Anthony J. Campisi

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.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please visit and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • Michelle Mangano Posted November 6, 2022 10:05 am

    I’m so lucky to have Uncle Tony as my Godfather. Many of us have had the pleasure of his humor and love of family.

    • Theresa V Pignotti Posted November 8, 2022 5:23 pm

      I had forgotten Uncle Tony was your Godfather. Sending a virtual hug your way.

  • Marianne Romaire Posted November 7, 2022 1:27 pm

    I have know Tony all of my life. He was one of the kindest, sweetest men I have been blessed to know. When I think of Tony the first thing that comes to mind is his smile. He will be missed.

  • Theresa V Pignotti Posted November 8, 2022 5:30 pm

    Our Uncle was a quiet mouse. Made the best cream puffs that melted in your mouth. So enjoyed all our Sunday gatherings over the years. As a child, rides in his convertible, top down, for Dairy Queen dipped ice cream cones. As an adult, his conversations, stories, jokes. I was there for our Uncle when he called me for whatever purpose. He was considerate in not wanting to “bother” us. He was never a bother to me. Just a delight to help him where I could. God speed to our Uncle. He deserves the best embrace from our Lord. Lots of love.

  • Pamela Ernst Posted November 17, 2022 8:35 pm

    I had the honor and privilege of being Tony’s manager at Marriott. He was such a gentl and kind person. He was always so easy to talk to and the guests that talked with him had the nicest things to say. He was an honorable man. When he decided to retire he didn’t want to tell me so he tried to sneak in at night to give his notice only to find me still at my desk. He laughed and said well you caught me. It’s time for me retire and garden and be with my family. I’m sad to see that he passed away and I wish I would have had the chance to tell you in person the impact he made. Thanks for sharing your Uncle with us. I will never forget him.

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