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Irene Ross Russell, 78, Bridgeport Resident

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Irene Ross Russell, 78, of Bridgeport, wife of William Russell Sr., died Friday, Aug. 14, at home.

Russell was born in West Virginia and was a Bridgeport-area resident most of her life.

She was a retired nurses aide for United Visiting Nurse Association. She was a member of the Germania Schwaben Society and sang in the chorus. She also was a member of the Hanughari Singing Society.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, William J. Russell and his wife, Barbara, of Bridgeport, and Jeffrey Russell; a sister, Stephaine Doroscher; two grandchildren; and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Stephaine Russell.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 11 am at Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Ave, Bridgeport. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Stratford.

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