Phyllis Bull Campbell, of Needham, passed away on Saturday, September 15, at her home at North Hill. She was 92 years old. Phyllis was born in Baltimore, MD, on July 19, 1926 to Roy and Elsie (Bainton) Bull. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard A. Campbell; mother of the late Andrew T. Campbell; and sister of the late Joan B. Waring. She leaves behind her devoted daughter, Heather C. Re and her husband, John, of West Falmouth; her dear grandsons Travis, of Everett, and Adam and his wife, Robin, of Washington, DC; and a nephew, Robert Waring and his wife, Laurey, of Virginia Beach, VA.
Phyllis’s family moved to Wellesley in the early 1940’s. Phyllis graduated from Endicott College in Beverly in 1946. While a student there, Phyllis and Dick met through friends; and in 1950 they married and settled in Wellesley to raise their family. Phyllis was a member of the Wellesley Women’s Republican Club, the Nine-Holers at the Wellesley Country Club, a Cub Scout den mother and a devoted member of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Newton Lower Falls, where she served on its Vestry, Altar Guild, and was a dedicated correspondent to those parishioners who could no longer participate at church services. She enjoyed decades of summers on Sebago Lake, Maine, with family and close friends. She was so happy playing games with her friends, especially Rummy, Poker, Michigan Rummy, Canasta and Words With Friends. Later in life, one of her loves was betting with friends on the four major golf tournaments. She always did her research and was a good competitor. She also was so pleased to have knitted dozens of Christmas stockings for her family and friends, their children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. Most of all, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Our family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the North Hill community for their friendship and caring support of Phyllis; and in the end, her family as well.
A service will be celebrated on Friday, September 28 at 11:00 at St. Mary’s Church, 258 Concord Street, Newton Lower Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to For the Love of Dogs/Vermont Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 1112, Waitsfield, VT 05673.