John Francisco Camara, Sr., 71, of West Haven died peacefully on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Yale-New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael Campus with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of fifty years to Maria Bartolo Camara. John was born in Chao de Sapo, Cadaval, Portugal on July 28, 1948, a son of the late Francisco and Maria Alice Leonardo Camara, and had resided in West Haven for the past fifty years. He was a machine operator for the Operating Engineer’s Union, Local #478 of Hamden for many years, retiring in 2013. He is also survived by two sons, John F. (Lorraine) Camara, Jr. of West Haven and Paul (Bridget) Camara of Wethersfield, a sister, Alcina (Jack) Silva of Woodbridge, four grandchildren, Diana, Nikolas, John Michael and Brennan Camara, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services for John will take place in Lamas, Cadaval, Portugal. Memorial contributions in John's name may be sent to Yale-New Haven Health, Smilow Cancer Hospital, 35 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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