Elaine Campbell

August 6, 1932May 11, 2019

Elaine B. Campbell of Sudbury, Massachusetts, passed away on May 11, 2019.

The daughter of William Maxwell Bauer and Anna (Roller) Bauer, Elaine was born on August 6th, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. She went on to earn Masters degrees from Simmons College and Boston University as well as a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. She had a rewarding career teaching English and specifically Caribbean literature at Regis College, Northeastern University, Boston University and M.I.T. as well as working at the Mitre Institute teaching technical writing.

Elaine shared her life with John Bruce Campbell until his passing in 2015. They are survived by their three daughters : Jennifer Campbell Vesey, Rebecca Campbell Gibbel and Sabrina Campbell Heine and their four grandchildren: William John Vesey, Grace Beatrice Heine, Grant Campbell Heine and Rowan Campbell Smart.

There will be a graveside service at the New Town Cemetery in Sudbury on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Animal Care Center of St John, USVI or the Metro West Animal Shelter of Marlborough, Massachusetts.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 18, 2019


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Bruce and Monica Munro

May 18, 2019

We lived on St. John for 13 years and became quite friendly with Eiaine and John. What wonderful, beautiful people and animal lovers. We supported the St. John Animal Care Center during our time there as did Elaine.

Elaine was a remarkable lady. Her educational back ground and teaching experiences were extraordinary. And she was such a delightful and warm friend. We will miss you dear lady. Rest in peace.

In loving memory,

Bruce and Monica

Meg Oceanna

May 16, 2019

When I think of Aunt Elaine, I see her surrounded by cats. Invariably, when those rare family visits happened, talk quickly came around to what stage of the taming process was being enjoyed in the household. She truly understood ferals and had no issues with allowing them to be just who they were, without needing to force them into human society. As a cat lady myself, I see this as a wonderful contribution to this world.