Cornelia A. Campbell

Cornelia (Connie) Campbell, 71, passed away at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on December 22, 2014.

She was born on November 8, 1942, in Winthrop MA, to John D. And Anna G. (Brooks) O’Rourke.

Over the years, Connie cultivated many passions – most notably, her love for travel and fine food. She was fortunate to have numerous opportunities throughout her life to live and travel abroad, and her prolific love for food led her to attend culinary school in Paris. During her many travels, she always took the time to enjoy the culture, learn the history and customs and develop strong and lasting friendships.

A lifelong love of gardening culminated in a focus on horticulture for the last decade of her life, including training and certification as a Master Gardener through the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. This passion offered Connie the opportunity to teach and share her knowledge through volunteer efforts, including participating in local garden programs and lecture series and judging regional 4-H fairs. She was always willing and able to offer design and maintenance assistance for new garden installations to family and numerous friends, including the new Children’s Village at Pine Hill Waldorf School.

She is survived by her husband, Michael H. Roy of Milford, NH; her daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Andreas Meyer of Francestown, NH; and her very special “girl” (whom she loved to share special times with), granddaughter Campbell Elaine Meyer; and many extended family members and countless friends spread around the country and the world. She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Alexsandra W. Campbell (2005).

According to her wishes, there will be no calling hours. Rather, a celebration of life memorial will be held in the spring with flowers, music, friends and great food to be enjoyed by all.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.