Susan S Campbell

April 2, 1942February 27, 2019

Susan S. Campbell, 76, passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness. She was born April 2, 1942 to the late Kenneth M. and Marguerite (Erving) Cummings of North Attleboro

Susan graduated in 1959 from the Mary A. Burnham School (Stonleigh Burnham) in Northampton, MA and continued her education at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. She grew up spending her summers on the Cape and later settled permanently in Hyannis with Peter, her husband of 57 “glorious” years.

Susan was an extremely active member in the Town of Barnstable and was as equally enthusiastic about the many clubs and organizations she participated in. Susan was also a volunteer and fundraiser for many causes she was passionate about. Susan was an award winning and accomplished quilter, known for her unique designs, intricate hand appliqués, and hand quilting style as well as her custom patterns. Sue produced and directed the first ever quilting TV show, “The Quilter’s Palette,” which aired on local access C3TV. Her talent as an artist and perfectionist were equally as impressive with her beaded jewelry skills and complex knitting projects.

When Sue wasn’t in her studio creating, she was with her family. She devoted her life to her family and was the proudest Nana.

Sue is survived by her husband as well as her son, Pete Campbell and his wife Lisa and their children Julianna and Paul of Springfield and her daughter, Peyton Willman and children Chase and Max of Barnstable. She is predeceased by her brother, Kenny “Poncho” Cummings.

A celebration of Sue’s life will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 3-6 p.m. at the Hyannisport Golf Club located on 2 Irving Ave in Hyannis Port. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution can be made in Susan’s memory to the Barnstable High School Boy’s Ice Hockey Program at BHS Boys Hockey Boosters P.O. Box 248 Centerville, MA 02632.


  • Barnstable High School Boys Hockey Program


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 7, 2019

Susan S Campbell

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Garfield Toolas

March 10, 2019

Peter --My wife just pointed me toward your wife's sudden death. I am truly sorry for your loss. I trust you will carry on but in a different way. My wife and I have been married 53 years and I can't begin to imagine the loss and emotions you are, and will go thru. Any time you want to have a cup of coffee I'm all ears. Best Gary Toolas (Wianno Club)


March 7, 2019

Peter and Family, we are so sorry for your loss and will keep Susan, you and your family if our thoughts and prayers. Anne Marie and Daniel Dodge

Sally Neese

March 6, 2019

Truly shocked and sadned by Sue’s passing. I saw her recently in the knit shop and always loved to catch up with the Campbell family and talk about knitting projects.
Sue was always creative and enthusiastic about what was next. My thoughts are with you Peter during some of the rough times ahead. You have a very fantastic and supportive family by your side and many supportive friends who will always be there for you .
Sally Neese

Julianna Campbell

March 5, 2019

A Poem for Nana

You backstiched the artist into me-
glossy thread wrapped around a needle.
A lattice of words sewn into paper
like patchwork. I trace the seams
with my fingers to find my way back to you.
Hundreds of stories- curling and bending-
a stippling through my memories.

The bedspread that keeps me warm
draped across my bed
the mysterious girl, caught in a field of ivy.

The blue crochet shawl I wrapped
myself in because it smelled like you
and the salt air.

Hot July summers
in the back of Bebe’s convertible
the wind frizzing my hair
your laugh contagious.

This is my stash of memories
tucked away in a tin can beside the thistle
below the needles and the thread.
But perhaps the best part about my Nana
is the piece of her that she left behind to reside in me-
she backstiched the artist into me.
Hundreds of stories quilted- she with a thread
and me with these words.

Larry Chase

March 5, 2019

To Peter and the Campbell Family we just want to pass a long our deepest sympathies to you. When ever I ran into her she always gave us the most wonderful smile and always wanted to know how our family was. She always made us happy that we ran into her. We are in Florida for the winter but our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Larry and Eileen Chase

Robyn Kipnes

March 5, 2019

Peyton! So sorry to hear of your moms passing ! She was such a special woman... please know that we are thinking of you all at this sad time.
XO Robyn. Chuck. Matt. Jake

Linda Pisacano

March 5, 2019

My condolences To the family.. she was kind funny and caring ...

Chase Willman

March 5, 2019

Last week I flew home to be by your side. A day I never imagined and a day I will never forget. I still can’t believe I am typing this and I am at a loss of words as I sit without you here. You are the most beautiful thing I will keep inside of my heart forever. I thank you for the wonderful life you have given me and for you being a part of my and Max ‘s life every single day. My Nana taught me everything I know except how to live without her. You will always be with me as I dance through life! I will love and miss you forever, Nana. ♥️🙏🏼🦋🌸💐🌺🌻🐚🌾☀️🌊💛

John Ohrn

March 5, 2019

Pete and Family
Pete, my condolences to you and family. Sue was one of a kind and well be sorely missed
All my best

Felicia Penn

March 5, 2019

Peter and Family,
So very sad to read about Sue's death. I always enjoyed our "run ins" in Star Market, and remember especially I think it was last summer in the check out line, where the woman in front of me was complaining about all that was wrong with Hyannis, and the Cape, in general, and telling us of all the places she had been and how wonderful they all were. I believe Sue told her that perhaps she would be much happier if she returned there, rather than waste her time here, on the Cape. Loved it! My heart goes out to you losing your partner and best friend.
Changes everything...
Know that Joe and I are thinking of you. Not sure we are able to make celebration of life event on Thursday, so sending a hug your way now.