Mildred Campbell, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 98 on January 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Mildred was born on June 3, 1922 to Charles and Lillian (nèe Errico) Ciany at their home in the Bronx. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College in 1943, the first person in her family to do so, and worked for five years at Metropolitan Insurance in New York, NY. On February 8, 1947, Mildred married James “Jim” Campbell. They moved to Wyckoff, NJ in 1954 where they raised one son, Jimmy, and two daughters, Lorraine and Patricia “Trish”.
Mildred was a kind, generous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. She was always there to lend a helping hand and was constantly searching for a way to ease the burdens of those around her. She could often be found crocheting a blanket for a friend-of-a-friend, talking on the phone to her loved ones, or making you a cup of tea. Mildred was an avid reader, quick to complete a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or her turn in Scrabble, and a steadfast Jeopardy fan. She was a staunch supporter of education; encouraging those around her to pursue additional degrees and eternally ready to help with math homework. Mildred did everything on her own terms, including living and driving independently well into her nineties. She held strong beliefs and high standards, but was never swift to judge. Her Catholic faith was unyielding and she was a long standing member of the Church of the Nativity.
Mildred was an absolutely devoted mother and grandmother for more than seventy years. She loved nothing more than spending time with her family and sharing stories from years gone by. She was a shining example of unconditional love and will be missed dearly. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her daughter, Lorraine, and her siblings, Florence and Matthew. She is survived by her son, Jimmy & wife Carol, her daughter, Trish, her brother, Artie & wife Felice, her sister-in-law, Emily, her granddaughters, Melissa, Aimee, Erinn, and Allison, her grandsons, Thomas and John, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mildred’s memory may be sent to St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 and/or Church of the Nativity, 315 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ 07432.
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St. Jude Tribute Program
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148-0142
Church of the Nativity
315 Propsect Street, Midland Park NJ 07432