Irma Campbell

Obituary of Irma M Campbell

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Beloved mother and grandmother, Irma Marie Campbell, nee Bertorelli, passed away on December 5th, 2022 at the age of 91. 


Irma was born in Bardi, Italy to loving parents, Francesco and Rosa. After immigrating to the United States in 1937, she grew up on East 55th Street in New York City where she famously played center on her basketball team and attended her prom at the Waldorf Astoria. Irma, affectionately known as Bert, met her future husband Clark Campbell, while working at Liberty Mutual in Manhattan. They were married in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1958, and subsequently had three children – Susan, Robert, and Elizabeth – the family bounced from New York to New Jersey to Iowa to Illinois, before finally settling back in New Jersey.


Always open to new things, Irma's career path included banking, wallpapering and, finally, real estate. She was an avid golfer and bowler, could often be found working on a crossword or sudoku, and loved to swap recipes and share meals. Irma was fortunate to see a lot of the world: she chased after gray whales on the front of a zodiac in the Pacific, trekked hundreds of steps to a cliffside villa in Greece, and even made it back to her small mountain-side village to revisit her roots 70 years after leaving. Irma lived a long and fulfilling life and gave her loved ones countless shared memories.


Throughout her life, Irma proudly watched her family grow and, through her final days, was lucky to be surrounded by family, friends, and neighbors who cared immensely about her.


Irma was predeceased by her husband, Clark Campbell, and son, Robert Campbell, and is survived by her daughters, Susan Shuttlesworth and Elizabeth Campbell, son-in-law, Steven Shuttlesworth, daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Campbell, and granddaughter, Molly Shuttlesworth, as well as countless friends and family members.


Despite her small size, she is said to have made grown men quake in their boots.


The following services will be held in Irma’s honor:

  • Viewing on Wednesday, December 7th from 4:00-7:00pm at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home in Pompton Plains, NJ
  • Graveside service on Friday, December 9th at 1:00pm at The Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury, MA


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
M. John Scanlan Funeral Home
781 Newark Pompton Tpke
Pompton Plains, New Jersey, United States
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Irma Campbell

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