Barbara E. Campbell
PAWTUCKET - Barbara E. (Ventresca-Major) Campbell, 74, Born in Augusta, Maine on 11-16-39 to the Eva 'Pearl' (Morin) Ventresca and George Ventresca Sr. (both now deceased) and had a wonderful relationship with her stepfather, James E. Major of Lincoln, RI.
Barbara moved from Maine to Lincoln, RI in her early teen years. She enjoyed Saturday night roller skating, winter ice skating, spinning records...especially Elvis Presley, country music and summer beach days with her daughters. Barbara worked at Coats Field department store and School House Candy in Pawtucket, RI.
She was the beloved wife of the late James L. Campbell and is survived by her two daughters, Donna L. Tschuta and Diane M. Fuller, four grandchildren, Corey T. Tschuta Sr., Brandon Campbell, Ryan and Lauren Fuller, three great grandchildren, three brothers, James Major Jr of Woonsocket, Allan N. Major of North Port, FL, George Ventresca of Old Orchard Beach, Maine and two sisters, Cheryl Bolduc of Maine and Sandie Marshall of Florida.
Barbara was an energetic and strong-willed woman who loved watching the birds and was very generous in her chosen charities, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and Jerry's kids with Muscular Dystrophy. The one thing that lit her heart and gave her the most joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her final days, Barbara spoke of "going home", she was told the angels would come for her when she was ready, she smiled gently and said, "Let's go, get my shoes."
Her funeral will be held Saturday at 10am in the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours will be held Friday 6 to 8pm. For online condolences visit
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