Margaret R. Campbell
1952 ∼ 2020
Margaret Risk Campbell, 68, passed peacefully in the afternoon on Tuesday, October 27th, in her West Hyannisport home, with her two children by her side. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, Margaret loved her lifelong home on the cape and, like her mother, was an ardent defender of the old ways—unpaved roads, natural landscapes, and that "Old Cape Cod" aesthetic—and preserved them wherever she could.
Raising two sons by herself, Margaret created a strong household culture of love and acceptance, family bond, and self-reliance. She enjoyed a lifelong love of education and a passion for learning. She carved out an impressive career for herself as a consultant, easily learning to solve complex and unfamiliar problems, and dealing with (sometimes difficult) people. Her passion for growth and exploration blossomed during her retirement. She traveled extensively, visiting Cuba early in the year and California for her birthday just a few weeks ago, as well as planning a return trip to India, which held a particularly special place in her heart. She took up running agility courses with her dogs and was supported in this endeavor by a beautiful community of friends. She picked up painting late in her life and demonstrated great natural aptitude, painting gorgeous landscapes and fascinating people from photographs and memories of her travels.
She is survived by her two sons, Jon and James, her beloved dogs, Trixie and Gris Gris, and a small army of friends who loved her. A small, private memorial service will be held on the beach by her home on Saturday, November 7th. In lieu of flowers, any memorial donations may be made with our gratitude to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.