Obituary: Frank Russell

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Frank Russell
Frank Russell

NAUGATUCK — Frank Russell, 81, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Waterbury Hospital.

Frank was born Nov. 26, 1933 in Waterbury, the son of the late Horatio and Eleanor (Sears) Russell. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. Frank was a very talented artist, winning national recognition for one of his poems “Beware of the Road to Nowhere.”

The family would like to thank the Glendale Center for the wonderful care provided over the years.

Frank is survived by his five children, Rodney, Lynn, Ricky, Rhonda and Frank Jr.; his sister, Barbara Gandolfo of Middlebury; his brother, Ronald Russell of Naugatuck as well as many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family and there are no calling hours. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Naugatuck is assisting with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Union City Chapter 11, P.O. Box 377, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

For online condolences, to share a story or a photo, visit www.fordfh.com.