Paul Cambo

Paul B. Cambo

Wednesday, April 18th, 1934 - Monday, October 14th, 2019
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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.
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 or to St Cecilia Church 42 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA 01095.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sampson's Chapel of the Acres
    21 Tinkham Road
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 11:00am
    St. Cecilia's Church
    42 Main Street
    WILBRAHAM, MA 01095
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  • Interment

    Woodland Dell Cemetery


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Jeff and Ida Wilcox

Posted at 09:52am
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John Sampson

Posted at 12:51pm
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Dan Jones

Posted at 11:50am
Dear Mrs. Cambo and Family,

“May God’s loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time.” Psalms 29:11

Losing our loved ones that are so dear to us is such a tough part of life. Many of us know the deep pain of losing our loved ones, but we are blessed to have had them in our lives for what seems to be too short a period of time. May the wonderful memories you have help you through this very difficult time. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. The Lord calls us all home when he is ready.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, I hope you feel the love and support of your family and us friends. God bless you and your family. Time and memories will help you focus on all the good times you had together, and Mr. Cambo will always be a bright light in your mind and heart.

All our love to all of you, and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you,

Dan & Caren Jones and Family

Mark and Rachel Letourneau

Posted at 10:57am
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
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Norma Belloli

Posted at 09:05am
A great man who will live on in the lives of all he knew.
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