Richard Wayne Russell


Bangor - Richard Wayne Russell, March 21, 1936 - August 14, 2019, was born in Bangor, the son of Estella Mae Leighton. He was raised by Dwight S. and Esther Gilbert Russell in Bangor.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Donna Springer Russell; four children, Deborah Lynn Russell and Dan Potter of Bangor, Brenda Lee and Patrick Geaghan of Brewer, Richard W. Russell II and Lisa Hughes Russell of Bangor, and Scott Anthony Russell of Hermon; and five grandchildren, Darcy Lee Andrade, Tara Lynn Geaghan, Ryan Richard Russell and Dylan Hotham, Jeremy Scott Russell, and Cameron Thomas Russell. Richard was predeceased by an adopted sister, Jessie "Sally" Cochrane; and is survived by a half sister, Rita Joy Langille. Richard's family give their heartfelt thanks to the EMS staff of the Bangor Fire Department and the entire staff of St. Joseph Hospital for the kind and compassionate care they provided.
At Richard's request, there will be no visiting hours or service. For those who wish, donations in his memory may be made to the Good Samaritan Agency, 100 Ridgewood Drive, Bangor, ME 04401 or at, or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements are trusted to Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, Bangor and Brewer, and messages and memories may be shared with Richard's family at
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Published on August 16, 2019
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Deborah Russell
Aug 31, 2019
The Family Of Richard Wayne Russell wish to extend a heartfelt thank you for each and every kind expression of sympathy given to us. It brought us much comfort during this difficult time.
rebecca keeler
Aug 21, 2019
Donna all of us at miller drug send our prayers and love your way we loved dickie and we will always have fond memories of him God bless
Laurie Yerxa Doherty
Aug 19, 2019
Aunt Donna, Debby, Brenda, Rich, and Scott, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Uncle Dick. I will always remember him as a kind man with a great sense of humor. Sending positive thoughts and hugs to all of you and your families. Love you all.
Larry T Doughty
Aug 18, 2019
Donna and family. I am so sorry for your loss of Dick. As you know we worked together for several years. Best to all.
Sharon Jellison
Aug 17, 2019
Our favorite florist and a great guy!! Many fond memories!!
Mary Agrillo
Aug 16, 2019
Donna and family. So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. My condolences to you all. Many good memories of my friendship with you both.
Jodi Youngs
Aug 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss, Donna and family. You will be missed, Pansy man.
Bruce Goodin
Aug 16, 2019
Condolences to the entire Russell family. Very sorry for your loss.