Gibert Campbell obituary (1930 – 2021) – Lowell, MA

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Well-known and long-time business leader and community advocate;

Gilbert G. Campbell, 91, of Tyngsboro, Mass., A well-respected and successful Greater Lowell real estate developer who was still working, died Thursday, September 16, 2021, after a brief illness at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. .

He was for over 38 years the beloved husband of Marilyn T. (Demers) Campbell, who survives him.

Born in the Centralville section of Lowell on March 30, 1930, son of the late E Gaston and the late Idola (Dube) Campbell, he attended Lowell Schools and graduated from Lowell High School in the class of 1948.

Later in his life, Gil would be elected to the Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 2009.

Gil’s incredible professional career, which spanned more than 7 decades, began as a home builder, commercial and residential property developer, entrepreneur, then hotelier, restaurateur, professional and well-known sports owner, with his marries Marilyn, in the thoroughbred horse industry.

As a community leader, Gil was a founding member of the Lowell Plan, original co-owner of Lowell’s first professional sports team, The Lowell Lock Monsters, former board member and chairman of the board of directors of the former St. John’s Hospital / Saints Medical Center, past president of the former North Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and past president of Vesper Country Club.

During his homebuilding career, he was a founding member and past president of the Lowell Home Builders Association, past president of the Massachusetts Home Builders Association, and past vice president and life director of the National Home Builders Association.

Real estate wasn’t the only area where he excelled. When Gil and Marilyn entered the horse racing and breeding industry, they created a very successful and well known thoroughbred horse stable. They received the 2016 Florida Breeder of the Year award and raced in the World Class Triple Crown, Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.

In addition to his recognition from Lowell High School Alumni, Gil was also selected in the 1960s as New England Homebuilder of the Year, in 2002 at the Northeast Builders Hall of Fame and at the New England Turf Writers. Hall of Fame for his contribution to racing in Nova Scotia. England.

Humble by nature, Gil was quietly very generous to his community with his time and resources. Although very successful, for those who knew him best he was very comfortable with everyone he met and never forgot his roots or the town of Lowell.

A man of many passions, Gil enjoyed playing golf with his family and good friends and traveling.

His family was everything to him and he always loved spending time with them, especially with barbecues at the beach and s’more toast on the fire pit.

Besides his wife Marilyn, he is survived by a daughter Susan F. Campbell and her husband Jeffrey Shea of ​​Andover; his son Gary G. Campbell and his wife Emma of Andover; five grandchildren Kaitlin Silva and her husband Juan from Salem, NH, Justin Bastinelli and his wife Kathryn from North Andover, Alex Campbell and his wife Julie from London, Eliza Campbell from Andover and Zoe Campbell from Manchester, NH; six great-grandchildren Jaiden, Jakob and Jon Lawless-Markot, Dominic and Liam Bastinelli and Malcolm Gilbert Campbell; a brother-in-law Donald Demers of Manchester, NH; several nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Richard Campbell, Norman Campbell, Mildred Mootz and Aline Nicholson.

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Friends can call to the IMMACULATE DESIGN CHURCH 144 EAST MERRIMACK ST. at LOWELL from Thursday 23 September 2021, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Masks are optional). (Parking to the left of the church). Parents and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass which will be celebrated on Friday morning, September 24, 2021, in the church at 10 a.m. Its engagement services will be private. Electronic condolences / instructions to www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those who wish can make contributions in her memory to the Immaculate Conception Building Fund, 3 rue Fayette, Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

See the online memorial for Gibert G. Campbell

Posted by Lowell Sun on Sep 22, 2021.

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