John A. Campion (Capt. W.F.D. Ret.), 69, of Warwick passed away June 16, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Joan M. (Carey) Campion.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Edward Campion, Sr. and Lillian “Polly” (Bulford) Campion. Mr. Campion was a Captain for the Warwick Fire Department, retiring in 1997 after 30 years of service. He served in The United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a graduate of C.C.R.I. and a member of the Warwick Fire Fighters Association.
He was the loving father of John E. Campion C.C.F.D. of North Providence and Cheryl L. Mercurio and her husband, Anthony of Coventry. Cherished grandfather of Anthony John and Julia Lynn. Caring brother of Edward Campion, Jr. of East Greenwich and the late Lawrence Campion. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. from The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Avenue, Route 5, Warwick (Exit 12A on I-95) with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 3250 Post Road, Warwick. Burial, with military honors, will follow in Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Thursday 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to The American Diabetes Assn., 146 Clifford St., Providence, RI 02903 would be appreciated. www.murphyfuneralhomes.org