Francis Michael Camps-Campins
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Francis Michael Camps-Campins, age 80, of Surf City, NC, beloved husband of Yvette (Gioannetti) Camps-Campins, passed away on Friday, September 21st at his home while holding the hand of his loving wife.
He was born November 15, 1931 in Cambridge, MA, the son of the late Francisco and Doreen (Pereira) Camps-Campins, both formerly of Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Frank grew up in New York City and graduated from DeLaSalle Academy. He continued his education at Columbia University before being called to serve his country for three years with distinction as a Naval Officer during the Korean War. After receiving his honorable discharge, he completed his education at New York University where he graduated with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Frank spent most of his adult life in Norwalk, CT before retiring to Surf City, NC in 1999.
Frank held many prominent roles during his professional engineering career which spanned over 40 years. He also served his community by committing his time and effort to planning boards, civic associations, and councils. His philanthropy also extended to worldwide charitable organizations, in addition to his endless dedication to the Episcopal Church. However, nothing was more important to Frank than his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Yvette. Frank was predeceased by four sons, Rene Michael, Francis Mark, Joseph and Gerard. He is the son-in-law of the late Alfred and Maria Gioannetti. He is survived by his daughter Julie Avellino of Surf City, NC, grandchildren, Victor, Joshua, and Tiana; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Richard Alexander of Fairfield, CT, grandchildren, Michael and Mia; son Christiaan of Surf City, NC and granddaughter, Ava; and son and daughter-in-law, Derek and Cheryl of Wakefield, MA, grandson, Derek Joseph. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Doreen DeLima and husband Albert of Wayne, NJ and their children, Albert and Anthony DeLima and Maria-Lisa O'Brien, and their families. Frank also leaves behind many more family members and friends whom he cherished dearly.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 28th at 10:30AM at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 661 Tar Landing Road, Holly Ridge, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Frank Camps-Campins to the Trinity Center, P.O. Box 155, Holly Ridge, NC 28445.
Published in The Hour on Sept. 25, 2012