Carmine Campanella, 70, of Taylorsville, died on Sunday, the 30th day of October, 2016, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A native of Francavilla al Mare, Italy, he was the son and the youngest of seven children of the late Franco and Assunta Torelli Campanella. A member of the Catholic Church, he was a former police officer, having retired from the Ponte Milvio Police Department in Rome. He was a resident of Spencer County for over thirteen years, and he enjoyed farming and raising a small herd of cattle. Painting landscapes and other subjects was one of his favorite hobbies.
His survivors include his wife, Ruth Ellen Anglin Campanella of Taylorsville; his son, Matteo "Matt" Campanella, of Richmond, Virginia; his brother, Nicola Campanella of Francavilla al Mare, Italy; his sisters, Liberata Anzellotti, Flavia Anzellotti, and Antonietta Papponetti, all of Francavilla al Mare, Italy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 P.M., Saturday, the 12th day of November, 2016, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville, with Deacon Gerry Mattingly officiating. Interment will be in the Cimitero di Francavilla in Francavilla al Mare, Italy. Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M., until 2:30 P.M., Saturday, at the Hall-Taylor Funeral Home of Taylorsville. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.
May Carmine enjoy eternal rest and joy in the Kingdom, and peace and comfort for his family and friends.