Mar 262014

Earl David Russell

Earl David Russell

Earl David Russell passed away on March 24, 2014 in Groton, Massachusetts. Russ was the beloved husband of Margaret Peggy Connors Russell, to whom he was married for more than 58 years. He was the son of David C. Russell and Corrine Russell, grew up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and graduated from Chelmsford High School with the Class of 1946.

Following service in the Air Force during the Korean War, he completed his Electrical Engineering degree at UNH, Class of 1957 and was President of Tau Beta Phi, the Engineering Honor Society.

Professionally, he was employed by Adams Russell Corp, Sanders Associates, MA/COM and was President and Founder of Russell Engineering Services of Lowell and Waltham for 25 years.

In retirement, Russ was actively involved with the CHS Alumni organization, aviation, antique cars, Town of Groton audio/communications events, the Groton Emergency Management Team, and the Groton Senior Center. He founded the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club.

The Russells enjoyed many years of square and round dancing. Ballroom dancing was their special “sport,” Big Band was their era, and they shared their love of dance with many wonderful friends and fellow dancing enthusiasts.

Russ is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jill Russell and Christopher and Yvonne Russell; and two daughters and sons-in-law; Mary Lou and Doug Martin and Joanne “Jody” and Dan Dobson of Indiana; and ten grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Phyllis Russell Quintin, of Groton.

Visiting hours are Thursday, March 27 from 3-7 p.m. at the Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, Chelmsford, MA. Funeral is Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the funeral home, with a funeral mass at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 13 St. James Ave. in West Groton, with a private family burial in Groton Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Groton Senior Center Gift Fund, 163 West Main Street, Groton MA 01450.