Barry's Story

OCALA, FL AND HARTLAND - Barry Douglas Russell, 62, passed peacefully April 23, 2016 with his family by his side, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 7, 1953, in Hartland, the eldest child of Charles and Mary Ellen (Stilson) Russell.

He graduated from Nokomis Regional High in Newport, Class of 1971, and began his career at General Dynamics in Groton, CT. Barry eventually returned home to Maine and was employed most of his life in sales, grocery and retail store management, and many years in advertising. During this time he also went to school receiving his license in real estate, and worked for Century 21. He retired to Florida, where he also sold real estate.

Barry was a people person and made many friends. He also had his father's love of vehicles, enjoying "wheeling and dealing," buying and selling them. Most important to him was his love for his son, sister and brother; always staying in the role of big brother and concerned older sibling.

He is survived by his son, Brady and wife Angie; grandson, Kevin Brooks; brother, Jeff; sister, Kelli and husband Brent Frost; niece, Sarah Frost; nephew, Domenick Frost and special friends, Kathy and Harvey Nichols. He will also be missed by loved ones and friends.

Friends may call from 9 to 10 AM Thursday, April 28th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. A private family graveside committal will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Memorial donations may be made to CancerCare of Maine, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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