Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of SR0101
Illinois General Assembly

Previous General Assemblies

Full Text of SR0101  100th General Assembly




SR0101LRB100 08685 MST 18820 r


2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Joseph Campagna of Silvis, who passed
4away on January 22, 2017; and
5    WHEREAS, Joseph Campagna was born to Maria and Joseph on
6April 12, 1925 and raised in East Moline; he graduated from
7Union Township High School, where he was on the golf team; he
8served in United States Army from 1949 to 1954, rising to the
9rank of First Sergeant; after his honorable discharge, he
10served as the general manager of the Officers Navy Club in
11Newport, Rhode Island; he married Mary O'Connell in 1956; and
12    WHEREAS, Joseph Campagna and his wife owned a Dairy Queen
13in Middletown, Rhode Island; after moving back to Silvis in the
14early 1960s, they opened The Flamingo, one of the preeminent
15supper clubs of the time; he managed several other restaurants,
16including the Brown Derby in Princeton, the Beef & Brew in Rock
17Island, and Joe's Bar & Grill in Clarence, Iowa; and
18    WHEREAS, Joseph Campagna retired from the restaurant
19business and tended bar part-time at Short Hills Country Club,
20where he caddied in the 1930s; he enjoyed being a pen pal to
21his grandchildren; and



SR0101- 2 -LRB100 08685 MST 18820 r

1    WHEREAS, Joseph Campagna was preceded in death by his
2parents; a sister; and six brothers; and
3    WHEREAS, Joseph Campagna is survived by his daughter, Ann
4Marie (Mark Nelson); his sons, Anthony (Terry), Joseph
5(Janice), and Michael (Cristin Adam); nine grandchildren; two
6great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Kathryn Spies, and Mary
7Campagna; therefore, be it
9ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
10Joseph Campagna, and extend our sincere condolences to his
11family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
13    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
14presented to the family of Joseph Campagna as an expression of
15our deepest sympathy.