Our angel, Ailish Campanile, 16, of Westfield NJ, went to heaven peacefully on Saturday, December 15, 2018. She passed with the love and support of her family. She will always remain in the hearts of her Mom (Liz Campanile), Dad (Victor Campanile) and brother (Liam Campanile), along with her large, loving family and friends.
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Ailish was larger than life and full of love and joy. Though she fought through countless medical issues she always had a smile on her face. She lived every minute of her life to the fullest. She was an avid learner and constantly worked on expanding her mind and fighting for causes she believed in. She loved attending Westfield High School and being part of promoting education for girls around the world as part of Girls Learn International. She was a member of the Rare Disease Club and ASL club. She loved binge watching Friends, Brooklyn 99 and couldn’t wait for the next season of Stranger Things. She enjoyed listening to music, exploring new places and visiting historical houses around the north east. Her favorite books were To Kill A Mockingbird, The Outsiders and Animal Farm. She watched Elf many, many times. She volunteered her time at Summit Animal Rescue Association, where she helped foster rescue cats.
The Campanile family would like to thank so many people for going above and beyond - our families, friends, community, Westfield School system, doctors, nurses and therapists. You all gave her so much joy and friendship and we can never thank you enough for that.
Visitation will be at Dooley Colonial Home, 556 Westfield Ave., Westfield on Wednesday from 2:30-4PM and 6-9PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 9:15AM at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, Scotch Plains. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield.
Ailish was always true to herself and a free spirit so please come as you are – no need for formality. If you knew her you knew that she loved a good silly tee shirt.
If you have a photo of Ailish that you would like to share with us please bring it to the wake and hang it on one of the Christmas trees that will be there.
In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to either Girls Learn International c/o Westfield High School, attention Hilary Haskell, 550 Dorian Road, Westfield, NJ 07090 or Summit Animal Rescue Association, c/o Julia Melton, 262 Myrtle Ave, Garwood NJ 07027 or www.sararescue.com. Better yet, adopt a pet in her name.