James “Jim” C. Campbell Sr.
of Lowell, Devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather


James “Jim” Charles Campbell Sr., 81, of Lowell, died April 19, 2018, at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to Anita L.(Morrissette) Campbell with whom he would have celebrated their 58th  wedding anniversary on May 30th.

Born in Lowell on October 31, 1936 the son of the late Joseph A. Campbell and Margaret (McNamara) Campbell. He was a graduate of Dracut High School with the class of 1956, where he played football. He graduated from Lowell Tech with an Associate Degree in Criminology.

He retired from the Lowell Police Department in the year 2000 after 37 years.

He was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church.

Jim was proud to have been a member of the first Narcotic Squad established by the Lowell Police. Throughout his career he received many citations and awards for his service.

Jim worked at Dolan Funeral Home as an apprentice.

He was a member and former president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Jim hosted the “Sounds of Ireland” radio show on WLLH and WCAP.

He was a devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Jim loved spending time with his family at his camp in Maine.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons, James “Chuck” Campbell and his wife, Kathleen of Lowell, Thomas Campbell and his wife, Lorrie of Nashua, NH; daughters, Anita and her husband, Gary Downs of Lowell, MA, Lynne and her husband, Richard Zaker of Hudson, NH, Pamela and her husband, Stephen Szablak of Lowell; brother, Robert and his wife, Linda Campbell of Andover; sisters, Mary Graham and her husband, Mike, Margaret Melanson, Patricia Boumil and her husband, John all of Dracut; brother in law, Michael Romanowski of Dracut; sisters in law, Joanne Campbell of Dracut, thirteen grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews; he is also survived by sisters and brothers in law of the Morrissette family including, David and his wife, Catherine, Arthur and his wife Catherine, Denis and his wife, Gail Morrissette, Donald LaDuke, and Dolores Martin and her husband, Wilfred.

He was the brother of the late Joseph, John, and Walter Campbell, and Katherina Romanowski.

Visiting hours Sunday 1 to 5 P.M. Funeral Mon. at 9am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10am at St. Rita’s Church, Lowell. Burial in Richardson Cemetery, Dracut. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


April 22, 2018
Dolan Funeral Home


April 23, 2018
9AM Funeral Home 10AM Church
St. Rita's Church
158 Mammoth Rd. Lowell, MA
  1. Al and Pauline Mahoney says:

    So sorry to hear about Jims passing Anita and family. We shared many great memories in the past at St. Rita’s. Know you all will be remembered in our prayers.

  2. john varoski says:

    Please correct the spelling of our last name in our posting. The correct spelling is Varoski not Vatoski

  3. Pauline Courcy Dubey says:

    To Jims wife and children, I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest sympathy. I know you both and your daughter from D’Youville Chapel and I knew Jim from his years on the LPD as well. To the rest of the Campbell family from Dracut I knew you from the old St. Francis Church and their CCD Program, my deepest sympathy to all of you as well. I’m sorry I was unable to go to the wake.

  4. Tom M says:

    My deepest condolences to the whole family. He was a wonderful guy and contributed tremendously to keeping Irish traditions alive in Lowell. We will miss his presence, especially during future St. Patrick’s Irish Cultural Week celebrations. May he rest in peace!

  5. Carol Martin says:

    Anita, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jim was a great guy.


  6. Ronald F. Provost says:

    I can not say how sorry I am, enough times. I would be remiss if I didn’t say your family and my family had some great times together. My dad and your dad were great friends. I am proud to say he was my friend. Love to you all from me here in Florida.

  7. John & Eileen Vatoski says:

    Anita and Family,
    Jim will be missed by every person he has touched. I knew Jim as a perfect gentleman and he was a great asset to the LPD. He was always a welcoming face at the Dolan Funeral Home. Jim has gone on to meet many friends and relatives who will be welcoming him to the everlasting life. Eileen and I will be unable to attend as we are out of state at this time, wishing you all peace and our deepest condolences.

  8. Karen & Jerry Kane says:

    To Anita and the entire family, we’re so sorry for this tremendous loss. We will always remember Jimmy as a kind, caring, hard working and giving friend of the family – friend to so many. If anyone needed anything, Jim was there. And, boy, could he make a mean corned beef! Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Mike Netishen says:

    Anita and Family,

    We are truly sorry to learn of Jims passing. He was one of the best and always a true gentleman. Recall the old St. Peters days. He is in a better place now, although he will be missed. Sorry we will not attend his funeral. We are in Naples Fl.
    You are all in our prayers.

    Mike & Jan Netishen

  10. David Donatelli says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. One of the truly great men and role models I’ve been blessed to know. His love for his family, his work ethic, knowledge and friendship will always be a piece of me. Rest In Peace Jim, but I’m sure you already have some project going in heaven.

  11. Mary B Ryan says:

    Dear Anita and family, my deepest sympathy on Jim’s passing.
    May Our Lady’s loving arms embrace you all and bring you comfort.I will be with you in Spirit.

  12. Mary B Ryan says:

    Dear Anita and family, my deepest sympathy on Jim’s passing.
    May Our Lady’s loving arms embrace you all and bring you comfort.I will be with you in Spirit.

  13. John Jason says:

    To Anita and the Campbell family; my deepest condolences on the passing of Jim. Can it be that long ago that I first met Jim when he drove the delivery truck for Wally McNamara’s market on Gorham street. He told me that he was going to be a police officer one day and sure enough he stopped to say hi when he was newly assigned to car #4. Little did I know I would follow him onto the job years later. He always had a good laugh when something struck him funny…Rest in peace. Will see you at roll call again one day.

  14. Pat & Cindy Burns says:

    Anita and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Jim was a gentleman, great cop, a true mentor and a devoted family man He, Angus and George Gentle organized our trip to Ireland in the early 90’s.
    A trip that will always be remembered by those of us who went.
    Had a great life with a lot of distinction.
    RIP Jim

  15. Paul la Cedra says:

    To Anita and the Campbell family; our deepest condolences on the passing of Jim. he truly was a respected nice guy. will remember him in our prayers. Paul & Flo La Cedra

  16. Dave and Karen RODGERS says:

    sincere condolences to Anita, family and friends. WE will remember his IRISH WIT!SENSE OF HUMOR, and kind ways.

  17. Pearl J. Rivard says:

    My deepest sympathy to Anita & family.

  18. Michaelene McCann says:

    I met Jimmy when I worked in the DA’s office at Lowell District Court in the late 70’s. He was always a gentleman, presented his cases so well, serious about his work but always with a great sense of humor. Some years later I was able to see the other sides of Jimmy & his so loved Anita through the events of St Patrick’s Irish Cultural Week. He was one of the truely nice people. I’m sure he’ll be directing activities in heaven! Thoughts and prayers to you, Anita, and your family.


    Dear Anita

    Sad period for you and yours, wish I could be around with you, distance seems a problem these days for us.

    Thinking of you and yours and the Morissette’s. Hope I can see you all next summer if possible.

    He was a remarkable gentleman through every event of his life.

    With you all in prayers


  20. Romana Cruz says:

    So sorry for you loss
    Comunidade católica lowell
    God bless your love family

  21. Andrea Reilly says:

    So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers for all of you. Jimmy was a wonderful person always so kind and pleasant. May God bless him.

  22. DAve Tousignant says:

    He was hmgreat to be around….always encouraging and always a modicum of professionalism and dignity. An excellent represenative for the Lowell Police Dept. And City of Lowell. …Rest in peace brother

  23. Colette Banda says:

    My deepest sympathy. Uncle Jim will be missed!

  24. Kclark says:

    So sorry for your loss.

    The Clarks, Jim,Kathy , Andrew and Matthew

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