LAWRENCE — Cecile Campagna, 87, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Monday, March 28, 2011, at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, N.H.
Born in Lawrence on Aug. 2, 1923, daughter of the late Phillippe and Laura (Beauparlante) LeVeille, her parents introduced her to the world of music at age three.
Cecile went on to earn the prestigious "Artist Diploma" from the LeVeille Virtuoso School of Piano and Violin. Continuing her successful career in piano, she performed as a soloist including such venues as Jordan Hall, Boston, and Carnegie Hall, N.Y. Following her performance career, she continued her parents' tradition of teaching music to the students of Lawrence and surrounding communities for over half a century. Having been a member of Riverside Assembly of God since 1972, she shared her gifts through the music ministry of the church, accompanying both choir and congregation in weekly services.
She is survived by her beloved children, Kevin Campagna of Londonderry, N.H., and Lynne Wilby and her husband Dave of Kingston, N.H.; her cherished grandchildren, Joshua Ireson, Nathan Ireson and his wife Tiffany, and Jennifer Wilby, all of Seattle.
ARRANGEMENTS: The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen, with a celebration of Cecile's life Friday at 11a.m. at the Riverside Assembly of God, 15 Lowell Blvd, Methuen. The interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Andover. Donations in memory of Mrs. Campagna may be directed to Children International, P.O. Box 219055, Kansas City, MO 64121.