In memoriam: Joyce Macdonald Campbell, Class of 1949

May 15, 2018 10:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Joyce Macdonald Campbell, age 90, passed away at her residence on November 2, 2017. Joyce was born on July 8, 1927 in West Springfield, Massachusetts to James and May Macdonald. Preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Harrison S. Campbell, her son, Bruce M. Campbell, and her daughter-in-law Jama Mooney, and her sister, May Hubbard. Joyce graduated from Boston University in 1949, the first in her family to attend college. She married Harry Campbell, the love of her life, on June 10, 1950. Joyce worked as an editor for McGraw-Hill, taught elementary school, worked at Wellesley College, and retired from Old South Church in Boston.

Joyce was also an avid volunteer, working with children at the Guadalupe Center and the PTA in Canoga Park, CA, teaching English as a second language in MA, serving in leadership in the League of Women Voters in every state she lived in, and serving with the Wellesley Village Congregational Church. She raised four sons as the family moved throughout the United States, eventually settling in Wellesley, MA.

Joyce will be remembered for her enthusiasm, her passion, her diverse interests, her epic Thanksgiving dinners and, most of all, for her whole-hearted and selfless devotion to her family. Celebrating her life are her daughter-in-law Constance Lappa (Bruce), her sons Alan (Marcia), Drew (Karen), Harry (Terry), her beloved grandchildren Colin, Megan, Katharine, Elizabeth, Peter, Joe, nieces Jill, Laura, Angela, and Nancy, and nephew Phillip. The family would like to thank the devoted nurses and staff of Friendship Village of Dublin, Ohio for their excellent and loving service to our mother. A celebration of Joyce's life will take place at the Wellesley Village Church in Wellesley, MA on June 2, 2018, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to Memorial contributions may be made in Joyce’s name to the Wellesley Village Church at

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