Colin M. Campbell
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Campbell, Colin M. RENSSELAER Colin M. Campbell, age 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends at home on Friday, November 20, 2020. Colin was born in Albany, was raised in Rensselaer and resided in Castleton for over 30 years. He moved back to Rensselaer four years ago. He was employed by the N.Y.S. Comptroller's Office, retiring in 2015 after 32 years of dedicated service. Colin was an avid musician, enjoying playing the guitar, singing and going to concerts. He had a love for adventure including going on cruises with his wife, camping with his family in the Adirondacks and traveling in his motor home every summer. He was the son of the late William and Jean Thomas Campbell; husband of Sharon E. Barrett Campbell; father of Graham Colin Campbell and Shannon Campbell; grandfather of Colin Gamello; and brother of Susan (Dan) Marvelli, Thomas (Nancy) Campbell, Georgiana (Joe) Schaller, Nancy (Jim) Frederick, Kellie (Frank) Archambeault, Jean (Andris Lapins) Muller and the late Beverly DiTomasso. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the W.J Lyons, Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral service will be private on Wednesday for the immediate family only. Masks must be worn; social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be observed. Interment will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. Contribution in his name may be made to the Rex Foundation, P.O. Box 219, San Anselmo, CA, 94979. Condolence page at

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Published in Albany Times Union from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2020.
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November 26, 2020
Sharon and Family -

I'm so very sorry to learn of Colin's passing.
It was a genuine pleasure knowing him and working with him for years at OSC.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your painful loss.
Mike Fahey
November 24, 2020
Colin was a good-natured co-worker who always put a smile on our faces. He enjoyed talking about camping trips and guitar playing. We send our sincere condolences to the family.
Jennifer Rango
November 22, 2020
Colin was a very kind sweet person. I worked with him for many years. Always quick to stop and say Hello and chat for a few minutes.I am so sad to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. The world has lost a great man.
Kate Schoyer
November 22, 2020
I’ve worked with Colin for many years at the Comptrollers Office what a very nice man he was. Always tried to lift your spirits with a joke or two. My condolences to his family.
Janet Hall (McGrail)
November 22, 2020
Estella Murdock
November 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brian sheehan
Brian Sheehan
November 22, 2020
Colin was a great guy to share a car ride with...impeccable musical tastes. A contribution was made to the REX foundation in his honor.
November 22, 2020
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November 22, 2020
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November 22, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to Sharon and Graham and Shannon on the very sad passing of Colin. So sad he never got to visit us in Ireland. Marilyn and Eddie. Ireland
Marilyn Sheehan
November 22, 2020
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Colin. We have great memories of Colin from our visits state side. A lovely man who will be forever in our thoughts Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Emer and Paul Bowen
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