Bernadette T. (Donahue) Campbell
Bernadette T. (Donahue) Campbell of Salem, NH; formerly of Dracut; 87 DRACUT, MA -- Bernadette T. (Donahue) Campbell, 87, of Salem, NH and former resident of Dracut, died, Tuesday, October 11th, at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen. She was the beloved wife to the late John E. Campbell Sr. Bernadette was born in Lowell, MA on October 29, 1928, daughter of the late Bernadette M. (O'Regan) and Charles P. Donahue. She attended Sacred Heart School, and is a graduate of Lowell High School, where she served as a Girl Officer; a role that brought her great pride. Bernadette has been a resident at Greystone Farm at Salem, in Salem, NH for over three years. Here she was a very active and social member of this community. Bernadette took her role as Chairman of the Welcome Committee, very seriously. She was happy to welcome new residents, share with them her love of the activities the community offered, and comfort them to in their new home. As was her nurturing nature, she'd often comfort residents who were ill, give a hug to anyone who was sad, and give life advice to young staff members. Since moving to Salem, NH, Bernadette was a proud communicant of St. Joseph's Church, and participated in weekly rosary, and prayer service. Bernadette was exposed to music at a very young age. She loved to dance and in her youth danced regularly in local variety shows. She also enjoyed singing; not only in church choir, but also at any gathering with family, friends and neighbors. Frequently, she'd be called upon to participate in sing-a-longs, or entertain guests. For many years, Bernadette was employed by the Town of Dracut, working for both the Dracut School System as well as at the Town Hall in the Treasurer's Office. When she retired, she and John became snowbirds travelling between Lake Winnipesaukee and Englewood Beach Florida. They enjoyed both homes and made many great friends in both communities. Bernadette was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, and the Boston Red Sox. She insisted on having access to the sports channels that allowed her to watch her games. She was ecstatic last year, when she had the opportunity to meet her favorite Red Sox player, David Ortiz. Bernadette is survived and will be deeply missed by her five children, Susan M. LaChance, John E. Campbell Jr. and his wife Audrey, Bernadette M. Campbell, Joseph C. Campbell and Steven A. Campbell; her cherished grandchildren, Stacey, Jennifer, Joseph , Micaelagh, Shannon, John and Katheryn Campbell and Meghan Campbell Kirsch and her husband Evan; sister, Carol Roper and her husband Ron, sister-in-law, Anastasia "Ann" Donahue, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John, her brother, Charles A. Donahue, her sisters, Marie Soucy, and Cecilia Paul Fader and her son-in-law, Michael A. LaChance. CAMPBELL -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4-8 p.m., Friday, October 14th, at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Funeral will take place from the funeral home at 9 a.m. with her Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, at St. Joseph's Church in Salem, NH. Burial in Richardson Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial donations in her memory to the David Ortiz Children's Fund, ( www.davidortizchildrensfund.org/donate-2 ) or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria VA 22312, ( www.donations.diabetes.org ) To leave an online condolence, story or message please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com or find us on Facebook under "Dracut Funeral Home".
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