Campbells- Nashua

Marguerite and Jeffery Campbell

Our congregation in Nashua, NH ran a Faithify campaign in honor of Rev. Jeffery Campbell and his sister, Marguerite. This funding allowed them on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to gather to remember and honor the Campbell family and their contributions to Unitarian Universalism with a graveside dedication and blessing for the new marker on their previously unmarked grave. The congregation also held a service of remembrance of the Campbells and dedicated a Chapel in their honor- the Campbell Chapel. Read more about Rev Campbell’s story and the memorial created by the congregation and the UU World article about the Campbell Study Group’s work.

For many years, Jeffrey and Marguerite Campbell were buried with their mother Lilian in unmarked graves in the Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua. In 2017, we received the blessing of Rev. Campbell’s two surviving daughters to install a memorial honoring their family. On September 22, 2018, the UU Church of Nashua dedicated the new marker for the  Campbell family in a ceremony of remembrance and reconciliation. The ceremony began with a graveside service and concluded with a service at the church. Carey McDonald, Executive Vice President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), offered an apology on behalf of the UUA to the Campbell family. One of Rev. Campbell’s daughters attended, as did representatives of the local NAACP and the NH Black Heritage Trail.

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