CONCORD- James (Jim) Thomas Campbell, 67, of Concord, New Hampshire passed away at home on January 4th, 2022. He was the oldest son of Lorraine A. Campbell (nee Doucette) of Stoneham and the late Wilbur L. Campbell. Jim attended St. Patrick School through 8th grade and graduated Stoneham High School in 1972. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit and a fondness for "all things vintage," he became a lifelong antiques collector & dealer. Jim sold his inventory nationwide at popular flea markets and online, and locally at quaint antique shops. Dealer colleagues & customers alike enjoyed his easygoing affable nature and admired his vast knowledge of the history behind countless valuable pieces.
Jim also possessed musical gifts and became an accomplished, self-taught harmonica/blues harp player inspired by Richard Salwitz of the J. Geils Band. With his eclectic collection of harmonicas in every key, Jim was always ready to jam at a coffee house or with friends. An avid gardener, Jim cultivated abundant vegetable crops despite New Hampshire's short growing season. The state afforded him the solitude of a quiet rural setting to balance out his public business activities.
Jim is survived by his mother Lorraine A. Campbell of Stoneham, brother Dennis J. Campbell of Stoneham, sisters Linda A. Libert of Texas and Mary Jo Desmond of Salisbury, four nieces, three great nephews, one great niece and many friends and colleagues. He is predeceased by brother Richard A. Campbell.
Due to the current increase in Covid variant cases, no in-person bereavement gatherings are scheduled. Personal memories of Jim can be added to the online tribute wall of this obituary.
Jim appreciated animals, especially cats, and he took in feline rescues. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Merrimack River Feline Rescue (https://mrfrs.org/). the New Hampshire Humane Society (https://nhhumane.org/) or other shelter/rescue organization. The Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.petitroan.com
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