Stephen Anthony Campagnola
Campagnola, Stephen Anthony age 64 died peacefully on January 25 after a nine-month battle with melanoma. Survived by wife of nearly 25 years, Lori (Braun); children, Anthony and Nicole; brothers James, Andrew and twin brother Thomas (Donna) Campagnola; and many in-laws, nieces and nephews. Stephen was born in Queens, New York to Saverino and Anita (Lucas) Campagnola. He grew up on Long Island, later moved to Manhattan where he met his wife Lori, and they eventually settled down in Minneapolis to raise a family. He had a love for being near water, cooking gourmet dinners and enjoying a good martini. He was a lifelong baseball fan, who sometimes even cheered for the Twins against his favorite Yankees. By all accounts he was a mechanical genius and could fix pretty much anything, usually using very colorful language in the process. As an HVAC engineer, he designed mechanical systems for many different types of buildings, such as the new exhibit hall at the MN State Fairgrounds, a geothermal system for the Hennepin County Plymouth Library, projects at Mayo Clinic, Medtronic and many more. His organized manner and attention to detail was reflected in the way he took care of his 10 year old vehicle that looked as though he recently drove it off the new car lot. He kept a clean house; wiped off the kitchen counter tops every time he walked in and organized the refrigerator as stress therapy. Most of all he loved and cared for his family. He greeted his family with the kindest good mornings and forgave mistakes without a second thought. His abilities to forgive and to love under any circumstance are his lasting gifts which his family will always hold in their hearts. His warmth, affection and humor will be deeply missed. Funeral Mass was held at St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis. Interment and Rite of Committal will be held at a later date this summer.
Published on February 3, 2021
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