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ANDOVER, MA: Collin R. Campbell passed away on April 15, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann C. (Campbell) and devoted father of Kathleen C. Sanford and her husband, Paul of Barrington, R.I., Mary C. Dunbar and her husband, Bruce of Andover, Robert Collin Campbell of Plaistow, N.H., John C. Campbell and his wife, Peg of Andover, Jane C. Gianetti and her husband, Stephen of North Andover. Collin was the brother of Christine Jasminski and her late husband, Gus, Joan Summers and her husband, John, all of Connecticut He was predeceased by brothers, John Gordon and his wife, Betty, Donald and his wife, Barbara, and Andrew Clare and his wife, Betty.

Collin loved his family, including his nine grandchildren, Patrick, Jonathan, Timothy, Collin, Connor, Clay, Izzy, Erin and Kile. They made his day – every day. Mr. Campbell was a US Navy Veteran, and a member of the Greatest Generation who served his country proudly during WWII, on a PT Boat in the South Pacific. He received the WWII Victory Medal, The American Area Medal, The Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal. Collin earned a BA in Business from University of Connecticut and enjoyed watching Huskie Basketball, the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. In addition to his passion for sports, he loved the outdoors and taught all his children to snow ski, water ski, hike, and camp. When he retired from the Federal Government he and Ann moved to Cape Cod and Florida, where he enjoyed boating, playing golf and cards with friends; and played shortstop on The Cape Cod Senior Softball League. The players called themselves recycled teenagers. Collin will be proudly remembered as someone who instilled great adventure, humor and thoughtfulness in those who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to Run For Our Troops, 5 Williams Street, Andover MA 01810. For more information visit www.dohertyfuneralservice.com.

Relatives and friends attended a Funeral Service on Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Chapel of West Parish in Andover followed by Military Honors.
Published on  April 23, 2015
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