Phyllis M. Camille


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Gloucester - Phyllis M. (Militello) Camille, age 85, died July 8, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Camille Jr. A lifelong resident of Gloucester, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Frontiero) Militello. She was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1953. She also graduated from Marshfield Beauty Academy.
Phyllis was a vibrant and loving woman who enjoyed her life and filled it with family and friends. She especially enjoyed family gatherings, celebrations and holidays filled with laughter and food. She was a wonderful cook and was famous for her mac and cheese, Italian cookies, and apple pie. Family was everything to Phyllis.
Phyllis was an avid traveler and had many happy memories of her adventures with her late husband, Richard. Alaska, Italy, South American, England, Spain, Portugal, France, and Bosnia were a few of her memorable journeys. Her trip to Llordes, France, was her favorite and, of course, family trips to Disney World.
She had many, many friends and enjoyed her time at the Rose Baker Senior Center having lunch, bingo, or a movie with friends. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. She was a member of the Madonna Del Rosario Society for over 40 years, and of the Seafood Retirees.
Surviving her are two daughters, Toni Camille and her partner Edward Berkman of Gloucester, Cynthia Camille-Ilges and her husband Kevin of Gloucester; three grandchildren, Adam Curcuru and his wife Janessa, Andrew Curcuru and Ana Curcuru; two great-grandchildren, Kajsa, Kiara; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Michael Militello; a sister, Rosalie Moceri.

Her funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Good Voyage Church, Gloucester, on Friday, July 12, 2019, at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her name to Make-A-Wish America Gift Processing, 1702 East Highland Ave., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016, or Cape Ann Veterans Services, 9 Dale Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930.
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Jeannine Ellis
Jul 13, 2019
So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. My condolences to the whole family.
Sandra J Perrine
Jul 13, 2019
Cindy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you with you at this time.
Jerry Goulart jr.
Jul 12, 2019
Cousin Phyllis was a wonderful lady. Growing up next door to her and Cousin Richard was a blessing. Especially on occasion in my late teenage years, when their guidance steered me from possible harm.
We are out. of state so unable to attend services. 😕
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family.
We are happy to know she is back with Cousin Richard, and laughing again as I so fondly remember them.
God Bless
LeeAnn Bellegarde
Jul 12, 2019
I remember often how exasperated you and my sister made all our parents, Cyndi. Phyllis took everything in stride, later often joking about it. Anytime we ran into each other over the years it would eventually be about you and Susie and how she laughed after the fact. She was a sweet, wonderful woman who will always be remembered. The world is a little dinner without her shine. Rip Phyllis and my deepest sympathy to you and Toni and your families.
donna medas
Jul 11, 2019
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donna medas
Jul 11, 2019
Dear Toni,

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Thinking of you and your family.
Vincie Burgess
Jul 11, 2019
Cyndi, Kevin & the rest of your mom's family... I am SO very sorry for your loss. May your mom R.I.P. and of course I hope you take comfort in knowing she's now a beautiful angel by your dad's side again. Love, Vincie (Susanno) Burgess
Michael & Diane McCormack
Jul 10, 2019
Dear Toni,
Our prayers are with you and your family.May the comfort of Our Lord be with you to fill your sadness.
Michael & Diane McCormack