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Russell Wimpenney Sr.

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Russell Joseph Wimpenney Sr.

1928 - 2014 CLARKSBURG Mr. Russell Joseph Wimpenney Sr., 86 of 675 West Rd. died Wednesday Nov. 26, at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in North Adams, on Sept. 15, 1928, son of William L. and Elizabeth (Arrighi) Wimpenney. He attended North Adams schools and graduated from the former St. Joseph's High School. Russell was last employed by the General Electric Co. for 15 years until his retirement. Before that, he worked at the former Sprague Electric Co. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Russell was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. Survivors include his wife, the former Claire Joan Maynard, whom he married on Sept. 15, 1956; two daughters, Leslie Green and her husband, Arnold, of Sedona, Ariz., and Lori Miner of Adams; and two sons, including Russell J. Wimpenney Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of North Adams and Shawn M. Wimpenney and his wife, Andrea, of Stamford, Vt. He also leaves 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. One brother; and two sisters are deceased including Dorothy Lombardi, Marjorie Martin, and Francis Wimpenney. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to POP Cares in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPEL, 74 Marshall St. North Adams, MA 01247. To send a card or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 28, 2014
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