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Eleanor Campbell (1920-2012)

FARMINGTON - Eleanor Campbell, 92, of Farmington passed away Dec. 25, 2012 at the Pierce House in Farmington.

She was born in Chesterville on July 7, 1920, the daughter of Frederick G. and Edith M. (Youngquist) Wheeler. She was educated in the schools of Chesterville and Farmington graduating in 1937. On Sept. 18, 1937 Eleanor married Leo Campbell who passed away in 1989.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Pratt's Inc. for 28 years and was a ballot clerk since 1960. Eleanor volunteered at Mallett School for 12 years, was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church serving in the Altar Guild, a member of the Farm Bureau, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Gold LEAF Institute at UMF. She was a great cook and enjoyed making her own book, puzzles, word searches, and reading.

Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Marie Lucarelli of Jay, Patricia Volkernick of Largo, FL; her son Paul F. Campbell and his wife Muriel of Winslow; 14 grandchildren; 18 great granchildren; and one sister, Marion Filaroska.

She was predeceased by her husband Leo, two daughters Sharon Beatham and Fran Scott, two sisters Doris Pratt and Barbara Brinkley, brother Samuel Wheeler, and two son-in-laws Larry Lucarelli and Paul Volkernick Sr.

Services for Eleanor will be held in the spring at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may make donations in Eleanor's memory to The Pierce House at 201 Main Street, Farmington , Maine 04938.

Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at

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  1. Marie, Pat and Paul, May it comfort you to know that I am so very sorry
    to hear of your loss.

  2. Wonderful lady with a wonderful spirit to match. I will miss you Eleanor.

  3. My condolences to the family. Eleanor will always have a special place in my heart.

  4. I was lucky enough to work next to Eleanor's home on Perkins Street and for years myself and fellow work mates at UMF had her as a neighbor that showered us with homemade donuts and deserts of all kinds. She was a strong lady with an extreme kindness to her. Once you were her friend - you were always welcomed and treated like family. She gave much to our community as a ballot clerk for over 40 years and to many children that adopted her as their grandmother. I will miss her smile and her wonderful donuts but she has left me with many warm memories and her cookbook. I use that cookbook more than she would have ever guessed.

    My condolences to her wonderful family, thanks for sharing her so many years with the rest of us in Farmington.

  5. Paul, Pat and Marie -

    I send my sincere condolences to you and your family during this time. I have fond memories as a child in the '60's living next door to your family on Perkins Street. Both Eleanor and Leo were such kind and patient people, always looking out after us kids. They were always available to lend a hand to those in need.

    May you find comfort knowing others have been blessed by their love and kind spirit!