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John A. Camilleri

May 10, 1935 October 5, 2016
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Obituary for John A. Camilleri

John A. Camilleri, age 81 of Deckerville, passed away October 5, 2016. John was born in Lincoln Park, MI on May 10, 1935. John is survived by his son Johnny (Teresa) Camilleri of Lapeer, daughters Yvonne (Glenn) Sprague of Brighton and Valerie Camilleri of Westland, son Michael MacDonald of Belleville; grandchildren Nicholas, Corey, Aaron, Andrew, Garrett, Katie and Jacob; great-grandchildren Bentlee, Ciaran, Callum, and Iris; brothers George and Lawrence; sisters Margaret, Josephine and Mary; also many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his beloved wife Betty of 25 years; parents Emmanuel and Nora Camilleri; three brothers Pat, Edward and Francis.

John loyally served his country in the United States Army. He retired from Ford Motor Co. after 48 and a half years as a skilled machine technician. John was one of the original drag racers at Detroit Dragway when it was organized in the late 1950's. He went 100 mph in a quarter mile in 1959, which to this day still stands as an incredible achievement. John was a mechanical "genius" who loved tinkering with his tractors or anything to do with machinery. John was a hobby farmer that loved spending time caring for his animals and maintaining his wooded property. The Camilleri family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale Grand Blanc Memory Care for their special attention and care.

Friends may visit on Friday, October 7th from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 8th at 11:00 AM at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer. Pastor Drew Jolly will be officiating. Burial will take place at Downing Cemetery in Deckerville. Memorial donations to Paradise Animal Rescue are greatly appreciated.

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Visitation

Friday

7

Oct

5:00 PM 10/7/2016 5:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/7/2016 9:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel

542 Liberty Park
Lapeer, MI 48446

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel
542 Liberty Park Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

8

Oct

10:00 AM 10/8/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/8/2016 11:00:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel

542 Liberty Park
Lapeer, MI 48446

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel
542 Liberty Park Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

8

Oct

11:00 AM 10/8/2016 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/8/2016 12:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel

542 Liberty Park
Lapeer, MI 48446

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel
542 Liberty Park Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Downing Cemetery Final Resting Place

3065 Rangeline Rd.
Deckerville, MI 48427

3065 Rangeline Rd. Deckerville 48427 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Paradise Animal Rescue

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