FRAMINGHAM – Yolande (Lachance) Campo, 90, a longtime resident of Framingham, died peacefully Monday, January 15, 2018 after a longterm struggle with dementia.
“Yo,” as she was fondly known by many, moved to Grafton in 2002 and was the wife of the late Salvatore Campo who died in 2008.
Born in Cambridge on October 12, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Lydia (Blais) Lachance. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Campo Gilgallon of Boston, and formerly Grafton, and her beloved grandchildren, Bryan Gilgallon, Timothy Gilgallon and Matthew Campo. She is also survived by daughter in law Patty Campo LeBlanc and her husband Robert, brother Roland Lachance and his wife Joan. Brother in law John Campo and his wife Monique, in addition to many nieces, nephews and Paula Borghi Bubello who was like a member of the family.
She was predeceased by her children, Anne Campo Lanning, Joseph G. Campo, Joan Campo, Joseph A. Campo and Robert Campo. In addition to her brothers Roger, and Marcel Lachance and sister Carmen Colyer.
Yo’s children, Bobby, Anne, Joe and Joan were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in the late 50’s. Yo was a champion advocate for her children in the early years and contributed by helping create awareness and knowledge of CF which we know today as a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Yo was one of the founding members of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Natick and spent several years on the Board of Directors and countless hours volunteering for the organization with her husband Sal.
Yo was a registered nurse who spent her career at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick. A nursing supervisor loved and respected by staff for her warm and caring smile and devotion to helping them provide safe patient care. She was an avid Scrabble player who loved to travel. Yo’s dedication, hard work and kind heart and gentle spirit made a lasting impression on many.
Yo was active at her beloved parish St. Bridget Church in Framingham. She spent many years volunteering and serving on the alter as a Eucharistic Minister as well as working at the Parish Food Bank. Yo delivered communion to people who were home bound and spent time in serving many capacities in the church. The St Bridget family was woven into the fabric of her life, and her faith provided the strength to endure the many life challenges she and her family faced. The impression the church made in her life was everlasting.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., (corner of Union Ave), Framingham followed by her funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Bridget Church, 830 Worcester Road in Framingham.
Burial will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery in Holliston.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Yolande Campo to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 220 North Main Street, Suite 104, Natick, MA 01760 or donate online at The Massachusetts Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.