January 08, 2017

Agnes (Trees) Russell

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 ticket.

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 www.boylebrothers.com

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