OBITUARY: Marrie C. Campbell, 76

Marrie C. Campbell, 76, formerly of Marblehead for decades, died at Brookdale Memory Care in Hamilton, NJ. on Nov. 13.

She was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on Dec. 21, 1945, daughter of the late Donald P. and late Charlotte Joyce Campbell. She was educated at Edison High School, Edison, NJ and received a bachelor’s degree from Elmira College, Elmira, NY. 

Her professional career began with a secretarial position at Marathon Oil in NYC in 1967. In 1969, she moved to London, UK, and worked for William  Collins Publishing . She returned home in the early 1970s, and worked at WNET in NYC for the “Bill Moyers Journal” as Mr. Moyer’s assistant. Her wanderlust next took her to Seattle, Washington. where she worked for the PBS station KCTS for six years on documentaries. 

She then made her final career move to Boston, working from 1983 to her retirement in 2011 at WGBH . She joined  in the first year of the award winning “Frontline” PBS documentary series starting as editorial director and then in 1995 becoming director of Frontline’s new, innovative website.

She loved to travel, and visited Kenya, Israel, Latin America,  and  countries throughout Europe.

Her hobbies included reading , the theater, the symphony, gardening, playing her piano, walking, and days-long European  hiking excursions. Her love of animals included four dogs and six cats  at various times of her life. All were rescued shelter animals. 

She is survived by a sister, Charlotte Brandenburg  of Pine Beach, NJ and her husband, Paul, two brothers, Kenneth Campbell of Aiken, SC , and Donald Campbell of Milford, NJ and his wife, Lori;  two nieces, Melissa Vaughn and Lauren Campbell ; and three nephews, Paul, Stephen, and Donald Brandenburg. 

Surviving also are her close friends, Susan and son Colin of NYC; Lyn and Bill of NYC; MaryAnne and Stewart of Princeton, NJ;  Tessa of London, UK;  Vera of London, UK; Jean of Seattle, WA.; Candi of Salem, MA;  David and Renata of Marblehead, MA ; and Louis of Marblehead, MA.

Her remains will be interred in the Columbarium at the University of Virginia Cemetery in a private ceremony.

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