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Lt. Richard A.
PAWTUCKET - Lt. Richard "Dick" A. Campbell, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 31, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Philomena "Millie" M. (Borek) Campbell for 62 and one half years.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late John J. and Catherine T. (Hughes) Campbell. Dick was a communicant of St. Teresa Church and was a former Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Past-president of the Parents Club (St. Teresa School 1977-78).
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served in the Asiatic Theater, on the Island of Attu, Aleutian Islands. He was a retired Lieutenant of the Pawtucket Fire Department having served 30 years and was
also a talented carpenter. Dick was a Past-president of the Pawtucket Fireman's Relief Association; former treasurer of the Firefighters Union, Local 1261 and was awarded RI Firefighter of The Year (1966) by the RI State Association of Professional Firefighters.
Besides his loving wife he leaves 3 children, Joan A. Campbell-Pyzdrowski and her husband, Michael of Chaska, MN, Rescue Lt. John J. Campbell (Warwick FD) and his wife, Paula of Pascoag and Julie A. Ziegelmayer and her husband, John of Pawtucket; 8 grandchildren; Nicholas, Caitlyn and Daniel Pyzdrowski, Montana and Rachel Campbell and Jonathon, Emily and Ryan Ziegelmayer; a brother, Paul E. Campbell in Arizona and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late John Campbell and Mary MarcAurele. His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. VISITATION Tuesday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to A Wish Come True, 1010 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02888 will be appreciated. For online condolences: