Carmela "Camille" Balsamello


Carmela “Camille” Balsamello of Warwick, NY passed away on April 25, 2022 with her loving family by her side. She was 61 years old.

Born on August 19, 1960 in Hoboken, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Sarina (Baratta) Totaro and the late Angelo Totaro. She was also predeceased by infant son, Stephen.

Camille, as she preferred to be called, was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and friend.

Camille worked for Tru-Val Electric Corp., Rutherford, NJ as the Payroll Manager. She also served for over 20 years on the executive boards for Family Empowerment Council and Access: Supports for Living.

Camille is survived by her husband of 40 years Joseph; their children: Nicholas, Sarah, Alyssa, and Jenna; Mom Barbara Totaro; brothers Vincent Totaro, Gregg Caruso, and Marco Totaro; sisters Lynn Pelle, Dawn Peluso, and Maryann Totaro; many nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 29th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 am at St. Stephen the First Martyr RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick. Interment will be private in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Port Jervis, NY. The Mass will be livestreamed.

The family requests donations in Camille’s memory be made to: The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Access: Supports for Living, 15 Fortune Road West, Middletown, NY 10941.


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Dear Joe and family, Camille was genuine, kind, and courageous. She was truly an inspiration. May beautiful memories fill your hearts and sustain you. With sincere condolences, Jane Mayer
Jane Mayer
To the Balsamellos: sending love and our deepest condolences. Camille was a beautiful woman inside and out, who spread her love and light to the Capozzi family at every opportunity. She was truly an exceptional woman, and our lives are so much better that she was in it, even for too brief a time. We know her love and light will shine on us all forever❤️
Noreen Fennell Capozzi
So sorry for your loss she was a beautiful vibrate woman fun a hot always that beautiful smile I'm sending my love hug and prayers my peace be with u all RIP Camille an angel 😇 fly high
Lorraine Giarratano
I found a dear friend in Camille. We shared a common friend and found out we were both treating at Hackensack Hospital in NJ for cancer. We spoke of our trials and tribulations of this horrid disease and hopefully found solace from each others words. I will miss Camille terribly. RIP my new friend. Until we meet again. Love you.
marlayne Sick
Our condolences. We met Camille at Anna’s wedding and later when our holidays on the island coincided. Ever since Penny and Camille kept in touch regularly by email and we always hoped we might meet up again either in Greece, the USA or the U.K. but it wasn’t to be. Camille was a beautiful person. She clearly loved her family and bravely coped with her illness buoyed no doubt by her strong faith and character. We are grateful for having met her and she will remain in our thoughts.
John &Penny Whiston
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