May 19, 1929 – July 29, 2018
Marga (Gschwind) Russell of Georgetown, formerly of Lynn, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the age of 89. Born on May 19, 1929 in Darmstadt, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Anna (Biehn) Gschwind. Marga was raised and educated in Germany. In 1952, she traveled the Atlantic Ocean in search for a better life in the USA. Her family soon followed. She was twice-married, first to the late Sadik Jussif with whom she had two children, and secondly to the late John L. Russell Jr. with whom she had 6 children. Marga was a dedicated Nurse’s Aide for many years devoting herself to the Alba Nursing Home and Lawrence Manor Nursing Home in Lynn, before retiring in 1995. Her spare time found her playing bingo a lot. She played mostly in the towns she lived in, whether Lynn or Georgetown, but the occasional trip to Foxwoods was fun for sure. She loved a good card game with her family and friends, always playing for change. Marga enjoyed trips to the White Mountains up near the Kancamagus Highway. She enjoyed attending German picnics where she could revel in her home country’s roots. Through all her life’s enjoyments, nothing compared to the love she had for her family.
Marga leaves her children: Rainer Jussif and Steven Jussif, both of Derry, NH, Linda Russell of Sarasota, FL, Sheila Bowden of Wakefield, John L. Russell III of Lynn, William Russell of Cambridge, Joseph Russell of Andover, and David Russell of Litchfield, NH; her 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her siblings: Ella Deichman of Germany, Gisela Gottselig of Bedford, NH, Marlene Jussif of Salem, NH, the late Wilhelm “Willy” Gschwind, and Karl Gschwind of Londonderry, NH. Marga also leaves her beloved dog, Nina, as well as the late Gwendy, Duke, Fritz, and Mensha. Many nieces and nephews also survive her.
Visiting Hours will be held at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St. Lynn on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 4 to 8pm. Funeral will be held in the funeral home on Friday, August 3rd beginning at 11am with a Funeral Service starting at 12 noon. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, Andover
- Visiting Hours Thursday, August 2, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018