Campbell, Robert

Robert CampbellRobert Campbell, 98 of Avon, passed away July 13, 2015 at Avon Health Center after a brief illness. Born in Lynn, MA, the son of Robert and Ethel (Fernald) Campbell. He spent much of his youth in Portsmouth, NH. He later graduated from Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA. He met his wife, Adelle Cutler and they were married in Georgia shortly before he was deployed overseas in 1943. He joined the Army in 1941. After attending Officer Candidate School he was assigned to the Third Army as Post Exchange Offices under General George Patten. He served in this capacity throughout the war in France, Germany and Luxembourg. He was President and owner of Connecticut Mobile Foods for many years prior to his retirement. He found much enjoyment in his retirement as an active member of the VFW Post 3272. He especially enjoyed the morning coffees at Friendly’s with his fellow members. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Adelle, as well as four sons, Charles, Robert, Peter and Jay; sisters, Hazel and Margaret and brothers, David and William. He is survived by daughter, Barbara Bradley of Southington, son, Craig and his wife Pam of Burlington, daughter Anne Harmon and her husband Robert of Avon, son, Paul of New Britain; nine grandchildren, Scott and Sheryl Bradley, Justin and David Campbell, William and Andrew Harmon, Tracy, Kenneth and James Campbell of Woodstock and ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Curtis of North Carolina, several nieces and nephews; also three special friends, Alan Brown, Lee Houston and Rudy Cusson.


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