Charles C. Campbell

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Brewer and Bangor - Charles C. Campbell, 89, husband of Eleanor (Coney) Campbell, died peacefully February 8, 2019, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Bangor. He was born in Houlton, Maine, on September 25, 1929, the son of Henry L. (Fitzgerald) Campbell and Elizabeth H. (Lawler-Murphy) Campbell.
Charles joined the Maine State Guard in April of 1945, when he was 15 years old. He served four years in the United States Naval Reserve, before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. In the Marine Corps, Charles was a member of the First Marine Division and fought in the Korean War.
Following his service, Charles married his childhood sweetheart, Eleanor Rose Coney. Charles worked as a rural mail carrier for more than 25 years in Bangor and Brewer with the United States Postal Service. Always a hard worker, Charles was also self-employed in the real estate and apartment business and sold mobile homes for many years at Bangor Mobile Homes.
Charles was a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved the Maine woods and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Charles enjoyed spending time with his family at his camp on Phillips Lake. He will be greatly missed by his loving family.
Charles leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Eleanor Coney Campbell; his son, Honorable Gregory A. Campbell and wife, Margaret Towle Campbell, Esq. of Hampden; their three children, Katherine M. Campbell, Esq., Gregory C. Campbell, and William F. Campbell; daughter, Marie B. Carolan and husband, Richard E. Carolan, of Wellesley, MA; their three children, Kristin Carolan Kaplan and husband, Brian Kaplan, and their children, Hayden, Carys, and River; Richard Carolan Jr. and wife, Kathleen Carolan; and Aileen Carolan. Charles is also survived by his brother, Norman G. Campbell and wife, Sondra Campbell, of Brewer. Charles was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth Campbell; brother, Patrick H. Campbell Sr.; sister, Marie L. McDonough; his very special niece, Alison McDonough Martin; as well as other treasured nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Charles' family would like to thank all of the professionals at Beacon Hospice and at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor for their care, and especially the thoughtful and kind staff of B Unit.
Family and friends are welcome to call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor. A funeral Mass will be held 2 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 531 North Main Street, Brewer. A reception at the church will follow immediately after the Mass. A private Rite of Committal with military honors will be held at Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery in the spring. Those who wish to remember Charles in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.
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Published on February 11, 2019
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