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Pauline Campanella


Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother & Friend –

 Pauline Campanella (née Vanover), age 74, of Bucyrus, Ohio passed away March 18, 2020 following an extended illness.  Pauline was born in Williamson, West Virginia, the daughter of Samuel Vanover and Emily Agnes Vanover (née Potter). On February 11, 1963, she married Benny Campanella, Sr. of Freeburn, Kentucky.  Together they shared 57 years of marriage. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Education, Pauline earned her Master of Social Work degree from Case Western Reserve University.  Pauline worked at The Ohio State University @ Marion’s Yoder Prairie Learning Laboratory; as a teacher in the Head Start Program; and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, often as a Victim’s Advocate with the courts. Before completing her higher education, Pauline was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader in the Bucyrus community.  Pauline was also a member of Bucyrus Nazarene Church. She is survived by her husband Benny, her daughter Pebbles Campanella-Napakh (Elliot Napakh); sons Benny Campanella, Jr. (Michelle Campanella); Michael Campanella (Tiffany Campanella), granddaughters Madison Campanella, Morgan Campanella, Macey Campanella and grandsons Silas Campanella and Devon Campanella. Pauline was a kind, noble, generous, free-spirited woman who will be greatly missed. We love you.

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  • Bill and Judy Kauffer says:

    Sorry for your loss. Pauline was a wonderful person. Love to Benny and the family.

  • Debbie Chin says:

    Our hearts go out to you during this time of sorrow. May your memories bring you peace & comfort. – The Chin Family

  • Bradley Casey Jr says:

    Benny, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Jonetta Garvey says:

    Pebbles, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Chris Perkins says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Pauline was always so kind to me and I will miss her. Benny, Ben Jr and Pebbles, I love you all.

  • Andrew MacMillan says:

    Benny, Benny Jr., Pebbles, Michael, you were part of my family for the formative years of my life. I think of you often and with great fondness. Life takes us in different directions but the memories of good times shared together are eternal. Pauline was a unique person with an amazing life energy that pulsed through the entire Campanella family, and through those she encountered. Wise and kind, I will always remember her smile and her words of encouragement. Miss you, Andrew

  • Danielle Campanella says:

    Aunt Pauline was a beautiful, smart, and fun-loving person. She will certainly be missed. Prayers are going up for my Uncle Benny, and for all my cousins. You are in my heart and thoughts during this very sad time.

  • Tracy Ketcher says:

    I work with Pebbles & have often heard her speak about her parents. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love & condolences.

  • Mike Wilkes says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go to everyone affected by this loss. She sounds like a wonderful woman, mother and person.

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