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Patrick  O. Russell
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Obituary for Patrick O. Russell

Poughkeepsie - Patrick O. Russell, 89, of Poughkeepsie, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
Born July 8, 1928 in Manhattan, he was the son of the late Owen J. and Catherine Rourke Russell.
He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1946 to 1948 and was a member of the John Livingstone American Legion Post #1466, Poughkeepsie. Patrick was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.
Patrick was also a member of the Exempt Firemen’s Association in Poughkeepsie.
He worked as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service for many years until his retirement.
He married the former Gail M. Fitzgerald. Mrs. Russell survives at home.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Theresa Griffin of Poughkeepsie; daughter, Kathleen V. Myers of Edgewater, FL; son, Michael M. Russell of Modena; son, Patrick O. Russell, Jr. of Poughkeepsie; son, Marc Christie of Van Nuys, CA; daughter, Nancy Harris of Kinley, NC; son, Carl "Bud" Hill of Clinton Hollow; and son, Marc Christie, Jr. of Poughkeepsie; seventeen grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 pm, Friday, May 11th at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Saturday, May 12th at St. Mary’s Church, 231 Church St., Poughkeepsie.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the Russell family respectfully requests memorial donations to St. Mary’s Church, 231 Church Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ( www.saintmaryspk.org)
To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


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Friday

11

May

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home

Rte. 9
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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Saturday

12

May

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church

231 Church Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


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231 Church Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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