Anthony J. Campisi
October 27, 1935 – November 4, 2022
Anthony (Tony) J. Campisi passed away peacefully on November 4, 2022, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Nebraska. Before his death, Tony had been comforted by numerous visits from his family and friends. He was 87 years old.
Tony was born on October 27, 1935, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the youngest of ten children born to Emanuel and Sarah Campisi. Tony grew up in Omaha’s Little Italy. He later moved his parents and oldest sister, Ann, to “West” Omaha in 1965 and lived there until 2022.
Tony worked in finance for GMAC and later at Marriott before retiring. Tony’s loves were dancing, gardening, and his family. Tony was part owner of a dance studio as well as an instructor. He traveled and participated in various competitions.
Tony was very proud of his garden, getting his green thumb from his mother. He shared his prized produce with family and neighbors.
He also was a great cook, another talent he picked up from his mother. Tony would make cookies, sausage, sugo, and goodie roonie pizzas.
Being the youngest, Tony would often sit back and observe the antics of his siblings and spouses. He enjoyed traveling, often visiting his brother, sister, and families in California. Later in life, when spending time with his nieces, nephews, and families, Tony would be content sitting at the table, smiling, watching everyone, and listening to the conversations. On occasion, Tony would throw in a one-line zinger that would make the room burst into laughter. He also loved to share his stories with anyone who would listen. Tony was happiest when he was around his friends and family.
Tony was one of the nicest guys around. He was soft-spoken and rarely raised his voice (unless he had a disagreement with his sister Ann). Tony had a gentle soul, was kind, and dearly loved his family. And his family loved him. He will be sorely missed.
Tony was preceded in death by his father and mother; brothers: Frank, Joe, and Sam; and sisters: Annie, Fannie, Carmela, Josie, Tina, and Lena.
Tony is survived by many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nebraska American Heart Association or the Josie Harper Hospice House.
Thank you to all of those who were able to visit with him during his final days.
VISITATION: Tuesday, November 8th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, Nov. 9th at 11am, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
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