WINCHENDON – Maureen A. (Austin) Russell, 66, of 158 Spruce Street, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, October 27, 2019 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, with her family at her side.
She was born in Gardner, Ma on March 6, 1953, daughter of the late Maurice and Blanche (Progen) Austin and was a lifelong resident of Winchendon.
Maureen attended Murdock High School and then worked as a Home Health Aid for many years.
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother first and foremost. She was always caring and helping those in need, esp. her family. She loved spending time with her granddaughter and especially loved her role as “Mimi”
She loved to cook, collect cookbooks, crocheting, fishing, camping, and spending time at the beach. Her ability to love all living creatures was her best quality.
She leaves her husband of 50 years, Carl R. Russell Jr; a son, Maurice R. Russell and his wife Jennifer and a granddaughter, Abigail Russell of Winchendon; a sister, Diane Corkum and her husband Larry of Winchendon; a brother, Glenn Austin and wife Sandy of New Mexico; two other siblings; many nieces and nephews; and very close family friends.
Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.