AUGUSTA -- John Edward Caminiti, 85, of Belgrade, and formerly of Portland, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 14, 2012. He was born in Portland on July 21, 1927, the son of Joseph and Angelina (Pratico) Caminiti. He grew up in Portland, graduating from Deering High School in 1945.
John was a graduate of the University of Maine, class of 1951. He was a member of Phi Mu Delta at UMaine. On Aug. 18, 1956, he married Myrna (Pray), and together they raised three daughters. This past August, John and Myrna celebrated their 56th anniversary.
John worked for a time for his father before becoming self-employed in tile installation. John had a great sense of humor and loved being at the lake. He was the happiest spending time with family and friends. John loved watching golf and college football, especially the University of Maine when he had the chance, and Penn State, as well as the New England Patriots. He was also a past parishioner of St. Joseph's Church and a member of the Italian Heritage Center.
John was predeceased by his parents and brothers Michael and Joseph. He is survived by his wife, Myrna; their daughters, Cynthia Solari, and her husband, Peter, Janice Caminiti and Judith Caminiti; and their grandson, Thomas Collier. He is also survived by his sisters, Grace Thomas, Virginia Shaw and Eleanor Small; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to visiting hours from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 673 Stevens Ave., Portland. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
To offer words of condolence and share memories with the family, please go to the obituaries section at www.athutchins.com.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in John's memory to Belgrade Rescue, 6 Manchester Road, Belgrade, ME 04917.