Mark was born in Worcester, the eldest of three sons of Jean A. (Caparso) Campaniello and the late Michael Campaniello. Raised in Shrewsbury, he graduated from St. John’s High School. He attended Plymouth State University in New Hampshire where he pursued a BS in Botany.
Mark possessed a lifelong passion for landscape design. As the owner of Campaniello Design, he loved turning ordinary outdoor areas into beautiful living spaces. He won numerous awards for his elaborate landscape designs and layouts.
Mark is survived by his three children, Michael F. Campaniello, Nina M. Campaniello and Marissa J. Campaniello; his mother, Dr. Jean A. Campaniello; his two brothers, Paul M. Campaniello and his wife Debra and David J. Campaniello and his wife Eirinn; his companion, Pamela Phillips, all of Shrewsbury; nephews and nieces, with whom he was very close; and multiple aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends.
Mark lit up a room – he loved to laugh and joke. He would help anyone that needed it. One of Mark’s greatest pleasures was cruising in his 1957 T-Bird, formerly his father’s. Mark loved spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Mark was an avid skier, boater and bocce player. As a member of the Italian American Victory Club, Mark played in their bocce league, where he found great joy playing with his brothers and friends.
Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 4-8 p.m., in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. His funeral liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 31 with a Celebration of Life Mass at 10 a.m. in St Mary’s Church, 640 Main St. (please go directly to church).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marks’s name can be made to the Campaniello Childrens’ Fund at the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, 489 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury, MA 01545.