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John Camara

May 15, 1927 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 95)


John N. Camara, 95 of Patterson Avenue passed away on June 7, 2022 at home.  He was the husband of Virginia Moniz (Castro) Camara.  

Born in Porto Santo, Madeira, Portugal, he was the son of the late John Machado and Maria Ornelas.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Maria Camara and her husband James of Warwick; Nelson Camara of Warren; Liz Camara (the late Joseph Agostinelli) of Barrington; Joel N. Camara and his wife Jacqueline of Warren, and his granddaughters Alexandria Connelly and her husband Gerard, and Dr. Emma Camara.  He was the brother of the late Georgina Teixeira, Mary deBarros, Cecilia Ferreira and Joseph Camara.

Mr. Camara was educated in Portugal where he attended University.  He worked as a boat builder for Pearson Yachts, Kells Yachts and Greco Brothers and was involved with the America’s Cup Races in the 1960’s.

Education was always a high priority in the Camara household, and John took particular pride in watching his granddaughters, Alex and Emma become college graduates and successful professionals.  His own education included a deep and extensive knowledge of politics, both domestic and foreign.  John was never lacking of strong opinions in these areas, and a willingness to discuss them passionately.

His many skills included carpentry, and he used it to produce many household items for family and friends alike.  Tables were s specialty, but there were many other examples which will endure in various homes for years to come.

John was also defined by his interest in wine, especially in producing port wine.  He spent many hours in his retirement developing what became a small, functioning winery in his residence.  Many family members, friends and other acquaintances will remember being lucky and grateful recipients of his potent Portuguese wine through the years.

The family would like to thank John’s granddaughter Dr. Emma Camara as well as Shirley and Celia from the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice for the excellent care he received from them.

His funeral services are private.

Memorial donations may be made to: Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI  02871.

Arrangements are with the George C. Lima Funeral Home.

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