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Daniel E. 'Danny' Campbell Jr.

Lifelong Charlestown resident who began Charlestown Youth Hockey's Mite program.

Daniel E. 'Danny' Campbell Jr.
Daniel E. 'Danny' Campbell Jr.
Daniel E. "Danny" Campbell Jr., a lifelong resident of Charlestown, died  Thursday, January 9, 2014 at his home in Charlestown following a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.

He was 81 years old.

Danny was born in Boston on Sept. 10, 1932, a son of the late Daniel E. Campbell and Maude (Davidson) Campbell. He grew up in Charlestown where he was educated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from Brighton High School. 

He enlisted into the United States Air Force on Nov. 24, 1950 and served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on Nov. 25, 1954 with the rank of Airman Second Class. 

Danny worked as a truck driver for Old Colony Trucking for more than 20 years and was a retired 32 year member of the Teamsters Union Local #25. 

Following his retirement and not being able to accept retirement, Danny began working for C.J. Doherty Company of Medford where he drove a dump truck and wished for every snow storm because, as he always said, "the snow is white but the money is green" when plowing Rt. 93 with a plow from C.J. Doherty Company. 

He began the Charlestown Youth Hockey Mite program many years ago and always had a special interest in hockey either with his own son or his grandsons. He enjoyed hanging out at the Charlestown Dunkin Donuts with the guys, and loved to read. He was a member of the Old Charlestown Schoolboys Association, The Halligan Club and Bunker Hill Council #62, Knights of Columbus.

Danny is the adored and loving husband of more than 50 years to Grace E. (Farren) Campbell. He is the devoted father of Sharon Melillo and her husband Kenneth of Saugus, Susan Carr and her husband Philip Jr. of Melrose, Daniel E. Campbell III and his wife MaryEllen of Reading and Kimberly Mahoney and her husband Boston Police Lieutenant Detective Paul of Reading. He is the loving Grampa to Kenneth Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, Farren, Anthony, Philip III, Daniel J., Tara, Molly, Hannah, Patrick and Maeve Grace. He is the beloved brother of the late Muriel Davis, Richard Campbell, Ralph Campbell, Larry Campbell and Steven Campbell. He is also the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Danny's Funeral on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. from The Carr Funeral Home, 220 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown followed by his Funeral Mass in St. Francis De Sales Church, 313 Bunker Hill St. Charlestown at 11 A.M. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, kindly make a memorial donation in Danny's name to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main St. Suite 101, Charlestown, Mass. 02129.

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