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1954 Colin 2020

Colin M. Campbell

October 8, 1954 — November 20, 2020

Rensselaer- Colin M. Campbell age 66 passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends at home on Friday, November 20, 2020. Colin was born in Albany, was raised in Rensselaer and resided in Castleton for over 30 years. He moved back to Rensselaer 4 years ago. He was employed by the NYS Comptroller’s Office, retiring in 2015 after 32 years of dedicated service. Colin was an avid musician, enjoying playing the guitar, singing and going to concerts with his friends. He had a love for adventure including going on cruises with his wife, camping with his family in the Adirondacks and traveling in his motor home every summer. Son of the late William and Jean Thomas Campbell; Husband of Sharon E. Barrett Campbell; Father of Graham Colin Campbell and Shannon Campbell; Grandfather of Colin Gamello; Brother of Susan (Dan) Marvelli, Thomas (Nancy) Campbell, Georgiana (Joe) Schaller, Nancy (Jim) Frederick, Kellie (Frank) Archambeault, Jean (Andris Lapins) Muller and the late Beverly DiTomasso. Brother-in-law of John (Joanne) Barrett, Jim Barrett, Kathleen Kent, Nancy Barrett. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4-7 PM at the W. J Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer. The family requests relatives and friends to wear tie dye in honor of Colin. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the funeral service will be private on Wednesday morning for the immediate family only. Masks must be worn; social distancing and occupancy restrictions will be observed. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. Contribution in his name may be made to the Rex Foundation P.O. Box 219 San Anselmo, CA, 94979. Let's get on with the show.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.

1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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