Jean M. Russell

Jean M. Russell of Providence and East Greenwich died on Sunday June 2, 2019 at the age of 87 at Briarcliffe Manor in Johnston.

Born in Cranston, she was the daughter of the late Helen L. (Roberts) Brooks and the late Frederick Russell. She is survived by her brothers William G. Brooks(Joann)of West Warwick, Robert J. Brooks (Hannah) of Johnston and a sister Mary Brooks-Murphy (J. Robert Murphy) of Brevard, NC. She was the sister of the late Frederick R. Russell, Elaine Kemble, Florence E. Presley, James P. Russell and Barbara C. Cowsill. She is also survived by 30 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Five of her nephews preceded her in death.

She attended the former St. Mary’s Academy of the Visitation and worked for National Grid the former Narragansett Electric for 35 years until she retired in 1994. She loved to travel taking many trips to Canada to visit friends and around the country to visit her large extended family. She volunteer her time in a soup kitchen after the retired and was always generous with her friends and family.

Jean was a long time communicant of St. Anthony Church in Providence before moving to West Warwick where she attended St. Mary Church.

The funeral will be held on Saturday June 8th at 8:45 from The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church Cranston at 10:00am. She will be buried beside her mother in St. Ann Cemetery in Cranston. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00-7:00pm

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Janet Russell West - 06/04/2019

What a great Aunt and wonderful human being you will be miss by all of us💕🦋

Barbara Malloy - 06/05/2019

Jean was a great friend of Peggy Egan....I had the pleasure of her company many times, happy memories. Sorry to hear of her passing.

Laurie Stenovitch - 06/05/2019

Rest in peace Jeanie. I worked with her at Narragansett Electric. The good ol' days.

Roxanne Sousa - 06/05/2019

I had the pleasure of working with Jeannie at Narragansett Electric. I remember her wonderful sense of humor and how kind and friendly she always was. Rest in peace Jeannie.

Paul Russell - 06/05/2019

You will be missed and remembered forever Auntie Jean. Fond memories of you will be with me and remembering your giving heart and sense of humor.

Linda ( Paliotti) Gershkoff - 06/05/2019

My parents, Frank and Sylvia Paliotti, were great friends with Jean in their earlier years at St. Anthony’s Parish. They spent many great times together.
I remember how delighted she was when I went to work for Narragansett Electric. She let me car pool with her and her close friend, Peggy Egan.
She was a kind and caring person, always ready for a good time and a great laugh. Rest In Peace, Jean....say “Hi” to my Mom and Dad. ❤️

kathleen schanck - 06/05/2019

She and my mom June McCoy were best friends growing up.I believe they are reunited in heaven.She was wonderful, kind and funny!I will remember her fondly.

Leslie Darcy Improta - 06/07/2019

I lived with my family on Webster Avenue on the second floor while Jean’s family lived on the third floor. We also attended the same church. She was a wonderful neighbor, always kind and friendly.
I remember her well. My thoughts are with Bobby, Billy, and Mary Jane.

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