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Gregory Patrick Russell 1951-2010 BEVERLY - Gregory Patrick Russell, 59, beloved husband of Karen Otto, with whom he shared 8 years of marriage, died Thursday morning, November 25, following a 13 year battle with cancer. Born in Rosedale, Queens N.Y., he was the son of the late Joseph and Anastasia (Ducker) Russell. Greg spent his early years in Rosedale, N.Y. then moved to Bennington Vt. in 1960. He joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served in Japan and Vietnam. Greg has spent the past 28 years living in both Beverly and Middleton. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golf, tennis, windsurfing, skiing, piloting, boating and travel. He had a special love for sailing. He was an excellent cook and loved a great meal, especially when shared with friends and family. Greg was loved by all and will be sorely missed. In addition to his wife Karen, he is survived by his daughter Jennifer Heller and her fiancé David Costa of Middletown; seven brothers and sisters; Loretta Russell Catozzi and her husband Jim of Newtown, Pa., Joseph Russell and his wife Yumiko of N. Bennington, Vt., Eileen Russell and her partner Mike Zanarini of Milford, Conn., Michael Russell and his wife Chris of Thorton, Texas, Tommy Russell and his wife Penny of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Mary Drzyzga and her husband, Greg of Amissville, Va., and Jane Smith and her husband Stuart of Houston, Texas; his special cousin Roberta Pearlstein and her husband of Clearwater, Fla.

Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 2, 2010
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