James J. Russell

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“My deepest condolences to Jim 's wife and his two children. During the early to mid seventies I played basketball with Jim. We played on the 76 'ers...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: greg galske - bristol, CT

“My deepest condolences to Jim 's wife and his two children. During the early to mid seventies I played basketball with Jim. We played on the 76 'ers...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: greg galske - bristol, CT

“My deepest condolences to Jim 's wife and his two children. During the early to mid seventies I played basketball with Jim. We played on the 76 'ers...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: greg galske - bristol - teammate

“Dear Karen, My sister just told me about Jim. Your Dad came and told her at the bakery where she works. I am so sorry to hear it. I have very fond...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Gerlach-Piquette - Chicopee, MA

“My deepest sympathy to the entire Russell family. Earlier this month on my way home from work, I cut through Burlwood in Burlington and was thinking...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Spec Monico - Bristol, CT

“To Jimmy's family and friends- My sympathy. Jimmy was a great kid in school at LSM. Always a pleasure to see in the hallways. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Tammy Plawecki - Hampstead, NH

“Dear Mr. and Mrs. Russell, Karen and children. I went to school with Jim and was so pleased to see that he received the class reunion invite that I...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Judith Plawecki-Dick - Bristol, CT

“Karen, I just read of Jim's passing, and my heart sank. I remember his coaching years with my Jim. Hang on to your wonderful memories. Jim will...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Sue (Daley) Emery - Palmer, MA

“Dear Bob & Peggy, Danny and I are very sorry for your loss and we wish that we could be there with you. Jimmy will be remembered in our thoughts...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Adele & Danny Johnston - NJ

“We want to extend our deepest sympathy to Bob & Peggy and your beautiful family. We are sorry for your loss and he is in our prayers. Love, Angela ...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Robert & Angela Oehley - NJ

“our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: the desmarais' - palmer, MA

“Karen, Natalie and John, Please accept my sympathy. I recall our early days of working together at First Step and your telling me about your...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Zelazo - Palmer, MA

“Jim was a kind and caring man, and he will truly be missed. How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to. God Bless. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jackie Perlak - MA

“Bob & Peggy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, he will live in your hearts forever and never be forgotten. The angels have delivered a...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Janet DeRoo - Colona, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was someone that I respected and enjoyed working with. May he rest in peace. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Charlotte Maxfield - MA

“Karen, We are so sorry for your loss. Lester and I will keep you and the children in our prayers. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Lester adn Ginny Sill - MA

“Our deepest sympathy is with your family at this time. Love, your friends at SDB, Inc. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: SDB, Inc. - Tempe, AZ

“Our deepest sympathies to you all!! I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy! Big hugs to you all. With love, Trina and Drew and family ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Katrina Tully McFadden - Potsdam, NY

“My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family. My prayers are with you all. God Bless from Diana Your former hairstylist. Jim was always a fun and...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Diana Doane - Palmer, MA

“I would like to pass on my deepest sympathy to the family. Jim and I were the captains of our High School baseball team and we grew up right around...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Tom Heffernan - Bristol, CT


James J. Russell, 48, died March 13 at Wing Memorial Hospital. Born in New Britain, CT, January 28, 1962, he was the son of Robert W. and Margaret (Gregory) Russell of Burlington, CT. Jim grew up in Burlington, and was a graduate of Lewis S. Mill High School. Following graduation, he entered the military, serving with the Air Force for 6 years. He moved to Palmer in 1986, and has worked at Sanderson – MacLeod for 23 years, most recently serving as General Products Dept. Manager for several years. In his leisure, Jim found peace canoeing on various rivers in the area, most especially the Quaboag River. He also enjoyed and was skilled as a nature photographer. Jim will also be fondly remembered as a vocal and avid fan supporting his children's sports teams. Besides his parents, he will be deeply missed by his two children, Natalie A. Russell and Jonathan E. Russell, both at home, along with his wife Karen (O'Brien) Russell. He also leaves his siblings, Carol Feron McClelland of San Diego, CA, Debra Russell Kobe of Phoenix, AZ, and Charles W. Russell of Kensington, CT. A service to honor his life will be held privately at the Beers & Story Palmer Funeral Home, 1475 N. Main St. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. For those wishing, donations may be made in his memory to Cardiac Amyloidosis Research or National Humane Society.

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