James Lee Campbell
Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home
655 Central Avenue
Dover, NH
DOVER - Dr. James Lee Campbell, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 11, 2016. He was a respected dermatologist and a beloved member of the Dover community.

Jim is survived by his daughter Sara, his son Jonathan, his furry children Carly, Carter, and Snoopy, his sister Jennifer and BroMo, his sister Janine, two Mikes, a Sean, his beloved fiancée Kristin Martin and so many others who loved him dearly.

He graduated from Haverhill High School in 1980, Bates College in 1984, and earned a Master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1987. Jim was accepted into the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College where he graduated first in his class, receiving the Dean's Medal in 1993. Jim continued on with a dermatology residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and began his practice of medicine on the South Shore of Massachusetts before returning to New Hampshire to start his own practice in Dover.

Jim was an avid fly fisherman and a diehard Boston Red Sox fan. He loved to laugh and rock out to Bruce Springsteen and Zac Brown on long drives. He enjoyed identifying constellations and stars, and was excited and curious about the natural world. His passion for salmon and steelhead fishing took him on frequent weekend trips to his favorite spots in upstate New York and rare, special trips to Labrador, Canada with a group of close friends.

Jim was generous with his time, his effort and his smile. He frequently treated his staff, friends, and family to outings at Fenway Park that left lifelong memories. He contributed to countless charitable efforts, including Make Big Change, a nonprofit organization he founded to raise skin cancer awareness.

In recent years, Jim discovered Maui, where he felt truly at peace and planned to retire one day. He loved to bring his friends and family to the Secret Beach.

Dr. Campbell was predeceased by his father James L. Campbell, Sr. and his sister, Julie and most recently Ann "Joyce" Campbell, his mother.

SERVICES: A celebration of Dr. Campbell's life will be held at the Hellenic Center, 219 Long Hill Road, Dover, N.H., 03820 on May 6, at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the James L. Campbell "Make Big Change" fund, 784 Central Ave., Dover, N.H., 03820 or at www.makebigchange.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820. To sign our online guestbook, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com

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Published by Foster's Daily Democrat from Apr. 16 to May 2, 2016.
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I just called today to make an appt. with Dr. Campbell. I was shocked to hear that he had passed away. I couldn't stop crying when I heard the news. This is such a loss to everyone. He 7 I use to talk about his love of fly fishing & my love of fishing also. And how much he loved the Red Sox. I still cannot get over this sad news. Bless his Daughter & Son. R.I.P Dr. Campbell. I am so glad that I bought your 3rd. Edition Skin Disease Book. Dale Seaton(patient)
Dale Seaton
May 17, 2016
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Dr. Campbell's friends and family... I am so saddened to hear this sad news.
May 9, 2016
Very nice man. he took me on As a new patient when I moved to the area even though he was very busy, bc of the melanoma in my family. I needed to have frequent scans and so he took me on. I am very grateful for that and was shocked to hear the news when I called to schedule an appointment the other day.
Kristina MacQuarrie
May 6, 2016
Your cause will live on Doctor. My deepest condolences to Sara, Jonathan, all family and friends and everyone at Dermatology and Skin Health
Gregory Wirth
May 4, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to Dr. Campbell's family and staff. I was devastated when I heard the sad news. I was a patient of his, and we spoke of how much our mothers meant to us. My mom passed away, and now his mom and Dr. Campbell are together in Heaven with my mom. You were such a wonderful man and doctor.
I will miss you.

Rest in peace,
Penny Manzueta
Penny Manzueta
May 1, 2016
May you rest in peace Dr Campbell, we are both saddened by this news. I would rather say "see you at a Red Sox game, God please give Kristin and your family the strength needed to get through this difficult time.
Pamela and Thomas
April 30, 2016
Jim and I were DMS grads - and I was the last class with Dean Syvertsen. Jim took the time to help select students for the Syvertsen scholarship. I will always remember that.
Richard Petrie MD DMS 61
April 23, 2016
So very saddened to read of the passing of Dr. Campbell...He will be missed dearly...A wonderful man..

My Sincere condolences to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Robin Pento
April 22, 2016
To The Campbell Family and Staff of Dermatology and Skin Health,

I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to all of you. I met Dr Jim Campbell many years ago when he was on staff as a Dermatologist at South Shore Hospital. He was very handsome, kind, compassionate and dedicated to the practice of Dermatology. He was the most amazing man I had ever met. When I met him, I was recently Divorced, working Full Time and stressed out attending Nursing School. He offered to assist me in studying for Nursing School. I was very impressed by his kindness and compassion. He was my Guardian Angel that came to my rescue during a difficult time. We remained in communication since that time. He was so amazing. I always looked forward to a call or text from him as he was so amazing. I cannot believe he has passed away. My life feels so broken since his passing. My last text from him was concerning the death of his Mom. He was very devoted to her. I am sad to hear Bruce Springstein on the radio or to hear the Red Sox on TV and not to have had said Goodbye Jim, I will miss you every day forever.
Thanks for always being there for me.
Cheryl Rogier
April 20, 2016
Jim was a devoted colleague who never hesitated to run across the street to the Hospital to help make a diagnosis. His intellect, sense of humor, and generosity will be missed.
John Novello
April 18, 2016
To The Campbell Family:

I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to all of the Campbell Family. I am devasted by the passing of Jim. I met Jim over 20 years ago while working at South Shore Hospital. I was immediately attracted to him. He was very handsome, kind, sincere and very educated as a Dermatologist. He was my Guardian Angel that came into my life when I was going through hard times after a Divorce. He offered to help me study for my Nursing Degree. I was very impressed by this. He was the most amazing man I had ever met in my life. He always made me feel positive even during difficult times in life.
It is difficult to accept that just a week ago he was sending me a Text Message and that his Mom had passed away. He was very devoted to caring for her during her illness. A week later I am crying reading his Obituary. It is difficult to believe that this amazing man has passed away. I am sad when I hear Bruce Springstein on the radio and the Red Sox Game on Television. These were two of his favorite passions in life. I am devastated and will miss him every day.
Cheryl Rogier
April 16, 2016
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