Jesse Campinha, 90
Jesse Campinha, 90, of Wareham died March 20 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Bubs” (Fernandes) Campinha and the son of the late Louis and Silvania (Lomba) Campinha.
He was born in Oxford and lived in Wareham for most of his life. After leaving Wareham High School, he joined the military. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Mr. Campinha worked as a foreman for Lawrence-Lynch Construction Company for many years before retiring.
Jesse “Boboy” lived, what he called, “a simple life” with simple belongings. Yet, to many who knew him well, he was a profound thinker. He loved his family and had many friends. He was personable – a man of quick wit and homespun wisdom who loved to make others laugh. His stories, jokes, and childhood memories were the mainstay of many family gatherings. He was proud and humble to be one of the last of his generation and he showed it by sharing his life lessons and values.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth “Bubs” (Fernandes) Campinha; four sons, Kerry, Guy, Joel and Shawn Campinha all of Wareham; six daughters, Patricia Smith of Queens, New York, Victoria Rose of Marion, Susan Beck, Pamela McIsaac and Jamie Campinha all of Wareham and Tammy Campinha of Sumter, South Carolina; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Jesse Campinha, Jr.
Mr. Campinha was predeceased by his brothers, Antone, Joseph, John, Miguel, and by his sisters, Victoria Campinha and Joanna C. DaSilva.
Visiting hours are from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 23 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham, followed by a service at noon.
Burial and committal prayers will follow at the Center Cemetery next to his son, the late Jesse Campinha, Jr. For directions and online guestbook, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com.