Ruth V. Russell, 98, a lifelong resident of Avon, MA, died peacefully at Copley at Stoughton on Tuesday, September 4, 2019. Daughter of the late Walter and Mabel (Connor) Russell, she was born in Canton, MA. Ruth was educated in Avon schools. She was an inspector for the Hazeltine Corporation for 22 years before retiring in 1985. She was a longtime resident of Fellowship Circle in Avon. Ruth enjoyed walking and playing golf at Pine Oaks in Easton. She was a loyal Red Sox and Patriots fan and loved watching sports all year round.
Ruth was the sister of the late Fred Russell and the foster mother of Shirley Whitney of South Dakota and Nancy Walker of Taunton. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Barry Whitney, Lisa Smith, Ruth Whitney and Debbie Viveiros, 10 great-grandchildren, Connor, Addison, Evan, Drew, Sydney, Brooke, Amy, Paul, Collene and Rebecca and several cousins.
Visitation will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rte. 27), Stoughton on Monday, September 9 from 9:30-10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Michael Church, Avon at 11 AM. Interment will take place at St. Michael Cemetery, Avon. Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.