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“Dear Marie, I was sadden to learn of Bob's passing. I have many fond memories of Bob both from the workplace and the fairways.My prayers and...Read More »
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“Marie and Family: I was saddened to learn of Bob's recent passing. He was one of those people that always made everyone around him feel and be...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Dave Brannick - Westerly, RI

“Marie, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob was a man of integrity, honesty, and immense humor. We shared many a joke at work, and he could...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ray & Sue Cloutier - Orange, MA

“Ever the role model for us younger guys to follow,his memory will stay forever. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Morrin - Wakefield, RI

“A true gentleman of character, intelligence and humility. May he earn his wings in the great beyond as well.Janet M. Conner ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Marie and Family "Capt Bob" Very fond memories of when we work for DCMA back in the day! Marie, I always ask about you guys every time I come to...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ginny Dellelo Reeder

“The Buehler family sends their condolences. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: MaryBeth, Bill, Colby, Avery Buehler - CT

“I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was always kind a welcoming. I remember many good times on Haynes Road. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Marilyn Sevick - York, ME

“Bob, you will be missed. I only knew you a short time, playing golf at Airways with a bite to eat afterwards and some lively conversations but you...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Stan Michalak

Robert J. Campbell, 92, of Avon, and formerly of Springfield, MA, passed away peacefully at his home on December 22, 2016. Born in Lynn, MA, Robert ("Bob") was the beloved son of Ralph and Kathleen (Cotter) Campbell. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie A. (Bouchard), and was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth K. (Dragon). He also leaves behind six children, Joan R. Berry and her husband John of Farmington; David B. Campbell of Canton; Katherine S. Maghini and husband David of Bristol; Martha J. Campbell of West Hartford; Laurie M. Cheffer and husband John of West Hartford; and Anthony D. Campbell and his wife Sandra of Canton. He is also survived by two siblings, Marie Lambert of St. Louis, MO, and Ralph "Bud" Campbell of Morrison, IL. Their sister Catherine passed in her youth. He loved his nine grandchildren: sisters Lauren Maghini (Pilewski) and Leah Maghini; siblings Wyatt, Noah and Elise Campbell; siblings Katie and Scott Cheffer; siblings Rebecca Berry and Gwen Berry. He equally loved his great-granddaughter, Mattea Berry. Bob served his country in WWII. He was known by his nicknames of "Scotty" and "Blueskies" (a play on how lucky he must have been to have survived each air mission). He was an officer in the Fifteenth Air Force and flew 35 combat missions in a B-17 squadron over Europe. He was authorized to wear the Air Medal with three clusters - battle stars were given for his service in the invasion of Southern France, the Rome-Arno Offensive and the air war over Europe. His unit was also awarded a presidential unit citation for a mission over Steyr, Austria (a mission in which the group met severe fighter opposition and lost several of its bombers and crews). Of Bob's nine flight-crew brothers, seven were killed in service; of the two survivors, one was captured, and one became afflicted with battle fatigue. Bob never let their memory fade. Royce, Yaro, Jake, Ray, Ernie, Denton, Don, Chet and Ray—Blueskies now joins you. After the war, Bob graduated with honors from the University Of Notre Dame in 1949. In the late 1950's, he opened and managed one of the first Friendly Ice Cream shops; his store was located on Maple Avenue in Hartford. He later served as Sales Manager of the Special Products Division of Ingraham Industries in Bristol. In 1989, Bob retired after a career with the Department of Defense as a contracting officer stationed at Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks. He lived a wonderful life rich in the love and appreciation of family, humor, art, history, books and music; and he left his mark on all he knew. Bob's family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 27 from 4-7PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon. A funeral service for Bob will be celebrated at 7PM. A private burial ceremony will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St., I-91 Tech Ctr., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For online condolences or to share a memory of Bob with the family, please visit

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