Russell Carroll Kneeland, Sr.
of Nashua, NH
NASHUA, NH -- Russell Carroll Kneeland, Sr. of Nashua, NH, died peacefully on May 4, 2014 at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Nashua, NH.
He was married to Beverley (Carey) Kneeland with whom he would have celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary in August of this year.
Born in Haverhill, MA on July 14, 1933, he was the son of the late Foster and Ethel Mae (Beal) Kneeland. After graduating from Quincy High School in 1951, he served with the U.S. Navy on board the USS Lake Champlain during the Korean War. He later went on to attain a bachelor's degree in Engineering and Management from Northeastern University and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Babson College.
Russell was employed over the years with Honeywell Corp. in Billerica and Waltham until his retirement in 1986.
He was a member of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Tyngsborough, serving as a deacon for many years.
He was the father of nine children: Kathleen and her husband, Anthony Crock of Bedford, VA, Caroline Kneeland of Groton, MA, Colette Kneeland and her husband, Robert Nicolazzo of Stem, NC, Russell C. Kneeland, Jr, of Groton, MA, Rhonda and her husband, William Buck of Tyngsboro, MA, Celeste and her husband, Thomas Versoi of Stow, MA, Robert and his wife, Wendy Kneeland of Stevensville, MD, Radley and his wife, Jennifer Kneeland of Groton, MA; grandfather of twenty, great-grandfather of eight; Brother of Foster Kneeland of Boynton Beach, FL, Florence McNeilly of Sandwich, MA, stepfather of Stephen and Jane Carey of Attleboro, MA, Janet and Thomas Hartford of Pelham, NH, Bruce and Lorelle Carey of San Antonio, TX, JoAnne and Thomas Doherty of Beverly, MA; eleven step-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was predeceased by his former wife, Marylou (Murray) Kneeland, son, Ryne Kneeland, brother, Donald Kneeland and step-brother, Ronald St. Pierre.
KNEELAND -- Russell C. Kneeland, Sr. of Nashua, NH died May 4, 2014. Visiting hours Thursday 3:30 to 7:30 PM at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, MA. A Funeral Service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at Evangelical Congregational Church on Kendall Road, Tyngsboro. Burial in Groton Cemetery, Groton, MA. For those that wish, memorials may be made in his name to the Kneeland Family Scholarship Trust, c/o Evangelical Congregation Church, P.O. Box 70, Tyngsboro, MA 01879. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street Chelmsford, MA 01863
Published in Lowell Sun from May 6 to May 8, 2014