WEST HARTFORD – Sister Phyllis (Sister Mary Carmel) Campoli, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, West Hartford, died on Oct. 16, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford. She was 73 years old and in her 55th year of religious life.
She was born in Waterbury on Nov. 25, 1940, a daughter of the late Leonard V. Campoli and Natalie C. (Tedesco) Campoli. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on Sept. 1, 1959, and celebrated her perpetual profession of vows on March 1, 1967.
Sister Phyllis earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Diocesan Teachers College in West Hartford and a master’s degree in education, with a minor in theology, from Fairfield University. She was involved in many areas of education. Within the Archdiocese of Hartford, Sister Phyllis taught at St. Joseph School in New Britain and was a culinary arts teacher at the Intensive Education Academy in West Hartford, where she later became assistant to the director of education. She also taught in Stratford and was a principal in Bridgeport, and spent 18 years as a pastoral assistant in Stratford.
In addition to her religious community, survivors include her sisters, Lucille Conway and Leonora Spino; nieces; nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 20 at the Convent of Mary Immaculate in West Hartford. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be sent to the Sisters of St. Joseph, 27 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.