Andrew Camelio, husband of Claire (Murphy) Camelio, son of the late Vincenzo and Mary (DiDomenico) Camelio, father, veteran, and coach, died on April 3, 2013, after a long and very courageous battle with cancer.
An all-state catcher at Somerville (Mass.) High School, he graduated from Villanova University, where, as a senior, he was captain of the 100th anniversary baseball team in 1965. After graduation he went to work for the New England Telephone Company, starting a career in human resources and finance that would last over 40 years.
In 1966, he enlisted in the Army, reached the rank of first lieutenant, and served a tour in Vietnam. After being awarded a bronze star and honorably discharged from the military in 1972, he returned to New England Telephone where he worked in several management positions and at several locations until his retirement from Verizon in 1998, after which he spent 15 years as a consultant with Technology Solutions Company.
While living in Wilton he coached many basketball and baseball teams and was instrumental in creating four new baseball teams, including the Wilton American Legion Post 86 squad.
Besides his wife of more than 40 years, he is survived by his son, A. J. of Somerville, and son Stephen and daughter-in-law Wendie of Gardiner, Mont.; brother Vincent and his wife Marilyn; sister-in-law Kathleen Kelly and her husband Lawrence Kelly; brother-in-law Kevin Murphy and his wife Stephanie; brother-in-law James Murphy, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his brother Cosmo and sister-in-law Phyllis, sister Ann, and his son Brian Camelio.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Kesav Nair and the nurses at Whittingham Cancer Center who provided care and compassion for Mr. Camelio during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Fl., Brookline, MA 02445-7226 or to the Whittingham Cancer Center, Norwalk Hospital, Maple Street, Norwalk, CT, 06856.
Arrangements were entrusted to Norwalk’s Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 5 East Wall Street. Visit norwalkfh.com for more information.