Camille L. DeVitto

Camille L. DeVitto passed away January 28, 2022 in the Bronx, NY. She was 78, and loved by so many.


Born on February 12, 1943 to James and Theresa (Maggio) DeVito, Camille was the youngest of three; predeceased by Her brother Joseph and survived by her sister Marie (Mariani). She is also survived by her nieces Michele Mariani-Martinez and Elizabeth DeVito, and nephews Michael Mariani, Mark Mariani, and Jamie DeVito each of whom will miss her greatly. Great-Aunt to Phoebe, Isabelle, Alessandro, Joseph and Alec – she will always be remembered as a champion and advocate for the young.

The Family wishes to extend their appreciation to the many friends and neighbors along with the members of her beloved parish of St. Dominic’s for the community of love and support they shared with Camille.

Visitation will be Friday & Saturday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during the visiting hours DeVitto Visitation  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 11am at St. Dominic’s Church, 1739 Unionport Road, Bronx. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 49-02 Laurel Hill Boulevard, Queens. In Lieu of Flowers, contributions in Camille’s name to St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church are encouraged as the most fitting way to honor her devotion to her spiritual community.



  1. Ada Marini on January 30, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Rest In Peace Camille. You were are good friend. I will miss stopping by the store to chat.

  2. Theresa smith on January 30, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Loved visiting u at the store u were always helpful enjoyed visiting u .May You RIP .love Theresa and Bill

  3. Roger Bombace on January 30, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Rest In Peace Camille, Joey is up there with you now, have fun

  4. Melissa Bellisario on January 30, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Camille you were a staple to the community. Even though I was so young when visiting your store with mom and my sister I remember you fondly. I remember seeing you and Sister Ann Michael always together. Thank you for the beautiful memories. Rest In Peace

  5. Valerie Mazzacane on January 30, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    I visited the store often buying sympathy gifts, communion and confirmation items too. You were always fun to chat with and kind to all who entered your store. Rest in eternal peace.

  6. Annette on January 31, 2022 at 12:26 am

    You will always be thought of fondly Auntie Camille ❤ I remember my mom and I having dinner at your house when I first arrived in the U.S. You were so welcoming and I felt so at ease with you. May you rest in peace, hugs to our heavenly family ❤

    • John Sullivan on January 31, 2022 at 7:09 pm

      Camille was a friendly lady who operated a wonderful store opposite St.Dominics.R.I.P.

  7. Bernadette Ferrara on January 31, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I will miss our late night discussions. I will miss my many visits at the store sharing community, political and old neighborhood St. Dominic stories. Your dish of M&Ms, pepper mints and cookies were always waiting for me! I’ll miss just hanging out and wishing for better times. I’ll just miss seeing you with your tea and chocolate chip cookies. I’m glad we (VNNA) honored you in 2013 at our annual dinner. You were in the first graduating class of St. Dominic’s school. You and your family were such a founding part of Van Nest. Fly with the Angels, Camille, and helps us here in the Bronx. Now you can run and dance. Rest in peace my friend.

  8. Lizzette on January 31, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Camille i’ve known you since 1993 & you have represented a pillar of peace and safety for me for so many years! I am so happy to have shared many long talks in the store and upstairs in your apartment/ shared laughs and many cries as well as lived in the building twice! I am honored to have met such a beautiful and bright soul who has touched my life in so many ways. I will forever miss you…. Thank you for always being there for me . Say hello to my mom-Rest In Peace Love Always-Lizzette .

  9. Joe Valles on January 31, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Sad to hear that you are no longer with us.
    God Bless You. xoxo

  10. Natalie Diaz on February 1, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Camille you are sorely missed. You will live forever in many hearts. May the angels welcome you with open arms as you did with so many throughout your years with us. Forever a place in my heart ♥️

  11. Mike Lugano on February 1, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    My dear friend, Camille. How I will miss you. We were friends, no – family, for over 30 years. I enjoyed our times in your store and helping you the last few years with decorating your windows, storing stock, and helping out with sales. We had many laughs as we passed the time. You were a treasure trove of community stories and family remembrances that you shared freely! I enjoyed and will miss our impromptu and planned dinners. They were good times. I will miss our phone calls which lasted sometimes for two hours! We had our disagreements but our similar values and beliefs were stronger and they bonded us as friends, and family! You were a generous soul in many ways to the neighborhood friends and customers that entered your store. I thank God in many ways for the memories you helped build and that will stay with me forever. Thank you for always being there for me, my friend! ❤️

  12. SrTheresaAnn on February 2, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you for everything…

  13. Mara Maggio on February 4, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Haven’t seen you for so many years Camille but will never forget how sweet and kind you were to us as children – and so much fun!
    Love to all the family
    Mara and all the Maggios in Scotland

  14. Tom Grimaldi on February 4, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    She was such a nice person. Also travel agent. Booked my Honeymoon in 1975 to Puerto Rico. Also gave us an Infant of Prague statue when we bought our house. Also bought mY items for our daughter Christine for the sacraments she made at St Dominic. Tom

  15. Connie Gumina-Santini on February 5, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    So many memories of a wonderful caring family to all of us at St DOMINICS which Camille continued in her life.
    Many of us continued to return to return to the store where our parents purchased our communion & confirmation rosary beads, head/arm bands, white gloves, medals, statues & so much more (of which I still have many of those items)
    May You Rest In Peace Camille

  16. Jean L. Silva on February 5, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    My dear friend Camille, I just learned of your passing today and am so very saddened. We spoke just two weeks ago and I now find it so hard to accept that our conversations will be on hold for awhile. We were so fortunate to be part of St. Dominic’s elementary school, and their first graduating class (1957) What a special and most memorable time we all shared. Rest in Peace Dear Camille, as your life will now be celebrated in Heaven with Our Lord. My Richie will look out for you too, as we all will at some point reunite in Heaven. I look forward to that Glorious Reunion too. You have been such a blessing to all of us from our elementary school days and thank you again and again for all the work that went into celebrating our 1998 class reunion. Classmates traveled from many different locations which was so wonderful, and we shared this with Sr, Josephine Marie too. Yes we were a special group and ever so blessed. We have all shared so many treasures and please know how much you are loved and will always be remembered. I will continue to pray for you always. All my Love and Prayers,

  17. Barbara Lamendola on February 8, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    Rest In Peace Camille, I will miss you soo much . I will miss our late telephone calls.

    • Barbara Lamendola on February 9, 2022 at 9:18 am

      I will miss our late night telephone calls. I will always miss you. Love Barbara

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