Bruce J. Campbell, 79, Marlborough


Marlborough – Bruce J. Campbell died unexpectedly Nov. 5, 2018 at his home in Marlborough due to a heart attack.

Bruce was born on July 30, 1939 in Medford. He graduated from Marlborough High School in 1957. During his teen years, he was president of the Fort Meadow Water Ski Club.

After completing his bachelor’s degree at Fitchburg State University, he began his career as an educator, teaching in Stow, Marlborough, and Sudbury. This is when he met his beautiful bride to be, Sally Frisbie. They married in 1965. Bruce’s career took off and he eventually became the principal at Loring Elementary School in Sudbury Massachusetts.

Bruce had many accomplishments and was very involved in local politics. He was the chairman of the Bicentennial Celebration in Marlborough in 1976, was the president of the Lincoln Sudbury Credit Union, He served on the Marlborough School Committee, the Board of Marlborough Hospital and the United Way.

Bruce was an avid supporter of high school sports, in particularly lacrosse and football where he started the booster club for both teams which is still going strong today. In his ‘free time’ he enjoyed summers on Cape Cod and golfing.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sally Frisbie Campbell of Marlborough. He was predeceased by his brother, William J Campbell of Northborough, and survived by his brothers, James J. Campbell of Marlborough and Richard J Campbell of State College, Pa. He is also survived by dozens of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who lovingly knew Bruce as “Uncle Bu.”

Visiting hours will be held Monday, Nov. 12, from 3-6 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov.13, at 11 a.m., at St. Bernadette Church, 266 Main St., Northborough. Burial will be at a later date.

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