Wilbraham- Paul Bruce Cambo of Wilbraham, MA was called home to the Lord on October 14, 2019 having passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. His life was filled with faith, love, charity and family. He was born on April 18, 1934 in Palmer, MA the beloved son of Walter and Eileen (Rowe) Cambo. Growing up in Three Rivers he graduated from Palmer High School, Manlius Military Academy, Manlius, New York where his undefeated football team the Red Knights of 1953 were recently inducted into the athletic hall of fame. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. In addition, Paul served honorably as a member of the United States Army. Paul was the retired Owner and President of Northern Tree Service founded by his late father, Walter, in 1932. Paul was also a member of the National Arborist Association since 1976, the Utility Arborist Association, International Society of Arboriculture, and the Construction Industries of Massachusetts.
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Paul leaves behind his beloved wife Anasticia “Tess” (Theodore) who were blessed to have just this past September celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. In Addition to Tess, Paul leaves his adoring children Lisa and her husband Peter Deane of Madison, CT. Philip and his wife Kathy Cambo of Sturbridge, MA. Paul Jr. (PJ) Cambo and his wife Miriam Siegel of Wilbraham, MA and Dina and her husband Tim LaMotte of Wilbraham, MA. The light of his life and his pride and joy, Paul was the grandfather and biggest fan who never missed a game or recital of Michael Deane of New Haven, CT, late grandson Joseph Deane, Cameron LaMotte of Worcester, MA, Jake and Avery LaMotte of Wilbraham, MA and McKenna Cambo of Wilbraham, MA and his faithful and loving grand dog Sully. Paul also leaves his loving Sister Geraldine (Cambo) Allen as well as many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Paul was predeceased in December by his adoring grandson Joe Deane, and four of his siblings; Brothers David and Philip and his Sisters Arleine Cambo and Jeanne ( Cambo) Bigos. Paul was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church in Wilbraham, MA where he felt honored and privileged to serve as a sexton for over 50 years. He was a member of their Men’s Club for many years. Paul was also a member of the Wilbraham Lions Club. While Paul was private with his charitable work and wished to do most things anonymously, he was always willing to do anything in support of St. Cecilia Church and the town of Wilbraham, which he proudly called home for the past 60 years. Paul was a member of the Country Club of Wilbraham and the Naples Heritage Country Club in Naples, Florida. He treasured the friendships and memories that came from each of those associations.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude and sincere appreciation for the compassionate care extended to Paul and our family by Dr. Philip Glynn and his staff at the Sister Caritas Cancer Center, Dr. Susan Glover and her staff at the Urology Group of New England, the nursing teams of Mercy Medical Center. Laurie, Melissa, Erin, Rose, Donna, Julia and Erica from Bay State Hospice. Also, Anne Marie Ferraro and Laura Kelliher of Private Home Services of Springfield, We are eternally grateful. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11 am at St. Cecilia Church 42 Main Street Wilbraham, MA. Burial will be private at the request of the family. Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4 to 7 pm at Sampson Chapel of the Acres 21 Tinkham Rd. Springfield, MA. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to demandzero P.O. Box 427, Madison, CT 06443 or online at www.demandzero.org or to St Cecilia Church 42 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095.