MARLBOROUGH: Agnes (Trees) Russell, 80, a longtime resident of Framingham, MA found peace Friday December 30, 2016 at Christopher Heights Assisted Living In Marlborough,MA. Born in 1936 in Lancaster, PA., Agnes received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Lancaster. She served in the US Navy (RN/Lieutenant), and worked as a dental receptionist and as a food technologist for the US Army Labs in Natick, MA. However her highest vocation was raising and loving her children and grandchildren. Widowed in 1979, Agnes found deep reserves of strength, love and humor which she has passed along to her children and to all who knew her in life. She was active in St. George Catholic Church in Framingham.
Agnes' heart remained in Lancaster Co., PA- her home was filled with
Pennsylvania Dutch art, her recipe book was full of German family
favorites, and her fondest times were reconnecting with her family at
reunions and weddings. Games brought her much joy- joining friends for
bridge or bingo, a trip to the casino, or sharing a lottery scratch
Pre-deceased by her beloved husband William, she is survived by her
children: Judith, Kathleen (Quirk), Thomas and Kevin; a son-in-law:
Thomas Quirk and grandchildren: Joseph, Sara, Sean and Griffin. Agnes
will always be "Sis" to her siblings: Gerald, Robert, Charles,Donald,
Jean, William, Elizabeth, Mary and Joan. She is fondly remembered by
many wonderful sisters and brothers-in-law, as well as 43 nieces and
nephews, and scores of the next generation. She also leaves her
life-long friend and partner-in-crime, June Quinn of Cherry Hill, NJ.
She joins her parents Agnes and Charles, her brother Gerald, niece Angie
(Trees) Wilson and dear friend Rose DiStefano in God's loving arms.
There are no public funeral home visiting hours. A memorial Mass will be
celebrated Saturday January 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. George's
Church, 74 School St., Framingham (Saxonville). Her urn burial will take
place at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bausman, PA. Memorial
gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to The National Parkinson
Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 in honor of
her brother Jerry; also online at www.parkinson.org. Memorial page