WILMINGTON, MA — Camille A. (Guzzetta) Lane, of Wilmington, formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, August 29th. She was 82.
Born in Medford, she was raised in Somerville and was the daughter of the late John J. and Angela N. (Gianino) Guzzetta.
Camille was first and foremost a mother and homemaker. She devoted her life to raising her family with love and strong family values. After her children were grown, Camille worked in the printing industry as a Bindery Operator. She enjoyed her work and the relationships she built.
Camille was a strong Italian woman and was very proud of her heritage. She built her life around family and food. When it came to visiting Camille, visitors often found themselves staying in her kitchen, the heart of her home. When she was at a family function, Camille always had to have her four daughters sit with her. She liked to have them surround her. The rest of the family was aware of this and would know that when it came to sitting at the table, they better get up and make room for her four daughters.
Camille was a woman of great faith and a devout Catholic. She lived her life and raised her family life the best she could in accordance with the Christian virtues of faith, hope and love. Camille had a special devotion to Jesus and to the Blessed Mother. She was a regular daily Mass communicant at Sacred Hearts Church, Malden and always carried and prayed her Rosary.
Her favorite dish was shrimp scampi. She enjoyed ordering it almost everywhere she went. Of course she did have other things, but if there were ever any doubt, shrimp scampi was the way to go. Camille loved to dine, and her favorite restaurant to visit was Bertucci’s. She loved the atmosphere, the food and the feeling of togetherness.
In her spare time, Camille enjoyed playing bingo and taking trips to Foxwoods to play the slots. In her later years, Camille joined senior citizen groups, classes and trips. She also became fond of making jewelry, and would make special pieces as gifts for holidays and birthdays. When Camille wasn’t out and about, she loved to watch her favorite television programs: Judge Judy, Family Feud, Wheel of Fortune and The Price Is Right. Camille also liked to watch the old movies on the classic stations, because it brought her back to her younger years. She liked to do word searches and other puzzles and listen to music. Her children remember her having a pretty singing voice and have many memories of hearing Camille sing the song: “Stop The World And Let Me Off” by Patsy Cline. Camille loved going to her grandchildren’s sporting events, talent shows and especially loved to watch cheerleading.
Camille and her family took many trips over the years. When her family was younger, they would take the children to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. She always enjoyed the beach, but was never the type to lie out on the sand. Camille preferred to be near the water, close enough to smell the ocean, feel the sea breeze and sit somewhere comfortable to people watch. As time went on, Camille liked going to the beach more and more. In her last months before her death, she would often ask to go to the beach to sit in the sun, feel the sea breeze on her face and breathe in the fresh ocean air. She found it comforting and peaceful.
Camille was the beloved wife of the late Edward T. Lane, who passed away in 2009. The two married on April 27, 1957 at St. Joseph Church in Wakefield and renewed their vows in 1990 at Sacred Hearts Church in Malden. Together they shared 52 years of marriage. She was the devoted mother of Karen Thissell, and her husband Frank of Lancaster, Theresa McCormack and her husband Joseph of Chester, New Hampshire, Gail King and her husband Paul of Wilmington, Debbie Coleman and her husband Evan of Twinsburg, Ohio. Camille was the loving grandmother of Krystin Thissell and her partner Christian Parry of Lancaster, Jacob Thissell of Lancaster, Erica Gerlitz and her husband Jared of Chichester, New Hampshire, Joey McCormack and his partner Nerissa Minor of Freemont, New Hampshire, Aaron King and his wife Rebecca of Wilmington, Angela King of Wilmington, Hunter, Abby, Isabel and Max Coleman, all of Twinsburg, Ohio. She was also the loving great grandmother of Alanna and Riley Murphy, Evey Gerlitz, all of Chichester, New Hampshire, Olivia and Mason Parry, both of Lancaster and Parker King of Wilmington. She was preceded in death by her dear sister, Rose de Garavilla.
Her funeral will be from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main Street, Medford onTuesday, September 4th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 297 Main Street, Malden, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4 through 8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Camille’s name may be sent to the PKD New England Chapter by visiting: http://www.pkdcure.org/tribute-donation.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Dello Russo Funeral Home.)
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