Russell E. Frizzell Sr., age 86, of Bridgewater died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Monday, July 1, 2013. He was loving husband for 63 years of the late Mary E. (Flynn) Frizzell. Russell was born and raised in Brockton, a son of the late Vernard and Rita (Rudd) Frizzell and had resided in Bridgewater for the past 10 years. Russell attended Brockton schools and left to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was wounded in Okinawa June 21, 1945 and received the Purple Heart. For many years he was a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Brockton and retired in 1985. Russell had been a member of the DAV and American Legion. He had enjoyed many winters with his wife in Nalcrest, Fla. In his free time, Russell enjoyed golf, reading, bowling and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Russell is survived by his children, Thomas F. Frizzell Sr. and his wife Christina of Brockton, Russell E. Frizzell Jr. and his wife Joanne of Bridgewater, Paul D. Frizzell and his wife Vanessa of Brockton, Mark E. Frizzell and his wife Sandra of Hampton, Conn., and Janet R. Frizzell Hancock and her husband Theodore of Halifax; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Raymond and Richard Frizzell. Visiting hours were held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Sunday, July 7, 4-7 p.m. A funeral Mass was held at Christ the King Parish Monday at 10:30 a.m. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, at 12:45 p.m. Donations in Russells name may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. For condolences, please visit www.conleyfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at Conley Funeral & Cremation Service.
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Published in The Bridgewater Independent from July 4 to July 11, 2013