Camille Yacovelli Neto, 73, of Asbury Park, N.J., died Friday night at the Scranton Health Care Center.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Michael and Jennie Micciche Yacovelli, she was a 1959 graduate of West Scranton High School. She lived and worked in New York City for three years in the early 60s. She then moved to Hollywood, Calif., and worked for Capitol Records, eventually becoming a credit manager for Polydor Records. She moved back to New York City in 1974 and then to Asbury Park in 1979, where she purchased the Owl & the Pussycat bar with partners, Carol and Kay, then purchased the Key West Hotel, a nightclub/hotel at the Asbury Park beachfront, which she and her partners operated until 1989, when they purchased the M&K Bar and liquor store, which they operated until 1998. In 2000 Camille went to Las Vegas to fulfill her fantasy job as a blackjack dealer. After returning to New Jersey in 2003, she worked in merchandising until her retirement in 2006. Camille loved life and lived life to the fullest.
She is survived by her sister, Jean Hurchick and husband, Joseph, Scranton; brother, Michael Yacovelli and wife, Kathy, Gainesville, Fla.; nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved canine, Bella; and a large community of loving friends in Asbury Park.
A heartfelt thank you is extended to her best friends, Carol Torre and Mickey Carter, Asbury Park, and Kurt Kelly of Morristown, Pa., and the nurses and staff at Scranton Health Care Center for the compassionate care given to Camille and her family during her extended illness.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. Ann's Basilica, to be celebrated by the Rev. Joseph Jones, C.P., associate pastor. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Viewing for family and friends will be Monday, 5 to 7 p.m. Condolences: www.chomkofuneralhome.com.
Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services
262 Railroad Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 23, 2014