portrait picture for Richard Douglas Campbell

Wake: Visiting hours will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 on Thursday, November, 5 from 4pm – 8pm. Services: Funeral services will be held on Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 35 Norfield Road, Weston, CT 06883 at 11am. Interment will be private. Donations: In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations can be made in Richard’s memory to: Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State Street, Suite 1 Hamden, CT., 06517-2232 www.soct.org

Richard Douglas Campbell

9/15/1952 - 10/29/2015

Richard Douglas Campbell, adored husband of Lee Ellen Campbell and devoted father of Michael and Kathryn Campbell, died suddenly and tragically on Thursday, October 29th.

Born in Mineola, NY, on September 15th, 1952, Richard was the son of the late J. Kenneth and Dorothea Campbell. Richard grew up in Garden City and Saltaire, Fire Island, NY and attended Xavier High School in NYC and Emerson College in Boston. He was a resident of Norwalk, CT. and Weston, CT. for over three decades.

In addition to his wife and two loving children, Richard is survived by his brothers and sisters, Carol Campbell of Irvine, CA, J. Kenneth Campbell of Los Angeles, CA, Barbara Rosenblum of Larchmont, NY, Mary Cullen of Lincoln, RI, Donald Campbell of Tampa, FL, and Jean Campbell of Encinitas, CA, and by several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 on Thursday, November, 5 from 4pm – 8pm.  Funeral services will be held on Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 35 Norfield Road, Weston, CT 06883 at 11am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations can be made in Richard’s memory to:
Special Olympics Connecticut,
2666 State Street, Suite 1
Hamden, CT., 06517-2232

  1. I would like to send my heartfelt condolences and prayers to Michael, Katherine, Lee and the entire Campbell Family at this time. May God be with you and make the pain a little easier to handle in the future days, months and years to come. Richard was a great spirit and will most definitely be missed.

    November 5, 2015
    Marcus Armistead -
  • To Michael, Katherine and the entire Campbell my condolences on the loss of Richard. He was a great and kind man who will be missed very much.

    November 5, 2015
    Lauren Giannitti -
  • Kathryn and Michael. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

    November 6, 2015
    Robert McEwan -
  • To Michael, Katherine, and the entire Campbell family I am so sorry for your loss. The Tracey School community is always here for your support. We are all thinking of you.

    November 6, 2015
    Rob Riddell -
  • Dear Michael and Kathryn and the Campbell family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I send you prayers ,peace and love. Our Tracey family cares about you and will keep you close to our hearts.
    Miss Polley

    November 6, 2015
    Debbie Polley -
  • Hi Michael and Kathryn,
    I was so saddened to hear about the death of your father. He was always volunteering to help in my classroom and I remember him fondly. He was kind and thoughtful, and he clearly loved you both very much. I wish you well during this difficult time.

    November 7, 2015
    Kenneth Wood -
  • Dear Michael, Kathryn,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved dad. I remember him picking you both up at Tracey – always so friendly and he had a smile
    for everyone. Keeping you and your family close in thoughts during this sad time.

    November 7, 2015
    Cindy Ryan -
  • Dear Michael, Kathryn and Lee Ellen

    I am so sad for all of you. Your father and husband was such a kind and generous man. He will be sorely by all who knew and care about him. I wish you many good memories.

    Yours most sincerely, Daniela, Dieter, and Nicolas

    November 8, 2015
    Daniela Kimmich -
  • Dear Michael ,Kathryn and Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your father. I know he loved you very much. I have fond memories of him coming to Tracey School often. He will be missed and know that you are in my thoughts.
    Lisa Kaplan

    November 9, 2015
    Lisa Kaplan -
  • Thanks Marcus Armistead, Lauren Giannitti, Mr. Riddell, and Mr. McEwan for Writing on this obituary wall of My Dad Richard Campbell. He was a very nice man to all of us. I wish you all a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas 2015 and Happy New year 2016. Xx

    December 16, 2015
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Thanx Mr. Wood, miss Polley and mrs. Kaplan for writing on My Father’s wall
    Merry Christmas and Happy New year 2016.

    December 24, 2015
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Thanks Mr. Riddell, for writing on our Dad’s Obituary Wall. Love Kathryn Campbell and Family.

    January 18, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Hi Dad, Jessica Ireland said “Hi” by the way.
    On Wednesday November 17, 2010, we saw her and her High School students across the street waiting outside of Stew Leonard’s when they were done Thanksgiving Shopping for the feast during the field trip, while I was waiting with you too for My Transit Bus to come and Pick me up and take me to the wheels hub, even on my way with my Travel Training Instructor Mark Premevira to Stop & Shop, the one on Connecticut Avenue.
    Lee Ellen and I miss you and so does Michael, and you will be a part of our lives as long as you can be.

    February 16, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Hi Dad, Virginia Morabito Says “Hello” she came by our old house yesterday of 6 years ago just to drop off my pairs of Pants that she sewed ’em for me. the week after it was so nice of nonna Virginia when she and Aunt Carm came over to my Pre-18th Birthday Party taken place at our old house which must’ve been fun. I wish you, Lee Ellen and Michael, the 3 of you well during this time.

    February 29, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Virginia’s Friend Grace says “Hi.” Aunt Carm and I saw her at Stew Leonard’s last April 25th while we were shopping.

    March 7, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • saw Mrs. Ireland driving home from Work while I was doing my walk Exercise 5 years ago today, so she says “Hello”

    March 16, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Mr. Fields Says “Hello.” 6 years ago, he took over Norwalk High School to be my substitute Social Worker while Melissa Iacovacci My New Social Worker, had to stay home for 2 months because she just had a Baby.

    May 17, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell, Your Daughter -
  • Hi Dad, I’d like to be a House and Nursing Manager when I grow up. Right now I’m grown up at 24 years old without being 8 years old anymore. I’m sorry, I was very angry this morning about you because, I didn’t like when you were sounding like Mrs. Morris and Aunt Carm’s First Husband Rick Setti.
    I’m gonna be spending the weekend at My Friend Gina’s Cousin Debbie’s House in Brewster, New York. Later we will go to the Carnival in Ridgefield Tonight.
    Also, Leslie Schwartzstein Said Hello. She is a Grandmother of her daughter Rebecca’s son Aiden and she will be expecting a beautiful Baby Girl in this August coming.

    June 24, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Also, The best thing is about tomorrow, My Friend Gina Lopriore and I are spending one more day with her Cousin Debbie. We’re going to go get our nails done and then we’re going to go see the Finding Dory Movie playing probably at Loews Theater in Danbury Connecticut.
    Remember, 13 Years ago? we went with My Mom and My Bro. Michael to go see “Finding Nemo.”

    June 26, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell, Your Daughter -
  • Maybe I like to be a Secretary when I grow up too.

    June 26, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell, Your Daughter -
  • I really need a break from Thinking about you sounding like Mrs. Morris even more from now on, because it’s one of my new pleasures of being 24 years old.

    June 26, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell, Your Daughter -
  • Also, I have changed my mind, I want to be a Caregiver/Mom/Teacher when I grow up.

    June 27, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell, Your Daughter -
  • Hi Dad, sorry for your loss, Its been a year since you passed away.

    October 30, 2016
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Mrs. Conlin Said “Hello” to me and Lee Ellen: we just saw her at Ulta Beauty that day of 3 weeks ago, while we were shopping for makeup for Hannah, Debbie’s daughter, and we really miss you so much! The whole Tracey School Family also really miss you so much!

    August 31, 2017
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • Hi Dad, Happy new year 2018! Can’t believe it has been 10 weeks.
    My Teacher Assistant with Michael of Tracey School Mrs. Ryan passed away last August, when Michael Texted me which was tragedy. I also have a New Job as a Marketing assistant at Potoo Marketing in West Norwalk, CT. I work here on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. I started this Job 2 months ago. last year, I graduated from My old Job at Wave hill Breads: The Bakery, (Closer to Lillian August in Norwalk, CT where I worked as a Baker’s helper for more than a year.) Because My Boss angela Papetti (Who owns the bakery) meanwhile Just had a Baby Girl last august 23rd. her name is “Claire”
    The Boss’s Daughter Claire is about to be 7 months old next Friday coming. 2 Mondays ago, I had a Golden Birthday. Besides, I go on Tuesdays to Music Therapy at Grace Farms: Arts for Healing in New Canaan, CT. The same place where I have Art Therapy and Carissa Streuli, Michael’s Old Classmate works at The Same Arts for Healing where she teaches my Theaterworks Class. Streuli started her job as a Music Therapist for My Theaterworks last October. besides her younger sister Donielle Streuli- She works for the middle school at Roton where she is a 6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher. and on Wednesdays, I hang out with my friend Angela Caputo and do sorts of fun stuff. I have to get back to work and I will write back to you soon.

    March 12, 2018
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • P.S. Lee Ellen, Michael, Me, and Rocco Claws all really Miss you so Much! Xoxo

    March 12, 2018
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • I send Prayers, Peace, and love and the respect that You deserve from me. Happy almost Memorial Day!

    May 22, 2018
    Kathryn Campbell -
  • By the way, I saw Mr. Fields as I see His Gray Toyota Camry parked Outside in the high school parking lot. He took over for Melissa Iacovacci, my social worker.

    September 29, 2019
    Kathryn Campbell -
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