Nicholas J. Campo Jr., M.D., 73, of Baton Rouge, departed in the early morning of October 9, 2021 in Baton Rouge, LA. “Nick” was born in New Orleans, LA to Nicholas and Josie Campo on April 1, 1948. After prematurely losing both of his parents, Nick was taken in by his “Uncle Hyp” and Genevive “Aunt G” Guinle of New Orleans. They raised him and his two sisters as if they were their own, and they made it their mission to instill ethics and religious values in the children.
After graduation from Jesuit High School, Tulane University, and Tulane Medical School (on full scholarship), Nick married Mary Helen Flynn at the age of 24. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, spent 50 years as an internist (and addictionologist), raised his family, and saved countless lives plagued by addiction.
Despite a traumatic childhood that could have served as an excuse for mediocrity, Nick grew to become an outstanding husband, father, physician, and friend. He was caring and hard working, which contributed to the love and respect he enjoyed in the community. He was also profoundly spiritual. Truly, a man worthy of imitation.
After losing his wife, Mary Campo, of fifty years during his bout with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, his ability to fight the disease decreased as the months passed in her absence. Nick loved her immeasurably, and he stated repeatedly after her death that he “just wanted to go see Mary”. If anyone was deserving of such a gift, it was Nick Campo. He was surrounded by loved ones when they were reunited.
Nick is preceded in death by Nicholas and Josie Campo (his parents), Hyp Guinle (his uncle), Genevive Guinle, Rose Caserta, May Caserta, and Anna Caserta (his aunts), Frank Campo (his brother), Theresa Campo (his sister), and his wife, Mary Campo.
Nick is survived by his two sons, Nicholas “Nick” Campo III and Adam Campo, Taylor Campo (Nick’s wife), Maura Campo (Adam’s wife), Austin Campo (Nick III’s son), Sophia and Gianna Campo (Nick III’s daughters), Cullen Lemoine (Adam’s son), his two sisters, Phylis Campo and Connie Parke, his nephews and niece, Shawn Giuffre, Brent Giuffre, and Laura Thomas, and his great niece, Josie Thomas.
Pallbearers will be Nick Campo III, Adam Campo, Ewen Ritchie, Rob Lakey, Lance Bullock, and Navene Patel.
Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Saturday, October 16th at 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. followed by a service with Father Randy Cuevas. Burial services will follow immediately on the Resthaven grounds (Both visitation and burial will be located at 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816).
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society in the name of Nick and Mary Campo.
The Campo family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Gerald Miletello, Jessie and Ewen Ritchie, Bridget Dunbar, Courtney Lyons, Lance Bullock, Sharon Bullock, Jordan Keowen, Navin and Monjuri Patel, Joe and Carol Murphy, Father Julio Rivero, Sr. Dulce Maria, Father Randy Cuevas, and the staff at Hospice of Baton Rouge.
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