STATEMENT BY QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT HELEN MARSHALL ON THE DEATH OF BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S CONSULTING ENGINEER THOMAS CAMPAGNA
It is with sadness and great regret that I learned of the death today of Thomas Campagna.
Tom was a great public servant, whose expertise and knowledge of the city’s infrastructure was legendary. He was invaluable to me and my staff and our entire city is in his debt. He was involved in every major infrastructure project for many years.
Here at Borough Hall, we mourn him, but remember him with great fondness. We extend our condolences to his family, friends and many colleagues in government.
As a member of the Borough Hall staff for approximately ten years, he was always helpful, cooperative and responsive to elected officials, colleagues in government and every constituent who called or came in to see him. He not only got the job done, he did it with a smile.
Prior to coming to Borough Hall, where he worked under two Borough Presidents, Claire Shulman and me, Tom worked for many years in the Water and Sewer Operations Division of the Department of Environmental Protection.
City Councilman Leroy Comrie, leader of the Queens delegation, called Tom “more than a public official; he was a brilliant engineer with a mission to serve and a conscience that mandated that that the public always came first.”
A wake will be held on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 until 9p.m. at the Whitting Funeral Home, located at 300 Glen Cove Avenue in Glen Head, N.Y. (516) 671-0807.
A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church, located at 145 Glen Avenue in Sea Cliff.