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Joseph N. Campolieta, 85


Joseph N. Campolieta

Joseph N. Campolieta

Joseph N. Campolieta, 85, of Fulton, died Sunday at Oswego Hospital.

A native of Syracuse, he resided in Fulton since 1954. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy where he played football, basketball and baseball. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1945-1947 in the military police and on the boxing team.

Following his military service, he was in the first graduating class in 1951 at LeMoyne College where he received his teaching degree and hit the first home run for the school baseball team. He attended Syracuse University where he received his master’s degree in education and school administrator’s certificate.

Joe was hired as a social studies teacher in the Fulton City School District and coached football. Later he became vice principal then principal of the Fulton High School until his retirement. The school’s National Honor Society named their chapter after Joe. He was a three year member of the Fulton City School District Board of Education.

Joe was a communicant of  Holy Trinity Church in Fulton and had served as a lector and on the Parish Council. He was a member of the N.Y.S. Teachers Association, the former Italian American Club and played softball with the Fulton Men’s City Softball League where he received many awards.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Lois Campolieta of Fulton; three sons, Joseph (Nancy) Campolieta  of Simsbury, CT, Paul (Rhonda) and Robert (Laura) Campolieta all of Fulton; six grandchildren, Daniel, Mary, Alaina, Sara, Brett and Katherine Campolieta; three sisters, Jenny Herron and Antoinette (Stanley) Kowalczyk of Syracuse and Gilda (Thomas) Sayles of Lafayette; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 9:30 AM Friday, April 8, 2011 at Holy Trinity Church, corner of Rochester and South Third Streets, Fulton with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton. Calling hours are 4 to 8 PM Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 309 Buffalo Street, Fulton 13069 or to a charitable organization of your choice.

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12 Responses “Joseph N. Campolieta, 85”

  1. April 5, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Your family are in our prayers. Joe was a great educator and a good citizen of Fulton. May God guide him to his kingdom for eternal love and peace.

  2. Tonya Powers Crisafulli
    April 5, 2011 at 8:59 am

    As the G. Ray Bodley Class of 1981 plans it’s 30th reunion this summer we are reminded at every turn of Mr. Campolieta’s kindness, sense of humor and concern for the children he guided through school. For some of us there is no doubt that Mr. Campolieta left a lasting impression. Now, 30 years later, his wisdom resonates. Thank you Mr. Campolieta.

  3. Tom and Dianne Licciardello
    April 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Dear Lois and family,

    Our community has lost a wonderful man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely,
    Tom and Dianne

  4. Jim and Lois Bough
    April 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Campolieta was one of my favorite teachersand a great person. Jim Bough

  5. Jim Rinaldo
    April 5, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Lois, Joe, Paul & Rob,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. It seems impossible that 40 plus years have passed since we played ball in your backyard under your Dad’s watchful eye. 37 since I graduated from his high school.
    I remember him now as he looks in the photo and hold him in my memory with the deepest respect and admiration.
    God bless you all.
    Jim

  6. Mike Otis
    April 6, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Joe Campolieta was a gentleman in every nuance of the word~the end of an era, certainly~May God bless this good man and his loving family~

  7. Cathy Gantley Crisafulli
    April 6, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Mr. Campolieta served his community well and he will be blessed for it. My prayers are with his family.

  8. Martha Wilber
    April 6, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Mr Campolleta was a compassionate administrator and was very kind to me during my high school years. We are all better for knowing him and have been gifted by his guidence that we have carried through the years. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  9. Valerie (Powers) Puffer
    April 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Campollieta. He lead a full and happy life. We should all strive to be as happy and accomplished as he was! He is happy with Our Lord now. God Bless.

  10. Fran Godici
    April 7, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Great man. My prayers are with his family.

  11. MRS. ROSE A. (SWARTHOUT) VAN ALSTYNE
    April 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    THOUGHTS & PRAYERS GO OUT TO LOIS AND FAMILY.
    THE CLASS OF 1956 REMEMBERS WHEN BOTH LOIS & JOE BEGAN THEIR TEACHING CAREERS, FELL IN LOVE AND MARRIED.
    THEY GRACIOUSLY ATTENDED ALL OF OUR REUNIONS , SADLY ,HE WILL BE MISSED AT OUR 55TH REUNION IN AUGUST–HE WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS.
    WHAT A GENTELMEN.

  12. Mark Mirabito
    April 8, 2011 at 11:59 am

    What a fine, fine man. We all loved and respected him.

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