Marjorie (Wright) Campus
Marjorie Campus, 90, longtime resident of Ipswich, died
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in her home surrounded by her loving
family, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late
John P. "Jack” Campus who died in 1981.
Born in Ipswich, she was one of five children of the late Ira E.
and Nina Belle (Hutchinson) Wright. Marjorie grew up in Danvers
and was valedictorian of her graduating class at Holten High
School, Class of 1945, and number one in her class at Salem
Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1948. Marge and Jack made
Ipswich their home where they raised their six children. She
worked as a registered nurse at Cable Memorial Hospital in
Ipswich and retired in 1997 at the age of seventy. As a young
woman she was a talented dancer. She was an accomplished
seamstress and knitter and made many clothes for her children
and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and a loyal Boston
sports fan. In her retirement, Marjorie traveled to many parts
of the world with friends. She was a lifelong member of the
Immanuel Baptist Church in Ipswich.
Marge is survived by a son, Paul Campus and his wife Mia of
Putney, VT, and five daughters: Karen Campus of Ipswich, Carol
Waggener and her husband John of Atlanta, GA, Patricia
Butterfield of Danvers, Nancy French of Ipswich, Christine Cina
and her husband Rich of Newton, NH; and eleven grandchildren:
Adam Smith, Kit Normand, Nina Campus, Rebecca and Ben Waggener,
Nathan and Leah Butterfield, Lyndsay and Jared French, Chloe and
Riley Cina; and three great grandchildren: Jameson, Henry and
Jack. She was predeceased by three brothers and a sister.
Her funeral service will be held 11 am Monday June 19 in the
Immanuel Baptist Church followed by interment in the Cowles
Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Visiting hours are Sunday 4 to 7 pm in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers
memorial contributions in her name may be made to Immanuel
Baptist Church, 45 Central Street, Ipswich, MA 01938 or Ipswich
Caring, P.O. Box 584, Ipswich, MA 01938.