the former Joyce G. Allan. He worked on the family owned and operated farm, Valley View Dairy Farm in Sandisfield. In 1946, together with his wife Joyce, Maurice took over the daily operations of the farm from his father for the next 20 years. He continued to help out every hay season on the family owned farm even up to this past year. In 1966 he started his own contracting and trucking business. Then in 1973 following the death of Joyce's parents Maurice and Joyce took over her family's business in Sandisfield, Allan's Restaurant, which they owned and operated until retiring in 1989. Mr. Campetti was an avid sportsman who you could always count on to be hunting, regardless of the weather; turkey hunting, bow hunting, black powder, to name a few. He loved the outdoors and fishing. Maurice enjoyed playing cards and horse shoes and over the years organized numerous tournaments at Allan's Restaurant. As an active member of his community he was a member and former Assistant Chief of the Sandisfield Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Sandisfield Conservation Committee. Mr. Campetti is survived by his son John Campetti, three daughters Joy G. Greenleaf and her husband Tom, Candace A. Craig and her husband George and Dawn A. Pachulski and her husband Eric, his sister Theresa Koszalka of Otis, MA, six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joyce, who died on June 16, 2007, along with his brothers Angelo and Stephen Campetti and sisters Italia "Dolly" Henri, Mary Lundgren and Pierina "Pete" Alexander. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington, conducted by Rev. Donald Peet. Burial will be in the spring. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Donations in memory of Maurice D. Campetti may be made to the Sandisfield Ambulance Squad through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230.
FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME INC
426 MAIN ST GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 01230-1821
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 9, 2014