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Anthony Ciampa

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East Lyme - Anthony Ciampa, 90, formerly of Niantic, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Middlesex Healthcare Center in Middletown.

He was born in Jordan Village to the late Antonio and Lucia (Mariani) Ciampa. In the late twenties, they moved to Niantic where they lived for many years. Anthony worked at various jobs and was employed at Electric Boat.

In 1942, he was drafted into the Army Air Corps as a ball-turret gunner on a B-24 bomber. He made the mandatory twenty-five missions over enemy territory. He later volunteered for ten more missions earning him the Air Metal and The Distinguished Flying Cross. After being honorably discharged from service, Anthony traveled extensively throughout the country making many friends, he will be missed by all.

He is survived by a sister, Josephine Beuchler of South Carolina; a brother, John Champa of Oakdale; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he is predeceased by three half-siblings, Maria Churchill, Angeline Gorton and Joseph Casino.

All funeral and interment services are private.

The Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave., New London, has been entrusted with his care.
Published in The Day on Feb. 9, 2014
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