Obituary: Nicholas Campanella, 21

Nicholas Campanella, 21, of East Greenwich, passed away at home peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, surrounded by his loving family.  Born in Warwick, he was the dearly beloved son of Richard and Sabrina (Frank) Campanella.

Nicholas was only on this earth for 21 years, but his impact on the lives of those who loved him, and on those he touched, was immense.  Nick has passed on, but his legacy of kindness, courage, humor, gratitude and empathy for others will live forever.  This can be said with certainty. We are all far better off for have knowing and loving him.  He was also a student at Providence College.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his dear brother Dean Campanella of NYC, and his maternal grandparents Thomas and Cindy Frank of Cranston.  Nick was the paternal grandson of the late Richard and Jenny Campanella.  He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and his loving companion dog Jack.

His funeral will be held from the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, on Monday at 8:45 a.m. followed by a service in the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 175 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, at 10 a.m.  Entombment will take place in the Redwood Mausoleum, Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Tomorrow Fund, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, R.I. 02903.

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