Leah Fay (Van Note) Campion, age 77, of Trumbull, CT passed away on October 13, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late William Grandin and Laura (Schanck) Van Note of Colts Neck, NJ.
Leah was a descendant of the early Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam and Monmouth County, NJ. She grew up in Wanamassa and Colts Neck, NJ. She graduated from Red Bank High School where she sang in The Choraliers, played clarinet and trombone in the high school’s marching and concert bands. Leah went to Rider College, Trenton, NJ and completed an Associate in Arts Degree–Medical Secretarial in 1958. While there she was a member of Sigma Iota Chi Sorority and in the Mayfair Queen Court in 1957. It was at Rider where she met her future husband, Joseph E. Campion, who she married in 1958 at the Colts Neck Reformed Church. She and her beloved husband Joe would have been married 57 years on October 18th. His heart is broken as not only did he lose his wife, but his best friend, and the love of his life. They had not been apart a full day since he retired in 1999.