Neil P. Campbell, 81, of Centerville, formerly of Needham, passed away Nov. 25, 2013.
He was born Oct. 28, 1932, son of the late Edward and Mary Campbell of Donegal, Ireland and Newton.
Neil was born in Boston and raised in Newton. He attended Newton High School, and played on the hockey and baseball teams where he made life long friends. His enrollment at Boston College was interrupted by service in the United States Army during the Korean War, and he completed a degree in history in 1958.
He and his wife Sue were married in 1960, and raised their family in Needham, where he spent many seasons coaching Little League baseball, and cheering for the Boston College Eagles and the Boston Red Sox.
He retired from a career in sales, and moved to Cape Cod in 2003.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Suzanne R. Campbell; his children Ann Marie Campbell, Carolyn Campbell-McGovern and her husband William T. McGovern of West Windsor, N.J., Patricia Campbell Hickey and her husband Michael Hickey of Kensington, Md., and John N. Campbell and his wife Jill Campbell of Virginia Beach, Va.; his grandchildren Kelsey Hickey, Katie Hickey, Maggie Hickey, Ryan Hickey, Dylan Campbell and Duncan Campbell; his siblings, James Campbell, William Campbell, Margaret Campbell Kearney and Mary Rose Campbell; and his many nieces and nephews from around the country. He was preceded in death by his brother Edward Campbell.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Victory Parish, 230 S. Main St., Centerville, 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2. Internment ceremony at Bourne National Cemetery will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Cape Abilities, 895 Mary Dunn Road, Hyannis, MA 02601, where Ann Marie is enrolled.
The family would also like to thank the incredibly dedicated staff of Hope Hospice, The McCarthy Care Center, and The Regency Nursing Home, and his caretakers Lynne Kilmartin and Donna Handren.