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Leonard Francis Camilli (Len)

Mr. Leonard Francis Camilli (Len), age 77, of Stockbridge died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at his residence in the presence of his dear ones, friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Whiddon Camilli in 1999. Len was born Dec. 3 1926, in Summit, N.J., son of the late Mary Barnis and Peter Camilli. He attended Rutgers University, and after serving in the Army Air Force graduated from Seton Hall University with honors. He was part of the first group to establish and utilize computers in the textile industry at J.P. Stevens Woolen Mills and later was Director of Purchasing at Forstmann Worsted and Woolens until retirement. Marilyn and Len were devoted parents. He believed in Christian stewardship and lived a dedicated and a productive spiritual life of service in the Roman Catholic Church in the diocese of Charlotte, N.C. Here in McDonough at the St. James The Apostle Catholic Parish he was an RCIA team member, led classes and retreats for adults coming into the Catholic Church, served on its Advancement Commission, and loved its congregation. His experiences in the Curcillo movement prepared and motivated him for such leadership. He also was a Knight of Columbus, Council 7601, and a member of the Regional Board of the George State Mental Health Commission. He enjoyed golf, and only a short month before his death he and his twin brother John spent a weekend in Florida golfing.

A funeral Mass for Mr. Camilli will be Monday, March 22 at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in McDonough with Msgr. Terry W. Young as celebrant.

Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth Camilli, Jean Camilli and Mary Lynne and Edward Berg, all of Stockbridge; sister, Mary Ann Johnson of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; brothers, John and Maureen Camilli of Burton, Mich. and Philip Camilli of New Providence, N.J.; sister-in-law, Virlin Phillips of Tifton, Ga.; brother-in-law, Frank Castagna of Tifton; grandchildren, Larissa, Lily and David Berg of Stockbridge, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21 and a prayer rosary from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Interment will be on Tuesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Oakridge Cemetery in Tifton.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to St. James Catholic Church, 1000 Decatur Rd., McDonough, GA 30252.

Haisten Funeral Home, McDonough is in charge of arrangements. (770)- 14-8833.