Edward  Camplese
Edward  Camplese

Obituary of Edward A. Camplese

With confidence in his immortality, Vicktorya Stone regrets the necessity of informing the world of the passing of her greatest love, Edward A. Camplese, born in Cambridge in 1953. Ed's journey began as a precocious child influenced by the events of the 1960s. From city streets to teamster work on Boston's loading docks, he later became a cabbie, finding solace in riding his Harley Davidson for wind therapy. Soon enough this only child had a band of brothers, which persisted and grew throughout his life.

However, Ed was determined to leave the city and moved to Billerica in the 1970s, working long hours to purchase his first home in his twenties. He became a master printer for a local publishing house, and later bought a hotel in Meredith, New Hampshire. For the winters, Ed took off to Arizona, making friends across the nation.


Ed returned permanently to Billerica to care for his ailing parents, resuming work on the printing presses, yet following a motorcycle accident award at age 50, the Judge suggested he pursue a more cerebral profession. So Ed decided to become a lawyer and excelled in college (making the Deans’ list and impressing his professors.) The academic career came to an end following diseases arising after he was forced to take a vaccination to continue college. However, Ed battled cancer and other health issues, still managing to use just this two-year degree to impact positive changes in the Billerica/Merrimack Valley region. Particularly as acting attorney against a proposed power plant, for three years of pro-bono work, Ed accomplished that miracle also, that one can fight “City Hall”, and the State of Massachusetts, and win. He never took 'no' for an answer, yet was a consummate mediator as well.


As his health failed more, Ed spent his time online, engaging in debate and challenge on local, state, and national issues, connecting with friends and sharing his views through social media and, later, his many videos. Ed and Vicktorya met online in 2015, sharing many similar opinions and concerns. After a year of getting to know each other, she took a one-way trip from New Zealand. They never parted for more than a few hours over nearly eight years, co-authoring Rebel Souls, Unintended Destiny, a semi-autobiographical series. It is Ed’s story, a true old-school biker, a force to be reckoned with—honest, loyal, and respected by all. (The story is unfinished, with early episodes available on Amazon and https://StoneBandana.com.)


Ed's love for friends and family, endures in our hearts. He was predeceased by his parents Ettore and Elena, with his remains beside them at Holy Cross in Malden. Ed is survived by many cousins, including Christine Pineo of Wakefield, MA; her daughter Kimberly Gannon and her husband Kevin of Gilmanton Iron Works, NH; Doreen Hatch and her husband Randy of Westwood; and Peter D'Angelo of Michigan and his wife Rebecca, along with several third cousins.


A memorial ride is planned for spring (est. May 2024; details TBA). Contributions are welcomed for expenses, and ideally a seed fund (for a resurrected Billerica Watchers Group or other such non-profit financial vehicle) to assist today’s Middlesex freedom fighters to champion constitutional rights with Ed’s blessing and inspiration. Contact Vicktorya via email or donate via PayPal (lenarebelsouls@gmail.com).


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