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The Fortin Group

217 Turner Street, Auburn, ME

OBITUARY

Lawrence E. Russell

March 3, 1930January 10, 2020

Lawrence E. Russell, 89, a resident of Turner, passed away peacefully at Schooner Estates on January 10, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Lawrence was born in Sumner, ME on March 3rd 1930, to Harry and Doris M. Russell. They moved to Turner when he was young. Educated in the Leavitt school system, he worked at Briggs farm through school, then went to work driving truck for Don Quimby. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during the Korean conflict.

On June 24th, 1955 he married the love of his life, Doris Tidswell. In 1959 he went to work as a millwright at the Otis Paper Mill and later transferred to the new IP Mill when it opened in 1962. He retired in 1993, after 34 years, and was a proud member of the International Paper Quarter Century Club.

Survivors include his wife Doris. Two daughters; Anita (Larry) Farnum of Turner, and Terry Sheffield of Bryant Pond. A son, Kenney (Charlene) of Turner. Grandchildren; Laurie, Amy, Zachary, and Sasha. Great grandchildren; Alexia, Kaleb, Alyssa and Skye. And one great-great grandchild, Ryleigh. A sister, Vivian Mancine. A brother Wesley Russell and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both parents, and two sisters; Celia Bragdon, and Winifred Evans.

The family would like to thank the many wonderful and compassionate caregivers at Androscoggin Hospice House and Schooner Estates for providing the best end-of-life care that anyone could ever hope to receive.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Androscoggin Home Hospice, Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his wife Doris. Two daughters; Anita (Larry) Farnum of Turner, and Terry Sheffield of Bryant Pond. A son, Kenney (Charlene) of Turner. Grandchildren; Laurie, Amy, Zachary, and Sasha. Great grandchildren; Alexia, Kaleb, Alyssa and Skye. And one great-great grandchild, Ryleigh. A sister, Vivian Mancine. A brother Wesley Russell and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by both parents, and two sisters; Celia Bragdon, and Winifred Evans.
  • DONATIONS

  • Androscoggin Home Hospice, Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME.

Services

20 January

Memorial Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

20 January

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

The Fortin Group

217 Turner St
Auburn, Maine 04702

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Anita Farnum

January 18, 2020

I am so lucky that I could call this amazing man Dad. He showed us how to live a life that had meaning. How many times we said I'll have to ask Dad he'll know either the answer or how to do it. We could always count on him and new he would either lend a hand or an ear. Rest in peace Dad love you more than words could ever express.

Martha Trask

January 14, 2020

after a fire destroyed our family home , your dad was right there helping put on the roof of our new home. What a generous and caring man.Thanking him for his service to our country.May you all find peace in sharing so many wonderful memories.Greg and Martha

Tag Bragdon

January 13, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Lawrence, I will always remember you as a hard working person. I always marveled at how meticulous your house and yard was kept.

Melissa russell

January 13, 2020

Melissa russell

January 13, 2020

Melissa russell

January 13, 2020

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY