Regina C. Campbell

04/03/1938 - 08/23/2023


Obituary For Regina C. Campbell

If you are reading this, then I know that you are already smiling at your personal memories of Regina. Those quiet joyous gifts that always make you smile and occasionally laugh out loud. This is certainly not a place to recount the sadness of what we have lost, but a place to cherish all that Regina gave us over the span of her 85 wonderfully crazy and beautifully chaotic years.
We encounter very few people in our lives that are true teachers. Those patient, caring individuals who want you to succeed above all else. Regina was a rare instructor who found selfless joy in her student’s success. If you had been fortunate enough to attend Whitman Hanson Regional High School during the years 1987 thru 2005, chances are you can recite the Quadratic Formula (you’re signing the song in your head right now, aren’t you?). Over the course of her tenure, she taught Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
She taught us poems and Irish rebel songs. Her storytelling skills served as an education on how to properly tell an anecdote. She taught us how to raise a glass with aplomb and give a proper toast. She taught us grace and charm and that rare subtle skill of when to sometimes laugh at the absurdity of it all.
Born and raised in Mission Hill, Boston, Regina was the youngest of eight and a lifelong Red Sox fan. She attended Mission High and received a BS in Mathematics from Boston State Teachers College and an MS in Education from Northeastern University.
Her 7 children were her pride and her 15 grandchildren her treasure; for those were what truly brought her joy. Regina always recognized that time was a precious commodity and that it was best spent laughing with friends and family (with the occasional outings to Bldg. #19 and thrift stores for she did love a bargain).
She is survived by her children: Nancy C. (David) Smith of Pembroke, John D. of Peabody, Thomas P. of Brooklyn, NY, David N. (Kathleen) of Huntington, NY, Sara E. (Scott) Kelley of Pembroke, and Jean M. (Michael) Higginson of Duxbury. Regina is predeceased by her husband David M. Campbell and son Kevin G. Campbell.
Friends and loved ones are invited to come sing a song or share a memory or two on Tuesday August 29, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 pm.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 9:00AM at St. Mary’s in Hanover. Internment to follow at Hanover Center Cemetery with a reception at Rockland Country Club.
Donations can be made in her name to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or the NVNA and Hospice ( (

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  • 08/30/2023

    Once I'm 'up and about', I'll light a candle down at Mission. We had talked about getting in an overnight once Covid was over ...! Life has a way of turning on a dime! Until we meet again - Joan Nelson

  • 08/28/2023

    An absolutely beautiful tribute to an absolutely beautiful lady. I second all of Sheryl Wades remarks. You were blessed with a wonderful mother, MIL, nana; but it is so obvious that you already knew and appreciated that. My sincere condolences for your loss.

  • 08/27/2023

    I must say that this Obituary is the most brilliant one I have ever read! While Regina's passing is one of great sadness, you remind us all that she spread her joy and love of life to everyone and anyone she came in contact with! Regina had the rare quality of making us all feel like a friend! I was honored to work with her at W-H, where Regina made me feel welcome and always made me smile! Sending my condolences and love to her family and loved ones!

  • 08/27/2023

    Good morning Tom and family. Very sorry to hear this news, it's alway hard to lose a friend and mom. However, having gotten to know her very well over many a roast chicken " blizzard dinners " ( with Mom K ) she would not like to see our tears, but, rather hear our hearty laughter that our memories of her would evoke. She was alway a welcomed addition to our dinner table and shall be missed. Here's to a wonderful mom, a fabulous raconteur and kind, gentle soul. Slainte, Regina, this one is for you! Godspeed.

  • 08/27/2023

    My life has been such a wonderful one because you were always a constant in it. Thank you for always being there, and for loving me so unconditionally. I'm so lucky to have had the privilege of calling you my Nana. I'll love you always and forever.

  • 08/27/2023

    She was the best.... Like a second Mom. I will forever miss our little jokes and her thirst for a cheap Chardonnay! May you rest in peace my comrade in fun..,.you may have been 85 but never act your age a true lesson to us is short and enjoy each day. Watch over us all.,. You are forever in our memories!!

  • 08/26/2023

    My thoughts go out to you and your family ! Regina was one of my mom's childhood friends ! Over the years I heard so many stories surrounding their friendship ' My mom and dad actually bought her childhood home and it gave us many memories !! I reconnected with your mom on facebook after my mom passed and enjoyed seeing her comments on our family pictures ! I am sure my mom and her little group of Mission Hill friends met her at the gates ! May she RIP !! of Missiom Hill on facebook


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    5 Trees were planted in memory of Regina C. Campbell - August 27, 2023

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