Doane Beal & Ames

729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA


Beth Ellen Russell

January 21, 1967March 5, 2020

Beth Ellen Russell, 53, passed away tragically in a motor vehicle accident, on March 5, 2020. Born in Worcester, MA to Edmund and Dorothea (Nugent) Russell on January 21, 1967. She grew up in Shrewsbury, MA and graduated from Shrewsbury High in 1985. After completion of Cosmetology School, she worked as a hair dresser before relocating to Naples, FL where she began her life with her partner Jonah . Jonah passed in 2010, but not before Beth and Jonah had two children, Hailey Dorothea (19) and Tyler Edmund (14), who were the light of their lives. She is also survived by her sister Dr. Sheryl Russell and spouse Julie, her best friend Cindy, as well as, numerous extended family members. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 8:30 - 10:30 am at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA. Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 am at the West Dennis Community Church, 288 Main St, West Dennis, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Recovery High School in care of Friends of Northshore Education Consortium 112 Sohier Road Beverly, MA 01915 In memory of Beth Russell https://www.nsedu.org/ways-to-give/make-a-gift/


  • Recovery High School in care of Friends of Northshore Education Consortium


  • Visitation Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 14, 2020


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Lisa Anne Igo

March 14, 2020

My deepest condolences for your family, I didn’t know Beth Ellen, but I wanted to reach out to her children& family and say that her sudden accident was such a tragedy & unexpected that day, it was in front of my house, and I called 911 went outside to see if I could be of help.. my granddaughter & I put heart ❤️ balloons around the tree in her memory , a few days after. I hope your family holds all those cherished memories forever & close to your hearts always , remember all the love you shared in this life together. Lisa

Lisa Austin

March 13, 2020

I just wanted to say I'm so sorry to you Sherri and your family I remember Beth when she was young and full of laughter. Prayers to you...Lisa white.

Michelle Mirabito

March 11, 2020

You and Beth are my most dearest childhood friends. I have been so very fortunate to have had you for neighbors. Not many can say that these days. I have so many memories with you both, swimming, kickball, baseball, skating, Frosty’s Ice Cream, biking, Penny (a Great Collie!) , the Hang Ten (your mom’s really cool car!), etc. No one believes me when I tell the story of how I fell Out of your above ground pool!
I could go on.....we did so much together.....Your Mom and Dad, my parents - we drove them crazy....but I think they loved it!
I’m truly heartbroken for your family, especially Beth’s children.
I’m hopeful that they will find some comfort in knowing what a beautiful person their mother was to so many.
Lots of Hugs, Prayers and Love being sent your way.
Michelle Mirabito

Ann Guyer

March 10, 2020

Dearest Sheri, Ed, Ty and Hailey,

There are no satisfactory words for a young life lost mid journey. I am so sorry for your loss and hers. I hope her children can pick up the banner and heal the wounds in a way that will make her proud and they know how many friends and family care.

My deepest condolences. Ann

Sandra Carpenter

March 10, 2020

I have a great memory of a Thanksgiving in Fla at Beth's house surrounded by family, and a really cool rabbit! Haley was just a baby, and Ty only a wish! She opened her home to her sister, and her friends, and I never forgot that. A wonderful family left to endure this loss much too soon. Rest in Peace Beth, and Sheri and family, always keep the love between y'all flowing ♥️

Sherry Mancini

March 10, 2020

Mr. R, Sheri, Hailey and Ty,
Words cannot express how heartbroken I am for you, this is a tragic loss way too soon. I also met Beth in Shrewsbury, playing softball on Mr.Russell's team - l remember Beth as the beautiful, vibrant and sassy younger sister of our star pitcher trying to make her own mark. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jo-Ann Lohbauer

March 10, 2020

Dear Family, my condolences and prayers for your tragic loss. May time heal your pain. God Bless!

Nick Bates

March 10, 2020

I remember Beth from our time at SHS. She was such a kind person and I enjoyed being around her. My heart is heavy. Condolences to her family.


March 10, 2020

For someone to leave so young is a tragedy!
I am so very sorry for your family and the loss you all feel.
I truly hope you find some solace
Love to you all
Josette Chrystall