NEW BRITAIN, CONN. - Lawrence C. Campbell, 65, passed away peacefully at the Hospital of Central CT on Friday, June 13, 2014 after a brief illness. Born, March 31, 1949, in Bangor, one of twin sons of Aubrey R. Campbell, Sr. and Arlene V. McDonald Campbell.
After completing high school education, Larry enlisted in the Marines and served his country proudly during the Vietnam era, Sept. 1968 through Sept. 1972, After 29 years of service with the CT Natural Gas Co., where he was employed as a crew chief and more recently as a regular technician, he had plans to retire in April of 2015. Larry was proud of his Maine heritage and returned every fall with his wife Mary for what he called the "annual pilgrimage". Along with his wife, they enjoyed many trips to beautiful Aruba as well as destinations across the USA, but was always happy to return home to the "boys". As an avid Red Sox, Giants and Nascar fan, he loved to harass his friends who were fans of opposing teams and he'd always seemed to have to get that last little dig in. Larry was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post 511, and of the Elks Lodge 957 as well as a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, where he served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and an Altar Server.
Larry leaves his wife of 20 years, Mary A. (Cisowski) Campbell, son, Bryan J. Campbell of Danville, New Hampshire, daughter, Jennifer E. Campbell of Minneola, Florida, four grandchildren, Kyle J. Campbell, John T. Campbell, Caleb A. Hague and Cali A. Hague, son-in-law, Andrew Hague and daughter-in-law, Heather Campbell, his "Little Sis" Michelle Toothaker of Newburgh, his ex-wife, June E. Campbell of Tallahassee, Florida, brother and sisters-in-law, Sally A. Diem, Linda & Louis Shaia, Stephen & Wendy Cisowski, Janet Estes, and Daniel & Susan Cisowski, Allan Toothaker, several nieces, nephews, cousins, his union brothers, and finally his pride and joy, his four legged sons, "Bailey", Cooper" and "Casey". He is predeceased by his parents and siblings, Robert, Phillip, Lucille, Richard, Aubrey Jr., Vivian Dygowski, and twin brother, LeRoy. The family would like to thank the Hospital of Central CT for their outstanding care and professionalism along with the New Britain EMS Services during this difficult time.
Funeral services will begin 9 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, 444 Farmington Ave., New Britain, Conn., followed by his funeral liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial with military honors will conclude at St. Mary Cemetery, all in New Britain. Visiting hours will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Larry's name to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1755 Stanley St., New Britain, CT 06053 or to the New Britain EMS Services, 225 Arch St., New Britain, CT 06051. For directions, online messages or viewing his video tribute, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com.