Martha J. Russell

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Martha J. (Farnham) Russell of West Bridgewater, died Monday, June 30, 2014, surrounded by her family at her home. She was the loving wife of Kenneth C. Russell for 42 years. Martha was born in Brockton and raised in South Easton, a daughter of the late Roy B. and Barbara (Packard) Farnham and had lived in West Bridgewater for the past 28 years. A graduate of Southeastern Regional Vocational High School, Martha referred to herself as a Domestic Goddess and was devoted to her home and family. Martha was creatively talented and enjoyed painting, wood carving, quilting, knitting and sewing. Carpentry, gardening and making wedding cakes were also some of her favorite hobbies. She will be remembered as a resourceful, kind and compassionate lady who also displayed a humorous side. Her favorite saying was faith and laughter is the best medicine. Martha was a very active member of the Union Congregational Church in East Bridgewater in their outreach and missionary programs. She was also a champion for animal rights. In addition to her husband, Martha is survived by her two loving daughters, Lisa Kordonowy and her husband Stephan of Carson City, Nev., and Kerry Hallisey and her husband William of West Bridgewater. She leaves 6 grandchildren, Jacob, Liam and Lucas Kordonowy, Owen and Brooke Winkler and Gavin Hallisey. She was the sister of Susan Wallen of Anchorage, Alaska, and Nancy Kelley and her husband Jim of Attleboro. She also leaves two sisters-in-law, Elaine Johnson of Wareham and Janice Thomas of N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Visiting hours were held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont St. (Rte. 123), Brockton, Friday, July 4, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service in Union Congregational Church, 105 Pleasant St., East Bridgewater, was Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery in So. Easton. Please consider donations in Marthas name to Old Colony Hospice, One Credit Union Way, Randolph, MA 02368, the Deacons Fund for People in Need, c/o Union Congregational Church or MSPCA/ Angell-Boston, 350 Huntington Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. For condolences and directions, please visit or on Facebook at Conley Funeral & Cremation Service.

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Published in The Bridgewater Independent from July 2 to July 9, 2014
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