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Northborough, MA 01532
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Betty Russell

Betty L. Russell (Brown)

Saturday August 23, 1930 - Monday April 8, 2019
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Northborough, MA

Betty L. (Brown) Russell, 88, passed away peacefully at Whitney Place, Northborough, on April 8, 2019. Betty was the loving wife of 60 years to Sanford H. “Sandy” Russell, until his death in 2017 separated them.

Betty is survived by two loving sons, Hew Russell and his wife Michelle and their children, Logan and Lulu of Marion; Bill Russell and his wife Michelle and their children Jon, Hope and Nick of Sterling. A sister, Billie Mills, preceded Betty in death.

Born and raised in Barre, VT, Betty was a daughter to the late Leone (Reynolds) Brown and Arthur K. Brown. She graduated Spalding HS, Class of 1948 prior to earning her BS in Retailing from Simmons College in 1952. She worked in retail fashion after college life at G. Fox of Hartford, CT and later in life worked for Sears. She lived on Pleasant St in Northborough for over 55 years and resided in Arlington, MA from 1957 to 1961. She spent her last 2 years at Whitney Place.

Betty enjoyed playing tennis, skiing, and antiquing with Sandy. She was quite talented at quilting and loved time with her family. She loved walking the forests and gardens at their home on Pleasant St. Betty’s family wishes to thank all of the wonderful staff at Whitney Place for their kindness and loving support shown to Betty during her stay there.

Calling hours will be held from 5-7pm on Thursday, April 11th at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St. Northborough. Her funeral will be held on Friday, April 12th at 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial in Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne, MA will take place at 1:30pm on Monday, April 15th. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Resident Activities Fund, Whitney Place of Northborough, 238 W. Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Thursday April 11, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday April 11, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hays Funeral Home
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday April 12, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday April 12, 2019 10:00am
    Hays Funeral Home
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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    Rev. Cindy Maybeck
  • Interment

    Monday April 15, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Monday April 15, 2019 1:30pm
    MA National Cemetery
    Connery Avenue
    Bourne, MA 02532
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