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Patrick Cambio

Obituary for Patrick Cambio

November 27, 2020
ROCKLAND, Massachusetts


Patrick was born on Nov. 1, 1952 in Boston, MA and lived in Rockland, MA most of his life. He graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 1970 and then entered the Air Force. After his service, he began a long career in hi-fi retail where he made as many friends as he sold high-end audio components. Later in life, he worked for nThrive medical coding in customer service until he retired. He had just started delivering part-time for Bagnell Auto Supply when he was diagnosed with gastric cancer in December of 2019.

Patrick was a rock-n-roller inside and out, playing keys and guitar and singing vocals. His early band, Essayons, was formed after the progressive sounds of Emerson, Lake and Palmer and The Moody Blues. His later band, Reverse Curve, which he co-founded with his wife, Donna, played originals and covers, and for a time, he was joined by his son Pat on bass in Reverse Curve. Patrick touched many lives with his music and his love for performing. His band played to happy crowds at multiple benefit concerts and local venues across the South Shore.

Patrick had a passion for reading and watching science fiction, doing woodworking, growing his vegetable garden, and working outdoors in general. He was known for his intense political conversations on his blog "Just My Opinion" and Facebook, as well as in-person, and he held a deep love for his country. A devout Catholic, he was a man of prayer and devotion and was an active parishioner of Holy Family Church in Rockland.

He leaves behind his wife Donna (Holmes), son Patrick James Cambio, daughter-in-law Beckie, grandchildren Owen, Erin, and Aidan, and his sister Elena Cambio of Fairport, NY. In addition, he is mourned by former wife and life-long friend Mary Jane Butler. He also leaves behind in-laws Steve and Colleen Holmes, Ellen and Norman Boyd, Tom and Angie Holmes, Debbie and Scott Varley, along with several nieces and nephews. Patrick will be missed by numerous cousins, friends, and coworkers. He is predeceased by father Angelo A. Cambio, mother Elsie R. Haflett Cambio, parents-in-law Donald and Shirley Holmes of Rockland, and grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins of Elmira, NY.

A private funeral will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, followed by interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to South Shore Hospice, 30 Reservoir Park Drive Rockland MA 02370.

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Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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