Mary Ann Reddington Campe (1947-2024)


Mary Ann Reddington Campe, age 77, of Burnt Hills, NY, passed away on June 16, 2024, in Melrose, MA. Mary Ann passed peacefully and without pain after a five-month healing battle from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred on January, 25th, 2024. 

She was born on May 31, 1947, in Scranton, PA, to Tom and Beatrice (Moran) Reddington. She was the eldest sister of Margaret, Thomas Jr. (TJ), and Richard (Rick) Reddington. Mary Ann was also the eldest of the great “Moran Clan,” serving as the “matriarch” of 27 first cousins, and celebrating their every accomplishment, marriage, children, and grandchildren as the extended family grew. 

Mary Ann was a kind, loving, and supportive individual who dedicated her life to teaching and helping others. She was the first woman in her family to attend college and attended William Paterson University to pursue becoming an educator. It was there that she met the love of her life and husband David William Campe. David and Mary Ann were married for almost 50 years before his passing in February 2021. 

Mary Ann was an educator her entire life, teaching English and Irish Literature. After settling her family in Burnt Hills, NY, Mary Ann eventually became the English Department Chair at Shenendehowa High School. Her love for teaching and mentorship was evident throughout her career. She was known for her immense kindness and dedication to the development of young teachers, as well as promoting community and strength through her department over many years. Her drive for literature continued beyond school walls where she participated in multiple book clubs and volunteered with the Friends of Clifton Park and Burnt Hills Libraries. 

Outside of her career, Mary Ann’s passions included the theater, reading, spending time with her family and friends, visiting the beach, and admiring sunrises and sunsets. She and Dave were volunteers at both Proctor’s Theater and the Capital Repertory Theatre for many years. Mary Ann also had a love for traveling, and as a chaperone on many international trips, she was able to travel throughout Europe, exploring new cultures, and building life-long friendships. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy, and she frequently planned large family gatherings and trips to bring them all together. 

She is survived by: her children and their spouses, David (Mike) and Lauren Campe, Brian and Molly Campe, and Katherine (Kate) Loftus Campe and Rich Loftus; her beloved grandchildren, Kevin, Colleen, Logan, Chandler, Anna and Richard David; as well as her sister, Margaret Maybe (Richard Maybe), her brothers, TJ Reddington and Rick Reddington (Robert Birnbaum), and her sister-in-law Audree (Campe) Kuhn. Additionally, Mary Ann will be deeply missed by her closest and long-term friends and neighbors: Ann McHenry, Susan Browning, Harriet and Richard Schenk, Tim Reinhart, Pat Stone, The Rightmyer, Kirschman, and Sheridan Families, Camp Nejeda friends, countless fellow educators, and many Friends of Bill W. Mary Ann was predeceased by her husband Dave Campe (2021) and adopted son Victor Campe (1985).

A ceremony to honor Mary Ann’s life will be held on August 17, 2024, at Our Lady of Grace Church in Ballston Lake, NY. In lieu of flowers, her family wishes to honor her passions through contributions to the following organizations. Please contribute in memory of Mary Ann Campe:Proctors Collaborative Scholarship – https://tickets.proctors.org/TheatreManager/95/online?donation campaign=221 and the Sisters of Christian Charity – https://sccus.org/donate

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  1. Denise Baker on June 22, 2024 at 12:13 pm

    What a truly wonderful woman! I am lucky to have known Mary Ann and to have shared precious times with her. My heart goes out to her family and friends.



  2. Patrick J Crowe on July 1, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    I worked with Mary Ann at State Ed on a team doing field test review and it was her first experience I think with the process. The rest of us on the team had been involved in State Ed Regents work for over 20+ years. I think she came in a little nervous but she blended right in to the group and worked diligently and professionally, listened to advice, did not hesitate to present her opinions and suggestions and fell into the informal conversations of teacher stories and Regents stories and other kidding back and forth like a veteran. She was the perfect addition to that team and we all remarked on how much we had enjoyed working with her.

    I am so sorry for your loss, which will be State Ed’s loss as well with her teaching experience and insight.

    I am glad I had the opportunity to meet and work with her.



  3. Angel Godleski on July 1, 2024 at 3:23 pm

    I am so deeply sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. I, too, worked with Mary Ann at State Ed. on the English Regents.
    Mary Ann was kind, compassionate, smart, and well, just such a lady. She took the time to listen intently to others’ life stories, yet she led such an interesting life herself.
    It has been such a blessing to have known Mary Ann. I so enjoyed our many conversations.
    May she rest in perfect everlasting peace.



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