William J. Campbell – North Providence

William J. Campbell – North Providence

William J. Campbell – North Providence

William J. Campbell, 94, of North Providence passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. He is survived by his beloved wife for 70 yrs, Evelyn (Saggese), his son, Marc of Worcester, MA and his daughter, Karen of New York City. Bill was a resident of North Providence for over 56 years.

A World War II Veteran, Bill saw action in France, Belgium and Germany and liberated Dachau Concentration Camp in 1945.

As the State of Rhode Island DEM Firearms Safety Instructor Bill trained and qualified thousands of people to obtain carry permits in RI until his retirement in 1989. He was an NRA Qualified Firearm Instructor for over 25 years and the North Providence Range Officer for over 2 decades qualifying the town police.

Owner of Campbell’s Barber Shop in Centredale through the 1960s Bill was a North Providence Reserve Police Officer for over 10 years and an active member of the F. O. P. Bill worked for Rhode Island College Facilities/ Maintenance for nearly ten years until 1979.

In the early 1960’s Bill was an active member of St. Lawrence Parish as President of the Holy Name Society and ran the parish bingo. He served as president of the Club Dominicana at St. Pius Church in the early 1980’s. Bill volunteered at North Providence Union Free Library and Providence College.

Calling hours were respectfully omitted. Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, March 1st at Our Lady of Grace Church, Johnston with burial at Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St Jude League, 205 West Monroe, Chicago IL 60606 or a charity of your choice will be appreciated.

Arrangements by Winfield and Son, Scituate, RI. For full obituary and online condolences please visit http://www.winfieldandsons.com .