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Raymond A. Campbell Major (Ret) Usmc

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Raymond A. Campbell, Major USMC (Ret),

Burlington - Raymond A. Campbell, Major USMC (Ret), 99 of Burlington, VT and Safety Harbor, FL passed away on January 11, 2019 at home.

Ray was born November 13, 1919, the son of the late Jules L. Campbell and Antoinette (Granger) Campbell. Ray graduated from Winooski High School in 1939, after which he attended Burlington Business College. Ray enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in September of 1941. Upon completion of recruit training he was assigned as a clerk to Headquarters Company at the Marine detachment in the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. He was most grateful to Sergeant Major Chester O. Hanaford who schooled him in Marine Administration. He attended Officer Training school in Quantico, VA., where he was commissioned as a 2nd LT. and assigned to duty in Oahu Hawaii, where he served as adjutant to the Marine Depot. He was released from active duty in January 1946 and returned to Burlington and joined the "E" Company Marine Reserve.

Activated in 1950 Ray returned to Camp Lejeune NC., as adjutant to the 2nd Amphibian Tractor Battalion. Ray retired from the Marine Corps with the rank of Major in 1955.

While stationed in Washington D.C., Ray met his beloved wife Carlene L (Heinz) of Quincy Ill. They were engaged Easter Sunday 1943 and later married on November 27, 1943 at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart in Washington. They celebrated their 25th and 50th anniversaries with Masses said at St. Mark's Church. Ray and Carlene were avid golfers and were members at the Burlington Country Club. Carlene his wonderful companion of 53 years passed away in July of 1996. Ray was also a member of the BPOE # 916 Elks of Burlington.

Ray is survived by his sisters in law, Eileen Campbell, of Burlington and Marjorie Waters of Peoria Ill.; Norman and Bernice Heinz of Quincy Ill, and many nieces and nephews.

Ray was pre-deceased by his sister Rita Boyd, brothers: Maurice, Leo and Robert. His sister in law Dolores Ball, Lorraine Campbell, Gabriel Campbell and brothers in law William Boyd, Maurice Waters, Scott Heinz and Charles Heinz.

There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be said on Wednesday January 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Mark Catholic Church 1251 North Ave. Burlington. Burial will follow at New Mount Calvary Cemetery with Military honors.

The family wishes to thank in a special way Ray's caregivers: Philomena, Mary, Edward, Josphat, Adok, and best friend Fern. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent to Carlene's favorite charity St. Jude Hospital PO Box 50 Memphis, TN 38100.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of The Ready Funeral Home South Chapel 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington, VT. To place on-line condolences please visit
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 13, 2019
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