In Memory of Joseph L. Camelo

January 13, 1935 - July 4, 2019

Resided in Utica, NY


No Visitation


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Joseph L. Camelo, 84, of Utica, died on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at his home.

He was born on January 13, 1935, in Hoboken, NJ, the son of the late Nicholas and Grace Murtaugh Camelo. He was educated locally and graduated from Proctor High School. Joe served proudly in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. On July 6, 1957, Joe married Linda West in St. Patrick’s Church, Utica. He worked for many years with General Electric.

Joe was a parishioner of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. He was an avid bowler and served as secretary/treasurer for many bowling leagues at Sunset Bowling Center and Pin-O-Rama Lanes in Utica.At one time, he was an umpire for Little League Baseball. He also loved watching sports and his favorite teams were the Giants, Yankees, Rangers and Syracuse University.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Camelo, and cherished daughter, Cynthia Camelo, both of Utica; daughter-in-law, Katrina Camelo; grandchildren, Nicholas Camelo, Jr. and his wife, L’Oreal and Joseph Camelo and several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son, Nicholas Camelo, Sr.

The funeral will be on Tuesday at 11:00 the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors. The family will greet everyone attending the Mass. Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.