Robert J. “Soupy” Campbell, age 84

of Braintree

Robert J. “Soupy” Campbell, age 84

Robert J. “Soupy” Campbell, age 84, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Thursday, December 15, 2022, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved husband for sixty-one years of Patricia E. (Mahan) Campbell. The two were high school sweethearts and inseparable for sixty-eight years.

Devoted father of Debra A. Campbell of Saugus and the late Brian R. Campbell.

One of five siblings, he is survived by a sister, Anne Malloy of Stoughton, as well as many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Bob was born in Boston, to the late William and Alice (Whitecomb) Campbell. Raised and educated in Dorchester, he was a graduate of Dorchester High School, Class of 1956.

He lived in Braintree for fifty-five years, previously in Dorchester.

Bob was proud to have served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

He was employed as an auto mechanic for the Town of Brookline’s Department of Public Works for twenty-five years and had been retired for many years.

Bob was a member of the Braintree Moose Lodge and the Adams Heights Men’s Club in Quincy.

He was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed New England Patriots football and Boston Bruins hockey. Most of all, he was devoted to his family.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Friday, December 30, at 10:30 a.m., with military honors to follow. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Memorial Visitation prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen Street, Suite 250, Framingham, MA 01701 or Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379.


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  • Deb, I wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time . I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept my condolences. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. You all our in my prays. Your Dad was a very caring man. His heart was always in the right spot. He was so kind to Craig. Sending Love Christine

  • Debbie, I remember Bob as a very sweet gentleman with a kind smile and a warm heart. Our sincerest condolences on the loss of such a beautiful soul, may he rest in heavens. We wish you and your mom peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • You & Bob have been inseparable for so many years. You & Deb are in my prayers. Debbie you have always been there for your Dad. Love, God Bless, Carol

  • Pat , Deb & family
    I was so devastated to hear the news of Bob’s passing. Please accept our sincerest sympathies. Bob was one of the most amazing and sweetest men I’ve known. Please know you’re all in my thoughts and prayers with love .
    xxxooo Maryjane & Jim Cain