Louise M. Russell, 80

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BRUNSWICK — Louise Mae Russell, 80, died Jan. 30 at a Portland hospital.

Born in Calais on June 15, 1930, a daughter of Melvin E. and Doris Grasse Walls, she attended Brewer schools and graduated from Brewer High School in 1948.

A homemaker most of her life, she also worked as a secretary in Bangor.

She was a member of the Bangor Emblem Club, the Brewer Recreation Organization and the Brookton-Forest City Canadian Club.

For the past 11 years she lived in Brunswick, where she served as commissioner of the Brunswick Housing Authority and was also a member of 55 Plus.  

Some of her hobbies included fishing, snowmobiling, walking through the woods, doing crafts, and spending time at her camp on East Grand Lake.  

She especially enjoyed spending time with her only daughter, Lynn, and her niece, Sue Bone.

Her  husband, Roland “Kip” Russell predeceased her in 1988, as well as her brother, Herbert Graham, and her sister, June Bone.

Surviving are her daughter, Lynn and her husband, Robert Ouellette of Spring Hill, Fla., and Brunswick; two step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Services will be private.  

If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011, or to a charity of choice.  

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.  

Condolences can be expressed at brackettfuneralhome.com.

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